Articles & News on Human Factors and Ergonomics

It Starts at the Top: The Keys to Delivering Manufacturing Projects on Schedule

  • by Ted Hawksford
  • Feature

There’s no doubt that this year has brought a mountain of change—especially in the manufacturing industry. As it is clear, this "new normal" will extend throughout most, if not all, of 2021, we need to collectively be better at identifying risk, empowering teams and adapting to change as it comes.

Honeywell Temperature Monitoring Solution Deployed at JFK International Airport to Screen Air Travelers

  • News

Honeywell ThermoRebellionTM uses thermal imaging and artificial intelligence to quickly and accurately detect elevated skin temperatures before boarding flights.

Sea Machines, Leader in Autonomous Marine Technology, Completes a $20 Million B-Round Fundraise

  • News

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, a leading developer of autonomous systems for ocean-going vessels announced today that it has accomplished its full $20M investment goal with a second close of $5M.

Optimas Solutions Enhances Portfolio with PPE and MRO Products to Focus on Urgent Demand Given COVID-19

  • News

Opens 30,400 sq. ft. distribution center in St. Louis for PPE, MRO products, along with standard parts.

Need to Manage Risk and Increase Safety Will Propel the Machine Safeguarding Solutions Market

  • News

New ARC Advisory Group research on the global Machine Safeguarding Solutions market reveals that safety is an integral part of today’s factories, particularly in mature economies.

Automation is Key to Minimizing Manufacturers’ COVID-19 Risk

  • by Ryan Quiring
  • Feature

Many manufacturing firms have extended their safety programs to include COVID-19 mitigation, but large portions, if not all, of their initiatives, are handled manually, making it difficult to keep pace with rapidly changing conditions and disparate guidelines from multiple government agencies. Clearly, automation is required to keep pace.

Digitalization Stack Buildout: AVEVA Acquires OSIsoft

  • News

Industrial Software company AVEVA announced the acquisition of OSIsoft famous for the PI Historian for the purchase price of  $5 billion, expanding the company’s digitalization offerings.

Pandemic Accelerates Manufacturing Digitalization

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

Attending the AVEVA World Digital Virtual Press Roundtable provided thoughts and insights about the impacts of the pandemic and recovery.

Collaborative Robots Vital for Connected Manufacturing Operations

  • News

To get the full benefit from human-robot collaboration, manufacturers must develop integrated strategies that combine data analytics, design, and a new partnership ecosystem.

Era of Empowerment for Automation Professionals

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

Automation professionals are critical to successfully selecting and applying these technologies and guiding management to maximize their productivity. This role will continue and expand, as more companies look to make informed productive technological investments and implementation decisions to yield profitable results.