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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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