Machine > Control systems

Universities test widely used concrete screw anchors

09 September, 2019 by Bert Heinrich*

Australian researchers are using Enerpac hydraulics to test strength and resistance to pull-out failure of screw anchors, Enerpac's Bert Heinrich explains.

Have you recently reviewed your traffic management arrangements?

30 August, 2019 by Gina Capasso*

If you're an owner/operator of premises in an industrial park, this recent case regarding traffic management may be of interest to you.

Two workers killed after being crushed by forklifts

13 August, 2019

Forklifts and associated loads can cause serious crush injuries, WHS Queensland warned after two workers died in separate forklift-related incidents.

Does technology really make work safer?

01 August, 2019 by Peter Hern*

There is a growing dependence on automated processes and robots in industrial workplaces. But does this technology make workplaces safer?

Broken crane sheave prompts release of safety guidelines

01 July, 2019

Guidelines for safe mobile crane use have been released after a nylon hoist rope sheave failed in May, causing the load to drop and the sheave to break.

IDEC HS1T safety interlock switch

25 June, 2019

IDEC Corporation's HS1T interlock switch provides 5000 N of locking force and can be used on large doors and equipment to prevent hazard exposure.

maxon BLDC motor

27 May, 2019

The maxon BLDC motor offers the advantages of both outrunner and inrunner brushless DC motors.

Hydro Innovations Venturi-Aeration unit

14 May, 2019

The Hydro Innovations Venturi-Aeration unit is an aerator that can be used in conjunction with a self-priming pump.

SafeAir Phantom System smart drone parachute system

20 March, 2019

The SafeAir Phantom System is a smart parachute system that monitors UAS drone flight in real time.

Driving paper production at a pulp and paper mill

01 March, 2019

Rockwell Automation has taken on the challenge to engineer, commission and install a winder control and drive system upgrade at Visy's Tumut plant.

Rail hire company deploys safer technology

21 February, 2019

With a new rail hire division recently being established at machinery business Kennards Hire, the company was focused on ways to make its equipment safer.

Risky roads: driving innovations of the future

28 November, 2018 by Denise Cullen

From grey fleets to CAVs, managing vehicle-related risks is just as important as managing other workplace risks.

MOVI Smart Standing Desk electric standing desk converter

12 November, 2018

The MOVI Smart Standing Desk allows workers to convert their existing desk into a sit-stand desk in seconds.

Scania XT range of mining and construction trucks

02 November, 2018

The Scania XT range of mining and construction trucks can be configured precisely to an operator's requirements, utilising one of three available cab sizes.

How to keep safe around machinery

14 September, 2018 by Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director at EU Automation

According to accidents reported under RIDDOR in 2017, 9% of fatal injuries were found to be caused by contact with moving machinery.

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