Schneider gains Achilles status
A second major industry supplier, Schneider Electric, earned accreditation from Wurldtech Security...
How legislation, politics affect automation, manufacturing
Siemens lobbyists explain how current politics and legislation influence manufacturing, automation,...
New full-service automation and manufacturing support program
Maverick Technologies launches PlantFloor24 as a round-the-clock service to assist with routine and...
PROFIsafe: Networked Functional Safety
Implementing functional safety over a network reduces the number of components, wire, and cabinets;...
CIP Safety: Fail-safe communication between nodes
CIP Safety, for functional safety applications on the EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet networks, provides...
Safety at Work tutorial on networked safety strategies
Safety at Work, a multi-vendor, open technology, simplifies machine safety installations by...
Robotic Industries Association to adopt ISO functional safety standard
The RIA R15.06 robotic safety standard committee decided to adopt the ISO robot standards as the...
Are thumb drives a real cyber threat?
Are stories of cyber attacks via malicious thumb drives for real, or some sort of scary urban...
Video: Cyber security students, class of 2012
Professor Luallen ups the ante with industrial cyber security students, challenges them to...
Machine Safety: Updating ISO 13849-1 & compliance for robots
On Feb. 7, I wrote a blog titled - ISO 13849-1 compliance is mandatory for robot applications...
Tips and tricks for mission critical facilities
Reliability is important on any project an engineer is charged with, but especially when it comes...
Panelboard certified as touch-safe
The ProLine Panelboard by ABB has been rated touch-safe per IP20 standards. The rating assures that...
Malt-O-Meal integrates safety, assessment process
Malt-O-Meal implements an integrated safety system and standard assessment process to help protect...
Technologies used for Malt-O-Meal integrated safety project
Safety PLC, adjustable speed ac drives, motor starters, and energy management software from...
3 pillars of industrial cyber security
Engineering and IT Insight: A stable physical structure requires at least three main supports....
Wireless humidity and temperature monitor
Sensor from Omega can send information or alarm as a text message or email.
Hearing loss on factory floor a silent problem, study shows
University of Michigan School of Nursing study finds more awareness, testing and protection needed
Machine Safety: Is OSHA okay with my 'acceptable' risk mitigation?
“We have reviewed all of our machine safety hazards and have applied mitigation solutions to every...
Machine Safety: Are the stopping categories confusing?
My e-stops are validated to achieve a Category 0 stop function. Therefore, of the three stopping...
The Dark Side of Mobility
Sure, the idea of “iPhone as HMI” is convenient, but it opens a whole new range of cyber...
Machine Safety: My main disconnect e-stop isn’t red with a yellow background
Does my main disconnect functioning as an e-stop need to be red with a yellow background?
Machine safety: What does 'reset' mean?
Who hasn’t heard the term “reset” around machine control? And, how many understandings are there...
Cyber security insurance
Legalities: Don’t think the threat of industrial security breach isn’t real. Now there’s insurance...
HUG: Myth of air gaps
In case anyone was wondering, air gaps don’t exist.
Grid security teeters on edge
Security technology used by U.S. electric utilities has flaws and could increase the odds of...
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