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Machine regulations: Barrier or opportunity?

While new machinery safety regulations appear to present obstacles and challenges for UK machine builders and system integrators in the short term, they may also offer opportunities for innovation, improved safety standards, and enhanced competitiveness in the global market, in the long term.

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Smart safety devices deliver smart manufacturing

When it comes to improving your on-machine safety, are you aware of all the options? It’s been over 40 years since safety relays were launched. Before that, think about the Industrial Revolution and the invention of the steam engine – accidents caused by failing machinery happened, and they affected both workers and the public. 

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Ensuring fire safety and installation flexibility for electrical connections

In the event of a fire, it’s essential for alarms, lighting, and fire-fighting systems to continue operating long enough to allow evacuation, as well as support the fire brigade in their work.

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Top three safety hazards to avoid for PV solar installations

Renewable energy is one of the fastest growing markets in the world – in the UK, solar commissioning and installations have doubled within the last year and are expected to double again by 2030. To keep technicians safe, there are three main electrical hazards to avoid when installing and maintaining PV solar installations.

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Move over, SCADA

Traditionally, PC-based SCADA systems were the only tool in the instrumentation and control engineer’s toolbox for plant process visualisation and control applications. This led to many facilities implementing SCADA systems simply because there were no available alternatives. 

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