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How to Answer the Door when OSHA Knocks!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

An official with the U.S. workplace safety regulatory body explains how to survive on-site inspections and prevent fines and penalties.  In the United States, the Occupational Safety and…

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Expert Helps OEMs Choose Between ISO and IEC Safety Standards

Thursday, February 26, 2015

While ISO and IEC pledge to unify their functional safety standards in the future, a TUV engineer has advice, helping OEMs make knowledgeable decisions when using ISO 13849 and IEC…

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Siemens vs. Rockwell…from a Safety Perspective

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More than hardware or software, it’s their approach to safety and redundancy that differentiates vendors’ from protocols, controllers, I/O and networks. Choosing an industrial equipment supplier is a…

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How TIA Enables Skid-Based Applications for the Oil & Gas Industry

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In oil and gas fields, skid-based applications for upstream production can be as diverse as the many distillates and specialty end products coming out of downstream refineries. Oilfield…

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Automotive Stamping’s ‘Fatal Five’ — and How to Prevent Them

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A leading Siemens solutions partner explains how PROFIsafe and ASI-safe in press safety upgrades can easily prevent accidents, and simultaneously remove system complexity to reduce costs. The regulatory impetus for safety in stamping applications…

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Changes to the 2015 Edition of NFPA 79, Pertaining to Electrical Safety

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Understanding the latest requirements for electrical safety to industrial machinery is critical to prevent accidents and unplanned shutdowns. This summary provides an explanation of key changes made in…

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Global Functional Safety Standards: How to Resolve ANSI and ISO Conflicts Reconciling Differences and Boosting Efficiency

Thursday, December 4, 2014

How to perform risk assessments, reconcile key differences between ISO safety and ANSI machinery safety standards and arrive at a practical method for global compliance. Companies that implement safety…

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Five Steps to Safe Machines

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Safety doesn’t just begin with commissioning. Here’s how risk assessments, machine evaluations and implementation of protective measures impact compliance efforts from initial design through machine modification, operation and…

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The Benefits of Safety Engineering

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Compliance and ongoing assessments, aided by integrated controls and communication profiles such as PROFIsafe, can enhance workplace safety and productivity. Safety regulations and advancements in machine safety standards have dramatically…

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Safety CPUs 1515F-2 PN and 1517F-3 PN/DP of the SIMATIC S7-1500 Controller Family Now Available

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Siemens Industry has released the the CPU 1515F-2 PN and CPU 1517F-3 PN/DP failsafe controllers, expanding the range of SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers CPU 1515F-2 PN: The failsafe CPU 1515F-2…

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Step 7 Safety Advanced V13 Engineering Tool

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Siemens Industry introduces the powerful Step 7 Safety Advanced V13 engineering tool, for the easy creation of safety programs. Safety Advanced V13 includes functionalities such as drag &…

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How Smart Are Your Safety Systems?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Siemens Safety Integrated strategy protects workers and boosts productivity with fail-safe controls, drives, motors, I/O and plantwide PROFISAFE communications. Machine safety is serious business. According to the International…

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Many Factors Determine the Best Guarding System

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mechanical guards, safety light curtains and safety laser scanners all help protect operators, equipment Safety is a central aspect of equipment designs today, driven in part by regulations….

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Enhancing Safety Networks Helps Improve Many Manufacturing Parameters

Saturday, February 22, 2014

When safety communications use the same cabling used to link equipment, installations and diagnostics are simpler and less costly Safety has become one of the watchwords in industrial…

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How to Get the UL Functional Safety Mark

Thursday, January 16, 2014

With the advent and evolution of functional safety standards in North America and Europe, UL’s Functional Safety Listing Mark is increasingly strategic for companies competing in those markets….

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SINAMICS G120: Safety on Drives

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The new video on SINAMICS G120 modular demonstrates the advantages of the G120 modular system and shows how the frequency converter can implement many safety functions. It also…

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Neutral Data Interface Featured in New Version of the Safety Evaluation Tool, SET 2.3.0

Friday, November 22, 2013

The unified sheet VDMA 66413 “Functional Safety – Universal data format for safety-related values of components or parts of control systems” now describes a standardized electronic exchange format for safety-related…

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Small Packaging OEMs: The Benefits of Formalized Safety Processes

Friday, November 22, 2013

One easy step that a small packaging OEM can take to improve its profitability and enhance its bottom line is to enhance and formalize its safety processes. Original…

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Rise of the Smart, Safe Machines

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Contrary to popular notions, today’s safety systems integrated with control system PLCs and PROFIBUS networks pay for themselves with rapid ROI. At the end of last year, a…

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Teaching Robots to Run Safely

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Safety standards are being revised and harmonized to keep up with the many advances in robot technology As robots become more common in a growing number of industries,…

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Safety is the Central Element in Industrial Automation Strategies

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Risk assessment, safety standards can help companies reduce injuries and increase productivity Safety is one of the most important concerns in industrial automation, but safety-related technologies are often…

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Which Standard Is the Key to Compliant Safety Controls?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Understanding IEC 61508, the “parent” functional safety standard, will help you better apply U.S. and European industry-specific standards. Today’s global economy entails ever-changing regulatory and industry safety standards….

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New Design of SIRIUS Safety Relays Offers Compact and Flexible Solutions

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The new SIRIUS 3SK1 safety relays are ideally equipped for many locally limited safety applications in automated processes. It is not only easy and economical to expand these…

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How Safety PLCs Can Enhance Burner Management

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Now that safety PLCs can be used for burner management systems, they offer a new alternative to cost-effective NFPA 86 compliance. Burner Management Systems (BMS) are among the…

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New Safety Evaluation Tool for Fast, Reliable Machine Assessments

Thursday, May 30, 2013

TÜV-tested online database helps you assess and create compliance documentation using auto XML import/export for your Siemens products. The Safety Evaluation Tool (SET) for the IEC 62061 and…

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Lady Liberty’s New Fire and Safety Technology

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tower Elevator Systems’ newly installed rescue elevator, part of a $27-million Statue of Liberty renovation, makes the most of Safety PLC hardware, PROFIBUS Ethernet and the SIMATIC Comfort…

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PC-based Control Improves Tire Test Control

Thursday, May 2, 2013

ASM and CTI improve tire testing and optimization system in rubber capital of the world with Siemens’ integrated PC-based real-time controls, networking, drives, interfaces and more. Most people…

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Introducing the New SITOP Selectivity Module with Single Channel Signaling

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Siemens Industry, Inc. introduces a line of SITOP PSE200U 24V DC Selectivity modules featuring single-channel signaling to detect and deactivate overloads or short circuits in individual circuits.  The…

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Understanding Safety Regulations and Standards

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Global safety regulations vary widely.  Here are some pointers. Regulators around the globe agree on one thing: safety systems should use suitable technical equipment to keep potential hazards from…

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Wireless Networks and Machine Safety: Lessons Learned in a Non-Industrial Environment

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Designing a system to control a myriad of large hydraulic gates at the Elephant Community Center at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park provides lessons learned in an application…

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