Articles & News on Human Factors and Ergonomics

Endress+Hauser Lays Groundwork for the Future

  • July 1, 2022
  • News

For Endress+Hauser, the expansion of the campus in Reinach is a commitment to Switzerland as a business location. The company is creating more space for the production of flow measurement technology and the development of IIoT solutions.

Reflections From Shanghai: The Lockdowns' Impact on Business and Manufacturing

  • June 9, 2022
  • Opinion

Interact Analysis Senior Research Director Jan Zhang was locked down in Shanghai because of government restrictions. In this new insight, Jan reflects back on her experience and also provides insight into some of the serious implications this period is likely to have on the manufacturing industry.

AI Makes Safety Integral to Manufacturers’ Working Culture

  • by Claudia Jarrett
  • April 29, 2022
  • Feature

Claudia Jarrett, US country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains why Industry 4.0 and key performance indicators (KPIs) are crucial to establishing a positive working culture in manufacturing environments.

Meet 2021 ISA Fellow David Strobhar

  • by Melissa Landon
  • September 21, 2021
  • Feature

David Strobhar, one of three ISA Fellows named in 2021, is being honored for applying human factors in control system human machine interfaces and alarm management to improve safety and productivity.

Can Linear Position Sensors Help Maintain Social Distancing?

  • by Blake Cawley
  • April 28, 2021
  • Feature

There has been an increased focus on creating or improving automated manufacturing lines to comply with COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, while not compromising work safety and production stability. Linear Displacement Transducers (LDTs), often referred to as linear position sensors, play an important role in today's sophisticated, automated machinery.

ODVA Updates Terminology in Specifications to Help Create a More Inclusive Industry

  • April 20, 2021
  • News

ODVA announces that the April 2021 publication of the DeviceNet and ControlNet Specifications have replaced the usage of the words “master” and “slave” within ODVA references.

Frontline Manufacturing Workers Want Connected Digital Tools, But Many Lack Access

  • March 19, 2021
  • News

Data also suggests workers are likely to leave current jobs for opportunities that offer a more modern, digital work environment.

Peabody Engineering Expands its Manufacturing Footprint to the East Coast

  • January 25, 2021
  • News

After decades of designing and building industry-leading industrial polyethylene chemical storage tanks from their flagship manufacturing facility in Corona, California, Peabody Engineering & Supply, Inc. is ready to start growing again—on the east coast.

Manufacturers Must Adapt Workers’ Skills for Fast COVID-19 Recovery

  • by Claudia Jarret
  • January 15, 2021
  • Feature

Claudia Jarret, US country manager at EU Automation, explains that if manufacturers want to emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, they mustn’t overlook the importance of reskilling their workforce for maximum economic recovery.

Virtual Power Systems Forms Strategic Advisory Council

  • January 5, 2021
  • News

Industry leaders to provide guidance on global implementation of software-defined power.