'Process Safebook 1: Functional Safety in the Process Industry' is a new free publication from Rockwell Automation that explains the principles and standards around achieving safety in process applications. The book provides a valuable overview of functional safety as well as guidance around the application of IEC61511, the process industry-specific implementation of the IEC61508 framework.
Given the scope, complexity and dynamic nature of the regulations behind safety systems for automated production equipment, enlightened manufacturers are increasingly seeking help. Brian Tinham talks to Rockwell about some of the issues.
No one relishes ripping and replacing major business systems, but sometimes you have to bite the bullet. Brian Tinham looks at recent developments as part of WM's IT Shortlist 2013 guide
There are easy ways to experiment with the power of cloud computing, says WM's Brian Tinham
Brian Tinham, WM's technology editor, asks what is big data and how can it help manufacturers
Manufacturers say the job market is saturated with a generation of the illiterate and unemployable. So what's Mark Prisk, the man behind future industry policy, going to do about it? The WM Leaders Forum – our think-tank for the sector – ...
The UK has long been a follower of US fashion.
Bob Davis of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence tells Max Gosney about the latest manufacturing trends heading our way across the Atlantic
Leicester-based high precision machining firm AETC has cut maintenance costs by several thousand pounds, just by correctly specifying and fitting machine bearings.
Dawnfresh Seafoods has installed a new computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) to manage engineering maintenance at its main production site in Uddingston, Lanarkshire.
Tom Shelley reports on moves by the medical industry to use rapid prototyping technology to improve amputee care
Weatherford - Managing Product Data That Will Live Forever
Onsite mobility: which technology is right for you?
Take a fresh look at your system security
Autodesk PLM 360 – Product Lifecycle Management Introductory offer until 15th June 2012
Magnomatics wins £100,000 Smart award
Brompton and Bremont Watch Company share HSBC Global ...
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