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IN THIS ISSUE:
» SAFETY COMPARISON:
SIEMENS VS. AB
» CE MARK
RULE CHANGES
» NEW EUROPEAN
SAFETY STANDARD
» VIDEO TUTORIAL
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Enter to Win an iPad2
Is safety necessary on your application? Let us know what benefits are possible through implementing safety by taking a short survey. Every additional application entry qualifies as an additional entry to win an iPad2.

Live Webinar
Siemens vs. Allen-Bradley: A Third-party Look at Current Safety Platforms
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In this 45-minute educational webinar Tim Gidcumb of Advanced Engineering will compare Siemens and AB's safety engineering platforms.
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Transitioning to ISO 13849-1: Changes Required and Helpful Tools
This 45-minute educational webinar will provide an overview of changes required in the new European machine safety standard (from EN 954-1), and share how software-based tools can assist in achieving compliance to the standard.
On Demand Webinar
Changes to NFPA 79 Electrical Standard Explained
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View this 45-minute educational webinar presented by John Kovacik, principal engineer for Underwriters Laboratories (UL), to understand changes made in NFPA 79 that address advances in new technologies.
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UL Validates Testing of Arc-resistant Motor Control Centers to Help Ensure Protective Features Perform as Designed
Download this white paper and read about Underwriters Laboratory (UL) observing and validating the testing of Siemens arc-resistant tiastar™ Motor Control Center (MCC).
Education
TUV Functional Safety Engineer Certificate Training
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Siemens, in collaboration with TUV Rheinland, is pleased to offer this 4.5 day course for the first time in the U.S. Presented by TUV Rheinland safety inspector Dr. Peter Robben, the training will explore the requirements of IEC 62061 and IEC ISO 13849-1 and -2 in order to achieve Functional Safety for Machinery applications.

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Safety Evaluation Tool: Are you ready for ISO 13849?
The Safety Evaluation Tool for the IEC 62061 and ISO 138490-1 standards takes you to your goal directly. This TÜV-tested online tool supports the fast and reliable assessment of your machine's safety functions. As a result, you are provided with a standard-compliant report, which can be integrated in the documentation as a proof of safety.

Event

Call for Papers: Siemens 2012 Automation Summit
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Share your successful automation application with other Siemens users. If your abstract is accepted, the conference registration fee (including hotel accommodations during the conference) will be waived. Deadline for submittal: March 27, 2012.
Education
Complimentary Online Skill Building Courses
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Looking for ways to jump-start your industrial skills training? Siemens offers seven free online automation skill building courses with real interactive programs. These Self-Study, courses include PLCs for Beginners, S7 PROFIBUS, S7 ETHERNET, and more.
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Complimentary Online Electrical Training Courses
quickSTEPs are a great start for industry novices to enhance electrical skills in the areas of Controls, Automation, Power Distribution and even a “Basics of PLCs” course.
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Siemens vs. Allen-Bradley: A Third-Party Look at Current Safety Platforms
Both platforms have changed a lot in the last year. A systems integrator compares the state of the art in both platforms, addressing ease of programming, troubleshooting, ability to share data, and use of libraries and modules. Don't miss upcoming webinar, where the integrator will create a safety program in each platform, highlighting similarities and differences.
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New Standard Shifts Focus for Safety
This year a new European safety guideline for machinery obsoletes an old one. A quick look at how EN ISO 13849-1:2006 necessitates a change in focus for machine builders.
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What You Need to Know About the Changes in the CE Mark
Original Equipment Manufacturers selling into Europe must understand the newest version of the 2006/42/EC Directive. This article contrasts legal protections of U.S. vs. European safety standards and reviews some of the important changes in the newest update.
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The Latest Thinking on Using Ethernet for Machine Safety Networks
A networking expert takes a look at how networked machine safety has evolved, examining the implications of Ethernet-based machine safety networks as a replacement for field buses.
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video
Video Tutorial: Introduction to Burner Management System Demo
Product News
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Seamless Safety Integration with SIMATIC STEP 7 Advanced V11
All configuration and programming tools required for generating a safety-oriented program are integrated into the SIMATIC STEP 7 user interface and use a common project structure.
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Safety System Adds AS-Interface Connectivity
Siemens Industry, Inc. has expanded its safety products, focusing on ease of installation and cost reduction. The new MSS Advanced base (Central) unit for the SIRIUS 3RK3 Modular Safety System now provides connectivity to AS-Interface network nodes.
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New Burner Management System Solutions Offer Greater Flexibility, Cost-effective Compliance
Siemens Industry Sector in the U.S. has released SIMATIC Burner Management System (BMS) solutions, providing end users greater flexibility and cost-effective compliance to the revised 2011 burner standards.
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Simple Remote Push Button Functionality: Introducing SIMATIC HMI KP32F PN
The SIMATIC HMI KP32F PN joins the SIMATIC HMI KP8 PN and KP8(F) PN to provide remote push button functionality while reducing the time-consuming and cost-intensive installation and wiring of long-stroke push buttons. They offer maximum flexibility in a very small space at an extremely affordable price.
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