Presence Sensing Devices
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Social Distancing for “Next Normal” Manufacturing
Siemens’ Simatic real-time locating systems (RTLS) combine wireless communications with digital twinning software to simulate and manage employee exposure risks while promoting productivity. Most manufacturers see results in one to two weeks.
Advanced Wheel Chock System
Rite-Hite’s global wheel chock (GWC) combines ultrasonic sensors with a safe and dependable communication system to keep employees safe. Manually positioned extra-long footbed maintains continuous downward force on tires to reduce the potential for movement during loading and unloading.
Collaboration With Boundaries – Device Enforces 6-Foot Distancing
The Social Distancer is a small and sophisticated wearable device that helps employees keep a safe distance at work. It is the product of three Canadian companies’ combined expertise along with support from a national research organization.
Pepperl+Fuchs Opens IoT-Enabled Distribution Center
This fully automated warehouse is one of the most modern in North America.
Safety Grid System for Access and Perimeter Guarding
The multiple beam SGS Safety Grid System from Banner Engineering creates a grid of two, three, or four light beams that protect personnel from injury and equipment from damage by detecting a body or torso entering a hazardous area.
Reduce the Risk
The Smart Factory reduces insurance costs and increases productivity and profitability by investing in new systems with advanced technology to protect both workers and equipment. Here are some of the latest advances in protective equipment, safety automation and services, and more that can help make your shop become a safer workplace.
Safety Distance Validation of Presence Sensing Devices
Stop-Time Measurements performed by Rockford Systems can determine the stopping ability of industrial machinery by using OSHA or ANSI formulas to calculate the minimum safety distance required to install safety devices.
Make Blind Intersections and Corners Safer
The Safe-T-Signal intersection warning system from Rite-Hite uses unidirectional microwave sensors to differentiate, alert and direct approaching traffic in all directions in 4-way, 3-way or 2-way intersections.
SICK Safety Laser Scanner Receives Red Dot Award
This international accolade recognizes the outstanding product design quality of the scanner.
Omron Chief Expands Executive Roles
Omron chairman and chief executive Nigel Blakeway adds the role of chief executive officer of Omron Electronics to guide sales activity in the Americas, the region of steadiest growth for the flagship industrial automation business unit that contributes 38 percent in annual sales.
Presence Sensing Devices
This category includes safety devices used to sense the presence of a foreign object within a press brake or other automatic feed part revolution clutch press, and then automatically stop the motion of the press brake’s ram so that the…
Fail-Safe: Making Automated Metal Fabrication and Welding Safer
These innovative electronic safety components and mechanical interlock switches from ABB Jokab Safety make automated metal fabrication and welding operations safer while maintaining optimal productivity.
Mazak MegaStir Becomes Exclusive Tooling Supplier for MELD Solid Deposition Technology
MegaStir has the unique ability to provide the complex tooling with the high-strength capability necessary to commercialize MELD’s solid deposition technology.
FABTECH 2023 Unveils Stellar Lineup of Keynote Speakers and Expert Panels
Industry leaders to share their perspectives on AI, advanced manufacturing technology and other pressing topics facing the fabrication industry.