Automation/safety integration, applications, risk assessment advice
Control Engineering Web site offers information on integrating automation and machine safety.
Control Engineering Web site offers information on integrating automation and machine safety. A June 8 Webcast called “Simplified Safety,” sponsored by Control Engineering and Siemens, is among information available on the topic.
A system integrator, original equipment manufacturer, and automation vendor noted various opportunities when integrating automation and safety. Observations include: Safety can add productivity, especially when added early in any process; there’s a need to do regular risk assessments, especially after any automation system changes or additions; diversity of today’s technologies and flexibility within today’s regulations can help; someone, and everyone, needs to consider safety; don’t put off getting required help and technologies.
View the archived Webcast through Sept. 7, 2005, by clicking here .
Related Control Engineering articles include the following:
Process Safety: What are the Odds?
Machine Retrofits and Safety
Safety Networks Up and Running
Safety in the Automated World
Reach for Machine Safety
—Mark T. Hoske, editor-in-chief, Control Engineering, MHoske@cfemedia.com