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Section: Factory > Safety
Qualification and Validation Fluency: A Must Have for Highly Regulated Industries
In highly regulated industries, quality and validation procedures can be make or break, and getting them right requires working with system integrators who have industry-specific experience.
Jun 20th, 2022
Environmental Health and Safety 4.0 Transforms High-Risk Industries
See how high risk industries can find new opportunities to take advantage of new approaches, best practices, and technologies to improve environmental health and safety.
Mar 9th, 2022
5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Industrial Wearable Devices
Smart wearables that monitor employee postures and movements can reduce workplace injuries and improve a company's bottom line, but understanding how to get the most out of the data they provide is key.
Feb 10th, 2022
Frito-Lay Improves Workplace Ergonomics with Wearable Technology
The use of Kinetic’s Reflex wearable devices at Frito-Lay facilities reduced recordable injuries by 19% and cut work time lost by 67%.
Oct 28th, 2021
Emerson Combines LNG Inventory Management and Tank Gauging
The Rosemount TankMaster system can predict the release of liquid natural gas vapors to reduce loss of product, safety risks, and failures to meet environmental regulations.
Sep 2nd, 2021
It’s Time to Step-Up Machine Safety
OEMs understand the need to comply with machine safety standards, but new requirements may necessitate bringing in a third party to help mitigate risk.
Jun 14th, 2021
5G Expands Autonomous Mobile Robot Capabilities
At TCL’s plant in Huizhou, China, improved 5G wireless connectivity enabled the company to add dozens of ForwardX autonomous mobile robots to improve production operations.
Apr 21st, 2021
Connected Hardhat for Hazardous Environments
Guardhat’s IECEx and ATEX Zone One safety certified IS-HC1.1 Communicator Hardhat is helping to overcome the challenges associated with using Internet of Things technology in distant, dangerous locations.
Mar 26th, 2021
Wearable Technology Bolsters Worker Safety
PepsiCo’s use of Kinetic’s Reflex wearable device has had a definitive impact on both worker safety and company culture.
Mar 12th, 2021
Mobile Robot Safety Standard Published
R15.08 Part One is the first type-C standard for mobile robots from the Robotics Industry Association; it is expected to reduce costs as well as lower risk and liability for end-users.
Feb 25th, 2021
Work on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Standards Begins
Hoping to clear the path for the development of AI and machine learning standards, the Securing Artificial Intelligence Industry Specification Group has released a report highlighting the field’s predominant challenges.
Feb 12th, 2021
Plug-and-Play Safety Sensors
The installation of safety sensors has, traditionally, been a long and expensive process, but newer safety sensor models are changing the requirements of this process.
Mar 27th, 2020
Centralizing Your Systems
Not having a centralized system is a risk to your organization, as it can make everyone incapable of accessing key information and can leave important data unprotected and vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Mar 16th, 2020
Machine Safety Implications for OEMs and End Users
From legacy retrofitting costs to the effects of environmental factors and varying global standards, ensuring functional machine safety is no simple task. That’s why proper risk assessments, involving all stakeholders, are critical.
Mar 9th, 2020
Are Autonomous Mobile Robots at the Tipping Point?
Why many industry experts and observers feel that advances in software, cloud computing, and machine learning are enabling autonomous mobile robots to become far more commonplace in industry.
Feb 26th, 2020
Seven Ways to Increase Efficiency with Networked Machine Safety
Though safety circuits have traditionally been independent of the network, taking steps to ensure machine safety is essential regardless of how safety circuits are connected. These steps are some ways to increase efficiency and safety on your plant floor.
Linda Caron, CSME
Feb 21st, 2020
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