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Which one is counterfeit?
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Do not ignore those recurring errors in manufacturing or processing
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Error messages matter, a lot. Find them, track them, and remove them. Adopt a 4-point no-errors policy. Can you answer 4 questions about errors, warnings, and alarms in manufacturing and processing?... Read More

Managing alarms effectively
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Many SCADA systems have built-in features that can be used to improve alarm handling, operator response times, and root cause analysisRead More

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Hacked without knowing it
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Engineering and IT Insight: Cyber-criminals are stealing manufacturing companies’ intellectual property (IP). Is your lack of cyber security hardware, software, and best practices giving away... Read More

Safety: Risk management
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Risk assessment and risk management plans help with industrial safety and machine safety efforts, using standards, processes, hardware, software, and continual education.Read More

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Machine Safety: Risk of an actuator wired to general machine control versus safety controller
Machine Safety: Risk of an actuator wired to general machine control versus safety controller

When deciding to apply a device to achieve a safety function, by default, that safety function... Read More

Machine Safety: Functional safety standard explains validation
Machine Safety: Functional safety standard explains validation

Machine safety validation is defined by the international standard ISO 13849-2, Part 2: Validation,... Read More

Machine Safety: ISO 13849-1 status, interlock switch safety
Machine Safety: ISO 13849-1 status, interlock switch safety

Upon reviewing a machine that has two interlock switches mounted to an access door, can you say... Read More

Machine Safety: 12 hazards of unused machinery
Machine Safety: 12 hazards of unused machinery

Look at the 5 levels of hazard mitigation to help determine risk of a machine no longer in use.... Read More

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