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Few national icons are as recognized and revered worldwide as the Statue of Liberty. So when you’re tasked with the job of updating this 19th century landmark, it’s not a job to be taken lightly. Tower Elevator Systems, Inc. (TESI) was selected to replace the Statue's existing emergency rescue elevator with new state-of-the-art equipment. This project is...
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Six Tips for Complying with Food Safety Requirements

Automation can improve compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Hammerhead Industries: Safety Gear for Your Safety Gear

In the unfortunate event of a fall, a fall-arrest harness will protect the worker, but as his hardhat continues the descent, a fall-arrest harness won’t protect the work site or others on the ground.
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Free Machine Safety Software

The Safety Automation Builder tool from Rockwell Automation is designed to help guide manufacturers through the safety system design process.
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Moore Industries: SIL 2-Rated Safety Relay Module

The SRM Safety Relay Module has been certified by exida for single use in Safety Instrumented Systems up to SIL 2.
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Statue of Liberty Offers Lessons in Machine Retrofits

A $27 million renovation to the Statue of Liberty includes a new emergency elevator designed using Siemens’ TIA portal.
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How Safety Technology Improvements Increase Productivity

Safety on the plant floor is its own justification.
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Breaking Barriers by Integrating Safety and Process Control

The strict segregation of safety systems and process control is just plain wrong these days.
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Four Siemens Customers Awarded for ‘Delivering Success’

See why ConocoPhillips Alaska, Fori Automation, GOSS International and GT Advanced Technologies got the nod over hundreds of others.
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GE Intelligent Platforms: Distributed Safety System with High Availability

The PACSystems VersaSafe machine safety solution has SIL3 safety capabilities.
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Honeywell Partnership Boosts Safety Offerings

Honeywell Process Systems (www.honeywellprocess.com) has signed an agreement with Magnetrol International Inc., a supplier of level and flow measurement equipment, to enhance its existing terminal mar
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Tapeswitch Corporation: Safety Interface Controller

The PSSR-2 safety interface controller offers integrity monitoring of any presence sensing safety switch, mat, edge and bumper product with an end of the line resistor at a CAT3 PLd SIL2.
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ARC 2012 Forum News
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Automation Suppliers Announcements At ARC Forum

The annual Manufacturing Forum sponsored by the ARC Advisory Group, perhaps the industry’s largest gathering of automation suppliers, was held from Feb. 6-9 in Orlando.
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CHARMS Deliver Safety
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Emerson Users Exchange Turns On the CHARMs

The Emerson Global Users Exchange event descended on Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center the last week in October and brought record numbers with it, with attendee totals settling
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Renewegy engineer Greg Aykens was on hand for the raising of the Wago turbine. Renewegy specified WAGO's IP67-grade 756 Series c

Wago Wind Power Support Reaches New Heights

At its North American headquarters, Wago installs a 20kW Renewegy wind turbine system, which includes its connectors and other components and supports active energy management.
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Eric Byres, Chief Technology Officer and VP Engineering, Byres Security Inc.

Security: Belden Acquires Canadian-Based Byres Security

Belden Inc. has acquired Byres Security Inc. today. Belden is one of several companies that has been filling out its portfolio by making smaller, strategic acquisitions.
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Teamwork, New PLCs Improve Printer Control

Rock-Tenn’s printing plant in Jacksonville, Fla. was experiencing gradually increasing unreliability of its automation systems.
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Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 103.9% from June 2010

According to a joint report from AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association, industry is on track to produce orders equal to all
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Guide to Process Gases Good Practices Released

ISPE guide covers international guidelines and regulations for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing process streams.
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Programmable Safety Controllers

Updated configuration software for the company’s G9SP programmable safety controllers is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems.
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More Sausages Plus More Safety

Despite increasing levels of automation, there is still considerable human-machine interaction in packaging, and modern safety equipment suppliers are striving to make that interaction both productive
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