Safety

CKF awarded brand new safety accreditation

CKF awarded brand new safety accreditation

CKF Systems, a leading UK automation systems integrator, has been awarded the brand new Alcumus SafePQQ accreditation which checks and verifies information including financials, environmental management, quality management, equality, modern slavery, anti-bribery and GDPR. CKF Systems has been part of the Alcumus SafeContractor scheme since its inception in May 2009. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading […]

By February 16, 2023 Read More →
Industrial security is linked to machinery safety

Industrial security is linked to machinery safety

Industrial security not only includes the protection of data, but at the same time also guarantees the integrity of safety functions and measures, as the experts at Pilz explain. If a production worker starts up a plant, even though they are not authorised to do so, this is already considered a security incident. This manipulation, […]

By February 3, 2023 Read More →
The box of a thousand guard locking possibilities

The box of a thousand guard locking possibilities

Following market firsts in Profinet and EtherNet/IP connection, the new MBM bus module from industrial safety engineering specialist Euchner (UK) is now available in an EtherCAT version. The new release means that every function of the MGB2 Modular multifunction gate box can be used with EtherCAT/FSoE, which Euchner says makes the MGB2 the world’s first […]

By January 4, 2023 Read More →
Omron launches safety virtual experience

Omron launches safety virtual experience

Reflecting the concept of the factory of the future, Omron’s Safety Virtual Experience lets visitors dive deep into selected safety application areas. It also provides safety guides and detailed information on various safety solutions, such as emergency stops, laser scanners, door switches, safety light curtains, and grip switches. With the support of 3D animations, videos […]

By December 20, 2022 Read More →
Pilz introduces compact, standalone safety controller

Pilz introduces compact, standalone safety controller

Pilz has extended its PNOZmulti 2 range of safe, configurable, small safety controllers with the new standalone PNOZ m C0 base unit. Just 22.5 mm wide, it monitors up to four safety functions on machines. In robotics applications, Pilz says solutions using the new, standalone base unit will enable greater productivity and economy. Depending on the […]

By December 16, 2022 Read More →
Safe radar system brings better operator protection

Safe radar system brings better operator protection

Sick has launched the safeRS3, a next-generation safe 3D radar system designed to enable maximum productivity with highly-reliable safe access protection for workers in hazardous industrial areas, including robot cells. The robust radar detection principle is ideal for heavy industrial or harsh outdoor environments, which may challenge conventional optical detection systems. Incorporating best-in-class safe radar […]

By December 7, 2022 Read More →
Even easier for path to low-cost automation

Even easier for path to low-cost automation

Igus says its RBTX online marketplace, which helps users looking for cost-effective automation solutions, brings over 100 cost-effective automation solutions to your fingertips, and includes new functions and automation feasibility demonstrations. Instead of needing to search across many different sources, machine builders and buyers will find a wide range of low-cost robotics components from many […]

By December 6, 2022 Read More →
Does the advent of cobots mitigate the need for safety?

Does the advent of cobots mitigate the need for safety?

Robots have been in use within manufacturing for decades, bringing with them the need for enhanced safety solutions to ensure protection of the production line operatives. Today, with the rise of the cobot (Collaborative Robot) in automation and product assembly does this need for safety decline? The answer, says Idec, is a loud and definite […]

By November 29, 2022 Read More →
Euchner Safety Services for machinery manufacturers

Euchner Safety Services for machinery manufacturers

There are many processes and crucial stages that machine manufacturers must comply with to ensure European directives and national and international standards are achieved. To support machine builders on that journey, Euchner Safety Services provides professional solutions to support any machinery safety issues and concerns that may be encountered. And with a team of highly […]

By November 3, 2022 Read More →
Industrial grade 3D collision avoidance sensor

Industrial grade 3D collision avoidance sensor

Munich based high-tech startup Toposens is announcing the market launch of its first commercial Toposens 3D collision avoidance system for mobile robots based on the proprietary Toposens 3D ultrasonic echolocation technology. This represents a key milestone for the company following more than seven years of R&D and product commercialisation. Addressing the unmet need for higher […]

By July 21, 2022 Read More →