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, Automation.com
  • 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

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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.
 

Crisis Further Highlights Importance of Connected Human Workers Across Industrial World

  • by Lawrence Whittle
  • Feature

Connected work and connected worker technology make it possible for humans on the frontlines to perform at their safest, most productive best. As the current global situation clearly indicates, humans will always be essential in manufacturing and production – and they deserve to be supported and empowered by technology.

NEMA publishes COVID-19 Guide for Disinfecting Electrical Equipment

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Members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have developed specific guidance to answer common questions for how to maintain cleanliness while preserving the functionality and integrity of electrical equipment. 

CERATIZIT USA partners with companies to join ventilator manufacturing process

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High-precision drilling, reaming, countersinking and boring are specialties of CERATIZIT. Involved in this effort is Staub Precision Machine and the industrial distributor Abrasive Tool.

Ergonomic SaaS Automation During COVID-19

  • by Sam Bradbury and Mark Heidebrecht
  • Opinion

By Sam Bradbury and Mark Heidebrecht
Until now it was nearly impossible to cost-effectively automate ergonomic functions. In-depth plant-site visits and evaluations were needed. That has all changed in this era of COVID-19.

Festo partners with MassRobotics to enhance robotic development

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Festo has entered into a strategic partnership with MassRobotics, based in Boston, to further global market growth and innovation initiatives dedicated to the development of the next generation of robotics.