How EN/ISO13849-2 Eases Validation for Programmable Safety Control

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Understanding the validation requirements in EN/ISO13849-2 are critical in an efficient design process for the development of safety systems. This article provides some important points for both developers…

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Innovative Online Software Speeds Machine Safety Compliance

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Learn in five steps the process behind Siemens’ Safety Evaluation Tool to ease your transition to the new ISO 13849-1 machine safety standard. As of the end of…

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Specification of Safety-Integrated Burner Management Systems

Thursday, March 29, 2012

By taking the guesswork out of design, Siemens SIMATIC Safety-Integrated BMS provide safe, reliable, and compliant solutions for the process industries. Burner Management Systems (BMS) are one of…

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New Standard Shifts Focus for Safety

Friday, March 2, 2012

This year a new European safety guideline for machinery obsoletes an old one. A quick look at how EN ISO 13849-1:2006 necessitates a change in focus for machine…

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Siemens vs. Allen-Bradley: A Third-Party Look at Current Safety Platforms

Friday, March 2, 2012

Both platforms have changed a lot in the last year. A systems integrator compares the state of the art in both platforms, addressing ease of programming, troubleshooting, ability…

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What You Need to Know About the Changes in the CE Mark

Friday, March 2, 2012

Original Equipment Manufacturers selling into Europe must understand the newest version of the 2006/42/EC Directive. This article contrasts legal protections of U.S. vs. European safety standards and reviews…

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Safety System Adds AS-Interface Connectivity

Friday, March 2, 2012

Siemens Industry, Inc. has expanded its safety products, focusing on ease of installation and cost reduction. The new MSS Advanced base (Central) unit for the SIRIUS 3RK3 Modular…

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Webinar: Changes to NFPA 79 electrical standard explained

Thursday, January 5, 2012

On Jan. 25, 2012, Underwriters Laboratories will explain significant changes to the 2012 version of the NFPA 79 electrical standard for industrial machinery. Read this article for an…

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Understanding Benefits and Security Implications of Using Wireless for Safety

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A look at the multiple benefits of using wireless for industrial safety applications, along with a detailed discussion of implications and pitfalls to avoid when implementing the latest…

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Hazardous Environments: Understanding the Latest Certification Requirements

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Two prominent certification schemes are compared and contrasted to understand the nuances of getting equipment and automation systems certified for use in hazardous environments at high risk of…

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