Category: Safe Operations

Introducing AGVs on the Shop Floor? Here is What You Need to Keep in Mind (Part 2)

This is the second of a 2-part series on the implementation of AGVs on the shop floor. Things to Consider When Planning the Introduction of an AGV System What to Automate? First, companies need to identify a candidate process to automate, the material flow paths within the process and the load to be transported automatically. …

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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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The Value of Simulation for Collaborative Robots – Part I

Introduction There are many online videos of collaborative robots cooking pancakes, 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, …

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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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What You Need To Know: A Manufacturing Safety Management Guide

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

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