Safety

Electrosensitive protective devices for safe machines — Part 2

18 June, 2018 by Otto Goernemann and Hans-Joerg Stubenrauch, SICK AG | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

The optoelectronic technologies available for machine safety protection are nowadays very diverse and provide advanced functions not only to protect workers, but to improve productivity at the same time.


Personnel and materials hoist crushes a worker

30 May, 2018 by

A worker was working on the roof of Car 1 of the dual carriage hoist and was connected via a safety harness attached to Car 2 when it started automatically, pinning him against a structural tie.


Aussie student's robotic window cleaner wins Intel ISEF award

21 May, 2018 by

Oliver Nicholls took home the Gordon E. Moore Award and US$75,000 for his fully autonomous robotic window cleaner.


Electrosensitive protective devices for safe machines — Part 1

16 May, 2018 by Otto Goernemann and Hans-Joerg Stubenrauch, SICK AG | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

The optoelectronic technologies available for machine safety protection are very diverse and provide advanced functions to not only protect workers, but also to improve productivity.


Arc faults in underground electrical enclosures

04 May, 2018 by | Supplied by: Ampcontrol Pty Ltd

The design of electrical enclosures has not significantly changed since the 1990s, but the energy levels used in underground mining have increased significantly.


Allen-Bradley Guardmaster GuardLink safety system

03 May, 2018 by | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Rockwell Automation has introduced a safety-based communications protocol known as the Allen-Bradley Guardmaster GuardLink safety system.




Balluff BID R03K RFID safety sensors

24 April, 2018 by | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The BID R03K non-contacting, transponder-coded safety sensors are suitable for monitoring guard doors and safety flaps.


The latest in safety and WHS to be discussed at Safety First

13 March, 2018 by

Running in conjunction with NMW, this year's Safety First Conference and Expo will include presentations from some of the industry's safety thought leaders.


HIMA supports safe and secure operations at Ichthys LNG

11 January, 2018 by | Supplied by: HIMA Australia

HIMA has been awarded a long-term service contract to support the safety systems at the Ichthys LNG project, now that it is moving into its operational phase.


Safety instrumented systems: using single-loop logic solvers

13 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: Moore Industries Pacific Inc

When implementing safety instrumented systems, single-loop logic solvers provide an affordable option that delivers simple installation, easier validation and faster start-up.


Emerson and exida collaborate to reduce safety system set-up complexity

03 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Emerson and exida have announced the release of a tool designed in collaboration to automatically generate SIS configurations.


Queensland makes industrial manslaughter a crime

27 October, 2017 by

Industrial manslaughter laws have been passed in Queensland, which will mean that a company or individual found guilty of industrial manslaughter may now be liable for a fine of up to $10 million, while an individual senior officer may be liable to a term of up to 20 years' imprisonment.


HIMA HIMax safety controller

25 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: HIMA Australia

HIMA's HIMax safety controller has been awarded a cybersecurity certificate from TÜV Rheinland, in accordance with international standards IEC 62443-4-1, IEC 62443-4-2 and ISASecure EDSA 2.0.0.


Metso hosts ISO meeting on standards for burner valves

25 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Metso Australia Limited

On 25–29 September, Metso is hosting the ISO/TC 161 meeting at its Valve Technology Center in Finland's capital city area, with the focus this year on the safety and reliability of burner valves.


Abseiling, drones and 3D modelling — modern practices transforming the resources industries

22 September, 2017 by

A Western Australian firm is pushing the engineering industries to adopt new technology for structural audits and, in the process, improve safety and potentially save millions of dollars.


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