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Applying automation to baked goods production
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In separate baked goods projects, smart integration of automation added consistency, speed, and flexibility to pattern toppings applicator, pie makeup machine, and snack cake and snack pie lines. Details of each project follow. Toppings: Pattern toppings applicator Applying toppings by hand added extra costs to... Read More

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Pushing machines to the limit: Transitioning to digital overspeed protection
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Every process and/or utility turbine—whether it is fossil, hydro, nuclear, or alternative fuel driven—is designed to withstand the strain of rotating speeds up to a specified limit. Engineers... Read More

Crane controls help make energy from waste
Crane controls help make energy from waste

Olmsted County, Minn., has a waste-to-energy facility that burns nonrecyclable refuse to produce energy. To increase the amount of waste turned into usable energy, the facility underwent an expansion... Read More

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Avoid a control panel redesign
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When motion network communications contain errors or create alarms, consider four quick-fix alternatives before redesigning a control panel. These include looking at the problem and solutions,... Read More

CIP Safety standard to include safe motion applications
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The next edition of The CIP Safety Specification by ODVA will include services for safe motion applications. With the addition of these services to CIP Safety, users will be able to deploy... Read More

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Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard
Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard

A joint working group is looking at global functional safety standard unification. At present,... Read More

Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?
Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?

ISO 13849 clearly states that it is a standard for designers. If these designers work for U.S.... Read More

Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?
Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?

A lot of work has gone into harmonizing international standards but a dilemma still exists – who is... Read More

Machine Safety: Do safety and security converge or intersect?
Machine Safety: Do safety and security converge or intersect?

If the two worlds of machine safety and security are synonymous then why even discuss whether their... Read More

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