Safety

The safety technology area has information for protecting workers directly with personal protection equipment and indirectly with interlocks, light curtains, machine guards, barriers, safety curtains, sensors, and ventilation systems.

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Fuel your safety knowledge

October 3, 2006 | By John Uccellini

The subject of oxyfuel safety is vast and would take volumes to cover completely. In fact, most large companies involved in oxyfuel cutting and welding publish their own procedural guidelines for employees to follow.

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STI completes merger with Omron

October 2, 2006

Scientific Technologies Inc., a North American provider of automation safeguarding products, has announced today that it has completed its previously announced merger with a subsidiary of Japan-based Omron Corp. STI shareholders will receive $10.67 per share in cash as a result of the merger, and...

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How Safely Do You Weld?

September 13, 2006 | By Terry Byrd

By addressing six common hazards, companies that perform pipe and tube welding can provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees.

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Control platform allows safety, standard control function integration

August 8, 2006

The PSSuniversal from Pilz Automation Safety L.P. allows safety and standard control functions, such as the enable principle and block switching, to be combined within one system without feedback. It has a decentralized, modular I/O and control platform.High modularity and granularity provide...

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Keep on truckin'

August 8, 2006 | By Shannon DeCamp

Lack of safe operating procedures and safety rule enforcement, as well as insufficient or inadequate training, lead to tens of thousands of injuries each year. Safe forklift practices through proper use, adequate maintenance, sufficient clearing for travel, and correct load stability are the best way to prevent these injuries.

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A breath of fresh air

August 8, 2006 | By James Rogowski, Mickey Lawson

Two standard laser assist gases are oxygen and nitrogen. However, a third gas — shop air — has become a viable alternative.

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Dust, smoke collector gathers medium- to fine-grain dust

July 11, 2006

Dustvent Inc. has introduced the V series of dust and smoke collectors that gather smoke and medium- to fine-grain dust.The units collect the pollutants in a first-stage filter and recirculate the clean air back into the building. An optional second-stage filter is available for fume removal....

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Protective screen improved

July 11, 2006

Wilson Industries has introduced an improved version of its Stur-D-Screen protective screen.The unit features scratch-resistant paint and a redesigned bracket for self-strengthening capability. A wraparound curtain provides a clean, contemporary appearance. A special hinge and wraparound gusset...

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Light-duty floor stand facilitates light curtain mounting

July 11, 2006

Scientific Technologies Inc. has developed a light-duty floor stand designed for mounting the company's line of light curtains as well as the PA4600 perimeter access guarding device.The stand is available in sizes from 40 to 56 in. Mounting brackets and concrete mounting bolts are included. It is...

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Control risk with lockout/tagout

July 11, 2006 | By Shari Falkenburg

Lock-out/tag-out procedures are critical when you're dealing with equipment or machines powered by electricity, steam, hydraulics, gas, compressed air, or a combination of sources.

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Keyswitch module enhances safety gate switches

June 13, 2006

Fortress Interlocks has introduced an option pod with keyswitch for its amGard modular safety gate switches, which helps to ensure that an operator can enter a hazardous area only when it is safe.The switches combine both trapped key and gate switch technology to control access to equipment...

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Perimeter guard provides four-sided protection

June 13, 2006

Sick Inc. offers the M4000 Advanced safeguarding system for point-of-entry applications for access protection to conveyor systems, palletizing equipment, and robotic workcells.Using corner mirrors enables the system to protect up to four-sided applications such as an entire robot cell. No PC is...

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Saving money by spending on safety

June 13, 2006 | By Ashley Hildreth

Although the upfront costs of installing machine safeguards can be expensive, it is far more expensive to put your company at risk for employee injury and the resulting medical expenses, lost production, fines, and lawsuits.

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Safety goggles offer splash, impact

May 9, 2006

Safety goggles from ArcOne offer splash and impact protection and are available in IR-5 and IR-3 protection or clear and smoke lens finishes.The foam lining with adjustable strap provides a snug, comfortable fit to help keep dust and particles out. Select models include an adjustable strap and...

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Software assesses, manages vibration exposure

May 9, 2006

The HVManager™ human vibration meter software from Larson Davis assesses and manages vibration exposure. It is designed to provide instant tool assessments to all new standards, including the HSE recommended points system, EU physical agents directive 2002/44/EC, ISO 5349, and ISO 2631.Data...

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