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Siemens White Paper on Networked Machine Safety is Timely and Informative

POSTED 08/11/2011

Siemens Industry, Inc., one of RIA's member companies, has released a new white paper that examines the role of safety PLCs and networks in light of new and various standards. Siemens’ white paper, "Concepts in implementing a networked machine safety system,” is available from Robotics Online in PDF format now.

Siemens’ white paper, ". . . shows how safety related control functions using Safety PLCs and networks, can be combined to provide numerous cost-savings and increased productivity benefits to the users." Among the issues addressed is the role of standards including the newest editions of ISO 10218.

RIA provided modest input for the white paper and is honored to have the result of those collaborations hosted on Robotics Online. RIA urges robotics and automation users to seek training and instruction on compliance with all safety standards. The Association recommends training at the National Robot Safety Conference, September 19-21, 2011, or through custom training with RIA instructors.

RIA claims no endorsement, implied or otherwise, for this white paper. Contact Siemens for training options they provide. Click here to access the free white paper.

About Robotic Industries Association
Founded in 1974, RIA represents leading robot manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, educators, research groups, and consulting firms. The association sponsors the biennial Automate Show and Conference plus many regional events, and is secretariat of the ANSI/RIA R15.06 Robot Safety Standard. RIA also serves as North America’s representative to the International Federation of Robotics and provides detailed quarterly North American robot statistics. Full information on RIA activities is on Robotics Online, the world’s leading robotics resource on the Worldwide Web.

About Siemens Industry
Siemens Industry, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens' global Industry Sector business-the world's leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. The company's integrated hardware and software technologies enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers to increase their productivity, sustainability and profitability. The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram Sylvania. With nearly 204,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $4.7 billion on revenues of $47.3 billion in fiscal 2010.  

Brian Huse
Robotic Industries Association