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31 July 2018

When it comes to forklift inspections, one size does not fit all. From counterbalance to stacker trucks, telehandlers to demountables, each has its own unique components and inspection requirements. 

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27 July 2018

The new radio-controlled Safemaster W series UH 6900 offers safety-oriented bidirectional transmission of E-stop and control functions plus, increased flexibility for safeguarding hazardous areas.

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25 July 2018

Fercell wants to oppose the opinion of companies thinking that it is time-consuming and expensive to have dust extraction systems installed. Engineers can fit a dust extraction system, depending on size, from a few hours to a matter of days for larger systems.

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24 July 2018

Impressive battery life, easy setup and a rental option are three reasons Industrial Scientific suggests for choosing Radius BZ1 Area monitors for turnarounds.

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23 July 2018

Packaging-related processes require a high level of automation and flexibility to be efficient and profitable. With this in mind, Pilz will be exhibiting its Smart Factory at the 2018 PPMA Show, which demonstrates how products can help users achieve intelligent networking and flexible production, whilst making sure safety is always at the forefront.

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19 July 2018

For safety when working with robot assistants, the BMW Group works with Pilz who carry out the conformity assessment including final CE marking. That enables Pilz to ensure safe human-robot collaboration (HRC) at multiple production sites of the BMW Group.

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19 July 2018

Panduit Europe, an industry leader in control panel, wire harness and heavy-duty cable management solutions for over 60 years, is announcing the release of its groundbreaking VeriSafe - Absence of Voltage Tester.

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19 July 2018

At Automatica 2018, the Schmersal Group will present safety light grids and safety light curtains from the SLC/SLG 445 product series that are suitable for welding robots.

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25 July 2018

The PROFIsafe module from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is said to fulfil the most stringent safety requirements and ensures secure communication in PROFINET environments.

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19 June 2018

The Schmersal Group is extending its range of control panels with the new BDF 200-SD model. This product variant now has a built-in SD interface and is fitted with an Emergency Stop function with electronic OSSD outputs. It can be fitted with up to three operational command and alarm devices, such as illuminated push-buttons, illuminated alarms, selector switches and key switches.

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21 June 2018

At Automatica 2018, the Schmersal Group presented safety light grids and safety light curtains from the product series SLC/SLG 445 which, due to their integrated multiple scan function, are suitable for demanding environmental conditions, in particular also for welding robots.

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21 May 2018

Murrelektronik's modular Cube67 fieldbus system and safe fieldbus module MVK Metal Safety enable space to be saved in cabinets because safety relays are not necessary; the number of safe outputs within a system can be increased easily.

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15 May 2018

When it comes to choosing the right safety relay, identifying the smallest performance improvements can result in big productivity gains. For that reason SICK has developed its ReLy safety relays to achieve a 10 ms response time with a long and durable product lifecycle.

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16 May 2018

Recently updated, the latest generation of the Tank and Vessel inspection camera – INVIZ SNK – is designed to allow a detailed inspection of confined spaces without requiring manned entry.

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01 May 2018

With SecurityBridge, Pilz is expanding its product range to include the area of Industrial Security. The Pilz SecurityBridge protects the connections between programming/configuration tools and hardware controllers from manipulation by detecting unauthorised changes to the automation project, for example.

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25 April 2018

M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions has specified a new underbody lighting system for its HGVs. This illuminates during reversing to maintain safety and to ensure compliance with REG 23 and Reg 48 - European directives which specify the intensity and positioning of vehicle manoeuvring lights.

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29 March 2018

Panasonic has launched the SF4D safety light curtain series which is said to feature significantly improved environmental resistance.

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28 March 2018

EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) has developed customised HMI Systems with intuitive design and reliable operation.

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28 March 2018

SICK has expanded its next-generation microScan3 family with the addition of EtherNet/IPTM and PROFINET compatible variants to enable easy integration of safety laser scanners into a safe network. 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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26 March 2018

The Schmersal Group is extending its range of control panels with the new BDF 200-SD model. This product variant now has a built-in SD interface and is fitted with an Emergency Stop function with electronic OSSD outputs. It can be fitted with up to three operational command and alarm devices, such as illuminated push-buttons, illuminated alarms, selector switches and key switches.

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FEATURES

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28 June 2018

While all machines supplied in the European Economic Area must comply with the Machinery Directive and be safe, machinery safety is much broader than ensuring compliance with this directive, explains Paul Taylor, head of industrial products (UK) at TÜV SÜD Product Service, a global product testing and certification organisation 

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07 March 2018

Collaborative robots, sometimes referred to as cobots, are designed to work alongside humans in a ‘collaborative workspace’, an area where the robot and the human can perform tasks simultaneously. Stewart Robinson, principal engineer and functional safety expert at TÜV SÜD Product Service, considers what this means from a safety perspective

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30 October 2017

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, a global product testing and certification organisation, explains more

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28 April 2017

Modular aluminium profile systems, referred to by some as 'industrial Mecanno', are used widely throughout industry, retail and lifestyle applications. In this article MiniTec looks at the role the product plays in helping to keep keeping manufacturing operations safe

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27 April 2017

Paul Taylor, manager for machinery safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, a global product testing and certification organisation, asks the question: 'How electrically safe is your machinery?'

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30 March 2017

When using modular safety systems it is essential to ensure that key features are considered in order to maximise the benefits, says Kevan Cowley of Wieland Electric

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17 March 2017

Workers can face serious or fatal injures if machinery starts up or 'energises' unexpectedly. To ensure worker safety, planned procedures for isolating and clearly labelling restricted machinery is critical. Niall Robinson, category buyer at Arco, explains how a Lockout Tagout procedure can help

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18 July 2016

Many machinery end-users upgrade existing equipment as no budget is available to invest in new systems. However, if substantial changes are made, a new conformity assessment may be required. Neil Dyson from TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains more

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18 July 2016

Machine safety is a key consideration in all modern plants, at every stage of a machine’s lifecycle: design, manufacture, installation, adjustment, operation, and maintenance. Martin Walder, VP Industry at Schneider Electric, explains more

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19 May 2016

Dr Martin Kidman, safety specialist of SICK, offers advice on how to ensure full compliance to machinery safety standards, using the example of safety laser scanners

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03 March 2016

It is common for machinery owners to assume that if their equipment has the CE marking then no further action is required. However, the Work Equipment Directive, which is implemented in the UK by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), applies to all work equipment regardless of its age, including equipment that carries the CE marking. Neil Dyson explains more

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12 May 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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11 February 2015

Mark Smailes, MD of Safety Systems Technology, believes that obligations under PUWER are well accepted across industry. However he is concerned that some companies believe that it’s not necessary to update the control systems of work equipment in response to PUWER assessments – a belief he says has absolutely no justification and is potentially dangerous

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27 October 2014

Jean-Louis Evans, MD at TÜV SÜD Product Service, a global product testing and certification organisation, and at its sister company TÜV SÜD BABT, a radio and telecommunications certification body, explains why wireless modules mean new compliance requirements

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10 September 2014

In September 2014, the European Commission was due to give final approval for a new common global standard for fixed and movable guards. EN ISO 14120 (Safety of machinery - Guards - General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards) will replace EN 953. Paul Laidler, business director for machinery safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains

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01 April 2014

A formal visual inspection of electrical equipment by a trained person forms a key part of equipment maintenance, as Jim Wallace of Seaward explains

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17 February 2014

Most palletiser-related injuries occur when people enter the machine and are trapped between its many parts. As palletisers transport a heavy and bulky load, operators are also exposed to potential hazards from loads falling off the moving pallets. Paul Laidler, business director for Machinery Safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains more

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29 October 2013

Guards perform an indispensable function to minimise the risk of injury as well as meeting a multitude of regulatory requirements, as Paul Laidler, business director for machinery safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, a global product testing and certification organisation, comments

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08 July 2013

Integrating machine protection doors into automated production areas can reduce the risk of accidents while boosting productivity, reports Christopher Knollys, managing director of sara LBS.

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17 April 2013

Jim Wallace of Seaward looks at the emphasis on risk assessment in the new IET Code of Practice for maintaining the safety of electrical equipment in the workplace

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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23 June 2015

Interior & Exterior Kerbing systems

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 7.80m - 33.70m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 15.45m - 47.70m

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18 May 2016

Superbolt multi-jackbolt tensioners (MJTs) replace existing hex nuts. Only hand tools are required for installation and removal of any size tensioner. Safe, accurate and economical! We have a wide range of standard series, as well as an unlimited capacity to create special designs to meet your unique needs.

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18 May 2016

Nord-Lock washers secure bolted joints with tension instead of friction. It is a high quality product with documented success in many industries worldwide.

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23 June 2015

For industrial protection in any environment

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 13.00m - 23.00m

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18 May 2016

Key features and benefits

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25 November 2016

Lift heights between 4.03m – 16.7m

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18 May 2016

The Nord-Lock X-series washer is an exceptional new product, giving customers extreme performance and safety, as well as the extra security of never having to risk making the wrong choice. With Nord-Lock X-series, we bring exciting new ideas to the bolt securing field that expand your design possibilities for excellent results.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 4.20m - 10.00m

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18 May 2016

Flexnuts are used in combination with Superbolt tensioners and are designed to flex out at the bottom and flex in toward the top of the nut. This distributes the bolt load along many threads, adds elasticity, and prevents stress concentrations in the first few threads.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights 3.60m - 5.10m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.0m - 47.7m

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18 May 2016

Bolt style Superbolt multi-jackbolt tensioners (MJTs) replace existing studs or bolts. Ideal for applications with tapped holes, or where threading a stud into a nut would be impractical. The outside diameter is smaller than a nut type tensioner on a stud, allowing MJTs to fit into tighter areas.

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