Articles & News on Machine Safety

Automation Helps Crews Run a Tight Ship

  • by Westport Yachts Engineering Staff
  • Feature

A premier yacht builder gets on board with reliable automation platforms for monitoring and controlling ship systems.

Emerson Launches Virtual Access to Mobile Road Show

  • News

Emerson will kick off its Mobile Road Show on Nov. 4, 2020, featuring an interactive mobile service center, which will run for nine months across multiple countries. The event is now available virtually for those who cannot attend in person.

The Future of Manufacturing Plants: Self-learning, Self-adapting, and Self-sustaining

  • by Melissa Landon
  • Feature

AspenTech is working toward what is called an SOP, or Self-Optimizing Plant.

The Growing Impact of the Cobot Revolution

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Accelerating the application of collaborative types of robots is the integration of vision systems with artificial intelligence, and this integration is enabling a range of new applications.

HARTING and seven other manufacturers establish M12 standard for push-pull locking mechanism

  • News

Phoenix Contact, HARTING, Molex, Murrelektronik, Binder, CONEC, ESCHA and Weidmüller have come together to establish a standard for the push-pull locking mechanism of M12 connectors on the market. Together, they are pursuing the one goal of ensuring compatibility across manufacturers.

ARC Advisory Group releases Fire and Gas Systems market research report

  • News

New ARC Advisory Group research on the global Fire and Gas Systems market reveals that manufacturers are switching to cloud-based systems to be able to provide employees with remote access to their gas detection systems.

Rotork actuators enhance water flow for New York City fireboats

  • Case Study

The IQ part-turn actuators provided are used on two fireboats, ‘Firefighter 2’ and ‘Firefighter 343’. The actuators have the important duty of controlling the flow of water to the fire nozzles on deck, meaning that they are vital in the event of an emergency.

Omron announces opening of California robotics headquarters

  • News

The company has invested $10 million USD in the new 128,000 square foot facility where it will design, develop, test and manufacture robotic and safety automation solutions.

Guiding the Industry: AGVs and the Smart Factory

  • by Jonathan Wilkins
  • Feature

This article discusses how automated guided vehicles have advanced from simple materials handlers to intelligent autonomous robots.
 

Rockwell Automation helps Pacific Coast Terminals enhance process safety and control

  • Case Study

PCT set out to find a solution that would remove the cab from the boom and, instead, allow operators to control and monitor the process remotely. If the company pulled it off, it would be a first for ship loading in North America.