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Instead, says this report from Automation World, companies can save as much as 95% in engineering costs by integrating safety systems and process control. The first benefit of integration, besides cost savings, is to improve operator visibility into the plant and speed up operator reaction times during emergency situations. Another advantage is the ability to monitor a central control system without using separate monitors and user interfaces. This helps operators "coordinate effective responses to developing problems much sooner than would otherwise be possible." In addition to laying out the benefits of integration over segregation, the report goes on to describe three basic strategies for integration.
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Multifunctional Gate Box with
PROFINET Euchner-U.S.A., Inc.
EUCHNER's MGB with PROFINET (Multifunctional Gate Box with PROFINET): The MGB basic system already contains everything that is needed to protect a safety guard in PLe/category 4 according to EN ISO 13849-1. In the PROFINET version we are additionally relieving you of time consuming wiring. You define which functionality is required and simply integrate the required elements to achieve your wishes. The MGB delivers the protocol frame with the PROFINET input and output data bytes required for it.
Fluid Power Safety for Machine Guarding Ross Controls
ROSS CONTROLS® announces its new book "Fluid Power Safety for Machine Guarding" and the accompanying program "Risk Locator for Machinery with Pneumatic Power". The book covers safety-related topics pertinent to machine guarding for pneumatic equipment. Topics include control integrity, energy isolation, alternative lockout, risk assessment for fluid power, safety standards, clutch/brake controls for mechanical presses, understanding press counterbalance systems, standards references, and FAQ's. No charge.Download the 40 page PDF or request a printed copy.
Roadmap to New Safety Standards
If you are still using EN 954-1, it's time to migrate to a new functional safety standard, either EN ISO 13849-1 or EN 62061; the former includes both electrical and non-electrical hazards. To help with the transition, MachineBuilding.net offers a roadmap that not only points you in the right direction, it links you to additional resources and support.
Warehouse Safety Headquarters Global Industrial
Global Industrial carries over 50,000 safety equipment and supplies, choose from machinery guards, railings, safety rails, flammable OSHA cabinets, spill control and cleanup, emergency lighting, and more. Browse Global Industrial and start saving money today on all your safety needs.
Shut Down All Machine Functions ABB JOKAB SAFETY
Since its inception in 1988, JOKAB SAFETY has been developing innovative solutions for machine safety. The company has supplied everything from individual safety components to fully installed protection systems for entire production lines and works on a daily basis with the practical application of safety requirements in combination with production requirements.
Wireless Position Sensor: Hazardous Area Honeywell Sensing and Control
The XYR6000 position sensor from Honeywell Sensing and Control helps improve overall reliability by giving users the ability to remotely monitor a number of applications ranging from valve position to safety shower emergency use. It's based on one of the company's most-proven sensor technologies.
Are Faults Masking Your Safety?
When safety switches are wired in series, opening a safety guard can "clear" a fault but leave an undetected, or masked, fault in existence. Fault masking drastically reduces the performance level of your safety system, potentially allowing machines to operate with safety guards up instead of down. Under new machine safety standards, the maximum diagnostic coverage a switch can provide depends on the masking probability. This report from HazardEx explains.
Safety Contact Bumpers
ASO Safety Solutions Inc.
Safety bumpers are used on transport vehicles, high-reach forklifts, and in applications where overtravel and cushioning is critical. The short response time of the actuated bumper initiates an immediate controller stop signal. From ASO Safety Solutions Inc.
Carlton-Bates Company services many industries with exceptional expertise and resources in safeguarding, keeping machines and equipment operating safely and productively, and protecting workers from electrical hazards, while meeting the ever-changing global workplace safety standards.
Low Profile Integral Muting Safety Curtain AA Electric
Safety light curtains from AA Electric protect personnel from injury and machines from damage by guarding points of operation, access, areas, and perimeters. The two-piece optoelectronic safeguarding device creates a screen of synchronized modulated infrared sensing beams that extend from end-to-end of the housing-ensuring operators are completely protected from machine safety hazards.
Guarding Your Press Brake
The versatility of press brakes permits changing their operation significantly from job to job. This same flexibility makes them difficult to safeguard. Consider light-based guarding, which is available in a variety of types; each type has its own benefit. For instance, laser-based proximity guarding systems are the safest, but they're only effective on hydraulic machines. Setting up the optimum safeguarding system depends on the press brake application.
Can Your Process Be Inherently Safer?
Would you use high pressure natural gas to clean your lines? In some industries, that was standard practice. Not only is it inherently unsafe, there are much better options. Inherently safer methods of production eliminate or significantly reduce hazards instead of controlling or managing them. Two examples are minimizing the amount of hazardous material on site or substituting safer materials. Watch a short video on inherent safety, or read about it here instead.
Close the Door on Arc Flashes
Most arc flashes occur during maintenance or troubleshooting procedures. Arc-resistant switchgear can significantly increase safety, but only if the doors remain closed. Maintenance, however, usually requires that the doors be open. Arc-preventive motor control centers (MCCs) allow technicians to make or break connections with the doors closed, greatly enhancing safety for maintenance personnel.
More Than Good Housekeeping
Because dust confined in manufacturing spaces can explode, and because dust collection devices are not 100% effective, industrial vacuums designed to collect fugitive dust are a must. Look for Class II Div 2 equipment; it is designed to minimize the potential of ignition, even from static electricity on the dust flowing through the hose.
Simple Safety Solutions = Significant Savings
At a cost of $70 billion annually in the U.S. alone, slipping and tripping on the job is an expensive, and mostly preventable, issue. To design your matting system, assess the layout of the plant and determine usage zones. Choose durable, zone-specific matting, and don't forget to clean it! Pay particular attention to entryways. The savings in workers' compensation, medical costs, and lost productivity will be well worth it. (Article begins on page 18.)
Serves manufacturers of consumer, commercial, business, and medical appliances, as well as the design and engineering firms, product development, and industrial design firms supporting this industry segment.
Keeps readers informed of the technologies needed to build a modern and digital electric grid to increase the reliability, efficiency, and security of today’s electrical system, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and speed the integration of clean energy sources such as wind and solar.
Covers design, construction, and operation of plants and machinery for making such products as acids, dyes, drugs, plastics, and synthetic rubber by adapting the chemical reactions discovered by the laboratory chemist to large-scale production.
Covers the most recent developments in discrete semiconductors and ICs, passives, cables, connectors, enclosures, and other specialized components and devices that are designed into microwave and RF systems.
Offers subscribers a wealth of information on man-machine interface methods, including LED and LCD displays, flat panels, touch screens, panel meters, imaging workstations and analysis, and computer workstations used to monitor manufacturing processes.
Examines the enabling technologies and material advances behind the latest generation mobile and handheld electronics, from cell phones and pico-projectors to global positioning systems and MP3 players.
Offers subscribers a wealth of information on products and services such as: adhesives, coatings and sealants, computers and computer software, contract manufacturing, electronic components, embedded systems, motors and motion control, plastics/elastomers, pumps, valves, and filters, and test and instrumentation.
Covers includes information about fasteners and materials that hold parts together (screws, rivets, bolts, adhesives, etc.), the tools and systems that automate application/dispensing of fasteners/adhesives, and new assembly/disassembly techniques integrated into system design.
Read by engineers and managers involved in the processing, plant construction and operation, sanitation, packaging/storage/preservation, quality inspection, handling, and distribution of food and beverage products internationally.
Covers products for the rapidly-growing range of applications for modular test, measurement and instrumentation systems in a variety of scenarios, including data acquisition & processing, signal generation, power supply test, bus interfaces & communication, high-end RF, functional test & diagnostics, and electronic circuit boundary scan.
Covers the latest advances in sensors, data conversion, electronic components, displays, materials, wireless connectivity, and battery technologies specifically designed for inclusion in portable medical diagnostic devices.
Reports on the latest advances in wind-based power generation, from wind farms and turbine systems to sensors, simulation, and control. New materials and developments in related technologies are also covered.
presents new technology and information for manufacturers, distributors, and users of all types of electrical, communication, and mechanical wire and cables and cable assemblies, cable testing, and installation.
Multifunctional Gate Box with PROFINET; Fluid Power Safety for Machine Guarding; Warehouse Safety Headquarters; Shut Down All Machine Functions; Wireless Position Sensor: Hazardous Area; Safety Contact Bumpers; Safety Solutions; Low Profile Integral Muting Safety Curtain;
Multifunctional Gate Box with PROFINET; Configurable Safety Made Easy; Savings to 50% - Safety Speed Relays; The StarPoint Unique Design Ensures a Safe Lift; Critical Factory Communication Display; Wireless Position Sensor: Hazardous Area; Variety of Ear Protection Devices;