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Plant safety and security

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Radiflow prioritises OT security through dynamic vulnerability assessment scoring

(13/03/2019)
Radiflow, a provider of cyber security solutions for industrial automation networks, has added dynamic vulnerability assessment scoring capabilities to its iSID industrial threat detection solution.
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Hazardous area inspection software

(11/03/2019)
Boulting has launched A BS EN 60079:17-compliant cloud-based inspection software that enables plant engineers to ensure control equipment in hazardous areas.

Safety network for automated production environments

(04/03/2019)
With the launch of its Safe EFI-pro System, SICK has delivered standard industrial Ethernet-based safety network integration for highly-adaptive and dynamic safeguarding in automated production and logistics environments to SIL 3/PLe.


Archive

  1. 14/01/2019 Position indicator for ATEX areas

    The GEMÜ 1205 electrical position indicator, which is housed in a flameproof enclosure, is based on tried-and-tested engineering for use in demanding ambient conditions.

  2. 12/11/2018 Gateway offers cyber security even in rugged applications

    The openness of today’s IIoT infrastructures poses an increased cyber security threat due to the vulnerability by the use of networks for IT/OT convergence. This has exposed exploitable opportunities for hackers. To add confidence in industrial control system (ICS), Lanner has introduced its next-generation industrial cyber security gateway.

  3. 07/10/2018 Location awareness system enhances industrial safety

    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

  4. 04/09/2018 Diagnostics-enabled process safety relays

    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.

  5. 13/08/2018 Safe cooperation with robots

    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.

  6. 04/06/2018 Diagnostics-enabled safety relays

    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.

  7. 20/05/2018 Muting reinvented and made safer

    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.

  8. 12/03/2018 Cyber security services to protect collaborative operations centers

    A series of cyber security services that support the entire infrastructure of an ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Center is available from ABB. 

  9. 23/08/2017 Light curtain improves flexibility and workforce safety

    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.

  10. 20/06/2017 Hand-held encoder programmer with CANopen interface

    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.

  11. 22/05/2017 ATEX-rated digital fuel turbine meter

    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.

  12. 28/03/2017 Custom control stations for hazardous locations

    IDEC Corporation has introduced the EC2B series - a new line of enclosures, control stations and accessories for hazardous location (HazLoc) applications.

  13. 21/02/2017 Functional safety frequency-to-DC transmitter

    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. 

  14. 03/10/2016 Interlock gains Industrial Ethernet communication capabilities

    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. 

  15. 25/09/2016 Quick-fit infrared inspection window

    Ensuring quick but safe panelboard inspections, the QwikFit-IR infrared window is now available from IRISS.

  16. 13/09/2016 Zone 1 LED floodlights

    R. STAHL, a manufacturer of safety equipment for hazardous areas, has launched a new generation of flexible, energy-efficient LED floodlights for hazardous areas.

  17. 19/07/2016 Flame detectors keep personnel and facilities safe

    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.

  18. 12/07/2016 UPS for harsh environments

    Schneider Electric has introduced Gutor PXC, a standardised, fully industrial uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for harsh environments.

  19. 17/05/2016 Configuration tool simplifies cyber security for large networks

    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.

  20. 10/05/2016 Lightning current arrester for 400/690 V systems

    Phoenix Contact has introduced a pluggable type 1 lightning current arrester with integrated backup fuse for nominal voltages of up to 400/690 V.