Safety

Fluke 481 Radiation Survey Meter

07 June, 2011 | Supplied by: Fluke Australia Pty Ltd

The 481 Radiation Survey Meter is a simple, easily deployable, handheld radiation detector that lets facility managers quickly check for contamination, from receiving docks, warehouses, vehicles and packages to people. It is suitable for detecting radiation on goods, equipment, surfaces or environments in industrial settings to ensure worker safety.


Call for papers: Practical impacts of IEC 61508 and new safety technologies

03 May, 2011 | Supplied by: IDC Technologies Pty Ltd

IDC Technologies is currently looking for a number of presenters to submit an abstract and present their papers at the upcoming Safety Control Systems Conference that IDC will be bringing to Australia this year.


Steute EEx ZS 73 SR series hazardous area belt drift switches

28 April, 2011 | Supplied by: NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd

The Steute EEx ZS 73 SR series of hazardous-area belt drift switches can be used to monitor the alignment of conveyor belts and, depending on the application, can either be used to switch off the equipment or to provide automatic correction of the belt’s alignment should a misalignment occur.


Machine safety design

16 April, 2011 | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

There comes a point in machine safety design when the designer needs to decide if it makes more sense to use multiple safety relays or to upgrade to a safety controller.


Fortress Interlocks PV+ pneumatic safety interlocks range

21 March, 2011 | Supplied by: Fortress Systems Pty Ltd

Fortress Interlocks has redeveloped its Pneumatic Valve+ (PV+) unit into a modular design that allows the configuration of an array of valves, trapped key interlocks and key switches in any combination.


OLD Machine safety design

18 March, 2011 by Mike Garrick, Product Marketing Lead Specialist, Interface Relays, Phoenix Contact | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

There comes a point in machine safety design when the designer needs to decide if it makes more sense to use multiple safety relays or to upgrade to a safety controller. This point typically occurs when the application requires three or more safety relays. This article focuses on some of the issues that designers must consider when determining whether a safety relay or a safety controller is the best solution for a particular job.


Wieland Electric SNH emergency stop buttons

25 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

SNH emergency stop buttons from Wieland Electric have been approved by TÜV and for the North American market in accordance with UL/CSA and satisfy the relevant standards EN ISO 13850 of EN60947-5-1 and EN60947-5-5.


Wieland Samos Plan v1.3 control software

25 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Treotham Automation is now supplying Wieland’s Samos Plan v1.3 control software for its range of Samos Pro modular safety products.


Banner Engineering AG4 safety laser scanner

17 December, 2010 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

The AG4 safety laser scanner from Banner Engineering uses pulsed infrared laser light to locate the position of objects in its field of view. It is designed to safeguard irregularly shaped areas not suitable for a standard two- or three-piece safety light screen. By meeting all requirements for Type 3 per IEC 61496-1/-2, Category 3 PLd per EN ISO 13849-1 and SIL2 per IEC 61508, the scanner is suitable for applications including area guarding, access/perimeter guarding, and automated guided vehicle collision avoidance.


Leuze electronic MLD 300 and MLD 500 series multiple light beam sensors

17 December, 2010 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

Leuze electronic has released the multiple light beam safety device (MLD) range, including a three-beam transceiver system, as well as traditional receiver-transmitter type systems. MLD has various integrated features such as fully integrated muting controller that requires no programming, EDM and integrated start/restart interlock.


Leuze electronic MSI-SR5 safety relay with AND function

17 December, 2010 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The MSI-SR5 safety relay can be used to connect several safety components so as to act on a single switch-off circuit using a logical AND link. Using the one relay, for example, the combined application of a safety light curtain for point of operation guarding and a protective door for access guarding can be realised up to Performance Level PLe according to EN ISO 13849-1.


Updated FF SIF Specification and tools released

08 December, 2010

The Fieldbus Foundation has made updated device development solutions for its FOUNDATION Fieldbus for Safety Instrumented Functions (FF-SIF) technology available.


Fortress Interlocks bespoke safety interlock products

29 October, 2010 | Supplied by: Fortress Systems Pty Ltd

Fortress Interlocks offers customers bespoke products in addition to its fixed range of safety interlocking products. For unique applications the company has the flexibility to custom build integrated interlocks to specifically meet customer safety access needs.


Leuze electronic safety cascades

20 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

In situations where hand and arm protection requires high accessibility or if stepping behind protection is needed, cascaded safety light curtains are the first choice, for example, at hydraulic press brakes, assembly workstations or engine test benches. Leuze electronic provides a number of different cascades (90° U-shape, 90°/45° L-shape) to suit common applications.


Leuze electronic S410 safety hinge switch

20 September, 2010 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The S400 series of safety hinge switches has been extended in order to simplify the installation further, especially for greater profile thicknesses. The S410 safety hinge switch allows for a greater profile thickness and is also suitable for glass and plastic hoods since the fasteners, which lie further inward at a greater distance to the material’s edge, provide additional stability.


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