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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Is Your Burner Management System Outdated?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Learn how safety PLCs can improve your BMS design. Burner Management Systems (BMS) are traditionally defined as systems to monitor and control fuel burning equipment during all startup,…

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How To Determine “Acceptable” Risk

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Start with these best practices in assessing risk, direct from UL experts. Noted science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, once said that living at risk…

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What Goes Into Your Machinery’s CE Mark?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

To find out, start with the EU Machinery Directive, the core safety standard. Directive 2006/42/EC is a revised version of the Machinery Directive, the first version of which…

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A Look at the New, Safer Elevators of the Future

Thursday, November 1, 2012

By Kevin Connelly, UL LLC New standard’s codes, methods focus on programmable and electronic safety Having been in industrial automation for my entire career, I am familiar with…

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