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Plant safety and security

Simplifying safety integration (20/11/2014)
Article image To make integrating openSAFETY easier and more cost-effective, Hilscher has developed a new netSAFETY module featuring openSAFETY over POWERLINK.
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Safety light curtains with integrated AS-i interface (07/11/2014)
Article image The MLC series safety light curtains from  Leuze electronic are now available with an inte-grated AS-i Safety interface.
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All-in-one safety gate system for PL e safety and efficiency (08/10/2014)
Article image 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).
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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...

Safety light curtain helps minimise safe distances 30/04/2013
With its deTec4 Core range of safety light curtains, SICK says it is able to set new performance standards in efficiency, installation and reliability for a range of applications including machine tool protection, automotive production, FMCG goods handling and packaging, warehousing and logistics. Full Story...

Configuration tool aims to simplify machinery safety-system design 17/04/2013
Rockwell Automation has released a new configuration and design tool to help machinery automation system engineers save time when designing safety systems. Full Story...

Seamlessly integrated safety system solution 05/04/2013
A slim and cost-optimised safety system has been introduced by SIGMATEK. The S-DIAS Safety 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...

Securing critical manufacturing systems against published vulnerabilities 26/03/2013
Belden has announced an update to the EAGLE Tofino Industrial Security Solution to include ‘Security Profiles’. Part of the EAGLE Tofino version 1.7 product release, this new feature addresses the post-Stuxnet trend of a dramatic escalation in the number of public disclosures of industrial control system vulnerabilities. Full Story...

OPC UA communications maximises safety system interoperability 19/02/2013
Triconex safety systems from Invensys is said to help with safety system compliance as well as helping to meet or exceed production targets, while protecting equipment, people and the environment. Full Story...

Solid-state logic module approved by Sellafield Ltd 14/02/2013
Solid-state logic solver modules from Hima-Sella have secured approval from Sellafield Ltd for use in safety systems. Sellafield Ltd is the company responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the UK. Full Story...

Illuminated emergency stop button 22/01/2013
A new 30mm mount emergency stop pushbutton from Banner has been designed to combine safe operation and high visibility status indication in one housing. Full Story...



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