Submitted by scechowski on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:00
In this blog entry, Dave Greenfield, Automation World, discusses how Georgia Tech closed this gap with the development of a control system that uses sensors to detect human arm muscle movement to help robots anticipate operator movement.
Submitted by scechowski on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 15:46
Ralph Waldo E. said it's about the journey, not the destination. If you're someone who puts together machine control systems, you couldn't disagree more. The July issue's cover story, "Get There Sooner," written by executive editor Jim Montague, reports that replacing the many, separate, often winding paths of automation and...
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 09:03
From sibling Sustainable Plant's website, an informative piece about identifying the characteristics of 'accident prone' employees, and how to get their minds' 'right' before they hurt themselves and/or those around them.
Testing your equipment is important, but using the right methods is essential to the safety of your industrial processes and your machinery. I recently went on vacation to Cartagena, Colombia, and I encountered many street vendors that use animals to pull their carts full of merchandise.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 13:03
We're about ready to post our May issue cover story about machine safety. Here's an excerpt many of you will identify with: Many small builders are still left mostly to their own devices to figure out which standards to use and how to make their specific machines and users safer.
Submitted by scechowski on Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:27
Mike Carlson, safety products marketing manager of Banner Engineering passes along some tips on how to determine which type of resolution detection capability (high-resolution, medium-resolution or low-resolution) is needed in a safety light screen.
Different machines require different types and degrees of safety, but there are some common steps and resources that experienced builders say they use to find and implement the most appropriate safety solution for their devices, production lines and facilities.