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.
All styles of Allen-Bradley emergency-stop push buttons are now available with TÜV-certified B10d Functional Safety ratings. This provides users with published certified safety product data for calculating the safety level of their entire control safety system, helping to ensure control safety system reliability.
A single-channel fixed placement multi-gas detection system, Biosystems NXP is engineered to provide 24/7 monitoring of dangerous gas and atmospheric conditions. The NXP can be fitted with various sensor options including O2, CO, H2S, SO2 and NH3 as well as CO-H, and LEL.
The F3S-TGR-N stainless steel coded non-contact switches have been introduced with the food processing industry in mind. The switches are used to interlock hinge, sliding or removable guard doors.
The GDS404 is a 1-4 channel gas alarm from GDS Technologies Ltd. The system is designed for monitoring any combination of oxygen, combustible and toxic gases in any type of environment from commercial premises through to heavy industrial and hazardous area applications.
Metso has the launched the HART version of its Neles ValvGuard VG9000 safety valve controller. The safety-valve controller and automatic partial-stroke testing (PST) device is for both emergency shutdown (ESD) and emergency venting valves (ESV). The VG9000 is therefore now available in both HART and Foundation Fieldbus versions and can be used with both single- and double-acting actuators. The HART version supports also both safety AOs and DOs. TÃœV Rheinland has certified VG9000 as compliant with IEC61508, up to SIL3.
Invensys Operations Management has announced the availability of version 2.1.1 of its Triconex Trident safety system. Two input modules are now provided that are designed to enhance worker safety, reduce downtime and deliver more accurate trip analysis in power and turbomachinery applications. One module enables faster response to unsafe equipment conditions; another optimises trip data analysis to prevent future upsets.
Sepam protection relays are now IEC 61850 level 2 compliant with direct ethernet connections. Based on the ethernet protocol, the IEC 61850 communication standard ensures high communication speeds and versatile communication architectures, and interoperability between manufacturers
The PSENslock non-contact safety gate systems are designed to be a safe alternative to existing mechanical technology. With an electromagnetic holding force of up to 1000 N, PSENslock units prevent swing gates and sliding gates from being opened unintentionally. The actuator is manipulation proof, providing added safety.
The Euchner MGB (multifunctional gate box) is an interlocking guard system for the protection of safety doors on machines and systems. Linked to machine controls, the opening of the access door via the MGB will be prevented until the machine has safely stopped.
The Simatic CPU 317TF-2DP controller from Siemens implements motion control, safety and standard tasks in one device. The controller utilises PLCopen-compatible motion control blocks and is suitable for coupled motion sequences of multiple axes.
The Pilz PNOZ s30 safety relay monitors safe standstill, speed and direction of rotation. Safe working practices with the safety gate open, reduced set-up times and rapid access to the machine once standstill is initiated are the intended benefits for users.
Major technological advances have ushered in a new age of robotics, in which once-futuristic visions have either become realities or are on the horizon. Yet despite breakthrough applications in areas ranging from manufacturing to medicine, robots carry risk.
The PSENsgate secure safety gate monitoring system is a combination of electronics and mechanics, combining safety gate monitoring, safe guard locking with escape/auxiliary release, E-Stop, request and acknowledgement button.