Safety

Articles

Safety Considerations for Live Measurements

Maintenance of production equipment often requires taking live voltage and current measurements. That’s why it’s critical to be aware of the core safety practices designed to keep you safe.
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Choosing the Right Safety Devices

The road to effective industrial safety should begin with a risk assessment before determining which safety devices to apply.
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Robot Safety Awareness

Festo and Sick develop a robot-agnostic curriculum to teach students and industry workers about robot risk assessments, safe system design, and protective measures.
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Machine Builders Bridge the Skills Gap

With high employee turnover on the factory floor, manufacturers are asking OEMs to design easy-to-use equipment and provide ongoing training.
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3 Big Industrial Networking Developments

Ethernet-APL to become more widely available, ownership of the Process Automation Device Information Model expands, and development of a single standard for an interoperable OPC...
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Automated Valve Choice Considerations

Learn about the most commonly available automated valve types, how to determine valve sizing, and the different actuator options for process control valves.
With the Festo Motion Control Package, a seventh axis can be added to a Universal Robot cobot for a range of applications, including palletizing. Source: Festo.

Festo Adds Motion Control to Universal Robots’ Cobots

The Festo Motion Control Package can add up to four axes of motion beyond the six axes of motion provided by Universal Robot’s collaborative robot products.
Veo Robotics’ FreeMove system being tested with an ABB robot in a palletizing operation.

Industrial Cobot Technology Comes to Palletizing Operations

Veo Robotics’ partnership with Gray Solutions is designed to make industrial robot palletizing systems collaborative for the consumer packaged goods industry.

Products

H Series Brushless Motor Drives

Allied Motion Releases Advanced DSP-based Brushless Servo Motor Drive

The H Series Brushless Servo Motor Drive features hyperface DSL, multi-feedback device support, and safe torque off safety options.
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Single-Phase Compressor Soft Starters

These single-phase compressor soft starters from Carlo Gavazzi are said to reduce start current by more than 50%.
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Gladiator Series Circuit Breakers and Supplementary Protectors

Circuit breakers from Automation Direct offer optimum and efficient protection for branch and control circuits up to 63 amps.
The extensive fork sensor product range with the new GSX14E combined fork sensor.

Two in One: Leuze Presents the GSX, the World's First Combined Fork Sensor

The GSX combined fork sensor from Leuze combines the advantages light and ultrasonic sensors. The GSX sensor is exceptionally suitable for labeling machines used in the packaging...

Videos

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Mobile Robot Top Modules from RoEq

The TMS-CS1500 top module can increase the payload of a MiR 1350 autonomous mobile robot from 1350kg to 1500kg.
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OnRobot Showcases Sander Tool for Cobots

Exhibited at Automate 2022, the OnRobot Sander can be used with a variety of collaborative robots from Universal Robots and other major suppliers.
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Safeguarding Your ICS Against the Log4j Vulnerability

Although no information about industrial control systems being breached via Log4j has yet been made public, the threat exists.
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Network-Compatible Safety Equipment

At PACK EXPO 2021, Banner highlighted its In Series Diagnostics (ISD) to connect multiple safety devices across an automated machine.