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New requirements for machine safety in Industry 4.0

Special: Functional Safety

Industry 4.0 would be inconceivable without functional machine safety. But the digital transformation poses new challenges for experts in safety technology. They need to keep up with the rapid pace of technical developments, even in terms of standardisation. At the same time, safety technology needs to become an integral part of every system, not only to protect the employees from injuries, but also as a tool to increase production Efficiency, says Schmersal

Author: Siegfried Rüttger, Project Leader Industry 4.0, Schmersal Group

Source: magazine "open automation", 6/17

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