The SR103AM Dual Channel Safety Monitoring Relay can be applied with various protective devices to satisfy the safety monitoring requirements of individual safety systems. It is BG approved, carries the CE mark, and is UL and C-UL listed.
Designed to provide an economical option for smaller scanning ranges, the S300 Safety Laser Scanner is intended for applications where the hazardous area to be monitored is less than two meters.
At the San Francisco Water Department, a tablet PC with a wireless link enables operators to keep tabs on the control room while doing other chores outside.
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Organizations change. Sometimes by design; sometimes change is forced upon them. In our industry, organizational change often manifests itself publicly through postings on Jim Pinto’s Web pages that are often critical of management. That’s because change is unsettling to many people. But what if there were an organizational model built on the assumption that continuous change is business as usual?
In late June 2006, the OPC Foundation announced the release of the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA), along with a list of suppliers who support it. OPC UA, which is the latest incarnation of the OPC connectivity standard, is a series of specifications intended to expand the framework for moving information among applications in the enterprise space. It works by unifying existing OPC specifications with Web Services as the key technology enabler. The creation of a robust security model is critical to the successful adoption of OPC UA.
You’ve probably heard the story of the lost travelers who asked for directions and were told, “You can’t get there from here.” The challenge of innovation is perhaps best expressed that way—because new and innovative products and processes often mean reversing old management controls, changing organization structures, abandoning seemingly solid financial ratios, and completely new paradigms. Without abandoning old “maps,” you just can’t get there.
Equipment, guidelines and standards are making steady progress toward the goal of truly modular, networkable end-of-line options.
For process enterprises, the value-added in manufacturing happens to be the primary determinant of business performance. As such, optimizing asset effectiveness is at the forefront of today’s performance-driven enterprise.
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