Queensland makes industrial manslaughter a crime

27 October, 2017

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 | 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 | 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

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.

Moore Industries SLD Functional Safety Programmable Loop Display

19 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Moore Industries Pacific Inc

The SLD is part of Moore Industries' FS Functional Safety Series range. The loop-powered SLD displays real-time process status in mA, per cent or any designated five-character engineering units.

Functional safety in times of rising cybercriminality

08 September, 2017 by Dr Alexander Horch* | Supplied by: HIMA Australia

Every production process has inherent risks, and cybercriminality is now one of these risks. To achieve the greatest possible degree of safety and security in production processes, it is important for enterprises in the process industry to implement effective separation of their process control and safety systems.

Driving force in German safety technology to retire

21 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

Pilz GmbH is getting set to pass the baton as it announces the retirement of Mrs Renate Pilz, who has been the driving force behind the growth of this successful German business. She says Australian business has the potential to be a local powerhouse of engineering.

Pilz PSENscan safety laser scanner

08 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

The PSENscan safety laser scanner safely monitors up to three separate zones simultaneously, and up to four safety laser scanners can be connected in series in accordance with the master-slave principle.

Robot safety standards update webinar

07 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Robotic Industries Association

If you are interested in robot safety standards and don't mind a very early start (or late night), the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) will be holding a webinar on the latest standards on 18 August.

Functional safety for machine controls

07 August, 2017 by Gary Milburn, Product Manager, Industrial Safety Systems, SICK Pty Ltd | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

When implementing technical protective measures, each risk reduction measure will be associated with a safety function or combination of safety functions.

Five ways integrated automation makes plants safer

03 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Once considered to be a dangerous practice, integrated safety is now becoming accepted for the benefits it offers.

Metso's contribution to safety recognised by Codelco and Anglo American

28 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Metso Australia Limited

Metso has received recognition for promoting safety at the worksites of Codelco and Anglo American in Chile, after improving the safety of operations at both sites by developing and implementing innovative safety enhancements.

Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L modular light curtains

18 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Unlike traditional safety light curtains based on predefined transmitter and receiver units, this modular light curtain system features a transceiver design that employs plug-in modules to establish each unit's function as a transmitter or receiver.

Honeywell Howard Leight Sync Wireless protective earmuffs

17 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Honeywell Industrial Safety

The Sync Wireless protective earmuffs integrate Bluetooth wireless technology, allowing workers to talk on the phone, connect with co-workers, get instructions and perform tasks without sacrificing hearing protection.

Moore Industries SPA2 programmable alarm trip with updated alarm functions

14 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Moore Industries Pacific Inc

The Moore Industries SPA2 standalone alarm trip now offers updated alarm options that allow the user to set up more specific alarm functions.

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