Machine Safety blog: Wireless Control and Wireless Safety!
Safe wireless (also known as safe cableless) is often applied to a machine using a “zone” concept to reduce the wireless communication distance. As wireless machine communications increase, application questions include...
Can wireless communications be used for safety applications? A Control Engineering Machine Safety blog posting by J.B. Titus explores related wireless control and safety applications questions.
Titus said in part, "Safe wireless (also known as safe cableless) is often applied to a machine using a 'zone' concept to reduce the wireless communication distance."
As wireless machine communications increase, application-related safety questions arise. Read more: Wireless Control and Wireless Safety!
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
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