Postings tagged with: safety


Christian Böse-Baer| May 20, 2015

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IDS roadshow truck – Discrete materials and container handling

Under the heading “IDS - Extra Value Integrated”, the new IDS roadshow truck has been touring Europe since November 2014. A series of three news articles to be published in the course of the coming weeks describes the main exhibits in the truck. The second article of our four-part series “Exhibits in the IDS roadshow truck” presents the IDS portfolio of drive and automation solutions for discrete materials and container handling systems. The seamless interaction of all IDS components allows Sie ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 20, 2015

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IDS Roadshow-Truck – Stückgut- und Behälterfördertechnik

Unter dem Motto „IDS - Extra Value Integrated“ tourt der neue IDS Roadshow-Truck seit November 2014 durch Europa. Eine dreiteilige Artikelserie beschreibt in den kommenden Wochen die wichtigsten Exponate im Truck. Der zweite Artikel unserer vierteiligen Serie „Exponate im IDS Roadshow-Truck“ zeigt was IDS für Stückgut-, bzw. Behälterfördertechnik an kompletten Systemen für Antriebs- und Automatisierungslösungen bietet. Durch das Zusammenspiel der IDS-Komponenten den Kunden eine perfekt abgestim ...

Jonas Norinder| May 14, 2015

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How do you increase batch process safety in a silo?

Over the past few months, my colleague, Michael Sherenian, and I have covered several aspects related to tank overfill protection and how to design a system with focus on safety. Although today’s topic is not related to tank measurement or overfill protection, it is still associated with plant safety and reducing workplace hazards. When you think of chemical plant hazards, what usually comes to mind? Chemical exposures, poisoning, and fires or explosions due to volatile changes in the chemical m ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 12, 2015

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IDS Roadshow-Truck – Steigerung der Performance und Energieeffizienz von Regalbediengeräte

Unter dem Motto „IDS - Extra Value Integrated“ tourt der neue IDS Roadshow-Truck seit November 2014 durch Europa. Eine dreiteilige Artikelserie beschreibt in den kommenden Wochen die wichtigsten Exponate im Truck. Der erste Artikel zeigt auf warum Antriebs- und Automatisierungslösungen ein Schlüssel für die Steigerung der Performance und Energieeffizienz für Regalbediengeräte sein können. Regalbediengeräte sind heutzutage elementarer Bestandteil in der Logistik. Die schienengeführten Fahrzeuge ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 12, 2015

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IDS roadshow truck – Improving the performance and energy efficiency of storage-and-retrieval systems

Under the heading “IDS - Extra Value Integrated”, the new IDS roadshow truck has been touring Europe since November 2014. A series of three news articles to be published in the course of the coming weeks describes the main exhibits in the truck. The first of these articles explains why drive and automation solutions are key to improving the performance and energy efficiency of storage-and-retrieval systems in high-bay warehouses. So-called rack feeder systems have become an essential part of mo ...

Gerhard Stauss| May 08, 2015

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Siemens at Ligna 2015 – Boosting efficiency and flexibility for the woodworking industry

At this year's Ligna in Hanover, the world's leading trade fair for the woodworking industry, on May 11-15, 2015, Siemens will be showcasing its wide-ranging portfolio of drive and automation products and solutions for the woodworking industry. Visitors to Stand B31 in Hall 17 can watch Siemens present product innovations and demonstrate how the individual components interact within a fully integrated drive system. Using customer references, exhibits and drive models, Siemens will highlight h ...

Gerhard Stauss| May 08, 2015

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Siemens auf der Ligna 2015 – Mehr Effizienz und Flexibilität für die holzverarbeitende Industrie

Auf der diesjährigen Ligna in Hannover, der Weltleitmesse für die Forst- und Holzwirtschaft, präsentiert Siemens Antriebs- und Automatisierungslösungen für die Holzindustrie. Vom 11. bis 15. Mai 2015 zeigt das Unternehmen sein breites Produkt- und Lösungsportfolio für alle Segmente der Holzbe- und -verarbeitung. Auf dem Siemens-Stand B31 in Halle 17 wird neben Produktneuheiten auch das Zusammenspiel der einzelnen Komponenten als durchgängiges Antriebssystem dargestellt. Anhand von Kundenreferen ...

Ryan Shea| May 07, 2015

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What do you look for when purchasing new process instrumentation?

What is the most important factor to you when purchasing new process instruments? Is it the product cost, fancy features, fast delivery or warranty period? Or, is it the extensive cost of process downtime, proper regulatory reporting, or safety and reliability features of the equipment? Whatever your motivation is, there is no doubt that fast, accurate and reliable device configuration is critical to your process. So, what options do you have to ensure accurate configuration while managing any h ...

Matthew Logeman| Feb 13, 2015

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How do you create a safe environment while increasing operational efficiency?

Over the past 50 years, there have been more than 900 instances of grain engulfment with 62% of those cases resulting in death. In 2010, over 26 fatalities, the highest number of U.S. deaths occurred due to grain engulfment. Companies need to be aware of how to reduce the chances of their employees becoming the next statistic.Grain engulfment can occur when an employee has to climb to the top of a storage bin to manually measure the level of product and is trapped in flowing grain. Occupational ...

Justin DiNunzio| Jan 07, 2015

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How can you get a valve positioner to work in excessive vibration – or other unsafe or poor locations?

At times, we have valve positioner applications that are affected by excessive vibration, temperatures, radiation, magnetic influence, and unsafe and/or poor locations. Addressing the root cause of the issue can be timely, expensive and sometimes deemed impossible by plant management.At one power plant, I remember a situation where they had placed the valve too close to the boiler. Because of its proximity to the boiler, employees were hesitant to work on the valve. To make matters worse, the va ...


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