Category Archive: Safe Operations

Nov 07 2018

Introducing AGVs on the Shop Floor? Here is What You Need to Keep in Mind (Part 1)

This is the first of a 2-part series on the implementation of AGVs on the shop floor. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been around in factories as early as the 1950s, where a “driverless vehicle” manufactured by Barrett Electronics, in Illinois, could follow the electromagnetic field of a wire located in the factory ceiling or, …

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Dec 27 2017

Stephane Rolland

The Value of Simulation for Collaborative Robots – Part I

Introduction There are many online videos of collaborative robots cookingpancakes, serving a cup of tea or mixing cocktails, but it is difficult to find serious information about the simulation of these Collaborative Robots, or Cobots. But from an industrial point of view, keep in mind the production fundamentals: Human safety, ergonomics, performance, quality, offline validation, installation …

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Sep 06 2017


How 3D simulation planning tools can make the plant floor safer and more productive

It’s impossible to overrate the value of shop-floor safety. Above all, there’s the commitment to protect plant workers from production hazards. Then there’s the need to be regulations-compliant and protect corporate reputation. Safety keeps the lines productive, protected against accidents and delays. And, finally, safety measures protect major investments in tooling and materials. Using simulation …

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Jan 05 2017

Megan Ray Nichols

What You Need To Know: A Manufacturing Safety Management Guide

Safety management in manufacturing is essential, here’s what you need to know.

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Mar 22 2016

Adaptability is Transforming Robotics

The role robots play in manufacturing operations is undergoing a transformation whereby increasing adaptability is expanding their role.

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