Working with machines: risk, prevention, and safety with cobots and automationWorking with machines presents opportunities for safely improving productivity. New, collaborative applications bring worker and robot into closer proximity, introducing a host of new benefits— and potential hazards.
Robots: Opening interesting doorsCobotix leads way in integrating human staff with robots By Rosa Diaz and Ada Slivinski (Edited from an article published in Sheet Metal Journal, September 3, 2019). In their early days as a sheet metal fabrication shop, Cobotix Manufacturing in Port Coquitlam saw the waste and inefficiencies common in the industry and pivoted to embrace […]
Automation, safeguarding, and machine safety in the workplaceApril’s 12 Months of Safety topic is safeguarding and machine safety. We had the opportunity to chat with João Paulo Vaz – Machinery Safety Consultant & CMSE® Training Advisor at Pilz Automation Safety Canada L.P., on this critical safety topic. Safety requires competence and attitude. Both can be developed. ` João Paulo Vaz How did […]