Machinery Safety 101

Interlock Architectures – Pt. 5: Category 4 – Control Reliable

Ed. note: I’ve made a few updates to this article since it was first published in 2011, with the most recent on 2020-05-11. – DN — The most reliable of the five system architectures, Category 4 is still considered to be single-fault tolerant and uses enhanced diagnostics (DC >= 99%) to help ensure that component…

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AntennaSys tests the iPhone 4…

Are you an Apple fan? An iPhone fan? Here’s an article on an independent test on the iPhone 4 by AntennaSys that may interest you…

http://www.AntennaSys.com

You may also be interested in this IEEE podcast with one of the principles at AntennaSys, Spencer Webb

Inside Apple’s EMC Lab

Macworld was invited inside Apple’s once-secret EMC test lab for a tour – the first time journalists have been permitted into this area. This article looks at what Apple does to make sure their products meet EMC design requirements. Testing industrial equipment is often simpler that this, and you don’t need to buy your own labs to do it. Are your machine designs compliant? Would you know if they

Why Conventional EMC Testing is Insufficient for Functional Safety

At the recent PSES Symposium, I attended a couple of interesting workshops on EMC and Functional Safety. One was called “Workshop on EMC & Functional Safety” presented by Keith Armstrong, Bill Radasky and Jacques Delaballe. The other was a paper presentation called “Why Conventional EMC Testing is Insufficient for Functional Safety” presented by Keith Armstrong.

For readers who are new to the idea of Functional Safety, this field deals

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2008 IEEE PSES Symposium On Product Compliance Engineering

What a great Symposium! Dr. June Andersen kicked it off with a great keynote, and the rest of the sessions were excellent!

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