Machine Safety
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Machine Safety November 18, 2018

Four challenges for aerospace robots

The aerospace industry is a tough, exacting industry. Robot users and integrators face challenges such as increased human-robot collaboration and the constant demand for precision and efficiency.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Machine Safety September 20, 2018

A new-age approach to traditional manufacturing issues

The Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) event at IMTS 2018 highlighted the opportunities and pitfalls of the digital age with a focus on maintenance, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), robotics, and cybersecurity in an information-rich age.

By Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Machine Safety August 6, 2018

OSHA and energy control

Be especially careful with the minor servicing exception in the Lockout/Tagout standard from OSHA. Certain kinds of “minor” activities that occur during normal production operations may not be covered by LOTO (but are covered under other OSHA standard provisions) and other “minor” activities are covered by LOTO; do you know which?

By Greg Dale, Faegre Baker Daniels
Machine Safety July 31, 2018

Training provides tips on power, VFDs, standards

Engineering education can help with motors, drives, and lightning control in industrial and commercial applications in retrofit and with new designs. See five misconceptions in applying motor controls.

By Control Engineering
Machine Safety June 26, 2018

Industrial robotic safety risk assessment tips

Assessing safety risks from industrial robots is important, but knowing where to start can be difficult, but the long-term benefits make it worthwhile.

By Robotic Industries Association
Machine Safety June 21, 2018

Deep learning leading to second machine vision revolution

Deep learning machine vision software essentially allows machines to learn from data representations instead of task-specific algorithms, which could enhance capabilities on the plant floor far beyond what is currently possible.

By Winn Hardin, AIA
Machine Safety June 17, 2018

Six future trends in robotic automation

Robotic automation trends for the future include further IIoT adoption, increased cybersecurity measures, and increased use of collaborative robots on the plant floor.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Machine Safety June 15, 2018

Double interest in cybersecurity

Think Again: Convergence of cybersecurity efforts from operational and information technology specialists is creating extra interest, encouraging investments, changes in policies and procedures, and training.

By Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering
Machine Safety June 14, 2018

End-of-arm-tooling robot companies merge

Three collaborative robot companies, On Robot, OptoForce, and Perception Robotics, have merged together to become OnRobot, an end-of-arm tooling company with headquarters in Denmark.

By OnRobot
Machine Safety June 9, 2018

Six best practices for implementing and securing IIoT products

The practice of “securing by design” can help companies protect against potential cyber attacks on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) products.

By Jalal Bouhdada, Applied Risk