Voices: Rick Rice
Rick Rice is a controls engineer at Crest Foods, a dry-foods manufacturing and packaging company in Ashton, Illinois. With nearly 30 years’ experience in the field of automation, Rice has designed and programmed everything from automotive assembly, robots, palletizing and depalletizing equipment, conveyors and forming machines for the plastics industry but most of his career has focused on OEM in the packaging machinery industry with a focus on R&D for custom applications.
Safety, particularly machine safety, has kept the design industry busy for more than 20 years. While the conscious thought of safety goes back much further, it has really been the past 20 years or so that products have been produced specifically with safety in mind.Read More
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