Automation can improve workplace safety but vigilance is still a must

14 August, 2020 by Harry Mulder, Engineering Manager, Omron Oceania | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

As industries begin to rely more heavily on automation, the general consensus is that new technologies are helping to improve workplace safety.

Turck TBPN and TBIP safety I/O modules

13 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Turck has expanded its range of safety I/O components with the TBPN and TBIP block I/O modules for Profisafe and CIP Safety respectively.

ABB to support expansion of Tanami underground goldmine

12 August, 2020 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB awarded $24 million contract to provide mine hoist systems to increase production at Newmont's Tanami goldmine in the Northern Territory.

ifm light grid with integrated muting unit

05 August, 2020 | Supplied by: ifm efector pty ltd

The latest generation of light grids from ifm allows for a muting mode without an external junction box or a muting relay being required.

SICK safeRS 3D radar protective device

03 August, 2020 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

SICK safeRS is a non-contact 3D protective device that safeguards hazardous areas in a wide variety of stationary applications.

Banner Engineering SC10 Series safety controller/relay hybrid

30 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

The SC10 Series compact safety controller/relay hybrid is a safety controller for smaller machines that replaces two or more safety relay modules.

Fortress Interlocks ATOM RFID-coded solenoid interlock

28 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Fortress Systems Pty Ltd

ATOM from Fortress Interlocks is a compact and robust RFID-coded solenoid interlocking device.

Wieland Electric PRO COMPACT safety analog modules

24 July, 2020 | Supplied by: DKSH Australia Pty Ltd

Wieland Electric has extended its samos PRO COMPACT safety controller range to include analog input modules.

Pepperl+Fuchs inductive safety sensors

03 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

Pepperl+Fuchs inductive safety sensors come with SIL 2 functional safety and PL d Machinery Directive approvals.

ABB FSPS-21 PROFIsafe module

19 May, 2020 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB is providing integrated safety functionality for its all-compatible variable speed drives (VSDs).

Pizzato LK S lockout device for NS safety switches

12 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The LK S lockout device for the NS series safety switches from Pizzato is of metal construction and is attached laterally to the holes on the NS device.

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.

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