Why Disaster Preparedness Is Important in the Manufacturing Industry

Being prepared can help prevent costly equipment or facility damage. You can't avoid every disaster, but being ready for them when they do occur can help reduce downtime and save you a lot of money on equipment repair and replacement in the long run.

Intrinsic Safety: Isolated Barriers Bring out the Best in Protection

Intrinsic safety has a unique advantage over other ignition protection methods. Because trained personnel can connect and disconnect live circuits, it is possible to remove and replace intrinsically safe devices in hazardous areas.

Ensuring That Paint is Safe for Your Products

Paint is one part of the manufacturing process that happens in nearly every industry, but it's one thing that many people don't think twice about. That is largely due to the fact that making paint is a complicated chemical process.

Electrical Safety in the Manufacturing Environment

When safety is addressed early in the design phase, it is more effective and can prove to be a more economical safety play in the long run for the facility. However, its never too late.

Technology That Can Improve Safety in Manufacturing

The use of technology to expand health and safety in the workplace is effective and significant. There are fewer uses of technology that are more important than the improved safety of the workers.

Designing Safe Pneumatic Circuits

Pneumatic circuits can be safe when carefully examined and implemented. The designers can use the appropriate level of reliability based on their assessment of the risk and frequency of the potential risk.

Specialized Sensors Perform in Extreme Environments

Sensors withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and aggressive chemicals.

Why Risk Assessment is Important in Machine Safety

Competent consultants can greatly enhance the risk assessment process, but the final responsibility for personnel safety is still that of the employer. Employees should also be trained to recognize hazards and act appropriately.

Distribution Center Best Practices to Improve Safety & Efficiency

Nobodys bottom line is more valuable than the human lives that help create it. To that end, consider the following best practices for shoring up safety in your facility.

The Next Phase in Industrial Dust Explosion Protection

Among its directives, NFPA 652 outlines deadlines for sampling and analysis to identify potential risk areas for dust explosions in industrial facilities. Spotlight now turns to mitigation equipment.

IT Security and Machine Safety

Before you connect your machinery to the internet, please make sure you do a full IT risk assessment, considering not only the benefits, but the potential troubles you may encounter, and then think if having "constantly connected" machinery is REALLY necessary.

Protection - Arguments for Safer Working Environment

I wish to promote a discussion among our Customers and End Users about why they should use and require physical barriers (mesh panels) - also called "Perimeter Protection".

Manufacturers Achieve Safety and Employee Engagement of Spanish Speaking Workers

Through multi-lingual training, manufacturers achieve target goals and obtain the best results.

How Safety Will Win Over 21st Century Luddites

Predictive maintenance, the process by which machines that are connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) with AI capabilities predict when and where something needs to be fixed, can fortel and forestall dangerous accidents from happening in the first place.

Hirose, Harting Team Up on 10 Gbit Ethernet Connector Standard

Spencer Chin for Electronics360:  Interconnection component suppliers Hirose Electric Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, and Harting Electronics GmbH, Espelkamp Germany, have reached an agreement on the joint development, product standardization and marketing of a miniaturized connection technology system for 10 Gbit ethernet. The technology will overcome the limitations of RJ45, which is not ideally suited for industrial environments and could only be deployed with certain modifications. In light of this situation, Harting developed reportedly the world’s first industry-compatible field attachable RJ45. The miniaturization of components and interfaces in connection technology has become a key factor in global digitalization through the Internet of Things and Services.   Cont'd...

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