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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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