Articles & News on Plant Facility Safety & Security

Mitsubishi Electric uses industrial sewing machines to meet need for COVID-19 facemasks

  • News

These machines reduce the production time of each individual mask compared to doing it by hand, and reduce the need for experienced sewing machine operators, as the process is fully automated.

Siemens and Salesforce announce strategic partnership to enhance workplace safety

  • News

The partnership will combine Salesforce’s, powered by Customer 360, and Siemens’ Smart Infrastructure solutions, including Comfy and Enlighted, to orchestrate the processes, people and things that are essential to creating safe, connected workplaces for the future.

Digital Science report: How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture

  • News

The report, How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture, analyzes publication trends, regional focal points of research, collaboration patterns, and top institutional producers of research in COVID-19.

Back to USB School

  • by Eric D. Knapp, Honeywell Connected Enterprise
  • Opinion

By Eric D. Knapp
USB attacks blur the line between a network threat and a local physical threat. The USB protocol essentially extends every one of our networks into something exponentially bigger.

CPAPs RE-INVENTed into Emergency Ventilators Using PLCs and HMIs

  • by Dr. Tom Burch, Auburn University
  • Case Study

AutomationDirect helped the team supply large quantities of reliable automation components in a short span of time, delivering products ready for development right out-of-the-box. Should circumstances require it, RE-INVENT is ready to save lives.

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.

Leveraging the Digitalization Toolbox to Distance Workers in the COVID-19 Era

  • by Bill Lydon,
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Running a manufacturing plant in the COVID-19 pandemic era means distancing coworkers and minimizing their interactions. Fortunately, there are a range of industrial automation solutions available that can help organizations achieve these new goals while also being consistent with digitalization investments to improve productivity. 

Innovative Engineering Solutions Contribute to COVID-19 Medical Protection

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Many organizations in the manufacturing industry have shifted assets in order to innovate and produce solutions that are contributing to the protection of medical personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight. In this article, we highlight two of these innovative engineering solutions that are keeping these crucial personnel safe

Hyster-Yale Group announces free lift truck operator training video content

  • News

The videos are available at no cost for a limited time through the company’s Yale and Hyster brands. The content covers characteristics of class I-V lift trucks, operating environment considerations, requirements of OSHA 1910.178 and safe operating practices.

How to Handle a New Norm for Plant Operations

  • by Andreas Eschbach
  • Opinion

By Andreas Eschbach
Some measures deemed temporary, such as “social distancing” may become permanent to some extent if in effect long enough to take root and become the new norm.  Certainly, social distancing will become a consideration and action-item on every risk analysis and health and safety checklist going forward.