30 Mar '16, 7pm

Integrated Safety Breaks the Cost-Savings Barrier at Plants

Integrated Safety Breaks the Cost-Savings Barrier at Plants

There’s no question plant safety has always been a prime concern, but now it takes precedence from the shop floor up to the C-suite. Plant managers are tracking days-without-accidents while introducing improve safety procedures and deploying advanced safety technology. The reason? Safety delivers efficiency, and efficiency lowers cost. For fluid power systems, valves that control potentially hazardous movements or system states are an especially critical control component in terms of safety. (Source: Aventics) Automation and control vendors are assisting in this effort through the smart-plant tools of connectivity and integration. Industry machines are getting integrated, and safety on those machines is getting integrated as well. Increased Safety Awareness The profile of plant safety has risen in recent years. Manufacturing executives are well aware that safety infraction...

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