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HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH has appointed Fabio Lodigiani as head of the Safety Services business segment. As Group Vice President Safety Services, Fabio Lodigiani manages and coordinates the company’s worldwide service activities. HIMA’s lifecycle management and services are...

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Compact commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions make the signaling technology of the Luxembourg city tram fit for the future.

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It was the first event of its kind: At the HIMA Smart Rail Summit 2018, system integrators and OEMs discussed the challenges for the global rail industry. The bottom line? A smart partnership will determine the business success of tomorrow.

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In late 2017 the ICS cybersecurity specialist Dragos announced that a safety controller (SIS) of a HIMA competitor in a process facility in the Middle East had been targeted by a new malware attack and successfully hacked. The SIS was compromised, leading to a shutdown of the...

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As a leading independent provider of smart safety solutions, HIMA has signed a long term service contract with INPEX to support the maintenance of the safety instrumented systems at the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia. HIMA is stepping up to provide a comprehensive safety...

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As part of a plant upgrade in a very short time, HIMA safety controllers are providing extremely high availability for the steam cracker plant in Cologne, Germany.

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In South Africa, level crossings are a major, and increasing, area of risk. A Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) ‘State of Safety Report’ for 2016/2017 found a 25% increase in level crossing-related occurrences for the reporting period; unsurprisingly, this has led directly to a...

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After more than a 50-year break, Luxtram reopened the Luxembourg City tram, which will eventually run from the city airport to Cloche d’Or business district. For the first phase of the project, the original signaling systems on the 3.5 km stretch between the Luxexpo conference...

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On 27 June, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH inaugurated a new Innovation and Development Centre in Kassel, Germany, where a team of eight will develop new safety solutions based on HIMA's own chip technology under the leadership of Dr. Stefan Gölz, Director Technology Embedded...

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At this year's Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards, HIMA, the leading independent provider of smart safety solutions, is recognized as the best-in-class company which has continually demonstrated leadership excellence. For this achievement, HIMA is awarded the...

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Turbomachinery plays a vital role in LNG production. However, concerns remain about the safety of such machinery. Uwe Bruckhoff, TMC application manager at HIMA, looks at how to prevent potential hazards – and explores the opportunities of improved turbomachinery safety.

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From April 11-12, 2018, HIMA has hosted for the first time a conference for users in the global railway industry – the Smart Rail Summit. During the invitation-only event, about 100 participants from more than 20 countries discussed the current and future challenges of rail...

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At this year's ACHEMA trade fair in Frankfurt (Germany), HIMA is exhibiting their Smart Safety Platform under the motto “Discover Safecurity”. This is the world's first integrated solution that combines safety and security by uniformly tailoring hardware and software to each...

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The future of the process industry is digital, and this trend is being driven worldwide under the banners of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT). Digitization creates many opportunities for plant operators to enhance efficiency, increase flexibility and make their...

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At the ARC Industry Forum which was held in Orlando, Florida, from February 12 – 15, HIMA presented its comprehensive functional safety concept which offers maximum security by expanding the scope from the safety instrumented sycstem to its security-relevant environment.

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At the end of 2017, the world's first successful hacker attack on a safety instrumented system (SIS) was discovered. Malware in a programming station (PC) modified older Triconex safety instrumented systems manufactured by Schneider Electric during ongoing operation. To do this,...

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In the rail industry, processes and components are becoming increasingly digital. Therefore, safety controllers are designed with a focus on critical applications, such as railroad crossings, signal boxes, and rail carriages. Sedat Sezgün, group vice president for the rail...

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When organizations plan a turnaround for the maintenance of their plant, safety engineers also have to get involved with the work. They ensure that safety systems reliably provide functional safety after the turnaround is completed.

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HIMA is upgrading the safety systems of the Transalpine Pipeline to the latest state of the art. The Transalpine Pipeline operated by the TAL Group runs north from the harbour in Trieste (Italy) over the Alps and is one of the safest, most reliable and most important petroleum...

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HIMA’s consulting helped APA to ensure that the functional safety management systems for gas storage were robust, effective, and aligned with industry best practices.

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Petrochemical production at the OMV refinery in Schwechat (Austria) resumed right on schedule after intensive inspection and repairs

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The leading independent provider of smart safety solutions, HIMA, has signed a strategically significant contract with Indonesian rail supplier PT Len Industri (Persero). The Indonesian company is state-owned and produces railway systems, including railway signal systems for the...

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The networked world is vulnerable. It was only recently that the WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks crippled the IT at global companies, such as Beiersdorf and Maersk. Dr. Alexander Horch, Head of Research, Development and Product Management at HIMA, talks about the risks of...

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As more and more systems are automated and solutions become increasingly networked, there is a greater chance of cyberattacks in the rail industry. Rail operators should therefore choose safety systems that incorporate cybersecurity as well as functional safety.

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At this year's SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, HIMA is presenting package solutions comprising hardware, software and services. On 27–29 November, several models will be on display at Stand 440 in Hall 9, enabling visitors to learn first-hand how plant operators can benefit from...

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Easy implementation for system integrators, manufacturers and railway operators.

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Advanced cyber security: HIMA’s HIMax safety controller has been awarded the new cyber security certificate from TÜV Rheinland. The test agency certified the processor and the communications module in accordance with international standards IEC 62443-4-1, IEC 62443-4-2 and...

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We would like you to know that our hearts go out to everyone who has been caught up in the catastrophic damage caused by the recent hurricanes. Two of our own employees were also affected by the devastation, and coworkers from around the world have been donating generously to the...

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HIMA, the process safety expert, has recently showcased the most technologically advanced safety systems and a range of services for the oil and gas industry at OGA 2017, Malaysia. 23,000 professionals attended the exhibition. Among the many lumnaries that visited HIMA’s booth...

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HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH takes on a new brand image to adapt to the challenges of the digital transformation. This stems from a wide-ranging brand building process with the involvement of customers and staff worldwide. The result: with "Smart Safety", the family enterprise...

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HIMA, the world's leading independent provider of technologies for safety-critical applications, is exhibiting for the first time at Offshore Europe, Aberdeen, UK, on 5 – 8 September 2017.

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HIMA is pleased to announce Servelec Controls, a leading independent integrator of mission critical control and safety systems, as an approved systems integration partner in the UK. Servelec Controls’ experienced and functional safety-accredited engineers have been installing...

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HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH closed the 2016 business year with sales revenue of EUR 126.3 million, an increase of six percent compared to the previous year. An expanded range of package solutions for the process industry and positive evolution of the rail business were the main...

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The Reuschling case study shows that COTS is the ideal solution for locomotive renovation

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Digital transformation is changing industry. HIMA understands this and provides smart safety solutions to protect the process and rail industries from risks.

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Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) controllers are making big waves right across the rail industry. Not only are they keeping integrators safe, they are also giving them independence.

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HIMA Paul Hildebrandt has appointed Stefan Basenach as head of the new Process business unit, effective 1 May 2017. With the creation of a separate business unit for the process industry, safety expert HIMA aims to focus their business strategy on stronger global growth and...

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HIMA, the world's leading independent provider of technologies for safety-critical applications, is now providing direct access to its solutions and services in the UK and Ireland. Prior to this, HIMA supported this region through system integrator Hima-Sella who will continue to...

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At this year's Pipeline Technology Conference in Berlin (May 2 - 4, 2017), HIMA Paul Hildebrandt unveils the world's first SIL 3 capable leak monitoring system.

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Centre of attention at this year’s Railtex (Hall 3, Stand V41) will be HIMA’s Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) HIMax® and HIMatrix® safety controllers.

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HIMA China is proud to announce winning two new projects for Yanchang Group and CNOOC Donying Refinery.

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HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH has appointed Nico Ramstetter as Sales Director Europe & Africa. As the new Sales Director for both regions, he succeeds Friedhelm Best, who has relocated to Singapore to drive HIMA’s Asia Pacific business.

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At SafeRail (April 11-12) in Washington DC, HIMA presents the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) HIMax and HIMatrix safety Controllers (booth #16).

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At the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, HIMA introduces smart safety solutions that turn data into information that can be used to reduce downtime, increase security and, potentially, prevent outages.

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At the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, HIMA is showing its new HART solution. This solution eliminates risks which have always been inherent to the use of HART devices in safety applications. It also provides a firewall to add an extra level of cybersecurity to those field...

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HIMA signed the first global framework agreement with Pepperl + Fuchs, one of our most important long-time suppliers.

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Underscoring its commitment to customer satisfaction, the HIMA Middle East FZE is one of the first companies in the region to achieve Quality Management Systems Certification ISO 9001:2015.

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Safety-oriented HIMA SIL 4 controllers of the HIMatrix F system family are certified according to EN 45545. HIMatrix F systems are used in rolling stock applications.

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With AEGIS and XSAFE, EFACEC develops flexible safety solutions for light rail traffic based on SIL 4-certified HIMatrix and HIMax controllers.

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Railway infrastructure companies around the world face enormous cost pressures. At the same time, proprietary safety technology for interlockings, level crossings and signalling systems is frequently overdesigned, adding non-safety-related functions that increase costs. Lean...

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HIMA has generated sales of €118.6 million in fiscal year 2015 compared with €121.3 million in 2014. Due to stronger internationalization and new simplified processes the company can continued to strengthen its position in the international market.

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HIMA was named the Best Process Safety Systems Provider at the Asian Manufacturing Awards 2016 held in Singapore.

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HIMA has relaunched its Chinese operation in the form of a wholly foreign-owned enterprise. The new company is named HIMA (Shanghai) Industrial Automation Co., Ltd.

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The full interview of our rail experts is now available on our website. Find out what the leading voices say about the future of the rail industry and what part HIMA and COTS solutions play.

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The new central ERP solution replaces numerous stand-alone systems. By providing comprehensive and integrated support for critical business processes, the software will make them more efficient and more productive.

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At the Centre for Advanced Laser Application (CALA) on the Munich Research Campus of Ludwig Maximillian University (LMU), researchers will develop laser-based technologies to help improve the cure rate of cancer patients. CALA will rely on a central control solution from HIMA.

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The HIMax and HIMatrix commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) controllers are the modular, scalable core of the interlocking system of the Austrian narrow gauge railway with a rich tradition.

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HIMA's HICore chip was the basis of safe control technology we created for a driverless transport system developed for a research project at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The consortium of the KARIS PRO research project was recognized by the state of...

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Effective April 1, Dr. Alexander Horch became new Head of Development at HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH. In addition to aligning the development organization with customer and market requirements, Dr. Horch will help HIMA continue to consistently develop its safety automation...

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Safety specialist HIMA has chosen Singapore as its hub from which to coordinate activities in the region Asia Pacific. Setting up a new Regional Headquarters is an important element of the regional growth strategy.

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HIMax和Planar4控制器保护着日本INPEX公司位于澳大利亚海岸附近的Ichthys气田中最先进的勘探和生产装置。

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HIMax safety controller provides critical reactor shutdown control to Borouge-3 LDPE plant in Abu Dhabi while meeting demanding cycle time and data logging speed requirements.

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In the Mercedes-Benz plant in Düsseldorf, HIMatrix systems with safeethernet connection enable lightning-fast module change and easy integration in the existing production concept.

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