Automation/safety integration, applications, risk assessment advice

Control Engineering Web site offers information on integrating automation and machine safety.

By Control Engineering Staff June 23, 2005

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