Embedded safety over Ethernet

As safety technology advances, it is increasingly popular to embed the functions in to automation equipment like variable speed drives. According to Schneider Electric, as Industrial Ethernet becomes the network of choice, then both will start to merge. Hence, the resulting integration of embedded safety over Ethernet will extend the benefits of both. Modern industrial […]

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Benefits of wireless in automation safety

After years of suspicion, end-users are increasingly recognising the benefits of integrating wireless automation safety technologies to their industrial automation processes. According to Schneider Electric, the benefits of wireless technology in safety applications are numerous. In addition to improving safety of operators, there are also advantages in efficiency, cost, installation time and diagnostics.   Operator […]

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Integrating wireless and functional safety

The growth of wireless applications in industrial automation results from recognised benefits of efficiency and improved operator safety. The move from electro-mechanics to electronics enables them to monitor and control unintended movements of the machine or unexpected changes to the process. Monitoring this functional safety is enhanced by integrating wireless   Functional Safety Functional safety […]

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2.4GHz Resolves reliability of wireless automation

Despite the widespread adoption of wireless for data communications, its use in industrial automation safety related applications has been much slower. According to Schneider Electric, a thorough assessment and proven technology will address the perceived reliability issues. A factory floor provides challenges to wireless automation networking. A range of factors can adversely affect radio transmissions […]

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Should we integrate safety in all machine automation?

  Should we be integrating safety in all our machine automation?   Schneider Electric was one of the first to provide safety offerings for protecting press operators from serious accidents. Today, there is increasing demand to integrate safe automation in standard automation. Here is an abridged version in which they discuss the question.   Q. […]

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