Machine Safety

Machine Safety 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 November 2, 2018

Ethernet Security, Safety Relies on Common Sense Networking

KEY WORDS Networks and communication Ethernet Internet and intranet PC-based control Device-level networksThe price of freedom? A little less freedom. More users are seeking to gain Ethernet's interoperability and flexibility. However, the relatively greater openness of Ethernet can mean increased network vulnerability, especially when networks are linked via the Internet.

Machine Safety November 2, 2018

Analyzing, tracking process hazards

Regulatory compliance is driving industry to provide more complete information concerning its manufacturing processes and systems partially because many process industries either use hazardous feedstock or produce hazardous materials. To ensure safe operation of these facilities, OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) rules (29 CFR 1910.

By Staff
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