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.
The Allen-Bradley Guardmaster Lifeline 5 cable-pull switch is a solid-state, cable-pull e-stop with microprocessor-based technology.
The reconfiguration of safety control functions can be carried out using standard human machine interface (HMI) products such as control panels, industrial PCs and mobile devices.
An autonomous refuse truck is being tested by Volvo Trucks and Renova.
The SafetyMITS Rapid Roll barrier storage cartridge and rapid post system is designed for a wide range of industries including mining, building, construction and manufacturing, as well as being suitable for council, emergency and general maintenance workers.