Machine Safety

Precision machines enabling safety critical moulder to meet COVID-19 medical demands

To meet on-going demands from some of its most strategic commercial safety customers, Hi-Technology Group had already invested in five new 50 tonne Sumitomo (SHI) Demag precision IntElect machines during the last year. The company acknowledges that could not have been better timed. From the start…

🕘 17/07/2020

R+K Safety Guarding

RK Rose+Krieger (part of the international Phoenix Mecano group of companies) have been manufacturing components for automation and machine building for over 40 years. Our extensive range of products in the fields of linear adjustment, profile technology, connecting and module technology are…

🕘 04/05/2020

ABB launches ABB Ability Augmented Field Procedures to drive worker safety and efficiency across the energy sector

ABB has developed an innovative augmenting technology aimed at digitalising the field operator experience and improving interaction between field and control room operations. Developed specifically to meet the needs of field operators, the technology will empower seamless integration between the…

🕘 22/04/2020

Counterfeit parts: Manufacturing’s next threat?

Heard of the hover fly? Adorned with black and yellow stripes, these creatures take advantage of the wasp’s fearsome reputation by using mimicry to repel predators. Deception in nature is fascinating, but in the industrial equipment world, false imitation can be problematic. Here, Nigel…

🕘 08/04/2020

First Mats Tackle Oil Spill With New Product Range

First Mats are excited to launch a new range of quality Spill Control products, which are now available to order from their website. With the firm already established as one of the UK’s leading floor matting suppliers, they are now expanding their range to incorporate new industrial safety…

🕘 12/02/2020

3 ways automation keeps our world turning

Far from being a futuristic phenomenon, automation is all around us, making the world a better place by ensuring the quality, safety and reliability of the infrastructure we rely on every day – without us even noticing. When we think of automation, we might think of robot vacuum cleaners…

🕘 07/02/2020

Exoskeletons will transform manufacturing

A Paris-based start-up recently helped a woman with partial paralysis to use an exoskeleton to walk. Breakthroughs like this are allowing exoskeleton technology to be used in more varied environments, with potential benefits for manufacturers. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at industrial…

🕘 06/02/2020

Custom length anti-fatigue mats

Birmingham based safety matting specialists, First Mats, have expanded their range of anti-fatigue mats, which includes various custom sized versions for their customers. Anti-fatigue mats are commonly used in the workplace to provide comfort for employees who are on their feet all day; typically…

🕘 15/01/2020

A seven step journey to prescriptive maintenance 

Today’s manufacturing plants tend to consist of a wide assortment of assets patched together like a colourful quilt. The machinery and equipment can range from highly advanced robotics to outdated legacy solutions, stretched past their normal life expectancy. Plant engineers must make these…

🕘 10/09/2019

The robot army is moving

A threat to jobs, a health and safety risk and a technological nightmare. Despite these common protests against robotic technology, demand is growing, creating a new challenge for robot component suppliers. Chris Johnson, managing director of precision bearing specialist SMB Bearings, explains. As…

🕘 20/08/2019