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.
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.
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.
Australian tech firm Cohda Wireless has trialled its vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) technology on city streets for the first time.
Rockwell Automation has released its Safety Maturity Index for Machine Builders tool to help machine builders bring safety to their machine designs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Advanced Chain Technologies ReACTER Cap rebar safety cap is designed to protect workers from impalement injuries on reinforcement starter bars should they be unfortunate to fall on them from a height of up to 5 m.