• 1 Apr
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    Don't get caught off guard

    When designing machinery it is imperative to consider how guards can offer the highest level of safety without obstructing interaction between operator and machine. Warren Gourlay, UK & Ireland sales manager – industry and automation solutions at Wieland Electric, explains the key factors to consider and the increasingly important role of safety light guards.

  • 1 Apr
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    OT security – are you ready?

    In today’s connected world, with the Industrial Internet of Things and increased adoption of industry 4.0, businesses must deal with more and more connected devices. Security is key to success here and should not be ignored, says Tim Ricketts, Director of M.A.C. Solutions.

  • 1 Apr
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    Greater security in manufacturing IT

    Rittal’s teams work closely with leading industrial companies to create IT infrastructures for use with Industry 4.0 technology, including edge computing platforms. The following tips are to help companies implement fast-deploying and secure IT for production environments.

  • 3 Jan
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    Zero-day for system integrators

    With Siemens recently becoming the first company to gain TÜV SÜD certification for the secure system integration of process automation and drive solutions in compliance with IEC 62443-2-4, it is worth remembering the importance of a "defence-in-depth" approach.

  • 5 Nov
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    Smart safety at the heart of Industry 4.0

    Along with the protection of staff and the environment, smart safety precepts can deliver multiple benefits to manufacturing companies.

  • 5 Nov
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    Integrated safety – what exactly is it?

    In broad terms, integration enables increased speed and precision of production processes due to more finely tuned technology and control systems.

  • 2 Oct
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    Increasing profitability by improving efficiency

    Today there is an increasing awareness that automation system performance has a major impact on industrial profitability.

  • 6 Apr
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    No more ghosts in the machine

    Machinery safety design in high-speed corrugated cardboard production is particularly challenging because a machine can be more than 100 metres long and made up of complex, modular elements that must integrate many levels of safety protection.

  • 6 Apr
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    Cyber security in connected manufacturing

    In the world of connected machines and devices, cyber security threats are real and growing.

  • 6 Apr
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    The importance of access control maintenance

    Physical access control is a security practice that regulates and limits entry to a building, room, or campus area.

  • 6 Apr
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    Remote monitoring: the key to smarter cost-savings

    For system integrators, a fire alarm control panel with a smart interface that allows remote monitoring and predictive maintenance can be seen as a key step towards meeting many of the challenges of the digital age.

  • 6 Apr
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    A ticking time bomb?

    Why we should be talking about our ageing transformer fleet.

  • 5 Apr
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    How integrating systems could improve the safety of your building

    For as long as fire protection and CCTV technologies have existed, they’ve been managed separately by facilities management teams.

  • 8 Mar
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    Why use Functional Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE)?

    KEB is rolling out its new Generation 6 products, including controllers and drives (F6, H6 & S6), with the standard option being supplied with Functional Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) – but why is that important to machine builders?

  • 1 Dec
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    Accepting responsibility - for hygiene, safety and protecting the environment

    Accepting responsibility - this is the company philosophy of Hamburg-based company Dr. Weigert, the developer and manufacturer of cleaning and disinfecting agents.