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Safety

“Inevitably, what you don’t know will ruin your day.” This wisdom is true across the process manufacturing industries and other industrial sectors, where operations staffs are being asked to do more with less, new technologies are burying people with data, institutional process knowledge is flying out the door, and the financial and other costs of incidents...
Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration
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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration

Using Google Earth technology, Siemens PLM creates the IntoSite cloud-based application for Ford to navigate global manufacturing sites and share best practice information.
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Incident Prediction and Avoidance Solutions

To help operators predict and avoid incidents in today’s high-pressure manufacturing environment, organizations must become more proactive.
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12 Practical Tips for Implementing Intrinsic Safety

North American companies are beginning to move toward intrinsically-safe systems, already well established in Europe, that use currents and voltages too low to spark an explosion in a hazardous enviro
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Many Factors Determine Choices in Intrinsic Safety Devices

These days, it’s not that difficult to pick out integrated safety devices because most follow standards and generally the same specifications.
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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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Safety: The Lifecycle Approach

Production safety is generally thought of as a series of steps necessary to ensure safe interaction with industrial equipment.
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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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Automation as a Means of Compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act

With FDA food safety requirements and inspections on the rise in response to the Food Safety Modernization Act deployment, the first question for most people involved in the food industry is: Who do
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Intrinsic Safety: Thinking Outside the Explosion-Proof Box

Unlike explosion-proof schemes, which aim to contain explosions inside enclosures, intrinsic safety keeps them from ever happening at all.
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Choosing Your Intrinsic Safety Device

There are different but similar intrinsic safety (IS) standards around the world, so you should be aware of what you’re looking for in the way of an IS device.
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Sick: Loop Safety Controller Node

The Flexi Loop Safety Controller Node Cascades up to 32 Sensors onto One Loop.
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ACM Facility Safety: Safety System Software

SafeGuard Profiler provides LOPA and SIL verification/validation packages to help in design and evaluation of plant safety systems.
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United Electric Controls: Safety Transmitter

The One Series is the first SIL 2-certified transmitter designed solely for safety system applications.
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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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Process Safety Futures

Process safety systems have arrived at a juncture of transformation.
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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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