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Plant safety and security

Interlock gains Industrial Ethernet communication capabilities (03/10/2016)
Article image 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. 
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Quick-fit infrared inspection window (25/09/2016)
Article image Ensuring quick but safe panelboard inspections, the QwikFit-IR infrared window is now available from IRISS.
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Zone 1 LED floodlights (13/09/2016)
Article image R. STAHL, a manufacturer of safety equipment for hazardous areas, has launched a new generation of flexible, energy-efficient LED floodlights for hazardous areas.
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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...

Improved alarm management solution 04/11/2015
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. Full Story...

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...



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