Machine Safety

Arc Flash March 7, 2019

IEEE 1584 -2018 changes offer a robust upgrade

Comprehensive standard review impacts arc flash analysis.

By Ed McConnell, PE
Machine Safety January 1, 2019

MPI-15 magnetic measuring system by Elesa (UK) Ltd. 

Elesa’s MPI-15 magnetic measuring system is designed to allow precise alignment and positioning of workpieces thus reducing time of machinery processes to a minimum, saving costs, and speeding the whole production cycle.

By Elesa (UK) Ltd.
Machine Safety July 9, 2018

Plant controls and safety initiatives for industrial facilities

Implementing and maintaining safety processes is vital to help prevent and identify safety risks and hazards for industrial automation workers. Ask operators these six safety questions.

By Susan Colwell, Maverick Technologies
Machine Safety June 11, 2018

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Jun. 4-10

Articles about autotuning PID control, the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, remote technical training, motion control safety, and IT and OT convergence were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 4-10, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Machine Safety April 22, 2018

Cloud-based safety suite to enhance worker safety

Honeywell released a way for companies to improve productivity and regulatory compliance by connecting their existing inventory of personal protective equipment (PPE) through radio identification (RFID) tags.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Machine Safety March 8, 2018

Machine vision benefits for autonomous vehicles

Machine vision capabilities will play an increasingly important role in the development of autonomous vehicles and will play a key role in widespread deployment.

Machine Safety March 6, 2018

Evaluating the ISA 88 standard for batch control

Deciding whether to employ a programmable logic controller (PLC), distributed control system (DCS) or a batch control depends on certain application requirements.

By Matt Ruth, Avanceon
Machine Safety February 22, 2018

Ladder Logic: Fault detection and messages

In ladder logic, faults are used to capture abnormal circumstances and each cell or station in a program will usually have its own fault routine and can send messages to a human-machine interface (HMI) or programmable logic controller (PLC).

By Frank Lamb, Automation Primer
Machine Safety February 9, 2018

Updating a DCS for optimized operations

If a company’s distributed control system (DCS) is more than 10 years old, it is likely a significant barrier to reaching your goals. But modernized or upgraded properly, the DCS could become vital in achieving and surpassing goals such as enhancing operations and improving productivity while exceeding return on investment (ROI) expectations.

By Aaron Crews, Emerson
Machine Safety October 23, 2017

Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 16-22: Wireless tank level monitoring, master welders and robots, solenoid valves, more

Articles about wireless tank level monitoring, master welders and robots, solenoid valves, a "human" human-machine interface, and conflicting machine control demands were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 16-22. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra