Plant safety and security

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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.
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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.
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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.


  1. 03/09/2019 Inductive safety sensor

    A new family of safety sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs includes four cylindrical and rectangular series with cable and plug connection. The sensors are TÜV-certified in accordance with the Machinery Directive (EN 13849) Performance Level PL d, Category 2, and SIL 2.

  2. 27/08/2019 IO-Link enabled safety light curtain

    Panasonic recently launched the SF4D safety light curtain series. In addition to the existing advantages of this light curtain range – including a slim and robust body combined with a new optical system for easy beam alignment, the company has also added IO-Link communication for safety light curtains.

  3. 15/07/2019 Safety laser scanner certified to IEC TS 62998

    SICK UK has announced the launch of the outdoorScan3, which is believed to be the first laser scanner to be safety-certified for use outdoors.

  4. 15/07/2019 World’s first IECEx compliant short canister mixer seal range

    AESSEAL believes it is able to offer the world’s first IECEx compliant short canister mixer seal (SCMS) range.

  5. 08/07/2019 Wireless gas sensors increase toxic gas safety

    Emerson has introduced two new Rosemount628 Universal Gas Sensors to measure carbon monoxide and oxygen depletion in addition to the existing capability to monitor hydrogen sulphide. These additions are said to enable a broader range of hazardous situations to be monitored using the Rosemount 928 Wireless Gas Monitor platform.

  6. 25/06/2019 World’s first Cloud-delivered Industrial CyberSecurity as a Service?

    Indegy has introduced CIRRUS, which is believed to be the first Industrial CyberSecurity as a Service (ICSaaS) offering.

  7. 17/06/2019 Safety interlock switch with solenoid

    IDEC Corporation has released of its new HS1T interlock switch with solenoid. This interlock switch is said to deliver 5,000N of locking force. It includes features that help maximise protection in machine and equipment guarding applications.

  8. 17/06/2019 Hygienic stainless-steel safety light curtain

    With a hygienic stainless-steel housing designed to meet stringent pharmaceutical industry requirements, a new safety light curtain is resistant to aggressive cleaning and decontamination regimes.

  9. 14/06/2019 ATEX smartphone, digital services, platform and new peripherals

    The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom has introduced the next generation of its ATEX Zone 1/21 and Div. 1 certified, intrinsically safe 4G/LTE-Android-smartphone Smart-Ex.

  10. 28/05/2019 Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite App now available on Cortex

    Indegy has announced the availability of the Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite app on Cortex by Palo Alto Networks – an open and integrated AI-based continuous security platform.

  11. 13/03/2019 Radiflow prioritises OT security through dynamic vulnerability assessment scoring

    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.

  12. 11/03/2019 Hazardous area inspection software

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

  13. 04/03/2019 Safety network for automated production environments

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.