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IEC 61508: Understanding Its Intent and Application Scope
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IEC 61508 is the key standard for functional safety, applicable for both products and systems, It also acts as the backbone for a variety of other machine safety standards. Attend this 45-minute educational webinar presented by Joe Lenner of TUV Rheinland of North America. He will give an overview of the IEC 61508 and highlight some of the lesser discussed topics that were expanded in the second edition.
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Functional Safety: Standards, Discussion, and Machinery Directive
View this 45-minute educational webinar, presented by Joe Lenner, Senior Functional Safety Engineer with TÜV Rheinland of North America. Learn about the Machinery Directive that applies to most equipment being installed in manufacturing facilities in Europe—and the two sector standards, EN/ISO 13849-1 and EN/ISO 62061, that are used to demonstrate compliance.
Award Announcement
Siemens Wins Frost & Sullivan 2013 Best Practices Award for Smart Machine Safety Networks
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The Excellence in Best Practices Awards are presented each year to companies that have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace and have created advanced technologies that will catalyze and transform industries in the near future. Siemens is a two-time recipient of this award for Machine Safety!
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NEW Machine Safety White Paper
Download this NEW Safety White Paper that shows you “How to turn Machine Safety into a Production Asset and a Competitive Advantage” and its vital Importance to Life Safety.
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Complimentary Online Skill Building Courses
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.
Education
Complimentary Online Electrical Training Courses
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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.
On Demand Webinars
Build Your Knowledge Base!
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View an extensive listing of recorded webinars, presented by industry experts, that are available to you on demand. This valuable resource can help build your industry and technical knowledge. Topics include risk assessment, hazardous locations requirements, functional safety, renewable energy, automation design techniques, and many more.
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Safety is the Central Element in Industrial Automation Strategies
Risk assessment, safety standards can help companies reduce injuries and increase productivity
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Teaching Robots to Run Safely
Safety standards are being revised and harmonized to keep up with the many advances in robot technology
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A New, Free OSHA Safety App
Workplace accidents cost American businesses an estimated $50 billion each year, according to OSHA, in direct worker's compensation costs. To reduce the magnitude of these financial and human costs, a newly created iPhone and iPad application will help you help your businesses do this.
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Video Tutorial: Safety Evaluation Tool
The Safety Evaluation Tool for the IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1 standards takes you to your goal directly. This TÜV-tested online tool supports the fast and reliable assessment of your machine's safety functions. The online database helps you assess and create compliance documentation using auto XML import/export for your safety products. As a result, you are provided with a standard-compliant report, which can be integrated in the documentation as a proof of safety.
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Product News
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Compact Switch Modules Add Connectivity Options
A pair of compact switch modules augment the enhanced logic modules in Siemens' LOGO! product line by providing additional Ethernet interfaces and connectivity to Ethernet networks.
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RFID has Long Range, Programmable Power Levels
The new long range RFID reader for external antennas is ideally suited for use in production control and intralogistics, wherever a large reach or multiple tag acquisition fields are required.
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X208pro Switch Offers Full PNIO Diagnostics
The SCALANCE X-208PRO managed switch has been updated so it can now be fully integrated into the PN IO diagnostic functionality. The Siemens switch now carries all the features and capabilities of the standard X200 line.
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