Machine Safety

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 The machinery and equipment can range from highly advanced robotics to outdated legacy solutions, stretched past their normal life expectancy.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

Bonfiglioli innovation for Functional Safety with a digital approach

Reducing risks for operators and machines while simplifying the safety concept. One of the latest innovations developed in Bonfiglioli Electronics R&D Department is about the extension of the range of safety functions available on frequency converters and servo drives, to open new opportunities…

🕘 17/07/2019

SICK Launches Hygienic Stainless-Steel Safety Light Curtain

With a hygienic stainless-steel housing exclusively developed to meet stringent pharmaceutical industry requirements, the SICK TWINOX4 safety light curtain is resistant to aggressive cleaning and decontamination regimes. The TWINOX4 is a Type 4 device (IEC 61496-1) with 14mm beam resolution and can…

🕘 18/06/2019

Essential safety equipment for industrial environments

Safety is of paramount importance in any workplace; and even more so within an industrial setting. Accidents and injuries in a place of work can be expensive and damaging to a company’s reputation, not to mention the personal cost to the person or people involved. When working in an…

🕘 16/05/2019

Pilz increases portfolio of certified machinery safety training in 2019

Pilz Automation Technology has set the dates for its machinery safety training courses and workshops in 2019 and is now accepting bookings. In 2019 Pilz will continue to run its popular ‘CMSE - Certified Machinery Safety Expert’ course and will launch the new course ‘CECE -…

🕘 21/01/2019

PAPR system provides protection from welding fume and particulates

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced a new PAPR system to provide heavy-duty protection from welding fume and particulates. The ESAB PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) features a P3 filter and pre-filter to remove particulates and the latest control technology, allowing the…

🕘 12/12/2018

CE Markings no guarantee of safety

Lee Pickering, Head of Sector – Manufacturing at Arco discusses the unseen risks for your business... Although we enjoy the benefits of working in one of the safest places in the world, with the lowest incident rates of work related deaths in the EU, there’s a gap in the compliance…

🕘 18/07/2018

Early warning of fire prevents huge losses for energy company

For companies involved in waste management, spontaneous fires are a fact of life and the critical issue is therefore to detect an outbreak as efficiently as possible and prevent it spreading. For one such company in Sweden, FLIR thermal imaging cameras have played an essential role in this effort…

🕘 25/04/2018

Safe systems – guaranteed

The LU6 pneumatic locking unit is an integral part of the Aventics safety philosophy. When it comes to machine safety, Aventics focuses on three pillars: high-quality components, the use of sensors and networked systems, and support from developers. A typical example for this safety philosophy is…

🕘 05/10/2017