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Three tips for achieving machine safety in the workplace
According to accidents reported under RIDDOR in 2017, nine per cent of fatal injuries were found to be caused by contact with moving machinery. In the self-reported list of non-fatal injuries, moving machinery was found to have caused seven per cent of accidents. Improving facility safety is critical to safeguard staff, but did you know safety can impact productivity and machine effectiveness too? Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at EU Automation, shares his three tips for machine safety.
IIoT, Industry 4.0 and managing cybersecurity threats
Tom Canning, VP of IoT Devices at Canonical, the company behind open-source software platform Ubuntu, discusses cybersecurity, the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.
Robots for clean rooms
Humans shed and re-grow outer skin cells every 27 days, equating to around 1000 new skins in an average human’s lifetime. Even in a clean room environment, a worker will shed 600,000 particles of skin per hour. With this flakiness in mind, Nigel Smith, managing director of Toshiba Machine partner, TM Robotics, explains how clean room robots can eradicate the risk of human contamination.
Optimise bearings to avoid production downtime
Bearings are highly stressed drive components which, over a period of time, become susceptible to wear. With this in mind, it is particularly important to include bearings when developing a maintenance plan, as this strategy will help extend the operating life of machinery or equipment.