Machine Safety

E-stop button features illuminated base

Banner Engineering introduces the patent-pending 30mm Mount Illuminated Emergency Stop pushbutton, combining status indication and safety in one solution for the first time. With bright, highly-visible illumination, the new E-stop is suitable for diverse emergency stop safety applications, helping…

🕘 10/07/2012

Machine EMC cannot be ignored

Paul Laidler, business director for machinery safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, a global product testing and certification organisation. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is an issue that many machine builders find complex and confusing. However, machines offered for sale in the…

🕘 10/07/2012

Control devices for harsh environments

.steute has developed a new ‘Extreme’ range of wired and wireless control devices. For over 50 years .steute has been designing and developing control devices and sensors that offer an important interface between man and machine and nowhere are they more important than for arduous and…

🕘 10/07/2012

Omron brings flexibility & simplicity to safety

Versatile yet easy to use, the new G9SP software-based modular safety controllers from Omron offer a convenient approach to implementing dependable safety systems with a low total cost of ownership. The new controllers fully satisfy the needs of today’s users for flexibility as, unlike…

🕘 10/07/2012

Safety controller makes ‘light’ work at solar panel manufacturer

Safety controllers supplied by Omron are helping one of Spain’s leading solar panel manufacturers to ensure the safety of its operators. Spain enjoys more hours of sunshine than almost any other European country, so it’s hardly surprising that it is one of the leaders in the…

🕘 10/07/2012

Articulation in action

As the global market leader and pioneers of the articulated truck, Bendi stay ahead of the rest through continuous groundbreaking and innovative product development … As pioneers of the Articulated Forklift, Bendi have built their business delivering groundbreaking, innovative, space saving…

🕘 10/07/2012

Speed monitor offers improved functionality

The MOC3SA Speed Monitor from Sick (UK) is designed to offer improved speed limiting functionality on machine tool and general rotating machinery while enhancing the ease of set-up and maintenance. It is also claimed to enable engineers and factory managers to meet safety requirements with greater…

🕘 26/01/2012

Machinery Safety Alliance offers guidance on latest standards

A new alliance has been formed between a group of leading industrial companies to make holistic sense of changes in machine safety standards in the UK … The Machinery Safety Alliance is a new collaboration between Festo, Fortress Interlocks, Pilz Automation Technology, Troax, UK Engineering, and…

🕘 18/01/2012

Taking a long term view of machinery safety

David Collier, business development manager at Pilz Automation Technology, explains why machine builders should resist the temptation to save money in the short term by using Category 2 architecture on machine guard safety circuits that require Performance Level d (PLd) Users of electromechanical…

🕘 18/01/2012

Tobacco machine refurb benefits from latest machine safety solutions

Tobacco industry machine supplier and refurbisher, Hampshire Tobacco Machinery Services is conquering modern safety legislation more easily thanks to advanced hardware and software from Rockwell Automation … Hampshire Tobacco Machinery Services (HTMS) was established in 1986, initially for the…

🕘 13/12/2011