Basic Safety Functions Explained: Level Crossings
Global rail networks are a key mode of transporting people and goods around the world. And since the first railways were built, level crossings have been areas of peril. In the next instalment of our educational blog series, we reveal how rail safety controllers are on track to bring in a new age of safety at level crossings.
Three Key Considerations: Modernizing Your Safety Instrumented System
As the pandemic slows and lockdown restrictions ease in Europe, industrial plant operators are strategizing a return to normality. Functional safety needs to be assured at all times; even as new hygiene-related safety measures are adhered to. Here are three considerations for ensuring an SIS is always up to the task.
The Seal of Safety: Understanding SILs
If your operation involves the use of safety-critical systems, you will have come across the term “safety integrity levels,” or SILs. But what exactly are they? Why do they exist? And how do they support functional safety? This article answers some FAQs and helps you to understand what SILs mean for your organization.
The Disruption Myth: Digital Trends in the Process Industry
The Internet of Things (IoT) is part of everyday life and artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise. But is the digital transformation of the process industry equally disruptive? Learn more out what developments you should be aware of.
Safety Systems on Chip – for the Industry of Tomorrow
At the Audi factory in Neckarsulm, Southern Germany, autonomous vehicles dart around the shop floor. They take care of transporting materials all by themselves and support employees wherever they can. This is only possible thanks to chip-based systems that ensure maximum safety. Where established safety controllers were previously too large, the miniature technology finds its place – in sensors, actuators, and medical devices, for example.
The Key Factor: Secure Communication in the Rail Industry
As rail transport becomes digitally networked, new issues of security arise – especially regarding data transfer. Communication standards that were previously considered secure will soon be outdated. So, what can be done?
Video: What Are the Benefits of COTS Controllers?
System integrators and OEMs are getting on board with the global megatrend of commercial off-the-self (COTS) technology. What are the benefits of COTS controllers in the digital age? We asked top decision makers from the rail industry at the HIMA Smart Rail Summit.