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Business and Design Benefits of Integrated Safety and Control
Integration of safety and control has been a major topic of discussion in manufacturing over the past few years. To find out how OEMs view the debate, we focused on an OEM of packaging machinery—Cloud Packaging Solutions—for whom safety has long been a critical component due to high amounts of user interaction with their products and the ever-increasing number of global safety standards. Read more
Benefits of Software-based Safety vs. Hardwired Systems
By Sam Boytor, Fox Controls Inc.
In the past century, U.S. manufacturers have made great strides in improving worker safety on the plant floor. Since the 1920s, three generations of machine safety have been used in U.S. manufacturing facilities. While early manufacturers were required to apply techniques using standard components, manufacturers today are reaping the benefits of proven and cost-effective safety networks and controllers. Read more
Astec and Customers Gain Benefits from Safety Networks
Safety networks have been making original equipment manufacturers and their customers not only more safe, but more efficient. A case in point is Astec Inc., an OEM that designs, manufactures, and markets continuous and batch-process hot-mix asphalt facilities and soil remediation equipment. Read more