Machine > Control systems

Position controller software

18 August, 2008

The Praxxis Panfold application has been released. This software loads into Praxxis displays and position controllers to provide a complete solution that controls the fold angle on a pan folder or long folder or similar machine.

Valve labeller

01 July, 2008

Praher Valves has released a colour-coded labelling system for valves and pipe clips.

Micromax Safety controller

01 July, 2008

The flexible SC22-3 safety controller from Banner Engineering lowers the installation and troubleshooting costs of interfacing multiple safety devices to machine control systems.

Press depth control

01 July, 2008

The Praxxis press depth control application is designed to complement the Praxxis position controllers, used in application-specific machinery control systems.

Lockable shut-off valve

01 July, 2008

Infinity’s safety shut-off valve ensures a safe and secure way to isolate a machine or area so it can be worked on by maintenance workers or machine operators.

SC22-3 safety controller

20 March, 2008

The SC22-3 safety controller is an easily configurable safety module that incorporates numerous input devices and manages multiple safety-related functions.

Workplace Safety heads discuss OHS management

20 March, 2008

Australian and New Zealand Workplace Safety Authorities met in Adelaide on 11 March 2008 to discuss the progress of a range of initiatives to further occupational health and safety management in Australian workplaces

Integrated safety concept for water treatment plant

10 March, 2008

German company Glastechnik Holger Kramp ensures wastewater from grinding, drilling and similar machining functions is cleaned and made available again to the production process in as short a time as possible

Tubeless safety relief valves

21 February, 2008

Pressure Systems has introduced the F7000/8000 IM series of pilot operated safety relief valves, with integral module construction. No tubing is required to activate the valve and relieve the system pressure.

Emergency-stop button

21 February, 2008

Banner's Pico-Guard fibre-optic E-stop button works with the Pico-Guard controller and other optical elements in personnel safety and equipment protection applications. The button is used with plastic fibre-optic cable and offers a quick means of connecting and disconnecting. Models are available with fibre entry/exit from either the same or opposite sides of the housing.

Signal isolator

21 February, 2008

The ISCX1 is a signal isolator that accepts a 4-20 mA with an input impedance of 50W, or 0-10 VDC with an input impedance of 1 MW and provides an isolated output signal of 4-20 mA or 0-10 VDC with an accuracy of 0.1%.

Telehandler system

18 December, 2007

The 6245 TSA Telehandler safety system is designed to exceed the requirements of AS1418.19 (Indicating and Limiting Devices). The device is a rated capacity indicator and a limiter which includes an automatic tool identification system. It eliminates the need for the operator to select the correct tool and ensures fail-safe operation in accordance with AS1418.1.

Victoria targets maintenance safety

05 December, 2007

WorkSafe has begun a campaign that targets the maintenance, repair, installation, service and cleaning (MRISC) of machinery and equipment.

Two-handed DC electric start

21 September, 2007

The Stanley Assembly Technologies two-handed start solution keeps the operator’s hands away from rotating spindles and pinch points while using DC nut runners, especially tube nuts. Most two-handed controls for nut runners have relied on fixed push-buttons or extra levers mounted in various locations, rendering the tools ergonomically disadvantageous.

New national licensing standard for persons performing high-risk work

21 September, 2007

The Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) recently finalised the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work, which will replace the existing National Occupational Health and Safety Certification Standard for Users and Operators of Industrial Equipment - NOHSC: 1006 (2001).

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