Computer models to improve rail safety

28 November, 2017

Rail safety is being improved in Australia and Indonesia via computer models that predict how rail cars will respond to different track conditions.

Simulation and radar technology improves vehicle safety

24 November, 2017 | Supplied by: National Instruments Pty Ltd

The safety and reliability of vehicles could be improved with new technology developed by NI.

Safer road rollers awarded by AAPA

15 November, 2017

A safety initiative aimed at road construction workers has been recognised with the AAPA National Safety Initiative Industry Award.

safeHDDM makes safety laser scanners immune to wood chippings

05 October, 2017 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

Wood flooring manufacturer is using the latest microScan3 safety laser scanner from SICK to improve safety and productivity in a challenging environment.

How to safely select and replace hydraulic hose assemblies

26 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Gates Australia Pty Ltd

There are some key considerations to take into account when selecting and replacing hydraulic hose assemblies.

Bestech Australia 8431 and 8432 precision miniature load cells

22 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The Bestech Australia 8431 and 8432 precision miniature load cells are designed for precise tension and compression force measurements in limited spaces.

'Fight Recorder' for soldiers being developed

11 September, 2017

Two technology companies have been selected by the Australian Department of Defence to develop the equivalent of a black box for soldiers to capture crucial data on the battlefield.

Emerson PolyOil jar handling clamp

07 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

The Emerson PolyOil jar handling clamp can be used for drilling, DST jars, coil tubing and wireline applications.

How to avoid loading/unloading exclusion zone (LUEZ) incidents

07 September, 2017 by David Huisman | Supplied by: BodyGuard Safety Solutions

The operation of trucks, excavators, forklifts and other heavy vehicles in both industrial worksites and public areas is dangerous. Far too often, serious accidents occur when personnel are loading and unloading these powered mobile plants.

Ready for take-off

04 September, 2017 by Dannielle Furness

The use of drone technology is on the increase, with companies across a range of industries electing to utilise unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASs) to carry out expensive or high-risk inspection programs.

Ignore driver safety at your peril

09 August, 2017 | Supplied by: MiX Telematics

Driving is one the riskiest work-related activities, with around 20–40% of workplace deaths in industrialised countries being associated with road crashes.

Mobile technology to boost pedestrian safety

28 July, 2017 by Caleb Radford

Australian tech firm Cohda Wireless has trialled its vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) technology on city streets for the first time.

Reer Safegate type 4 programmable safety light curtains

28 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The Reer Safegate type 4 range of safety light curtains are suitable for the protection of a large number of high-risk industrial applications, particularly those requiring a high level of integration of the muting functions.

Rockwell Automation Safety Maturity Index for Machine Builders tool

06 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Rockwell Automation has released its Safety Maturity Index for Machine Builders tool to help machine builders bring safety to their machine designs.

Friction: the key to safe and competent haul road operations

30 June, 2017 by Eric Tomicek | Supplied by: Australian Diversified Engineering (ADE)

A mine's network of haul roads can either be its greatest asset or its greatest liability. Eric Tomicek from Australian Diversified Engineering explains that the path to safe and efficient haul road operations begins with understanding what friction is, being able to measure it and knowing how to manage it.

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