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Founded in 1921, Ross Controls develops and produces high quality pneumatic valves & systems. It has over sixty years of experience designing & producing monitored redundant valves for safety applications. The DM2 is the latest control-reliable valve series for category 4 applications. The SV series has integrated double pole double throw switch to verify valve function for category 2 and 3 applications. For pneumatic energy isolation, the L-O-X® series provides a full line of manual lockout products. Ross safety-related products meet or exceed the global safety requirements for machine safeguarding and energy isolation and are supported by Ross' experienced global safety team. For robotic innovation, Ross developed one of the most advanced proportional pressure regulation units for faster, more precise robotic coating and dispensing applications, while reducing paint consumption, overspray and VOCs.

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Knowledge is Power: Ross Controls Announces New Total Machine SafetyTM Seminar Schedule

POSTED 11/01/2010

OY, MI) –ROSS CONTROLS is proud to introduce a new schedule for Total Machine Safety™, a seminar designed to educate maintenance supervisors, safety engineers, safety managers, engineering managers and skilled maintenance technicians on how to improve productivity and reduce risks in the workplace.  ROSS continues its long-standing dedication to customer education and safety training with this innovative and fully integrated electrical and fluid power machine safeguarding training program.  For 2010-2011, the Total Machine SafetyTM curriculum has been updated to include hydraulic safety methods in addition to the electrical and pneumatic safety methods addressed in previous seminars.

ROSS' decades of experience training customers and helping solve their safety issues has demonstrated that a thorough approach to safety control system evaluation and design is the best method for the success of one's safety program. The full day Total Machine SafetyTM seminar will address how integrating machine safeguarding early in the machine design process can be beneficial to a company’s bottom line.  Topics to be covered include current safety standards, hazard and risk assessment, integration of safety devices, lockout/tagout, and pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical components.

Attendants will receive a comprehensive workbook which contains a compilation of the presentation, a detailed reference material appendix and a glossary.  Besides the valuable presentation materials, the seminar fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. 

Registration for the seminar is $200, but discounts are available for registering multiple students from the same company. Parking is free at all locations.  For more information on the course material, please visit

Upcoming dates and locations for Total Machine Safety™ seminars:

December 6 & December 7, 2010   
Advanced Fluid Systems   
245 Campbell Road   
York, PA  17402   
To register, call Eric Dewalt, Advanced Fluid Systems (ROSS’ distributor): (717) 757-1068
Directions to event:

January 18, 2011   
Rivers Casino   
777 Casino Drive   
Pittsburgh, PA  15212   
To register, call Jenny Salisbury, S.G. Morris Company (ROSS’ distributor): 866-746-6774, ext. 222 (toll-free).
Or register online:

January 20 & January 21, 2011   
S.G. Morris Co.   
699 Miner Road   
Cleveland, OH  44143   
To register, call Jenny Salisbury, S.G. Morris Company (ROSS’ distributor): 866-746-6774, ext. 222 (toll-free)
Or register online:

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (doors open for registration & continental breakfast at 8:00 AM).

Established and headquartered in Michigan since 1921, ROSS CONTROLS is an international designer and ISO-certified manufacturer of pneumatic valves and controls systems.  An innovative and driving force in the pneumatic safety industry for over 50 years, ROSS focuses on tailored technology to provide customers with a distinct value advantage. ROSS has subsidiaries in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, France, and China plus 145 worldwide stocking distributors.