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Technews Industry Guide - IIoT 2018

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Zoned approach reduces the complexity of machine safety
January 2019, ASCO

This article examines a unique approach known as zoned safety, which reduces complexity in the design of redundant pneumatic safety circuits. It explains the advantages of the concept over the traditional ...

Kia Slovakia reduces safety ­downtime
January 2019, Rockwell Automation

Allen-Bradley GuardLogix maximises efficiency in body shop.

Setting new gas monitoring ­standards in coal mining
January 2019

The presence of methane gas in coal mining processes is highly probable, and monitoring methane levels in operational mining sections has become obligatory. Legislation calls for the installation of methane ...

AST adds new value to fire suppression in 2019
January 2019, Alien Systems & Technologies

Moving forward into 2019, Alien Systems & Technologies has put new value-added services in place for customers.       New value-added services Pyroshield IG55 gaseous automatic fire extinguishing systems ...

Protecting pumps in hazardous ­areas
January 2019, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives

Safety has top priority wherever flammable media are used in industry. This applies in particular to the chemical industry, where flammable liquids are produced, processed and transported by pumps in ...

PyroStorm provides cost-effective fire protection for control equipment
December 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies

If you work at a large industrial plant or mine, you may have noticed those hydraulic lubricating oil packs, or perhaps the diesel generator sets, oil store rooms, pump rooms or flammable liquids stores, ...

Compact safety light curtains for tight spaces
December 2018, Turck Banner

The new SLC4 is Banner’s most compact safety light curtain to date. It has a low-profile design and a sensing area that extends the entire length of its 160 mm housing. This Type 4 safety light curtain ...

Wise choices to decrease fire risk and improve safety
November 2018, Spero Sensors & Instrumentation

Fire safety at the workplace is a topic that is easily neglected and many businesses do not devote enough attention to it. The topic quickly becomes top of mind when people lose their lives, or when a building or substantial part of an industrial plant is destroyed by fire.

Network-based process visualisation
November 2018, Pepperl+Fuchs

IT technologies such as PC and server virtualisation are establishing themselves in larger plants in the process industry to reduce the growing number of PC hardware components, while at the same time increasing flexibility and availability.

PC-based control for the process industry
November 2018, Beckhoff Automation

Beckhoff Automation adds Ex protection to extend its reach in hazardous areas.

Don’t forget to test your fire protection systems before the holiday shutdown
November 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies

As the year draws to a close, it is natural that people start looking forward to the holidays. It is therefore quite easy to neglect to consider the damaging effect a fire could have on businesses during ...

Advanced light curtain improves safety
November 2018, Rockwell Automation

The rise of robots has ushered in an increased demand for light curtains that provide a safe environment between the robotic work cells and the rest of the plant. The Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety ...

How to choose an industrial safety controller
September 2018, Turck Banner

The following are five key features to look for in a safety controller that will save time and money, as well as help ensure that operators are using the safety system correctly. As with any safety application, ...

Controllers simplify machines and improve safety
September 2018, Rockwell Automation

The Allen-Bradley GuardLogix 5580 and Compact GuardLogix 5380 controllers from Rockwell Automation can be scaled from safety system levels SIL 2/PLd to SIL 3/PLe. This scalability can help engineers optimise ...

Extech brings Mobile to sub-Saharan market-
September 2018, Extech Safety Systems

Extech Safety Systems has partnered with GoRugged to distribute Mobile products in sub-Saharan Africa. The IS520.1 is an industrial smartphone with current technology for use in Zone 1/21. It combines ...

Fire protection for unique risks
September 2018, Spero Sensors & Instrumentation

Risk analysis is the first phase in choosing the best fire prevention solution for a company. Sperosens offers complete fire prevention solutions, tailored to the specific requirements of each customer. ...

Using alarm annunciators in SIL-rated systems
September 2018, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists

In modern processing plants, the issue of functional safety is steadily gaining importance. Alarm annunciators are an integral part of safety planning, especially in processing plants where alarm conditions ...

How to safety-check a meter in the field
September 2018, Comtest

Digital multimeters are designed to assist users to carry out test and measurement functions from simple to highly complex, on the bench or remotely in the field. From time to time, users should test ...

RS Components enables embedded safety
September 2018, RS Components SA

DesignSpark portfolio delivers risk assessment for machine builders.

Automatic fire protection
August 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies

When an insurance company evaluates a business facility, key infrastructure areas are given special attention to reduce the risk in the event of a fire. These include IT equipment, warehousing, substations, ...

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