Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Understanding SIS industry standards
Understanding SIS industry standards

Safety instrumented system (SIS) applications grew primarily out of the oil and gas industries, where they are used to mitigate safety hazards related to many dangerous feedstocks, products, and processes. When applied appropriately, the fundamental concepts of SIS applications are integrated within the total... Read More

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Machine safety: Does ISO 13849-1: 2006 weight severity, frequency, and probability equally?
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New quantitative requirements for designing safety-related parts of the control system (SRP/CS) have created many related discussions about machine safety.  Yet, even with these new... Read More

The history and purpose of PSM-NEP
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Author's note: I recommend that you read John Ross' article, Making Sense of Process Safety, before reading this blog post. Process Safety Management was initiated by the Occupational Safety &... Read More

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Machine vision speed, quality, innovation
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Advanced applications for machine vision in automotive, robotics, quality, and safety use hybrid technologies, vision for robotic or machine guidance and in-line part inspection, and 3D imaging.... Read More

Know your customer
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Know Your Customer. This seems simple, and yet I am often surprised at how many people come to work every day, put in their time, and go home without a clear understanding of who that is. Can you... Read More

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Direct replacements for wireless transmitter series
Direct replacements for wireless transmitter series

Adaptive Wireless Solutions (AWS) has released a line of industrial wireless transmitters... Read More

Wireless AP/client for industrial networks
Wireless AP/client for industrial networks

Moxa's AWK-1131A IEEE 802.11n wireless AP/client has high-speed transmission rates up to 300 Mbps... Read More

Signal conditioners for confined spaces
Signal conditioners for confined spaces

Phoenix Contact's Mini Pro signal conditioners are designed to save space and make... Read More

Analog IO modules with HART communications
Analog IO modules with HART communications

Opto 22's SNAP-AIMA-iH and SNAP-AOA-23-iH two-channel analog input and output modules... Read More

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