Machine Safety: ISO 13849-1 compliance is mandatory for robot applications, ANSI/RIA/ISO 10218-1&2: 2011
Are you aware that our consensus standard for robots (RIA 15.06) has changed and now calls out...
World's largest recovered fuel fired boiler to be built in Sweden
Metso has agreed to supply Mälarenergi's combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Västerås, Sweden,...
Illuminating the path to savings
New lighting technology helps improve safety and work environment while reducing costs.
Improving security in the cloud
Cloud computing will keep increasing as the demand for computing power increases.
Functional safety: A growing concern
It is very simple, quality safety practices mean manufacturers will be more profitable and that is...
Better security through math
Statistical databases (SDBs) are collections of data used to gather and analyze information from a...
Machine Safety: NFPA 70E and international requirements
Machine Safety has several different focused areas of potential hazards. One of the areas getting a...
Single loop controller qualified for nuclear service
Yokogawa YS1700 Single Loop Controller is now qualified to be used in nuclear applications,...
Small businesses lack disaster recovery plans
It is not surprising because of short staffing, but when it comes to planning for the worst, small...
Trojan APT hits DoD smart cards
A variant of the Sykipot Trojan Horse is able to hijack U.S. Dept. of Defense (DoD) smart cards in...
High output accelerometer for machinery health monitoring
The 786-500-D2 accelerometer by Meggitt is designed for condition monitoring for rotating equipment...
Platform security: Mobile devices victimized
Truth be told, security for mobile platforms is weak at best, and while Android and Apple have been...
Machine Safety: Without an injury, OSHA issues citations for more than $1 million
Whoa, OSHA issues fines for $1,013,000. following a complaint filed by a worker. OSHA investigated...
HART Communication proves valuable on a major project, contributes to a successful startup
The 2011 HART Plant of the Year is Shell’s Scotford Upgrader, recognized after programming and...
Building a patch management program
Companies that move from legacy proprietary networks to open platforms often discover those new...
Top Control Engineering Articles of 2011
Think Again: Most-read articles for 2011 on the Control Engineering website, www.controleng.com,...
Security at the device level
Individual field devices may be the target of cyber attacks. Getting that deep is a challenge, but...
Machine Safety: How safe is safe enough?
In machine guarding, how safe is safe enough? Over my 40 years in industry I’ve heard this comment...
Cyber security vulnerability assessment
The first step in creating an effective defense is figuring out where the vulnerabilities are in...
How safe are your electrical system work practices?
Survey results show many don’t always follow the rules when working on industrial control...
EN ISO 13849-1, the quantitative approach to machine safety begins with a qualitative process
EN ISO 13849-1 has now been fully in force since Jan. 1, 2012, without exception and EN 954 has...
Machine Safety: The myths of safety cultures
Every organization at some point in time has held a myth about machine safety. Here are six machine...
Safety products manufacturer to be featured on TV
Fike Corp. will be showcased in a nationally syndicated film series called Manufacturing Marvels on...
Safety light curtain with integrated muting
The EZ-Screen from Banner Engineering is a Type 4 safety light curtain designed for use on smaller...
Top Control Engineering articles, November 2011
Tutorials, cases studies, new products: What do you peers consider important reading on the Control...
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