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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Line scan camera with RGB, NIR ouputs
Line scan camera with RGB, NIR ouputs

Teledyne Dalsa's Piranha4 2k quadlinear line scan camera featuring red, green, and blue (RGB)... Read More

PC-based SCADA software suite
PC-based SCADA software suite

Mitsubishi Electric Automation's MC Works64 is a PC-based supervisory control and data... Read More

Industrial Modbus gateway expands network connectivity
Industrial Modbus gateway expands network connectivity

The Matrikon Industrial UA Modbus Gateway is housed in a small form factor gateway designed... Read More

Embedded computer platform
Embedded computer platform

Moxa's UC-8100 RISC computer is an embedded computing platform specifically designed for large... Read More

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