Machine Safety: Robotics Industries Association is revising safety standard
Those drafting the ANSI RIA R15.06/CSA Z434 standard are looking at functional safety requirements.
Mine safety foundation starts up
Mining safety just got an additional boost from Alpha Natural Resources which started up the Alpha...
Standards for SCADA security
One of the fundamentals of industrial cyber security is defense in depth, which should be the core...
Change in Asian attitudes to process safety systems
There is a well-known phrase, ‘If you think safety is expensive, try an accident!’
Emergency safety button with illuminated base
Banner Engineering's 30mm Mount Illuminated Emergency Stop Pushbutton is IP65-rated and is designed...
Software technology tools can help lower cyber security risk
Software tools help control access by providing capabilities like authentication and role-based...
Information access versus security
Striking the right balance between information access and security calls for a layered security...
Reduce human errors: Get out of the typing pool
Engineering and IT Insight: Error-proofing can include adding automation to processes that are...
Safety control systems: Essential considerations, costs
Safety control systems have four typical architectures, each with advantages and disadvantages, and...
Do primary windings of liquid-filled transformers fail?
The short answer is no, primary windings of liquid-filled transformers don't fail. Here's why.
Machine Safety: Does OSHA reference consensus standards for compliance?
I have presented or been a presenter at literally scores of machine safety seminars over more than...
Field Instrumentation in Process Safety Systems
Webcast now available for viewing on demand: When can the process control and safety systems share...
Cyber security: Common sense security for industrial engineers
Inside machines: Even the best industrial security products cannot prevent all unwanted traffic and...
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Managing the risk of arc flash
Understanding the data and the standards for a deadly plant danger.
Safety controller for Profinet networks
The new B&R SafeLogic safety controller allows Smart Safe Reaction technology to be used with...
Machine Safety: Does a risk assessment need to be updated for a minor machine modification?
We’ve made some minor changes to several machines over the past six months but none of these...
Metal oxides vital to green energy
Harnessing the energy of sunlight can be as simple as tuning the optical and electronic properties...
Why we worry about cyber security
There are times when we see glimmers of hope, and then there are situations like this one.
EPA fracking regulations in play
Fracking rules are now coming into play to combat air pollution from natural-gas drilling, while...
Security first; not in smart grid
Development and deployment of smart-grid technology such as intelligent electric meters has...
Rugged, 6-way secure virtual machine server
General Micro Systems, Inc., designer and manufacturer of embedded computing products for defense,...
Blog: Real World Engineering
Real World Engineering, a new blog from Control Engineering, is written by engineers who are on the...
Control Panel Design: Tips and Tricks
Enclosure ratings, filters, input and output, networking, and safety are among enclosure design...
Cloud computing, alarm management
Engineering social media: What topics are hot in the LinkedIn Automation & Control Engineering...
Machine vision cuts PV module assembly time
Photovoltaic (PV) assembly is among industries benefitting from a machine-vision enhanced automated...
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