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Safety interlock modules suit wider range of PLCs

Additions to Fortress Interlocks' modular Egard range of controls and interlocks enable the products to be used with both current-souring and current-sinking PLCs

Safety light curtains are easier to integrate

Sick says its new C4000 light curtain is easier to install than conventional muting light curtains thanks to intelligent beam monitoring

Doubts raised over safety of two widely used plastics chemicals

Sean Ottewell reports on new research which suggests that two chemicals widely used in the processing of plastic products may be more hazardous than previously thought

Safety culture key to preventing tank farm disasters in the future

Didier Turcinovic argues that awareness and responsibility are needed to establish the sort of safety culture which will prevent future tank farm accidents

Safety light curtains are easy to specify and install

Leuze Electronic is launching new multiple light-beam safety devices with a range of optional functions such as muting

Explosion protected safety switch key station

Designed to release keys which can be used to control mechanical door locks that provide access to machinery and process lines

Risk management software for the new Machinery Directive

A new version of Laidler Associates' Risk Management Software System helps users to comply with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and PUWER 98

Bidirectional explosion diverter

Bulged vent ensures a smooth flow diversion; coupled with low burst pressure and inertia

Enhanced camera systems enable safer working

Enable engineers to comply with safety levels up to SIL 2 and PL d, in line with European safety directives IEC 61508

Making the most of matting

Safe, anti-slip surface for workers manning the large production machinery

Laser sensors avoid false signals

LMS ensures accuracy for security, safety and presence detection, both indoors and outdoors

Flip-up welding helmet

Made from Zytel, helmet and offers full head a face protection and is very lightweight

Shedding new light on the fluorescent versus LED debate

When it comes to selecting light fittings for use in hazardous areas, there is still some confusion over whether users should opt for the latest LED lamps or for the more conventional fluorescent lights. A recent independent report published by the US Department of Energy sheds some interesting light on the debate, says Willi Steckel

Thermal imaging cameras for automation and safety

Cameras are an effective tool for Infrared Machine Vision, Closed loop Process control and Quality Assurance

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