Two-handed DC electric start21 September, 2007
The Stanley Assembly Technologies two-handed start solution keeps the operatorâ€™s hands away from rotating spindles and pinch points while using DC nut runners, especially tube nuts. Most two-handed controls for nut runners have relied on fixed push-buttons or extra levers mounted in various locations, rendering the tools ergonomically disadvantageous.
Robotic safety concept21 September, 2007
The SafeMove EPS (electronic position switch) range of robot safety products replaces traditional mechanical position switches. They are claimed to resolve problems typically experienced with mechanical cam-and-switch solutions like soiling, wear and tear, constant adjustments, bulky cables and connectors and complex installation and commissioning.
Robotics and safety22 June, 2007 by Paul Stathis
In the workplace, safety can't be traded off for commercial benefits, even though safety facilities can have commercially detrimental implications
Pilz Safety controller25 January, 2007
The Pilz PNOZmulti modular safety controller offers a good level of diagnostics via the front-panel LEDs and the facility for connecting a laptop PC via a serial port.
Safeguarding a 119-path 'pigging' system13 October, 2006
A silicone pig sweeps through the lines at Wolf Blass, entering a 'key station' where winery staff must choose one of 119 paths with the precision of an air traffic controller
Safety via ethernet18 September, 2006
Expansion modules for data transfer via ethernet are now available for the multifunctional safety system, PNOZmulti, which manages both standard control functions and safety functions.
Safety control system for new straightening facility15 September, 2006
When Smorgon Steel's angle and channel plant in Laverton North, Melbourne, decided to bring the final straightening process in house instead of at a soon-to-close external facility, the steel manufacturing giant was faced with a mammoth challenge
Australian HQ for Beckhoff13 September, 2006
Beckhoff Automation has opened an Australian headquarters in Melbourne to bring its international presence to more than 60 companies worldwide.
The standard is set for machine safety25 July, 2006
The new standard for the safety of machinery has finally been published.
A safety system that will not negatively effect production14 June, 2006
A common complaint of today's machinery safeguarding requirements is their potential impact on production
Biometric access device15 March, 2006
Fujitsu has launched its contactless palm vein device for biometric authentication security, PalmSecure.
Ioniser13 February, 2006
SMC Pneumatics claims to have solved static elimination applications with the introduction of the IZS30 series ioniser.
Monitored pneumatic safety valves18 January, 2006
Directional control valves for pneumatic safety applications in five port two position sliding spool type with static seals, mounted on a safety manifold configured for three port two position operation. Each valve incorporates a two-pole positive driven plunger type switch with positive opening contact. The two models offered have certification to meet Australian & European machinery safety standards.
Remote monitoring alarm18 January, 2006
The Spider is a remote monitoring, control and alarm system.
Safety stops - a materials handling feature07 January, 2006
When it comes to safety in manufacturing operations, the theory tends to be "better the devil you know". This can sometimes spawn over-engineered solutions, based on older, but proven technologies