Safety Standards

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Robotics April 10, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on mobile robotics growth

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating the opportunity for mobile robots to be used for various markets and could lead to a reassessment of supply chains in the future.

By Gregory Hale
Processing: At Processed Metal Innovators in Wisconsin, a UR10e cobot powers the BotX Welder, now automating MIG welding. Courtesy: Universal Robots
Robotics December 9, 2019

Six use cases for collaborative robots

Robotics special report: The six most common collaborative robot applications are pick and place, machine tending, packaging and palletizing, process tasks, finishing tasks, and quality.

By Joe Campbell
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Robotics November 18, 2018

Four challenges for aerospace robots

The aerospace industry is a tough, exacting industry. Robot users and integrators face challenges such as increased human-robot collaboration and the constant demand for precision and efficiency.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Safety Standards May 24, 2018

CMMS upgrades in wastewater: Lessons for a smooth transition

A more advanced system improves operation and maintenance—if done correctly.

By Gregory Perry, CRL, Fluke Accelix
Safety Standards May 21, 2018

Indoor air quality increases workforce productivity

A plant’s air quality is one of the leading contributors to workforce comfort because, at the end of the day, nothing is quite so pervasive as the air employees breathe.

By Jeff Chastain
Safety Standards April 18, 2018

Better eyewash stations reduce injury

An eyewash station designed for treating chemical eye burns should be placed where a person in mid-emergency will find it easily and it must be operable without mistakes or confusion in a moment of crisis.

By Imants Stiebris, Speakman & Stevewn Miller, CDT
Events and Awards April 17, 2018

Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year Winners

The 2017 award recipients represent the best in innovation

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, Plant Engineering
Safety Standards April 13, 2018

Power Distribution: Your questions answered

Webcast presenters Ben Langstraat and Sam Fopma from Interstates answered additional questions about topics such as natural gas as a fuel source, battery back-up systems, and variable frequency drives (VFDs).

By Ben Langstraat and Sam Fopma, Interstates
Safety Standards April 12, 2018

Natural refrigerants impact component design and selection

Refrigeration/cooling system manufacturers are replacing the old classes of chemical refrigerants that emit potent greenhouse gases, but it can be a challenge to determine its impact on component design and selection.

By William Bentley, Sensata Technologies
Safety Standards April 11, 2018

Five reasons to retrofit a press

Instead of replacing a press, which can be costly and time-consuming, retrofitting them might be a better solution.

By Brian Van Laar, Andrew Binversie, Nathan Davis, Monte Swinford, and Ken Rayden