SAFETY EXPERTISE + AUTOMATION KNOW-HOW = FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING

Customized solutions for flexible production

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Flexibility and productivity are major trends in the field of industrial automation. However, increasing one needn’t mean decreasing the other. There are already some initial approaches, such as flexible production cells and systems, which can help you strike the right balance. These pose new challenges for functional safety if a person interacts directly with the automated environment. To ensure that this does not lead to bottlenecks when implementing this “flexible manufacturing” solution, linking in automation and safety expertise is essential. Continue reading

tailored safety for more flexibility

the smallest common denominator – global emergency stop

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Icelandic company Marel is the world’s leading provider of advanced food processing solutions for the fish, meat, and poultry industries. These solutions are provided in the form of modern equipment, systems, and services. From individual system modules through complex processing lines and beyond to portions packaged ready for consumption by end customers, the company supports every aspect of advanced food processing. Marel requires its production lines to deliver flexibility and modularity. System operators need to be able to replace individual machine modules, integrate new modules into the overall plant, and combine modules in new ways. However, this must be achieved without having to invest huge amounts of time and money in wiring or programming in order to ensure the safe and secure networking of machine modules. Continue reading