Plant safety and security

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Safety software enables Ex/ATEX inspection processes in SAP

AG Consultancy, a SAP solutions specialist, has launched a tool designed to overcome challenges posed by the implementation of health and safety standards and Ex/ATEX inspections in the oil and gas industry and wider energy sector.
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Upgraded OT cybersecurity and risk management solution is NIS2 ready

Radiflow, an operational technology (OT) cybersecurity and risk management solutions and services provider, has released an upgraded solution portfolio which enables operators to improve their security posture, optimise the ROI of their cyber spend, and embark on an effective risk management program according to the requirements of the EU NIS2 Directive.
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Adding safety functions to commercial tablets

IDEC has released a series of Safety Commander products that can be attached to commercially available tablets to enhance safety, robustness, and reliability by adding mechanical switches such as emergency stop switches and 3-position enabling (3PE) switches, as well as wired LAN communication (HT4P version).


  1. 24/10/2022 Cyber security solution simplifies the protection of industrial infrastructure

    ABB has launched ABB Ability Cyber Security Workplace (CSWP) which is said to enhance the protection of critical industrial infrastructure by consolidating both ABB and third-party security solutions into one, all-encompassing digital platform.

  2. 17/10/2022 Gaining easy access to diagnostic data from safety systems

    Machine safety systems are often seen as a necessary evil. In order to function correctly a safety device has to be self-checking, adding to complexity and cost. Once an emergency stop has occurred, restarting production is usually the highest priority and good diagnostic information is key.

  3. 25/04/2022 Door safety system gains bus module for EtherCAT P

    The Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB) safety door system from Euchner (UK) employs a modular design to make the MGB2 modular, fully customisable for maximum optimisation.

  4. 24/01/2022 New 8in intrinsically-safe tablet added to range

    The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments has added to its 8in Tab-Ex series with the intrinsically safe Tab-Ex 03 tablet in the DZ2 (for Zone 2/22 & Division 2) and D2 (for Division 2) variants. 

  5. 04/07/2021 Secure industrial remote access platform

    Red Lion’s Secure Remote Access Platform, in partnership with MB connect line GmbH, is now available in United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and France.

  6. 20/05/2021 RFID read/write head for ATEX Zone 1/21

    The Turck TN-R42/TC-Ex is believed to be the only HF RFID read/write head certified for direct use in ATEX Zone 1/21.

  7. 08/02/2021 Stay in touch with an IS Bluetooth remote speaker microphone

    Clear communication at all times is particularly important for lone workers in hazardous areas. ECOM Instruments, a Pepperl+Fuchs brand, offers a wireless Bluetooth remote speaker microphone (RSM) with an operating time up to 78 hours beside the wired RSM-Ex 01.

  8. 01/02/2021 Single-beam safety switch family grows

    SICK has unveiled its next-generation L25 and L26 family of single-beam photoelectric safety switches, equipped with ‘BluePilot’ alignment and IO-Link for smart, real-time communication.

  9. 23/11/2020 Protecting controllers from manipulation and unauthorised access

    If people, machinery and industrial processes are intelligently linked, these networks are also more susceptible to attack. The Pilz SecurityBridge hardware solution is designed to protect the configurable, safe small controllers PNOZmulti and the automation system PSS 4000 from network-based attacks and unauthorised access.

  10. 28/09/2020 Android tablet for hazardous areas

    The Tab-Ex Pro from the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM expands the Tab-Ex series with a 10in Android tablet for Zone 2/22 and Div. 2 hazardous areas. The Tab-Ex Pro’s large display is suited to use in for demanding applications and for accessing web-based content. In addition, it allows employees to easily transition from working in the field to working at the office.

  11. 22/09/2020 Machine guarding interlock range gets smarter

    Euchner has added new Modular and Classic variants to its Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB), range, which was created to provide a totally integrated locking & handle solution.

  12. 08/09/2020 Safety interlocks use RFID technology

    Safety interlocks in the new MN7XX series from ifm electronic use RFID technology in combination with unique actuator coding, which is said to render tampering and unauthorised operation virtually impossible.

  13. 24/08/2020 Security routers protect industrial networks easily

    The new security routers of the FL MGuard 1100 series from Phoenix Contact enables users to protect industrial networks against IT attacks. The devices are optimised for industrial use and, at the same time, are convenient to operate.

  14. 26/06/2020 Remote assistance capability for explosive hazardous environments MOBILE GmbH, a provider of industrial mobile communication devices, and AMA, a provider of remote support solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to improve safety, efficiency and productivity of field teams in explosive hazardous industrial environments.

  15. 22/06/2020 Modular operating mode and access permission system

    A modular operating mode selection and access permission system from Pilz is said to offer flexibility when implementing safety and security on equipment and processes.

  16. 19/05/2020 Cylindrical inductive safety sensors

    SICK has launched the SICK IME2S inductive proximity safety switch for safe and easy non-contact position and safe area monitoring to help prevent accidents and unwanted collisions in production and logistics environments up to PL d (EN ISO 13849) safety requirements.

  17. 14/04/2020 ATEX approval for ultrasonic clamp-on flow meter

    Badger has announced new hazardous area certification to ATEX/IECEx Zone 2 for the Dynasonics TFX-5000 transit time ultrasonic flow meter.

  18. 18/02/2020 Next-generation industrial firewall

    The Hirschmann EAGLE40 Next-Generation Firewall aims to offer optimal cybersecurity to industrial and process automation systems by hardening networks at the factory floor.

  19. 06/10/2019 Rugged DIN signal isolator/converter with a reduced footprint

    The UL Approved ECT-DIN 2-Wire Isolator from Moore Industries is now available in a narrow 15mm aluminium housing.

  20. 21/09/2019 Tablet PC for hazardous areas

    Endress+Hauser has introduced Field Xpert SMT77, a rugged tablet PC tool for commissioning and maintenance staff to manage field instruments and document the work progress. The tablet comes preinstalled with device configuration software and device library.