Rockwell Automation releases Safety Maturity Index for Machine Builders tool

Rockwell Automation releases Safety Maturity Index for Machine Builders tool

June 15, 2017 — Few machine builders use safety to differentiate their machines from the competition. However, safety can add value to machines by helping end users comply with modern standards and significantly improve productivity. To help machine builders bring safety to their machine designs, Rockwell Automation has released its Safety Maturity Index for Machine Builders tool.

This tool provides a self-guided assessment for machine builders to measure their performance in the three pillars of industrial safety: culture (behavior), compliance (procedure) and capital (investment in contemporary technology). Machine builders that achieve peak performance in each of these areas can optimize safety and productivity in their own operations, use that expertise to develop better machine designs.

The Safety Maturity Index (SMI) for Machine Builders tool measures and reports a machine builder’s performance in each of the three safety pillars on a scale of one to four – SMI 1: minimizing costs, SMI 2: legal compliance, SMI 3: operator safety and SMI 4: customer value. The tool also provides insights into which areas need the most improvement. Machine builders can use the tool to identify inconsistencies between facilities and benchmark themselves against peers.

The tool is applicable to any industry, any company size and any location. It also aligns with the Safety Maturity Index tool designed for end users, which has been widely used by manufacturers since its release in 2013. Information shared in the tool is confidential. Each company’s profile is not associated with its response or results.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Inc., a company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.