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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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