Archive For: Safety

Lockout/Tagout and Machinery Guarding

Lockout/Tagout and Machinery Guarding

In today’s automated world, advances in machine complexity, speed and efficiency can result in hazardous risks to operators and equipment. Knowing that faster and more complicated systems are commonplace, it is critical to ensure that today’s machines provide the necessary safety features to protect human lives and equipment. In the U.S. and other parts of the world, ... Read More
 
It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

The capstone senior design project is the crowning achievement for seniors at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering.  In this two-semester course, senior students are mentored by faculty and industry engineers as they work to solve real-world engineering problems for their corporate sponsor. Students learn about the principles of design, how ethics affect engineering ... Read More
 
Dold’s Family Tradition of Time Keeping

Dold’s Family Tradition of Time Keeping

Many organizations possess a long company history yet few are as compelling as E. Dold & Sohne, KG. Founded in Germany 88 years ago by Emil Dold, the company has weathered a devastating economic depression, a World War, the turbulent times of the late 20th Century, and the post-millennial technology boom. Through it all, Dold has ... Read More
 
Datalogic Holds Guinness World Record

Datalogic Holds Guinness World Record

How fast can you scan and bag dozens of items at the grocery store? Have you ever accomplished this in less than a minute? Well, as of 2014, Datalogic has held the Guinness World Record (the universally recognized authority for record-breaking achievement) for the fastest time to scan and bag 50 items with a time ... Read More
 
Switched On for Safety

Switched On for Safety

You’ve probably seen some seemingly well-designed machines rendered unsafe because plant operators disabled safety switches. I know I’ve encountered such situations, and it’s our responsibility as engineers and designers to address this issue
 
5 Steps to Improve Machine Safety

5 Steps to Improve Machine Safety

So the story starts with you looking at a plant full of equipment, some new, some old, with the operators working hard to meet production requirements. If your safety sign reads: “We Have Worked 1 Day(s) with Zero Accidents”, then maybe it’s time to review and improve your plant safety program. It’s everyone’s responsibility to ... Read More
 
Safety is in Your Hands

Safety is in Your Hands

How are you keeping your operators’ hands, head and other body parts away from running machinery? Suitable mechanical guarding and guard switches are a good place to start—whether they are tongue interlock, non-contact, hinge interlock, cable pull or other types of safety switches. However, for improved protection of operator body parts from operating machine hazards, ... Read More
 
Contrinex: Lighting the Way for Women CEOs

Contrinex: Lighting the Way for Women CEOs

In Switzerland, where just over 4% of companies have women as their CEO, Contrinex stands out with Annette Heimlicher leading the organization. Even in the Fortune 1000 companies, women  represent only 5.2% of the CEO position. This demonstrates how Contrinex is at the forefront of the world’s largest companies. Since 2012, Heimlicher has held the position of CEO ... Read More
 
New Dold Trapped Key Systems Faqs

New Dold Trapped Key Systems Faqs

A trapped key system uses a series of mechanical locks and keys to control the access of gates or doors to active equipment or machines, ensuring safe access to those machines.  Systems are set up in a predefined sequence, or key transfer plan, preventing accidental access to equipment.  A mechanical solution provides
 
Control Access to Equipment with Dold Trapped Keys

Control Access to Equipment with Dold Trapped Keys

AutomationDirect has added Dold trapped key systems to its line of safety products. A trapped key system uses a series of mechanical locks and keys to control the access of gates or doors to running equipment or machines, ensuring