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Machine Safety

  Machine safety has seen a lot of changes in the past few years. Once considered a circumscribed and relatively simple matter, that’s no longer the case. “Historically speaking, machine safety systems in the industrial automation market have been comprised of individual components such as electromechanical safety relays, safety interlocks, safety switches...
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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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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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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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ABB: Safety Contact Mats

JOKAB Safety Contact Mats provide a boundary of safety; when someone steps on a mat the surface triggers a control signal to stop the motion of nearby equipment.
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SICK Inc: Laser Scanner

The TiM310 is for simple, discrete I/O and field detection applications.
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Omron STI: Laser Safety Scanners

The Type 3 safety laser scanners report status and measurement data via EtherNet/IP.
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Machine Safety Software
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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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OSHA Basics for End Users

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) rules are a basic requirement that an employer must follow to help guarantee a safe place of work.
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OEMs and the Export Model for Safety

As even small and mid-sized machinery manufacturers increasingly sell their products on a global basis, it’s not just U.S. safety standards that must be adhered to.
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