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Plant safety and security

Rugged safety light curtain (26/01/2016)
Article image 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.
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Critical infrastructure protection with integrated Intel security solutions (04/11/2015)
Article image 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.
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Improved alarm management solution (04/11/2015)
Article image Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced the new DynAMoAlarm and Operations Management software which is designed to help process industries better manage operations and alarms.
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Enhanced SIS for greater system configuration efficiency 27/10/2015
Yokogawa Electric Corporation is set to introduce an enhanced version of its ProSafe RS safety instrumented system (SIS) to meet the growing demand for SISs that are able to detect abnormal conditions and safely initiate emergency shutdowns. Full Story...

Protecting plants from cyber-attacks 22/09/2015
The new 9202-ETS MTL security system is said to provide the highest level of network security for process automation applications. Full Story...

Portable multi-gas detector ensures compliance 24/08/2015
Crowcon, a manufacturer of specialist gas detection equipment, has launched a new portable multigas detector which integrates innovative features, providing advanced protection for employees working in harsh environments and minimising the cost of ownership through faster servicing.  Full Story...

Safety relay components fulfil global explosion protection requirements 14/07/2015
The SRB-EXi safety relay modules from Schmersal are suited to use for the secure signal analysis of emergency stop equipment and for safety monitoring. They now meet the requirements for explosion protection across the world. Full Story...

Hot-swoppable I/O for hazardous area applications 02/06/2015
Turck Banner is now able to offer an I/O family in the UK, that is suited to use in zone 1 and in zone 2 as well as in non-Ex areas, offering the benefits of standardised configuration and hot-swopping capabilities. Full Story...

Ethernet safety laser scanners 26/05/2015
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. Full Story...

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. Full Story...

Compact and versatile safety relays 05/05/2015
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. Full Story...

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...

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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...

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