Control Engineering Presents - Business and Design Benefits of Integrated Safety and Control


September 14, 2005

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Business and Design Benefits of Integrated Safety and Control

Integration of safety and control has been a major topic of discussion in manufacturing over the past few years. To find out how OEMs view the debate, we focused on an OEM of packaging machinery—Cloud Packaging Solutions—for whom safety has long been a critical component due to high amounts of user interaction with their products and the ever-increasing number of global safety standards. Read more

Benefits of Software-based Safety vs. Hardwired Systems

By Sam Boytor, Fox Controls Inc.

In the past century, U.S. manufacturers have made great strides in improving worker safety on the plant floor. Since the 1920s, three generations of machine safety have been used in U.S. manufacturing facilities. While early manufacturers were required to apply techniques using standard components, manufacturers today are reaping the benefits of proven and cost-effective safety networks and controllers. Read more

Astec and Customers Gain Benefits from Safety Networks

Safety networks have been making original equipment manufacturers and their customers not only more safe, but more efficient. A case in point is Astec Inc., an OEM that designs, manufactures, and markets continuous and batch-process hot-mix asphalt facilities and soil remediation equipment. Read more

Click here to find out how companies are increasing productivity and efficiency with Siemens Simplified Safety. Learn how understanding safety standards can reduce the cost of ownership and enhance the bottom line. Take a step-by-step, standards based guide to assess safety risks at your plant.
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Technology Spotlight

PROFIsafe combines standard automation communication with a redundant communication built to lower the cost of safety and control communications.

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Risk Assessment, How to Become an Expert

In today’s complex and litigious environment, the identification, evaluation, and reduction of safety risks is not an option. A risk assessment will determine the scope of the required safety systems needed to protect personnel and machines from possible injury or damage.

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Topics in next edition

>Risk Assessments - the risks of not doing them
>What is a Risk Assessment and how does it affect you
>Why an integrated safety approach works

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