Automation Today - 1-2011
Welcome to this edition of Automation Today
This year is an important milestone in the world of machinery safety, as the safety old standards are phased out and the newer ones are introduced. For many, this change of standards is seen as a major issue; but here at Rockwell Automation we want to show you how it should, instead, be viewed as a massive opportunity.
The new standards now cater much more readily for contemporary technology and, as such, they will give many machine builders and end users the excuse and impetus they need to invest in newer, more powerful, flexible and scalable automation solutions; especially those that offer integrated safety functionality such as our GuardLogix range.
New standards also mean new safety appraisals and ratings. But, once again, we will show you that safety accreditation can be far easier thanks to safety appraisal solutions such as SISTEMA and the fact that the majority of our safety hardware comes with SISTEMA data.
I hope you enjoy this issue and appreciate the opportunities that the new safety standards can offer. Some of our customers are already reaping the benefits, isn't it about time you did as well?
If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
President – EMEA Region
In this issue:
|Setting new standards in safety|
The machinery directive has evolved into one that more readily embraces contemporary technology
|Safety is top of the curriculum at the University of Wels|
With safety having such importance, it makes sense to include it in the curriculum
|New standards promote effectiveness of integrated safety solutions|
Thanks to new machinery safety standards, safety can now add value
|Contemporary technology helps Diosna address customer’s local demands alongside safety and automation needs|
Leading food and pharmaceutical machinery manufacturer opts for Allen-Bradley GuardLogix® PACs, for batch, automation and safety infrastructure
|Integrated safety helps streamline control system design|
Single-system platforms for safety and control have become easier and more cost-effective than ever
|Kia Motor Slovakia reduces safety down time by up to 70% |
in Body Complete Line with Allen-Bradley GuardLogix Safety PLC.
|Improving manufacturing performance through intelligent safety system design|
Manufacturers now understand that a well-designed safety system can help improve efficiency and productivity
News and Products from Rockwell Automation
|Hampshire Tobacco Machinery Services benefits from class-leading approach to machine safety|
Tobacco industry machine supplier and refurbisher conquers modern safety legislation more easily thanks to advanced hardware and software from Rockwell Automation