As part of its ongoing effort to bring technology and solutions directly to its customers, Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. (SE&A) has launched a Safety Innovation Tour. The tour, which will visit cities across the United States, features live demonstrations and seminars on how to seamlessly integrate certified safety protection into a company’s automation architecture. Additionally, SE&A will demonstrate two brand new wireless safety products.
Attendees will be introduced to a Web-based tool that evaluates the actual safety level achieved per the new safety standards. They will also see demonstrations of the latest in safety bus technologies from a simple device bus up to real-time Ethernet; including wireless solutions will be demonstrated. The events will also introduce safety integrated into PC-based automation.
The tour will showcase safety-rated drives with safe motion, safety controller with integrated Web access, all on a single bus to operator panels and plant wide operation. Whether the application requires a single safety relay, a complex safety solution of coordinated control or anything in between, attendees will see solutions demonstrated that can save engineering time and maintenance costs while improving machine efficiency.
The no-cost sessions will cover a variety of safety topics including:
• PC-based safety
• Basic of new safety standards
• Safety-rated drives with safe limited speed
• Simple integrated message functions
• Embedded diagnostic Web pages
• HMI showing detailed fault location of the safety functions
• Safe Ethernet communications
• Wireless safety communications
• Simple drive networking
• Safety networking with AS-Interface
• Programmable safety relays
Currently underway, the Safety Innovation Tour has already visited several cities and is scheduled to visit more locations with new cities still being added.
For a full list of cities, dates and times, visit: http://www.sea.siemens.com/safetytour.