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'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.


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.


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.


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.


Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system

27 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system features a transceiver design that employs plug-in modules to establish each unit's function as a transmitter or receiver. Once powered up, the transceiver learns its functionality from the plug-in module.


SMC VP544/744-X555/585 Dual Residual Pressure Release Valves

16 June, 2017 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

The SMC VP544/744-X555/585 Dual Residual Pressure Release Valves range with Soft Start-up Function is designed to meet ISO13849-1 safety standards.


Automated vehicle safety assurance system under development

13 June, 2017

Australian governments, vehicle manufacturers, transport technology providers and other interested parties have been asked to contribute to the development of a national safety assurance regime for automated vehicles.


Gates BIRD belt installation and rotation device

07 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Gates Australia Pty Ltd

The Gates BIRD belt installation and rotation device is designed to minimise the risks to employees during routine belt maintenance.


Balluff magnetically coded safety sensor

07 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The Balluff magnetically coded safety sensor has a non-contact operating principle, meaning that it is unaffected by mechanical play.


Balluff transponder coded safety sensor

07 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The Balluff transponder coded safety sensor is suitable for monitoring guard doors and flaps.


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