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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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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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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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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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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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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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OSHA Cracks Down on Machine Safety: End Users Beware!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Over the past couple years, safety regulations in the U.S. have undergone a dramatic shift. National Consensus Standards, such as ANSI, are putting more emphasis on risk assessment…

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