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Plant safety and security

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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.
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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.
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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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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. 

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.