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Leine & Linde provide safety data for Machinery Directive

Leine & Linde provide reliability data for their 500 and 800 series encoders in support of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

ACM Facility Safety Offers Free SIL Safety Training

Topics covered include importing Process Hazards Analysis data, performing SIL Determination studies using Risk Graph and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Safety Instrumented Function (SIF) Loop Verification/Validation, Safety Requirements Specifications, and Reporting.

Rockwell Automation Introduces Safety Maturity Index Tool

The SMI tool helps manufacturers see where they measure in safety culture, compliance and capital.

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How Automation Technologies Improve Operating Efficiency and Reduce Collisions on Manned Forklifts

By Jeff Wuendry, SICK
This white paper explains the available types of backup sensing solutions on manned forklifts, their respective advantages and disadvantages, the most common applications, and key considerations when selecting a system.

Trends in Machine Guarding: Safety Laser Scanners Get Smaller and Smarter

Safety laser scanners have been used for years, protecting people, machines
and facilities. Safety laser scanners now offer a small footprint combined with simple operation and flexibility, and potential for remote diagnostics and troubleshooting.

Transforming the Light Curtain

By Tyler Glieden, SICK
By reducing the need for physical guards and barriers, light curtains can increase the maintainability of the equipment they are protecting. Light curtains using pattern and object recognition require fewer sensors and less wiring while providing a safety solution that’s secure.

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ABB PLC controls safety at cold-rolling mill

The safety PLC provided the platform for Sandvik Materials Technology to add zoned safety guarding to a large cold rolling mill at its Sandviken plant in Sweden.

Utility Adopts Arc Flash Relays to Improve Safety

PowerGrid International
By Bob Zweifel, Littelfuse
Kansas City Power & Light installed an arc flash relay to protect workers and equipment at its La Cygne Kansas Unit 2 facility, which was undergoing a planned outage. The team selected a PGR-8800 arc flash relay made by Littelfuse.

Safety first for electric axis bending machine

Control Engineering Europe
Siemens supported AddisonMckee, a manufacturer of tube bending and end forming technologies, through the development of a new electric axis bending machine by offering a comprehensive safety assessment, consultancy and validation process.

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April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA

This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

June 3, 2014 - June 6, 2014
Munich , Germany

AUTOMATICA is an international trade show with about 700 Exhibitors and covers the entire value chain for automation and mechatronics as well as professional service robotics under one roof.

June 15, 2014 - June 20, 2014
Orlando , FL, United States of America

RSTechED is a training event for end-users, systems integrators, partners and OEMs. With the latest Rockwell Automation products and technology solutions on display, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how the Integrated Architecture is information-enabling global companies.

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