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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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Critical Role of Documentation in Risk Assessments

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Proper documentation helps drive success in designing, verifying and validating machine safety. There are very few people who raise their hand when asked the question “who here likes…

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Reducing Security Risks Through Authentication and Encryption

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Take these security steps to prevent automation system damage Long gone are the days when automation systems could rely on security through obscurity to avoid computer attacks. Assaults…

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Safeguards for the World’s Most Powerful Laser

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Designing the world’s most powerful lasers is no mean feat. But researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are equally proud of a complementary system they’ve created, one that…

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