FEATURED ARTICLESin Machine Safety
How Laser Scanner Technology is Improving Workplace Safety
By Don Pham, IDEC
New laser scanner technology allows plant personnel to address safety challenges with more comprehensive coverage zones and...
The Cost of Functional Safety for Food Processing
By Jorgen Saxeryd, ABB
In 2014 in the UK, a large food manufacturer had to pay a £800,000 fine after a serious industrial accident. This article...
What Does a Good Machine Sound Like? A look at 3DSignals’ Predictive Maintenance Efforts
By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
You know that feeling when you walk past a machine, and something just doesn’t quite sound right? This...
Empowering the Workforce to Control the Future of Automation
By Peter Martin, Schneider Electric Process Automation
Connected products are expected to approach 30 billion by 2020, with utilities,...
NEWSin Machine Safety
- Rotork actuators deliver automated safety solution for Mauritius airport
- VDW works to revise machine tool safety standards
- Siemens announces launch of Lifelong Educational Advantage Program
- HIMA announces framework agreement with Pepperl+Fuchs
- VDMA Report: European machine vision industry sees record year in 2017
- United Electric Controls' transmitter wins 2016 exida Safety Award
- Honeywell and Dover Energy collaborate for asset integrity management
- ams announces acquisition of Incus Laboratories
- HIMA introduces turbine safety solutions at POWER-GEN International
- PI appoints Scott Jordan as Head of Photonics Market Segment
- SICK's LaserGuardian Intrusion Detection System earns Benchmark Innovation Award
- ISA’s Standards & Practices Board presents annual awards
PRODUCT NEWSin Machine Safety
Yokogawa announces R4.03.00 of ProSafe-RS safety instrumented systems
This latest release, R4.03.00, includes an improved engineering function for configuring fire and gas systems (FGS) and operation faceplates for...
Molex releases Brad Micro-Change M12 Ethernet connector system
Cat 5e compliant for 10/100 Mbps Ethernet speeds, the connector system meets the needs of commercial vehicle and off-highway machine manufacturers...
HARTING introduces Han HP Direct housing series
The Han HP Direct housing series is mainly intended for the Machinery & Robotics and Energy areas, but can also be used in other applications.
MEDIAin Machine Safety
RESOURCESin Machine Safety
By William L. Mostia, Jr., PE
This edition draws on the author’s long experience as an instrument and electrical engineer and his maintenance...
The practical reference introduces engineering concepts of motors and drives in a way that can be easily understood by both engineers unfamiliar...
The Mechanical Components 2 evaluates the candidate's mastery of the principles and application of mechanical components such as clutches, brakes,...
WHITE PAPERSin Machine Safety
By Wil Chin and Rick Frauton, United Electric Controls
While there remains considerable variation in the quality of the sub-system infrastructure,...
By Dr. Qin Wang, PULS
This whitepaper is an assessment of the safety situation with AC and DC power supplies and what organizations can do to...
By Brian S. Elliott, AutomationDirect
“Electrical Arcs” explains how arcing develops, the dangers of electrical arcs and various means of arc...
CASE STUDIESin Machine Safety
In the past year Cypress Ridge sought Exele's help to convert their hardwired TAPI-based telephone alarm notification system to use Voice-Over-IP...
NS Wash put suppliers on notice to find quality enclosures at a fair price. One came back with some Stahlin Non-Metallic enclosures samples
The motor, which provides the plant with finely ground coal dust to meet the plant's primary energy needs, is operated in a hazardous area...
EVENTSin Machine Safety
HANNOVER MESSE covers a wider range of themes and exhibits than any other event – R&D, industrial automation and IT, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as energy and environmental technology.