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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Seamless Safety Integration with SIMATIC STEP 7 Advanced V11

Thursday, December 1, 2011

All configuration and programming tools required for generating a safety-oriented program are integrated into the SIMATIC STEP 7 user interface and use a common project structure. The SIMATIC…

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ISO 12100 Machinery Safety Standard Explained

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A primer on the newly updated ISO 12100 machine safety standard, the three types of standards it encompasses, and how it helps designers identify risks during the design…

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New Robotic Technology Aims to Prevent Dangerous Arc Flash Incidents

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Many arc flash incidents are related to racking circuit breakers, chiefly in the power industry. A new robotic device allows a worker to rack circuit breakers from a…

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How Increasing Safety Standards Actually Reduces Operating Cost

Thursday, June 30, 2011

In a challenge to conventional wisdom that increasing safety adds cost, new research and evidence reveals the opposite. In a recent survey conducted by Aberdeen Group, best-in-class companies…

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The Latest Thinking on Using Ethernet for Machine Safety Networks

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A networking expert takes a look at how networked machine safety has evolved, examining the implications of Ethernet-based machine safety networks as a replacement for field buses. The…

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