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13 September 2018

Increased use of robots means greater demand for light curtains that provide a safe work environment between the robotic work cells and the rest of the plant. The Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system from Rockwell Automation is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while improving productivity through innovative transceiver technology.

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09 August 2018

Leading supplier of sensor, industrial control, power management and electrical protection solutions, Sensata Technologies, has published a new white paper – What do Industrial Engineers need to know about Functional Safety – that explores how Functional Safety can improve product reliability, reduce manufacturing downtime, and expand export opportunities.

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27 February 2018

Enabling easy integration of safety laser scanners into a safe network, Sick has expanded its next-generation microScan3 family with the addition of EtherNet/IP and PROFINET compatible variants. This also facilitates simultaneous field evaluation of up to four fields, instead of the single field offered by standard I/O scanners.

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19 January 2018

New from Sick, the deTem Core family of safety light curtains for applications up to SIL3 / PL ‘e’ (Type 4) is reported to set new standards in the use of multiple light beams to safeguard the area surrounding hazardous machinery.

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20 June 2017

With the new rental-based force and pressure measurement system PROBms, Pilz now offers a complete package for validation of human-robot collaborations (HRC) in accordance with ISO/TS 15066. So the limit values for force or pressure of the robot movement, as specified by the ISO/TS, can now be measured precisely and therefore validated using PROBms.

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14 February 2017

mCom+, TÜV SÜD Product Service’s machinery safety risk assessment management system for OEMs and end users is available worldwide, in two formats: a bespoke server-based version for larger multi-site organisations; and a cloud-based browser version that can provide a cost-effective solution to managing risk assessments.

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19 April 2016

Now it's possible to easily increase in the number of safe outputs within a system using Murrelektronik's combined solution: the modular Cube67 fieldbus system and the safe fieldbus module MVK Metal Safety. This saves space in the cabinet because safety relays are no longer necessary.

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31 March 2016

The deTec4 Prime safety light curtain from Sick is an extra-rugged, high-performance unit that is easy to install and use. It is also suitable for harsh environments and exceptionally wide machines.

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14 March 2016

Pilz UK is holding a series of one day machinery safety courses in April covering the following Basic Machinery Safety; Safety Design including ISO 13849-1/EN 62061; Electrical Machine Safety in Industrial Installations; and Risk Assessment Workshop.

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10 February 2016

Omron’s new F3SG-R safety light curtain is constructed using an all new compact housing which provides superior rigidity that reduces torsional movement as well as helping to simplify the alignment process.

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02 December 2015

Fortress Interlocks has added industrial Ethernet communications to its amGardpro range of safety interlocks. The new proNET communications module, which uses the PROFINET protocol and its extension PROFIsafe, integrates easily into the amGardpro range.

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07 October 2015

Industrial safety specialist Fortress Interlocks is unveiling new safety interlocks, communications modules and accessories at this year’s SPC IPC Drives.

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17 September 2015

Industrial safety specialist Fortress Interlocks is integrating AS-interface (AS-i) and PROFIsafe (PROFIbus Safety or PROFInet Safety) connectivity into its tGard and amGardpro interlocks. The company is also developing non-contact switches and output signal switching devices which can be incorporated into its tGard and amGardpro units.


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03 September 2015

The V300 infra-red vision camera from SICK UK offers a convenient and reliable Type 3 alternative to a safety guard light curtain in production and warehouse environments.

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23 February 2015

Expanding SICK’s range of safety products, the SICK deTec2 Core  type 2 light curtain brings enhanced standards in performance efficiency, installation ease and reliability for PL c and  SIL 1 applications.

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16 June 2014

CML 700i measuring light curtains from Leuze electronic now offer the possibility of use down to low temperatures of -30°C in addition to the integrated Profibus interface.

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17 April 2014

New from Balluff is high-resolution light grid for optical object detection with a width of 50mm and a range of up to 2m. Consisting of a transmitter with a high-performance redlight laser and a receiver, the device works completely self-sufficiently, without additional accessories such as PC or special software. All settings can be made via a display in the receiver.

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17 April 2014

Mainly used for isolating the incoming electrical supply to a machine or a piece of equipment, Switchtec's SCL IS series rotary isolators also find application as the main on/off switch or as an isolating switch for general isolating duties, or as emergency padlockable on/off switches in the contractor and control industries.

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03 April 2014

Come and see Werma in Hall 5 on Stand 5750 where many new products will be on show including a brand new range of compact 37mm signal towers with a radical new signal light.

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28 February 2014

From more accurate measurement, to improved factory communications interfaces, connectivity and machine safety, SICK UK is showing a broad portfolio of innovations to achieve improved process and production efficiency for manufacturers.

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FEATURES

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05 March 2018

The connected world of Industry 4.0’s smart factories adds a new dimension of complexity in terms of machinery safety challenges, as adaptive and dynamically configurable machines and machine modules allow unique combination of machines for higher efficiency and productivity on the shop floor. Paul Taylor, manager for Machinery Safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains more

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21 October 2016

Andrew Armstrong, Fanuc UK sales & marketing manager, explores how to keep robotics safe on the shop floor

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19 October 2015

Zweifel Pomy-Chips near Zurich uses Pilz PSS 4000 automation systems to monitor and control the automation and safety functions on nine upgraded packaging lines for potato crisps.

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04 March 2015

Precise knowledge of what is technically feasible and what is permitted from a legal perspective is a prerequisite for designing safety technology that will offer the greatest possible potential for productive machine operation.

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04 March 2015

Procter Machine Guarding has published a free White Paper that explains the differences between BSI’s published document PD 5304:2014, Guidance on safe use of machinery, and the 2005 edition that is now superseded.

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17 October 2014

Darren Whittall, technical manager at FANUC UK, explains why worker safety should be a top priority in all robotic applications and the steps you can take to avoid robot-related accidents when humans are sharing the same workspace.

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21 October 2014

The Machinery Directive stipulates that machines should not pose any danger, however, as no machine can realistically be 100% safe, the directive requires measures to be put in place to reduce residual risks to a tolerable level. Stuart Greenwood, product marketing manager for industrial control and automation at Eaton, looks at how this requirement affects control systems.

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23 June 2014

Ensuring worker safety should be the prime consideration in all robot applications, especially when humans and robots may need to share the same workspace

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24 April 2014

Rob Lewis, managing director at Fortress Interlocks, a member of the Machine Safety Alliance, looks at the options to prevent fault masking

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31 October 2012

Both employees and plant performance can be damaged by failures in H&S; now the discovery of a material breach looks set to demand HSE fees from engineering companies. There has never been a better time to review and renew safety measures in the workplace, says ERIKS..

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31 October 2012

The dedicated engineering group that takes care of Nestlé’s packaging environment focuses bases strategy on the implementation of standards and open technologies, in this case the OpenSafety standard

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23 November 2012

The most common way of classifying safety related systems on machinery, Standard EN 954-1 ‘Safety related parts of control systems’, was withdrawn at the end of 2011 and replaced by EN ISO 13849-1:2008

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30 October 2012

There are machines in the UK fitted with multiple guards which are monitored in one circuit by series connected safety switches; does this sound like one of your machines? Can any of these guards be opened simultaneously? If so, read on....

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25 September 2012

The use of mobile applications within industry is starting to really take hold, thanks to the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets. CDA looks at a first fully functional integrated mobile SCADA and maintenance system, available from Schad, a company new to the UK

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27 September 2012

Since the beginning of this year machine operators and manufacturers have been required to comply with the new Machine Safety Directive. Paul Considine of Wieland Electric explains how to gain maximum benefits from it

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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26 October 2017

Unlike fences and doors, opto-electronic protective devices do not disrupt handling or material transport. SICK's comprehensive portfolio is ideal for hazardous point protection, access protection, and hazardous area protection.

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26 October 2017

SICK’s magnetic cylinder sensors offer the highest level of accuracy and control for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinder position monitoring.

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26 October 2017

SICK’s 2D and 3D vision cameras can be used to solve a wide range of applications where there is a need to measure, locate, inspect and identify.

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11 August 2017

Digital readouts (DRO) from HEIDENHAIN increase productivity, save time and provide higher precision and greater operating ease.

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26 October 2017

Whether it's pressure measurement, temperature measurement, level control or flow metering – SICK offers a wide range of solutions for measuring liquids, gases and bulk solids.

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10 November 2017

SICK Encoders and inclination sensors enable precise and effective speed measurement and position detection –turning received signals into data and sending to a process controller/cloud.

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26 October 2017

SICK offer all the choices for identification solutions – RFID, Laser-based bar code scanners and image-based code readers – so you can pick the best solution for you.

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26 October 2017

SICK’s inductive, capacitive and magnetic proximity sensors offer a long service life, extreme ruggedness and the utmost precision - providing non-contact detection of a wide variety of objects and media.

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26 October 2017

Linear and rotary motor feedback systems with interfaces for the future provide commutation, position and speed measurement in a single device.

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04 April 2017

The Netbiter® EC series of communication gateway are the hardware part of the Netbiter Remote Management solution.

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02 March 2016

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26 October 2017

No matter how simple or complex your requirements, SICK photoelectric sensors are the reliable solution for a wide and demanding range of applications.

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26 October 2017

Industry 4.0 is the digitisation of production and logistics - intelligent sensors are a crucial element. SICK provide dynamic and real-time-optimised processes now, for the future.

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