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Machine Safety

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Pilz: Safety Relay

The safety relay PNOZ c2 is for the safe monitoring of light beam devices of type 4 or sensors with OSSD outputs in accordance with EN 61496-1.
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The Changing Landscape of Modern Safety

Today’s functional approach to industrial safety can yield significant benefits for machine builders and users, but commitment and knowledge are required to reap them.
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Machine Safety Resource Guide
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Machine Safety Resource Guide

Festo assembles a variety of downloadable material on international safety standards and procedures to help OEMs address safety engineering.
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Fortress Interlocks: Access Control System

The new tGard range is a novel approach to controlling access to hazardous machinery and equipment.
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2 Trends Impacting Motion Controls
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Two Trends Impacting Motion Controls

Conversations with industry suppliers suggest that increased adoption of safety and single cable servo motors are affecting the motion controls market on a global basis and, therefore, the types of motion control technologies you'll be buying next.
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B&R: Safety Software

SafeLOGIC-X brings the advantages of integrated safety technology to small cost-sensitive applications.
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PAS: Operational Boundary Management

PlantState Suite 7.3 includes inBound Analytics, a robust boundary management solution to improve situation awareness in the control room and prevent industrial accidents.
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Heidenhain: SIL 3 Safety Encoders

The ECI 1319 and EQI 1331 inductive, safety-related rotary position encoders are SIL 3, PL e, Category 4-rated.
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ABB JOKAB: Light Curtains and Light Grids

Focus II Light Curtains and Light Grids offer complete range of features in one low cost package.
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Switched to Safety

The European Union’s Machinery Directive spurs bottling line maker Krones to revise its safety engineering model all the way down to the safety position switches.
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PackSafe Improves Risk Assessment

The safety standards state that a risk assessment must be performed on a machine in order for it to be deemed safe.
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Packaging Machine Safety Turns Dynamic

Programmable, smart devices coupled with new approaches and new standards are changing safety from a static add-on to a dynamic partner in packaging machine productivity.
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Sick: Safety Light Curtains

The C4000 Palletizer Advanced and the M4000 Standard have IP 69K housings for washdown applications.
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Machine Safety: 6 Steps
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6 Core Steps to Machine Safety

Though far from a complete machine safety guide, the steps in this article outline the six essential areas impacting safe machine design, implementation and operation.
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Wago: Compact Triggered Timer Relay

Wago Corporation’s Triggered Timer Relay supports E-stop circuitry within space-restricted panels.
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