Category Archive: Machine Building & Safety

ANSI v. ISO: A Comparioson between standards

ANSI v. ISO: COMPARISON BETWEEN  STANDARDS

Thursday, February 9th, 2023
10 to 11 AM EST

This webinar will look in detail at the differences between the two most important safety directives in the world: OSHA and the Machinery Directive. ISO has long been the global standard for machine safety, however, following only the ISO guidelines may not guarantee compliance with ANSI. This webinar is for anyone looking to have their machine comply with safety requirements in North America.

*This webinar is in English. Registration is on our international site. Please follow the link below.*

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Topics

  • Main differences between OSHA and the Machinery Directive
  • Comparison between ISO 12100 and ANSI B11.0
  • How to implement a safety circuit according to ANSI B11.10 and the equivalence to ISO 13849-1
  • Statement of conformity for USA similar to the declaration of conformity (DoC)
  • Validation: ANSI vs ISO

 

IP67 Ethernet Switch

ROBUST ETHERNET SWITCH FOR USE IN THE FIELD

 

The new IP67 ethernet switch from Wieland Electric enables reliable operation in harsh industrial and other environmental conditions

 

Industrial automation is increasingly relying on the decentralized and flexible connection of automation components. This also applies to IP or ethernet switches, which are no longer only mounted in the control cabinet, but also directly on the machine. In order to ensure the reliable operation of the network components under these circumstances, the devices must meet the requirements of harsher working environments. After all, they are directly exposed to harmful elements such as dust, moisture, and electromagnetic radiation. Wieland Electric offers a suitable solution for this with the new wienet IP67 switch.

 

The wienet IP-SWITCH UMS 8-W-M12 is equipped with robust metal housing and is used under the most adverse environmental conditions. Water splashes, other contaminants, and high temperatures of up to 75° Celsius are handled without any problems. In addition, the switch complies with the EN 50155 standard, making it suitable for the higher requirements of railroad applications. Fluctuations and interruptions in the power supply are tolerated, as are vibrations, shocks, and high humidity. The compact device is easy to maintain,  features a long service life, and has high electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

 

The plug & play feature of the new IP67 switch from Wieland Electric enables fast commissioning even without programming experience. Sensors and actuators can be connected robustly and reliably via eight M12 Fast Ethernet ports, which contributes to low failure rates. Its compatibility in conjunction with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) within the IEC 61131-2 framework also ensures reliable network operation with the lowest probability of failure.

 

IP67 ethernet switch

 

Optimally suited for modular systems: The robust and compact IP67 unmanaged ethernet switch from Wieland Electric ensures reliable operation even in harsh environmental conditions.

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Product details & technical data

 

IP-SWITCH WIENET UMS 8-W-M12

Unmanaged Switch 8xM12 Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbit/s) ports, IP 67, wide temperature range

Ethernet standards IEEE:                                      802.3/802.3u/802.3x

Voltage type:                                                            DC

Min. operating temperature:                              -40 °C

Max. Operating temperature:               75 °C

Storage temperature / transport min:             -40 °C

Storage temperature / transport max:             85 °C

Relative humidity min.              :                           5 %

Relative humidity max:                                         95 %

Net weight:                                                                700 g

Redundant power supply:                                  2 power inputs

Standards and approvals:                                     IEC 61131-2, EN50155

Fall Webinar Line-up

We have a new line-up of webinars scheduled for this fall. We are pleased to have our safety experts conduct two seminars on machine safety which will take you through a mock risk assessment as well as the validation process in the second webinar. In addition, we will have a special presentation regarding decentralized drive control and Integrated Safe Torque Off (STO). See information and registration details below.

Mock Risk Assessment with ANSI B110

Thursday, October 13 @ 1:00 pm ET – Recording Available!

Presenter: Todd McCoy

Averse to risk assessments? Join us for a risk-free risk assessment for industrial machinery, in which we go through the steps of assessing a robot cell. Using ANSI B110 for the latest standards the webinar will look at how to create a guideline-compliant risk assessment. This is part of a two-part webinar. In the second webinar, we will look at the Validation Process.

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Decentralized Drive Control with Integrated Safe Torque Off

Tuesday, November 8th @ 1:45 PM ET – Recording Available!

Presenter: Jim Cahaly

Decentralized drive control can vastly improve the performance of conveyors and other applications using drives. The podis® MS 5HP integrates Safe Torque Off (STO) features into one motor starter and ensures guaranteed functional safety requirements are met. In this webinar, you will learn about all of the features which make the motor starter unique in its class as well as how it integrated with the Wieland decentralized power bus system.

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Validation Process for Industrial Machinery

Thursday, December 1st @ 1:00 PM ET

Presenter: Leo Sanchez

After completing a risk assessment and implementing the appropriate safety solutions, your system must undergo a validation process. This webinar will go over the validation process according to EN ISO 13849-2 and what you need to know before starting.

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Virtual Risk Assessment? 

Virtual Risk Assessment?

If you are just starting a safety review process or need additional help at a particular stage, Wieland Electric can provide a consultation and a plan of action for the next steps. We support you from the outset and provide expert guidance every step of the way, from the initial risk assessment to validation and education. Whether it’s training, one-on-one consultations, or full project implementation — you decide how much support you need.

Over a dedicated meeting and assessment, the safety expert will walk you through the requirements and the next steps. Depending on the project, some consultations can be completed virtually while others require a more detailed in-person assessment. Over the pandemic lockdowns, we have completed virtual risk assessments as well. To see if that is an option for your project, please contact us.

safety services for industrial machinery

  • Safety Consultation
  • Machine safety concept
  • Lockout/ tag-out
  • Risk assessment
  • Design & mitigation
  • Validation to EN ISO 13849-2
  • Maintenance & modification as it relates to safety
  • Education & training related to the new machine safety system
  • Lockout/ tag-out training
  • Certified Electricals Safety Engineer (CESE) certification

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Motor Starter Podis

SUPERIOR SAFETY, LESS EFFORT

Decentralized motor starter for easy planning and safe operation of conveyor systems

Motors in conveyor systems need to be switched off safely, but the wiring and energy distribution involved is usually very complex, involving bulky cable trays, and complex distribution boxes. As a result, Wieland Electric has developed a new motor starter that reduces the complexity of installation and improves the safety of conveyor systems. The podis MS 5HP is a compact, robust and user-friendly drive component with an integrated STO (Safe Torque Off) function. The safety function disconnects the power supply from the emergency stop circuits completely. As a result, the STO circuits no longer need routing through a central distributor and assignment to a specific energy branch. The system is less susceptible to interference and the installation work is more easily planned and carried out.

The motor starter podis MS 5HP from Wieland Electric makes the planning and installation of expansive conveyor systems less complex.

Safe Torque Off

The innovative combination of starter functions allows for the decentralized assignment of all of the energy of the STO circuits in the field. In addition, a superior level of safety (SIL 3, PL e) can be achieved with less effort. All the motor starters in an emergency stop circuit connect to the STO female sockets. The STO circuit monitors and operates through an auxiliary voltage generated in the field and also by a two-channel safety relay. Several STO circuits can operate from one power supply.

Using an energy bus system such as the podis 5G6 from Wieland Electric further enhances decentralized motor control. The energy distribution for several motors and starters can combine on one line with only a single feed. This saves space in the cable trays and the wiring in the distributor panel is much more straightforward.

Multiple Motor sizes, One starter

The podis MS 5HP covers motors with a power range from 0.3 Hp to 5 Hp (0.25 kW to 4.0 kW), up to 5 different motors. This helps reduce storage and administration costs. With only one order option for multiple motors, the procurement and materials management processes also require less effort.
Installation and commissioning are simple as well. DIP switches, for example, can be programmed on the device or with a web tool. The web configurator guides the user step-by-step through the different options. To access the configurator, simply scan the QR code on the front of the device.

Conveying Logistics

Use the podis energy bus system for a complete electrical installation of conveyor systems.

Approvals & Protection Rating

With international approvals, CE, cULus from Q4 2021, the podis MS 5HP is suitable for worldwide use. In addition, the disconnect switch is in accordance with UL 508. The integrated service switch safely turns off drives for maintenance or repair work. Individual conveying lines can disconnect from the power supply without the system as a whole shutting down. A special integrated power supply generates the 24V DC auxiliary voltage required to supply the connected sensors. It does not use the neutral conductor and hence makes additional separate wiring unnecessary. This saves time and reduces material costs. Designed compliant with protection class IP65 and the NEMA12 standard relevant for the US market, the podis MS 5HP is also suitable for use in harsh industrial environments.

Modex 2022

Modex 2022

March 28-31, Atlanta GA, Booth B1927

Explore power distribution, decentralized motor control, and machinery safety solutions at Modex 2022. Our new booth will have interactive walls with working products to demonstrate our functional safety components. Use Samos®Plan to quickly program a safety design, then watch it in action as we simulate it right on the spot! In addition, a working conveyor demo is outfitted with safety guards, our advanced 3-phase power distribution system, and so much more. Touch, pry, pull or interrupt, and see the actions and reactions of the system on the HMI screens.

New Product Launch – Motor Starter with Integrated Safety

podis® MS 5HP is the first decentralized motor starter with protection class NEMA 12 and integrated Safe Torque Off functionality! As a result, expansive conveyor systems are easier to install, commission, and service.

Learn more about the motor starter podis® MS 5HP.

 

Special Seminar – Beyond the Risk Assessment: what happens next?

Tuesday, March 29th, 12:45 PM at the Micro-Fulfillment Theatre

Explore risk mitigation strategies and examples with our certified safety expert using a palletizing application scenario. This seminar will explain in-depth the steps that a manufacturer must take to ensure the palletizing machine addresses the issues identified in the risk assessment.

In the presentation:

  • Palletizing/Box Packing application description
  • Defining the PLr
  • Setting-up the sensors
  • Programming the logic
  • Additional considerations

Explore Safety Services

In addition to quality safe components, we have expanded our solutions to include safety services. Experienced Wieland Electric machine safety consultants provide expert guidance on safety reviews, lockout/ tag-out planning and training, the machine safety concept, and more. Tell us your scenario and we can help you with the next steps.

Services we offer:

  • Safety Consultation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Lockout/ tag-out (LOTO)
  • Safety Design & Mitigation
  • Validation
  • Maintenance & modification as it relates to safety

Learn more about the safety services we offer

How does the podis® 3-phase power system work?

The revolutionary 3-phase power system, podis®, uses non-destructive insulation piercing technology for a safe, flexible, and guaranteed connection every time.

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Modex 2022, B1927

We are looking forward to reconnecting in person and showing you all of the ways we can improve installation time and machine availability.

LED Lamps for Industrial Applications

LED LampsWith its new high-intensity PODIS® LED lamps, WIELAND offers pluggable, maintenance-free lighting solutions for construction, industrial and machine applications.

The PODIS® LED lighting components are especially well-suited for use in industrial applications. Their rugged and durable lamp design ensure high reliability. The high-quality light delivers 2000 lumens with customizable light colors and illumination patterns. These pluggable fixtures ensure flexibility while minimizing installation errors, time, and the need for specialized labor.

Different light distribution curves can be selected depending on the application. A lamp with a standard dispersion is well-suited for uniform illumination of a work area or room. Narrow light cones are possible to illuminate localized work areas such as workstations and a confined area of a machine. Wide light cones are also ideally suited for long and narrow areas such as hallways, tunnels, shafts or wind towers.

Features of the PODIS® LED 2000 lm:

  • Various light distribution patterns  Led Lamp Podis Round Connector
  • Optimized for work areas, escape routes, shafts, towers, tunnels and more
  • Flicker-free and glare-free lighting
  • Efficient light source
  • Fast, pluggable installation
  • Rugged design
  • Maintenance-free and extremely durable
  • Corrosion-resistant (IP69K)
  • Wide temperature range (-25°C to +45°C)
  • AC and DC power supplies are possible
  • Metal mounting base
  • cULus approved for wet locations
  • Compact 5W versions and high powered 50W version are also possible
  • Magnetic mounting bases are possible

These lamps are available with WIELAND RST® circular connectors or can be connected directly to the PODIS® flexible busbar system. The latter is well suited to use in conveyor systems such as baggage handling systems in airports or post & parcel systems in logistics warehouses. In addition, the system can be used in production facilities such as the automotive industry, and for service & emergency lighting inside elevator shafts and wind towers.

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