Model Solution Supports Taser Prototype Design, Delivers High-quality Appearance Models

A winner of the 2017 Model One Awards, the Duo-Shock taser is a non-lethal self/home defense alternative with an advanced built-in camera that is designed to incapacitate an assailant without taking a life. Model Solution assisted the NC State University engineering student, Andrew Keel, by bringing his Duo-Shock taser design to life. Model Solution’s design

JW Winco offers metric size, steel safety indexing plungers with push button click-type lock

JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, announced it now offers GN 414.1 Metric Size, Steel, Safety Indexing Plungers with Push Button Click-Type Lock and pin in the retracted position. The GN 414.1 safety indexing plungers with click type lock are used when the plunger pin is to be briefly prevented from protruding. When the pin

AutomationDirect adds safety relays from IDEM

AutomationDirect has extended its offering of safety products to include Viper Safety Relays from IDEM. Viper Safety Relays are designed with enhanced LED diagnostics and simplified wiring. These DIN rail mount units have screw and pluggable connection options and can be used in conjunction with guard switches, E-Stop switches and non-contact switches. Six new configurations

ABB Jokab Safety Pluto safety PLC features hot-swap capabilities for in-the-field replacement

The ABB® Jokab Safety™ Pluto™ safety programmable logic controller (PLC) features an advanced design that enables hot swapping for replacement with just the removal of the old terminal caps and a push of a button. In addition to being able to hot swap an old Pluto safety PLC for a new one with little more

Metric Size, Stainless Steel Safety Indexing Plungers Available

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 414 Metric Size, Stainless Steel, Safety Indexing Plungers with pin in protruding position. These RoHS compliant safety-indexing plungers are used when the inadvertent retraction of the plunger pin is to be prevented. The protruding plunger is first locked and may

Littelfuse Introduces First Encapsulated Surface Mount Fuse Designed for Intrinsic Safety Protection

Littelfuse, Inc. introduced the first encapsulated surface mount fuse designed for intrinsic safety protection of equipment intended for use in or near hazardous locations and explosive atmospheres and certified to the UL 913 Standard. During overcurrent and short circuit fault conditions, the 1mm-thick encapsulation around the body of the PICO® 304 Series surface mount fuse

Safety system prevents unauthorized access

The LiftLok VRC safety system prevents lift operation by untrained or unauthorized personnel. A basic key switch or a more feature rich 10-key pushbutton digital keypad can be added to a mechanical or hydraulically operated Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC). Two keys are provided with the basic LiftLok keyed system while authorized lift operators can enter

Establishment of a CLPA Working Group on Industrial Ethernet Security

Recently, the IT and OT worlds have started to overlap. While this has brought many benefits to manufacturing, it also means that plant staff now also needs to consider IT security threats to their operations. Actual measures for reducing those risks need to be considered and implemented. From the factory system point of view, it

Curtiss-Wright Corporation Earns Governor’s Safety Award For The Third Year In A Row

Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls division announced that its facility located in Chanhassen, MN, received a Governor’s Safety Award for superior performance in workplace safety and health as part of the Minnesota Governor’s Safety Awards. The Chanhassen site produces Exlar® electromechanical actuation technologies, and earned this award by reporting better than industry average recordable rates and

Yokogawa Releases Enhanced Version of ProSafe®RS Safety Instrumented System

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will release an enhanced version of the ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented system on April 26. This latest release, R4.03.00, includes an improved engineering function for configuring fire and gas systems (FGS) and new operation faceplates for the FGS operation and monitoring screens. These enhancements make it easier to adopt and

Profinet Communication for SC26-2 Safety Controllers

Banner Engineering, a provider of technology for process and industrial automation, announces the addition of PROFINET communication to their popular SC26-2 and XS26-2 safety controllers. The SC26-2 is a versatile, easy-to-use, and configurable safety controller used to monitor multiple safety and non-safety input devices, providing safe stop and start functions for machines with hazardous motion.

Hinges With Safety Switch in Stainless Steel Offered by J.W. Winco

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers 316L Stainless Steel GN 139.5 Hinges with Safety Switch. The RoHS compliant hinges with integrated safety switches are designed for use in monitoring doors and covers of machines and equipment. Opening the door activates the switch contacts, which causes an interruption

Safe, Reliable, and Worry-free Solution for Fiber Optic Communications

Outdoor applications – such as cell towers, surveillance cameras, and train signaling require reliable communication connectivity specifically designed for harsh environments. Unlike indoor applications, LC Fiber Optic and RJ45 connections in these environments face problems, such as contamination from dirt that can result in poor performance or even complete loss of communication. The HARTING PushPull

Dynatect Expands Line of Protective Machine Guarding

Dynamic motion and protection company Dynatect introduces the new Gortite® VF Door included in a new line of Automated Machine Safety Doors. The Vertical Fabric door responds to the automation industry’s need for machine guarding doors to keep hazardous processes like robotic welding separate from people, equipment, and materials. This high-speed fabric roll-up door is

AutomationDirect Offers Additional RFID Coded Non-contact Safety Switches

AutomationDirect has extended their offering of safety products to include the LPF and SPF-series RFID non-contact RFID coded safety switches. These non-contact safety switches use RFID communication between switch and actuator to provide the most tamper-proof protection using both master and unique coded actuators. When used in combination with a dual-channel safety relay, RFID-coded non-contact

Technopolymer Plastic Lockable Safety Five Lobed Knobs

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers EN 5337.9 Technopolymer Plastic Lockable Safety Five Lobed Knobs, With Tapped Brass Insert, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant safety five lobed knobs are temperature resistant to 100°C (215°F), as well as resistant to solvents, oils, grease and other chemical agents. To

Safety switches deliver flexible protection

When the need for safety focuses on who can have access to equipment, one option is the family of sensorPRO contactless safety switches. These switches come with a range of RFID-coded sensors that provide flexible protection against unauthorized access or manipulation for machine operators and equipment. The RFID-enabled STS series safety switches are available in

SCHURTER Fuseholders Will Meet New Standard for Improved Fire Safety

SCHURTER is upgrading its fuseholder portfolio to meet the new IEC/EN 60127-6 standard, which becomes effective in October 2017. The revised standard outlines new requirements for enhanced fire safety. Consistent with its legacy of being first to market with internationally approved shock-safe fuseholders, SCHURTER continues to provide customers with components approved by the most current

E2S Warning Signals launches GRP IECEx & ATEX Xenon strobe beacons

E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning signals, will launch its new GNEx GRP Xenon strobe beacons, in Booth W1002E at CIPPE 2016 in Beijing, China 29 – 31 March. The new products add visual signaling to the explosion proof and corrosion resistant GNEx family. Suitable for all Zone

Predictive motion-based eye tracking to control cars and wearable AR/VR headsets

Technology and our natural body movements are becoming increasingly more in sync thanks to Quantum User Interface solutions from Quantum Interface (Qi) that combine eye-tracking and motion control. Eyes are the fastest-moving part of the human body and there is no control system capable of handling eye speed – until now. Now by simply moving

Steering system integrates safety

An intelligent steering option incorporates both a steering and a safety controller into an electrohydraulic actuator, saving development resources and accelerating time to market for OEMs across agriculture, construction, road building, material handling and specialty markets. The system connects directly with GPS to allow automatic steering for an array of off-highway machinery—including tractors, combines and

Floyd Bell announces 115 dB AT 9-30Vdc voice-capable piezo alarm

The Announcer line of pre-programmed speakers provide endless possibilities for any announcement need such as voice messages, sound effects, loud sirens or other tones. The messages are stored within the device, so a simple application of power is all that is needed to provide alert information to the user. From the large AN450 to the

Miniature piezo alarm produces 103 dB

Floyd Bell’s stylish new Turbo Series piezoelectric alarms are twice as loud and half the size of industry counterparts. The tamper resistant front-mounting case with threaded attachment ring provides a watertight seal when used with our optional gasket. Our new, optional rotary volume control has twice the attenuation of industry counterparts. Turbo series alarms are

New Base Unit for Configurable Control Systems PNOZmulti 2

Pilz is adding a new base unit, PNOZ m B1, to the range of configurable control systems PNOZmulti 2. Not only does it offer higher performance for machines with a larger function range, i.e. for larger projects, but it also provides a connection to all common fieldbus systems via the corresponding expansion modules. For the

Safety PLC ensures safe crane operation

Congestion is a problem at major construction sites as builders exploit the available building space and work to complete projects faster. The workhorse tower crane is critical to the efficiency of such sites, and crane operators often have to work in complex 3D space envelopes with many potential collision zones. But safety PLCs are helping