Using proven software and hardware, Siemens has developed a unique workplace distancing solution that helps manufacturers to simulate and manage employee exposure risks while enabling productivity throughout their facilities
Whether it is because they are switching production from clothing to personal protective equipment (PPE) or because their regular suppliers are suddenly unavailable, many procurement teams are now searching for new suppliers under significant time pressure.
When attached to shipment containers, the IoT affords manufacturers insight into what's happening at each point of the supply chain, thereby assuring their products reach their destinations in a safe and timely manner.
From challenging times comes opportunity, and British manufacturers must embrace this in order to navigate through the 'old norms' into the 'new now'. Below I explore the key trends emerging in the sector.
Shortages of Ventilators and PPE has become a worldwide problem. Many of our manufacturing partners and other companies are stepping up to help with some innovative solutions. Here are just a few of the efforts being reported to us.
Need to increase safety? Are you using light curtains? Is space a concern?
Dynatect's Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door combines safety technology, speed, and a physical barrier to isolate hazardous operations. Use of a physical barrier with safety sensors can save up to 30 square feet of manufacturing space. Using the ANSI minimum safety distance formula, the Gortite® VF Door limits the depth penetration factor and average approach speed, allowing closer location of the safeguarding device. Unlike light curtains, which can't contain process hazards, an automated machine safety door can isolate common workplace debris. This physical barrier is designed to contain process driven hazards such as weld sparks, UV flash, and light debris. Thus, the operator can maintain closer proximity to the work area improving ergonomics and productivity.