Safety

First certification of a safety laser scanner for outdoor use

29 November, 2019

Until now safety laser scanners could only be certified for indoor use — such as for machinery operated inside production halls.


Phoenix Contact PSRswitch RFID-coded safety switch

21 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

The PSRswitch provides safe series connection of up to 30 sensors and comprehensive IO-Link diagnostic information.


Pepperl+Fuchs R2000 2D laser scanner

01 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

With a 360° measuring angle and a stable, wobble-free scanning axis, the R2000 Detection 2D laser scanner is able to detect objects as small as 1 mm that move into its field of detection.


Pinnacle NSD safety mats

27 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The Pinnacle NSD (New Switching Device) safety mat system provides digital (on/off) switching for safety mat applications.


Australian company develops fire-retardant rubber for mining

13 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Elastomers Australia

Australian company Elastomers Australia collaborated with leading mining operators to develop non-burning rubber screen media panels.


TÜV SÜD pulls out of dam safety checks

26 August, 2019

Germany's TÜV SÜD has pulled out of conducting safety assessments of dams after the collapse of a Brazilian dam it had vetted killed almost 250 people in January.


UNSW students create solution to prevent electrocutions

16 August, 2019

A team of students from UNSW Sydney has designed a virtual and augmented reality system that allows workers to safely shut down dangerous machinery in industrial plants.


Evolving from safety relays to safety PLCs

07 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

As machine tools and process operations become more complex, the shortcomings of traditional safety relays become more obvious.


Pilz safe radar system

06 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

The Pilz safe radar system comprises the LBK System safe radar system from Inxpect and the Pilz PNOZmulti 2 configurable small controller.


Pepperl+Fuchs signalling devices

01 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

Pepperl+Fuchs offers a comprehensive range of high-performance signalling products suitable for a wide range of industries and applications.


Schmersal SLC/SLG440 IP69K safety light curtains and grids

30 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The SLC/SLG440 IP69K safety light curtains and grids are suitable for use in hygiene-sensitive sectors including food, pharmaceuticals, meat and milk processing.


Efficient process-controlled access guarding without muting sensors

05 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

Systems such as conveyor lines with safety light curtains must often reliably distinguish between people and merchandise.


Schmersal Safety Field Box system

30 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The configurable Safety Field Box system allows safety switchgear devices to be connected in the field and freely interlinked on a decentralised basis.


IDEC HS1T safety interlock switch

25 June, 2019 | Supplied by: IDEC Australia Pty Ltd

The HS1T interlock switch with solenoid provides 5000 N of locking force.


Report on deadly oil rig explosion to find company culpable

07 June, 2019

Alarms were off, protocol absent when five died in explosive blowout.


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