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Plant safety and security

Location awareness system enhances industrial safety (07/10/2018)
Article image Emerson has extended its Plantweb digital ecosystem with the addition of Location Awareness which is said to provide a cost-effective way to safeguard industrial manufacturing workers
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Diagnostics-enabled process safety relays (04/09/2018)
Article image The KFD2-RSH safety relays from Pepperl+Fuch  are designed to overcome the weaknesses of force-guided contacts. The device combines diagnostics, line fault transparency, and triple redundancy in a one-out-of-three architecture.
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Safe cooperation with robots (13/08/2018)
Article image Compliance with strict safety requirements is a basic prerequisite for the operation of robot systems in production environments today. The Schmersal Group can offer a wide range of coordinated safety components and safety systems for use in such applications allow robot workstations to be reliably and efficiently made safe, to protect people and to help increase plant productivity.
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Diagnostics-enabled safety relays 04/06/2018
The new KFD2-RSH safety relays from Pepperl+Fuchs combine a diagnostic function, line fault transparency, and dual redundancy in a one-out-of-three architecture. Full Story...

Muting reinvented and made safer 20/05/2018
In the automotive, packaging and intralogistics sectors material locks often need to be safeguarded against unauthorised access by means of safety sensors. Traditionally, muting processes with muting sensors have been required to clearly identify when transported goods are approaching a protective field and to bridge the passing of these goods through the protective field at the correct moment. Full Story...

Cyber security services to protect collaborative operations centers 12/03/2018
A series of cyber security services that support the entire infrastructure of an ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Center is available from ABB.  Full Story...

Light curtain improves flexibility and workforce safety 23/08/2017
The new Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system from Rockwell Automation is said to offer a flexible solution to enhance workforce safety in an increasingly automated manufacturing environment, while improving productivity through the addition of transceiver technology. Full Story...

Hand-held encoder programmer with CANopen interface 20/06/2017
The SICK PGT-12-PRO is believed to be the World’s first hand-held programming tool for encoders and sensors with a CANopen interface. Full Story...

ATEX-rated digital fuel turbine meter 22/05/2017
Tuthill has introduced a new in-line digital flow meter that has +/-1% accuracy, global certifications – including UL for US and Canada, ATEX, IECEx and CE –  and simple preset calibrations. It is available in the UK from Bell Flow Systems. Full Story...

Custom control stations for hazardous locations 28/03/2017
IDEC Corporation has introduced the EC2B series - a new line of enclosures, control stations and accessories for hazardous location (HazLoc) applications. Full Story...

Functional safety frequency-to-DC transmitter 21/02/2017
Forming part of its FS Functional Safety Series, Moore Industries has released a SIL 3 capable SFY Functional Safety Frequency-to-DC Transmitter with display to offer accurate monitoring of frequency or pulse signals in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). This can help provide overspeed protection by sending signals that warn the logic solver to alarm or shut down the monitored device for plant, process and personnel safety.  Full Story...

Interlock gains Industrial Ethernet communication capabilities 03/10/2016
Fortress Interlocks has added industrial Ethernet communications to its amGardpro range of safety interlocks. The new proNET communications module uses the PROFINET protocol and its extension PROFIsafe.  Full Story...

Quick-fit infrared inspection window 25/09/2016
Ensuring quick but safe panelboard inspections, the QwikFit-IR infrared window is now available from IRISS. Full Story...

Zone 1 LED floodlights 13/09/2016
R. STAHL, a manufacturer of safety equipment for hazardous areas, has launched a new generation of flexible, energy-efficient LED floodlights for hazardous areas. Full Story...

Flame detectors keep personnel and facilities safe 19/07/2016
Emerson has introduced  the Rosemount 975 flame detectors, a range of optical flame detectors designed to perform in harsh environmental conditions and connect directly to alarm or automatic fire extinguishing systems. Full Story...

UPS for harsh environments 12/07/2016
Schneider Electric has introduced Gutor PXC, a standardised, fully industrial uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for harsh environments. Full Story...

Configuration tool simplifies cyber security for large networks 17/05/2016
Westermo has released the latest version of its WeConfig network configuration management tool, which allows users to save time and costs when configuring large and complex industrial data communication networks. Full Story...

Lightning current arrester for 400/690 V systems 10/05/2016
Phoenix Contact has introduced a pluggable type 1 lightning current arrester with integrated backup fuse for nominal voltages of up to 400/690 V. Full Story...

Flexible interlocking solution 03/05/2016
Pilz has added PSENmlock to its range of safety switches to offer safety gate monitoring and safe guard locking for the protection of personnel and processes to the highest levels up to PL e (of EN ISO 13849) in one device. Full Story...

Constant temperature monitoring of electro/mechanical enclosures 01/03/2016
IRISS has addressed the need for wider electrical maintenance safety solutions on electro/mechanical enclosures, with a solution that enables continuous monitoring - both as a stand-alone capability and as an addition to its existing window products.   Full Story...

Firewall functionality extended for enhanced network security 23/02/2016
Belden has added new functionality to version 3.0 of its Hirschmann Security Operating System (HiSecOS) for the EAGLE20/30 firewalls, providing a single, secure network solution. Full Story...

Rugged safety light curtain 26/01/2016
Banner Engineering has introduced a rugged safety light curtain designed for ease of use and long life in a wide range of manufacturing and packaging applications. Full Story...

Critical infrastructure protection with integrated Intel security solutions 04/11/2015
Emerson Process Management has joined forces with Intel Security to enhance and strengthen its integrated cyber security solution to better secure the DeltaV DCS and help safeguard critical assets and data. Full Story...



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