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Plant safety and security

Ethernet safety laser scanners (26/05/2015)
Article image RS Components (RS) has added Ethernet-compliant laser scanners to its portfolio, which are said to dramatically simplify management of safety zones on factory floors.
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Safety system for high-hazard applications (05/05/2015)
Schneider Electric has released the Tricon CX compact system for safety and critical control applications. Primarily it is aimed at the oil and gas, power, refining, chemicals, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, where safety and reliability are critical.
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Compact and versatile safety relays (05/05/2015)
Article image Featuring front facing screwless terminals that are said to cut installation time by over 50% and which offer easy visualisation of wire connections when mounted in the panel, the safety G9SE relay is available from Omron.
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Safety system for high-hazard applications 01/05/2015
Schneider Electric has released the Tricon CX compact system for safety and critical control applications. Primarily it is aimed at the oil and gas, power, refining, chemicals, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, where safety and reliability are critical. Full Story...

Safety maturity index tool helps improve safety performance 01/05/2015
Rockwell Automation has launched its Safety Maturity Index (SMI) tool, a self-guided assessment that gives visibility into the effectiveness of safety programs and the ability to optimise plant performance.  Full Story...

App helps find switchgear solutions for the food sector 21/04/2015
The Schmersal application finder searches for and displays the safety switchgear and system best suited to an individual application. The online animation of a packaging production facility is now joined by one of a food production line.  Full Story...

Fast and secure implementation of lockout/tagout 17/02/2015
With the benefit of a lockout/tagout programme it is possible to prevent many maintenance related.  Full Story...

Simplifying safety integration 20/11/2014
To make integrating openSAFETY easier and more cost-effective, Hilscher has developed a new netSAFETY module featuring openSAFETY over POWERLINK. Full Story...

Safety light curtains with integrated AS-i interface 07/11/2014
The MLC series safety light curtains from  Leuze electronic are now available with an inte-grated AS-i Safety interface. Full Story...

All-in-one safety gate system for PL e safety and efficiency 08/10/2014
Pilz has launched the PSENsgate 2 safety gate system which combines safety gate monitoring (for prevention of unexpected startup), safe guard locking (to prevent access while hazards are present), various control elements, an emergency stop pushbutton (E-stop) and escape release (for personnel who become trapped in the hazardous area) all-in-one system, up to the highest category PL e as per EN ISO 13849-1 (BS EN ISO 13849-1 in the UK). Full Story...

Hazardous area remote terminals 12/08/2014
Eaton has introduced a new MTL GECMA RT remote operating terminal, which is said to enable reduced operation costs as well as helping to optimise productivity and increase plant safety. Full Story...

Functional safety without safe I/O modules 05/08/2014
The new TÜV-certified Safe AI solution package from Phoenix Contact is designed to process safety-related analogue values. Full Story...

Next generation of Tofino industrial security solutions 15/07/2014
Belden has released the next generation of its Tofino Security solutions for industrial control systems.  Full Story...

Increased functionality for safety system design software 01/07/2014
The Safety Automation Builder (SAB) tool, from Rockwell Automation, now benefits from new additions to the safety function library and more languages. Full Story...

CPU safety solution for smaller applications 20/06/2014
HIMA has expanded its HIMax safety system product line, with the addition of a new CPU developed for small and mid-range safety applications. Full Story...

Free-standing enclosure for extreme conditions 04/04/2014
Rittal’s SE 8 enclosure range now includes NEMA 4/4x protection category offerings.  Full Story...

Numeric functions added to automation safety design tool 18/03/2014
The latest version of B&R's SafeDESIGNER tool is said to make it possible to process and compare safe INT and DINT signals in addition to linking them mathematically to basic arithmetic operations.  Full Story...

Radioline wireless system gains Ex certification 25/11/2013
Phoenix Contact’s Radioline system has recently been certified to meet the ATEX and IECEx standards, allowing for its use in any zone-2 areas, subject to gas explosion risks. Full Story...

Anti-glare machine lights with integrated lenses 28/10/2013
The LED machine lights from Phoenix Contact's Phoenix Lighting Devices (PLD) range are designed to illuminate panels or machines for start-up, maintenance, and fault detection, as well as during production. Full Story...

IS loop powered 4/20mA set point station 03/09/2013
An intrinsically safe ATEX and IECEx certified panel mounting loop-powered 4/20mA set point station has been introduced by BEKA associates. Full Story...

Two-tier, fail-safe IPS 20/08/2013
Systems integration company, Hima-Sella has announced that it is set to develop and provide a two-tier, fail-safe Instrument Protection System (IPS), for use in the nuclear industry, with the primary level of protection implemented using HIMA’s Planar4 solid-state logic solver. Full Story...

Software solution offers a high level of safety integrity for critical applications 07/05/2013
The new Triconex Safety View software solution, from Invensys, is said to offer the highest level of safety integrity for critical alarm and bypass management applications. It is also believed to be the world’s first software solution certified by TÜV Rheinland to IEC 61508:2010 Systematic Capability 3 for use in applications up to Safety Integrity Level 3. Full Story...

TÜV certified safety system offers flexibility 07/05/2013
Sigmatek has introduced a slim and cost-optimised safety system which, it says, can be flexibly tailored to the specific requirements of an application - in the control cabinet as well as in a decentralised machine and system environment. Full Story...



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