Articles & News on Human Factors and Ergonomics

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.

New Jobs and Record Sales at EU Automation, Despite Turbulent Global Economy

  • December 15, 2020
  • News

It’s been a record year for automation parts supplier EU Automation, who managed to create new jobs and boost sales despite challenging times.

The Impact of Industrial Automation on the Maintenance Department

  • by Bryan Christiansen
  • December 1, 2020
  • Feature

Industrial automation has been a bit slower to make an impact on the maintenance department. The nature of the work and the conservative tendencies of industry are perhaps some reasons for this. Recently, though, there has been more focus on automation in maintenance. These efforts have led to influence maintenance in several ways, which will be covered below.