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Is Your Burner Management System Outdated?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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New Compact SINAMICS G120C Inverter: Ideal Solution for Industrial Grade Applications

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Siemens Industry, Inc., has introduced the Sinamics G120C, a compact inverter designed for various industrial applications such as pumps, compressors, and fans, as well as mixers, extruders, conveyor…

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How to Tell if You’re Paying Too Much for Safety

Thursday, August 30, 2012

10,000 safety PLCs and 360,000 safety network nodes worldwide don’t lie – integrated safety systems reduce long-term ownership cost. Over the past several years, safety has emerged from…

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Clip and Save this Must-have list of Key Safety Standards!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A concise rundown on what you need to know for emergency stops, machine guarding, safety PLCs, motor drives and robotics. Understanding the differences of safety standards as it…

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