The Competitive Value of Machine Safety

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 18, 2020 3:00:00 PM

 

The value of Machine Safety extends far beyond safe plant operations and reduced compensation costs. The concept is essentially a kick-starter for productivity and innovation, while simultaneously providing worthy data that can be used to gather insights into operations. There are multiple ways in which installation of machine safety apparatus – software and hardware – can sharpen the competitive edge of an organization.

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Topics: Machine Safety, Safety, productivity

Why Risk Assessment is Crucial

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 2, 2020 3:28:00 PM

Because of the rigorous nature of the work and the heavy machinery involved, factories and manufacturing plants can often be dangerous working environments. Therefore, risk assessments - commonly known as the foundation of making a machine safer - are necessary to curb potential hazards. A risk assessment is a logical, step by step breakdown of a machines’ processes, separating all the individual hazards so as to be able to focus on one at a time. As the industry continues to grow and more machines enter the work environment, risk assessments are critical to quell potential hazards and keep workers safe.

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Topics: Machine Safety, Safety

Common Terminology for Machine Safety

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 20, 2019 12:00:00 PM

With the complexities and dangers associated with heavy machinery in a factory or manufacturing plant, it is important to be well-versed in the language of machine safety. Below, we’ll expound on a few key terms that are integral to maintaining safe working conditions.

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Topics: Machine Safety, Safety

How to Plan a Safety Upgrade

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on May 8, 2019 8:38:00 AM

Planning a safety system upgrade can be tricky and can be detrimental to your plant’s productivity. Therefore, it is vital that a clear and concise procedure be followed, right from initial conversion to final validation.

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Topics: Machine Safety, Safety

IIoT Project Planning

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Apr 24, 2019 8:17:00 AM

 The plethora of communication protocols and exhaustive list of security configurations make IIoT implementations a cumbersome task. However, a major challenge that organizations face is finding the starting point for their IIoT implementations.

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Topics: Machine Safety, Safety, data management

Top 10 Machine Safety Myths Debunked: Part 2

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Apr 17, 2019 8:32:00 AM

 Poor safety practices within the plant floor can lead to a variety of problems and hazards within the work space. By clearing up misunderstandings regarding machine safety, many accidents can be avoided. This article is a continuation of "Top 10 Machine Safety Myths Debunked: Part 1."

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Topics: Machine Safety, Product Safety

Top 10 Machine Safety Myths Debunked: Part 1

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Apr 10, 2019 9:09:00 AM

 Poor safety practices within the plant floor can lead to regulatory fines, workers’ compensations, lost productivity and of course, a hazardous work space. Some, if not all, accidents can be avoided by clearing up misunderstandings regarding machine safeguarding, ensuring all practices are compliant to regulatory protocols.

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Topics: Machine Safety, Product Safety

Using Data to Detect Safety Risks

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 20, 2019 8:10:00 AM

 

The Digital Enterprise architecture is disrupting conventional workflows, changing the ways in which manufacturers operate. Real-time insights, improved collaboration, and digitization of manual processes through technology are some of the emerging concepts entering the decades old workplace culture. 

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Topics: Machine Safety, Safety, data management

Banner Engineering Machine Safety: AG4 Safety Laser Scanners

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 12, 2019 8:29:40 AM

Laser scanners serve as a safeguarding mechanism in places where normal devices such as emergency plungers and pushbuttons aren’t viable. The technology used within laser scanners is called “time-of-flight”, which involves the scanner calculating the position of the object based on the time taken by the laser to travel back.

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Topics: Safety Devices & Software, Machine Safety, Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology

Industrial Facility Safety Initiatives and Control

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 3, 2018 10:50:45 AM

For operators working in an automated environment, safety is dependent on two core factors. Firstly, the safety layers that a process has been embedded with, and secondly, the operator’s own knowledge regarding the workings of the process and how to manage it during abnormal states. Control systems have evolved greatly, incorporating multiple layers of automated safety within them that act as barriers to accident prevention at different scales. Nonetheless, the risk always remains and therefore efforts should be made to minimize its occurrence.

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Topics: Machine Safety

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