Category: Safety

What Are the Signs Your Collaborative Robot Needs Repair?

Your collaborative robot, also known as a cobot, has been working hard to increase efficiency and reliability within production. This new technology has quickly paid for itself and has become indispensable for human coworkers working alongside the robot. Or perhaps you have used robotic technology for quite some time, and it has become a staple […]

Ways Robotic Technology Enhances Worker Safety

Robotic technology is becoming a mainstay of many industrial environments. From packaging applications to lab analysis and testing, robots are being used for a variety of tasks previously performed by humans. As robotic technology rolls out, many companies are wondering about how safe robots are for their human coworkers. Are robots truly safe to be […]

Integrating Cobots into Manufacturing

Cobots help manufacturers deal with challenges like labor shortages and cost increases. Deploying cobots in manufacturing leverages the skills of the people in the factory so they can do more. Cobots are still a relatively new technology though, so here’s an introduction to the machines and the benefits of using them. Cobot Overview “Cobot” is […]

Safety Pointers When Working with Compressed Air Systems

Compressed air systems are used for varying industries, from agriculture to pharmaceutical manufacturing, requires workers to operate systems within safety parameters. Any sudden changes in pressure or malfunction equipment may cause an accident that could damage products or applications as well as injure workers. Practicing safety best practices allows workers to take all required precautions […]

Safe Operating Procedures for Compressed Air Systems

Hand on the oxygen cylinder valve

In the world of manufacturing, air compressors play a far more vital role in day-to-day proceedings than most people realize. But at the same time, it’s also one of the more dangerous pieces of equipment on a shop floor – which is why employees should proceed with extreme caution during their operation. Not only can […]

Safety Devices and Considerations

Safety is paramount in all things, and manufacturing systems are no exemption. Machine designers must take OSHA standards into account at all turns, to protect the company and the employees. Thankfully, there’s a huge variety of pre-existing components that you can utilize to isolate energy sources and improve machine safety. Lockout/tagout (LOTO) devices are a […]

The Safety Benefits of Automation

Cold Room Compressor

Workplace safety is the most important thing a manufacturing company needs to consider. When workers aren’t safe, everything else suffers, including quality, productivity and operations. And it turns out, one of the best ways to improve worker safety is to enhance your factory’s automation levels. Automation can help keep workers safer in a number of […]