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25 January 2023

A FOOD production company has been fined £858,000 after an employee had his arm amputated after becoming entangled in an industrial food mixer.

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16 December 2022

BRINGING ITS expert knowledge, high-quality products and training under one roof to the south of the UK, health and safety expert Arco has launched its latest safety centre in Bracknell, Berkshire.

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16 December 2022

IF THERE is one area where applications are becoming ever-more complex it's safety engineering, and Euchner has not only kept up with this trend with its Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB) safety door system but has gone a step further by employing modular design to make the MGB2 Modular fully customisable for maximum optimisation.

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30 August 2022

INDUSTIAL SAFETY engineering specialist Euchner will use PPMA Total to launch two new products – the Industry 4.0 Ready CTS safety switch and CKS2 coded key system – and showcase its extensive range of guard locking products available for common fieldbus connections.

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31 August 2022

MUNICH-BASED high-tech startup Toposens has announced the market launch of its first commercial Toposens 3D collision avoidance system for mobile robots based on the proprietary Toposens 3D ultrasonic echolocation technology.

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05 July 2022

WITH THE new practical DHS-150 door handle system, the slimline AZM150 solenoid interlock from Schmersal is now even easier to use.

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11 May 2022

Distributed by Switchtec, Sirena’s P50 range of audible and light indicators have been engineered for automation and installation on high end electrical panels. They are based on a multichannel technology, which allows different levels of alarm via independent electrical contacts.

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11 May 2022

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING specialist, Euchner, has employed a modular design to make the latest version of its Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB) safety door system – the MGB2 Modular – fully customisable for maximum optimisation.

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21 April 2022

IGUS HAS gained recognition at the prestigious International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) NSC Safety Awards in Aberdeen for the innovative e-loop, a clever product that combines the advantages of a plastic energy chain with a high tension pull rope.

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11 April 2022

SPARKS CAUSED by a lack of electrostatic dissipation can lead to expensive machines and system failure, and in the worst case can lead to explosions. To increase protection, igus has introduced a dissipated version of its lubrication- and maintenance-free xiros support roller made from stainless steel.

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15 March 2022

AS A testing body with official recognition by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), TÜV Rheinland has issued the first certificate for the testing of AZ300, AZM300 and AZM300-AS solenoid interlocks made by Schmersal in accordance with UKCA requirements.

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28 February 2022

AS A testing body with official recognition by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), TÜV Rheinland has issued the first certificate for the testing of AZ300, AZM300 and AZM300-AS solenoid interlocks made by Schmersal in accordance with UKCA requirements.

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03 May 2022

Karl Metcalfe looks at key questions a prospective repair partner should be asked before being commissioned to work on Ex rated equipment, and shares the answers users should expect

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15 March 2022

WITH INCREASED levels of automation, it is more important than ever to ensure that human and machine operate smoothly and safely within the warehouse environment.

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16 March 2022

TÜV SÜD has launched its Academy to help the UK’s machinery industry to cost effectively upskill employees to optimise business performance, improve product compliance efficiency and minimise time to market.

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17 January 2022

PROVIDING A fast-track to improved productivity for safe entry/exit applications, SICK has released ‘all-in-one’, plug-and-play muting systems for its deTem4 Active/Passive range of safety light curtains.

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16 November 2021

SICK HAS extended its safe encoder offering with the AFS60S Pro and AFM60S Pro, its first programmable safe absolute encoders, opening a simpler and quicker route to safe productivity in stationary and mobile machinery, together with seamless integration for safe motion control.

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29 March 2021

PILZ AUTOMATION Technology has updated one of its well-established training courses, ‘Basis of CE Marking’, to include elements with a focus on UKCA Marking.

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11 November 2020

SPECIALIST IN safety engineering, Euchner is advising manufacturers to ensure robust safety checks and staff competency assessments are carried out before restarting machinery that has been left idle due to lockdown restrictions or social distancing.

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18 January 2021

THE NEW sensor PRO safety limit switches (series SLS) from Wieland provide safe position monitoring in virtually any industrial application. With a metal actuator that can be turned and swapped without tools, sensor PRO SLS switches are a highly reliable position monitoring solution rated to IP66/ 67.

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FEATURES

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02 November 2022

David Dearden examines the engineering challenges for protecting people and the machinery commonly used in industrial plants and facilities

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25 October 2022

A complete one-stop solution from OMRON proves essential in safety upgade of a folder-gluer machine at Smurfit Kappa Zedek

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20 October 2022

In the increasingly data-driven industrial environment, sometimes it is simple and clear information on the factory floor that is needed to enhance efficiency and productivity, asserts Ian Manning

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27 April 2022

LAUNCHING A new range of innovative robotic flexible manufacturing cells at Mills CNC would not have been possible without safety integration from SICK that helps to maximise productivity, while enabling operator collaboration. Neil Sandhu reports

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10 January 2022

Monitoring relays protect vital devices and products against problems that can occur with AC power supplies. Will Darby outlines how to select the most appropriate machine monitoring relay for various applications

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01 November 2021

Safety, user friendliness and productivity should all be reconciled when it comes to area guarding of plant and machinery. Dave Scot looks at the latest solutions

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18 January 2021

WITH ITS new generation myPNOZ modular safety relay, Pilz has introduced what the company reports to be the world’s first batch size one safety relay. Customers use the intuitive online myPNOZ Creator tool to configure their relay, which is then produced and delivered completely pre-assembled, set up and tested ready for installation.

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19 February 2019

Venturing into the great outdoors has always been a frontier too far when it comes to agreeing an internationally-recognised Technical Standard for safety solutions that use sensors and sensor systems to detect people in the open air, writes Dr Martin Kidman

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06 March 2018

Leuze is no stranger to the fact that machine safety is an integral part of machine design, as shown with its BPS30 and BPS300 series of barcode positioning systems and new Smart Process Gating (SPG), through which muting processes are made more economical, simple and safe

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20 October 2015

Monitoring electromagnetic safety brakes is increasingly important. The Mayr Roba-Brake-Checker is not only able to energise brakes, but can also monitor them without the use of sensors. Hermann Bestle explains how.

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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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24 August 2015

EN ISO 14120 (Safety of machinery - Guards - General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards), a new common global standard for fixed and movable guards, is going through the approval process in the European Commission. Neil Dyson, business line manager for Machinery Safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains the implications

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27 April 2015

Leuze's RSL 400 series of safety laser scanners offer two independent protective functions and can thereby act as two single laser scanners. They can also be configured easily via Bluetooth (at distances of up to 10m) and Ethernet TCP/IP.

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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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22 April 2014

Many accidents are caused in factories and workshops by hose whip when disconnecting compressed air lines still under pressure. Craig Forrester, Stäubli Connectors UK manager, outlines how this danger can be eliminated.

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28 February 2014

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC urges machine builders to undertake a thorough safety analysis of the systems that monitor and control the operation of their machines. While the 'dos' and 'don'ts' are well defined in the Directive for many aspects of machine safety, guidelines for the provision of visual and audible warning indicators are more vague; there is ‘guidance’ but little in the way of ‘you must....’. In Simon Adams’ view, it is more a case of applying 'good practice'

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01 November 2013

Implementing the requirements of new EN ISO 14119 machine safety standard could lead to high installation, cabling and connecting costs. However, SICK has found simple connectivity solution to cascading switches and sensors, whilst allowing high diagnostic coverage and eliminating the potential for fault masking. Dr Martin Kidman, Safety Specialist at SICK (UK) explains

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08 May 2013

Rockwell Automation has released a configuration and design tool to help machinery automation system engineers save time when designing safety systems. The Rockwell Automation Safety Automation Builder (SAB) configuration software helps users navigate the safety-system design process and apply global best practices.

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15 March 2013

The new EN ISO 13849-1 machinery safety standard places the onus on machine builders to demonstrate that all necessary risk assessments have been completed and documented. Andrew Ryder, an expert in machinery safety at Bosch Rexroth, follows the audit trail

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29 October 2012

Many EU Directives and standards are applicable to the safety aspects of machinery, including control systems, but how do EU Directives develop? Leuze has published useful guidance and launched a new version of its software program SafeExpert to guide machine builders through the process

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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04 April 2017

The 319 series comprises of a low voltage, permanent magnet DC motor with worm gearbox developed for a compact, low noise and cost effective solution to suit many applications.

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04 April 2017

Alongside their single and three phase high powered motors, Tecnotion, the linear motor specialist, offers a selection of both iron core and ironless motors for low voltage purposes.

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24 June 2016

Knobs, handles and adjustable feet in the special conductive technopolymer prevent the accumulation of electrostatic charge between bodies with different electric potential.

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24 June 2016

Handles and knobs in RAL 9002 white colour with a smooth surface to make cleaning operations easier.

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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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24 June 2016

The high corrosion resistance of stainless steel makes it one of the most demanded materials in many industrial sectors.

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04 April 2017

OEM Automatic are pleased to announce we are now the UK agents for Aplisens who manufacture Smart field devices for pressure, differential pressure, level and temperature.

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04 April 2017

Cable entry system KDSClick The system has a modular design, consisting of only three types of basic components: frames, inlays and sealing sleeves.

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24 June 2016

Knobs,handles and latches made out of self-extinguishing special technopolymer certified "V0" according to UL-94 V (Underwriters Laboratories) for use in public environments where flame-proof materials are required. 

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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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24 June 2016

Handwheels, knobs, lever handles, adjustable levers and handles conceived for a broad spectrum of applications, typical of new market segments, Ergostyle® elements are destined to hospital and medical equipment, scientific instruments, laboratory fittings, office furniture, leisure and sporting equipment, and, generally, whenever aesthetics and user-friendliness are key requirements for the market success of the product.

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04 April 2017

Our Industrial instrumentation products focus on components that measure and control the pressure and flow of liquids and gases.

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04 April 2017

The ECO range of signal tower from Auer offers high performance LED’s, excellent visibility and long lifetime but still at an attractive price.

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24 June 2016

Plastic and metal plugs, oil breather caps and level indicators for hydraulic systems comply with Health and Safety Requirements according to 94/9/EC ATEX European Directive (explosive atmospheres) for equipment in Group II, category 2GD.

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04 April 2017

OEM Automatic represents the prestigious Anderson Negele Brand to support the food, beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical industries with regard to hygienic instrumentation.

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