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27 March 2020

Carlo Gavazzi has launched a compact family of non-contact magnetic sensors suitable for safety gate applications where space can be limited.

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21 March 2020

Automated Safety Instrumented Systems (SISs) can be used to prevent or mitigate hazardous events in a range of different situations.

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19 March 2020

Martindale’s latest catalogue includes many new products and useful guides to finding suitable tools and accessories for electrical safety, fault finding and certifying installations.

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15 March 2020

Through its new online catalogue Schmersal is showcasing more than 7000 safety and automation products – from straightforward electro-mechanical safety switches to programmable safety control systems and software.

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11 March 2020

The latest catalogue from Martindale includes many new products and useful guides to finding suitable tools and accessories for electrical safety, fault finding and certifying installations.

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17 March 2020

Brady's Lockout/Tagout programmes are designed to enable safer machine interventions.

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13 February 2020

Schmersal's new online catalogue showcases more than 7000 safety and automation products.

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13 February 2020

The SICK TTK70S and TTK50S magnetic absolute linear encoders with Hiperface interface are now certified to SIL2 (IEC 61508) and PLd (EN ISO 13849) for safety-related motion, supporting SLS (safely-limited speed) safety functions in safe drive controls.

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17 February 2020

Designed for easy and economical integration into the smallest of machine designs, particularly for automated guided vehicles, carts, mobile platforms and service robots, Sick believes the nanoScan3 to be the world’s smallest safety laser scanner.

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28 November 2019

With dimensions of 119.5 x 40 x 20mm, the AZM40 is the smallest RFID-based electronic solenoid interlock in the world, according to the Schmersal Group.

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14 October 2019

Eaton's new sounders and sounder beacons for the industrial process and control market mitigate the risk of downtime from EMC discharge and overloaded loops on low voltage systems.

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10 October 2019

Martindale Electric's latest PDS and PDSX Series of proving units are smaller, lighter and have new options for calibration checking test equipment.

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11 October 2019

Earlsmere has completed roll out of 400+ direct Pat testing systems to VP Brandon Hire Station, enabling electrical testing to be carried out prior to re-hire.

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10 October 2019

A 3M welding campervan has toured the UK and Ireland, meeting more than 1300 welders, health and safety professionals and engineers, to discuss HSE  guidelines for welding fume, hazard awareness and the new Speedglas Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet from 3M.

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04 October 2019

The Schmersal Group has introduced an RFID-based safety sensor designed in accordance with ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU. It can be used in EX zones 2 (gas EX, category 3G) and 22 (dust EX, category 3D).

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25 September 2019

At Motek 2019 (7 to 10 October, Stuttgart), the Schmersal Group will showcase its first RFID-based safety sensor designed in accordance with ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU which can be used in EX zones 2 (gas EX, category 3G) and 22 (dust EX, category 3D).

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24 September 2019

Martindale Electric's latest PDS and PDSX Series of proving units are smaller, lighter and have new options for calibration checking test equipment.

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24 September 2019

The Schmersal Group is using an innovative Plasma-SealTight technology process for the first time in a pilot project to produce its AZM300 solenoid lock.

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21 August 2019

Martindale Electric's latest NC Series of non-contact testers enable maintenance teams to safely identify live wiring and detect magnetic fields.

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21 August 2019

SICK UK has announced the launch of outdoorScan3 which, it says, is the first laser scanner to be safety-certified for use outdoors.

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FEATURES

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17 December 2019

Roger Highton, product line manager at Eaton for MTL Process Connectivity Products, provides some insights into designing for functional safety in hazardous applications.

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10 July 2019

We are used to seeing industrial robots working behind fences and guards, but what happens when robots leave their cages to work more closely with humans? Will they be safe? Are they subject to the same safety standards as their bigger brothers asks Dr Martin Kidman.

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16 July 2019

While optimising the opportunities offered by Industry 4.0’s digital transition is a must, reducing the risks involved in the increased interconnectivity of this ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ is imperative. Advanced sensors are already finding their way into modern manufacturing lines, facilitating informed decision-making. But this is just the beginning. Further innovations will unlock the full potential of smart component technologies, says Paul Taylor, Head of Industrial Products (UK) at TÜV SÜD, a global product testing and certification organisation.

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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18 May 2016

Key features and benefits

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.00m - 57.00m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 10.00m - 43.15m

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25 November 2016

Lift heights between 4.03m – 16.7m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 7.80m - 33.70m

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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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23 June 2015

Interior & Exterior Kerbing systems

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 13.00m - 23.00m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 4.20m - 10.00m

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31 July 2019

FLIR Thermal Studio is a thermal image analysis and reporting software designed to manage large sets of thermal images and videos.

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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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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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18 May 2016

The Nord-Lock wheel nut safely secures wheels on on-road and off-road heavy vehicles by maintaining high clamping force even under extreme operating conditions.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 15.45m - 47.70m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.0m - 47.7m

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