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13 April 2021

THE PANDEMIC has reinforced the importance of food producers conveying confidence and having robust and proactive HACCP and hygiene protocols in place, despite limited time and resources, explains Fortress Technology.

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08 April 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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26 March 2021

ELECTRICAL FIELD test engineers at The Electrical Compliance Collective (TECC) are equipped with Apollo 600+ Elite test kits from Seaward as part of a strategy to ensure customers can meet their electrical safety responsibilities efficiently and cost-effectively.

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31 March 2021

THE NEXT-generation L25 and L26 single-beam photoelectric safety switches from SICK feature the company's 'BluePilot' alignment and IO-Link for smart, real-time communication.

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01 February 2021

DEDICATED SAFETY testing stations are being introduced by MCA Fusion Hire & Repair at each of its nine branches. They will include test technology specifically designed for the hire and service industries.

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19 January 2021

THE SCHMERSAL Group now offers its customers in UK and Ireland a new webshop selling components for functional machine safety. The company has linked its popular and comprehensive online catalogue to an automated ordering and shipping process, creating a convenient and secure purchasing tool that is available to customers around the clock after registration.

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02 February 2021

THE NEW Allen-Bradley Guardmaster 440G-EZ electromagnetic interlocking switch from Rockwell Automation allows access to a potentially hazardous area only when the area is safe. This can help keep people safe and protect a process from unplanned downtime to improve productivity and efficiency.

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18 December 2020

AS THE body behind the national standard for Thorough Examinations, CFTS is urging companies not to let seasonal operational pressures get in the way of regular equipment inspections.

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09 December 2020

A TECHNICAL Boiler House Risk Assessment (TBHRA) not only highlights areas of potential risk for owners, operators and managers, but can identify where enhancements to the steam system could lead to improved energy efficiency.

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06 November 2020

A COMPANY set up because its founder promised a fellow serviceman a job would be waiting for him after the Second World War, is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

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13 November 2020

A NEW global ISO 20560 norm is now available to standardise the identification of hidden and often hazardous pipe contents in factories and facilities. Compliant pipe markers are already offered by Brady Corporation.

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01 October 2020

A DISTRIBUTION partnership with the Hartman Group, based in Victoria, Australia, means Uni-Prop International's award-winning Uni-Prop product will soon be available across Australia and New Zealand.

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23 September 2020

SAFETY SIGNS manufacturer and safety products supplier, Spectrum Industrial has launched a guide to help industries implement a LOTOTO process within their facilities.

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15 June 2020

ABB is providing integrated safety functionality for its all-compatible variable speed drives (VSDs) to simplify the engineering design process in machine manufacturing and automation.

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01 April 2020

SICK has combined its MB1 mechanical safety bolt for enclosed hazard areas with its advanced TR110 non-contact safety lock to deliver a high-performance PLe (EN ISO 13849) safety solution with maximum machine availability.

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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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01 April 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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31 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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FEATURES

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03 March 2021

If you are responsible for machinery building and safety, it is vital that you understand how the UK leaving the EU will impact your role. It is also vital that you are aware of what your machinery suppliers should be doing, writes Paul Taylor

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19 February 2021

SPECIALIST in safety engineering and pioneer of the RFID Safety Switch, Euchner has added new Modular and Classic variants to its Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB), which was launched to provide a totally integrated locking and handle solution a number of years ago

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.00m - 57.00m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights 3.60m - 5.10m

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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

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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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

Key features and benefits

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25 November 2016

Lift heights between 4.03m – 16.7m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 4.20m - 10.00m

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23 June 2015

Interior & Exterior Kerbing systems

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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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23 June 2015

For industrial protection in any environment

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.0m - 47.7m

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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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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 15.45m - 47.70m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 13.00m - 23.00m

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