Siemens safety tour integrates safety, automation

Siemens Energy & Automation Safety Innovation Tour is bringing U.S. cities live demonstrations and seminars on how to seamlessly integrate certified safety protection into a company's automation architecture. Wireless technology can help.


As part of its ongoing effort to bring technology and solutions directly to its customers, Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. has launched a Safety Innovation Tour . The tour is visiting cities across the United States. It features live demonstrations and seminars on how to seamlessly integrate certified safety protection into a company's automation architecture. Safety related systems are increasingly important to manufacturing processes. SE&A also is demonstrating two new wireless safety products in the tour.

Currently underway, the Safety Innovation Tour has visited 12 cities and is scheduled to visit 45 more locations with new cities expected.

Attendees will be introduced to a web-based tool that evaluates the actual safety level achieved per the new safety standards. They will also see demonstrations of the latest innovations in safety bus technologies from a simple device bus up to real time Ethernet; including wireless solutions will be demonstrated. The events will also introduce safety integrated into PC-based automation.

The tour will showcase safety rated drives with safe motion, safety controller with integrated Web access, all on a single bus to operator panels and plant wide operation. Whether the application requires a single safety relay, a complex safety solution of coordinated control or anything in between, attendees will see solutions demonstrated that can save engineering time and maintenance costs while improving machine efficiency.

Sessions cover safety topics including:
• PC-based safety;
• Basic of new safety standards
• Safety rated drives with safe limited speed
• Simple integrated message functions
• Embedded diagnostic web pages
• HMI showing detailed fault location of the safety functions
• Safe Ethernet communications
• Wireless safety communications
• Simple drive networking
• Safety networking with AS-Interface
• Programmable safety relays

These no-cost events are an opportunity to learn from the experts in safety automation, share best practices and learn about the latest technology trends. Siemens provides an updated list of safety tour cities, dates and times.

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering

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