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Auckland factory fined $200,000 for inadequate guarding

Auckland manufacturing plant is fined for $200,000 for inadequate safety guarding. The south auckland processing plant was fined after a worker lost her thumb while cleaning machinery.It's a timely reminder for us as safety engineers, and also to our customers and other NZ manufacturing plants, to ensure machine safety is a top priority.Businesses and organisations need to consider the full extent of their operations and all people who might be harmed as a result. Machinery safety often lacks th...

September 15, 2022

What is an AMR Mobile Robot?

What is an AMR?The warehouse robot, also known as an autonomous mobile robot (AMR), is the ideal solution to address supply chain pain points since it complements your human workers, allowing them to concentrate on higher-value tasks and minimising the amount of manned travel in your facility. Companies are looking for technology that can handle these issues as well as the difficulty of increased operating volumes in these times of labour shortages and rising costs. So what exactly is a mobile a...

August 8, 2022

How to avoid wasting Automation budget

Imagine this- Your business has decided to automate because it can deliver huge process savings, but your list of automation projects is long, there are multiple ideas coming in from your organisation, and there is no clear place on where to start. In order to provide evidence to support industrial automation choices, you must assess and rank the processes according to the value of the benefits and their ROI. So where do you start? Manufacturing or industrial automation roadmap. This small upfro...

July 27, 2022

​5 Advantages of Industrial Automation Simulation

Advantages of Industrial Automation Simulation What are the advantages? Let's use this project as an example 1. Proof of Design and Proof of ConceptThe fundamental benefit of simulation is that it offers proof of concept and proof of design, preventing the introduction of defects into systems. 2. Costs of Integration are LowerThe total cost of integration is lowered with the aid of simulation. It accomplishes this primarily by allowing simulations of real-world applications without incurring the...

July 22, 2022

Over 100,000+ Mobile robots shipped globally

According to a recent report from Interact Analysis, more than 100,000 mobile robots, including automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), will be shipped globally in 2021. The total number of robots supplied in 2021 increased by 70% over the previous year, generating a 36% rise in income. In 2021, sales of mobile robots reached over $3 billion. AMRs eclipsed AGVs in revenue last yearfor the first time in the more than 40 years that AGVs have been available on the mark...

July 20, 2022

The implications of AI job automation

Just two years ago, the idea of AI automating jobs like creative roles was the stuff of science fiction or at least relegated to a few early-adopting businesses. But now, AI is becoming table stakes for many businesses. In other words, if you’re not using AI, you’re at a disadvantage. The major reason for this is that language models have become much better at understanding natural language.The examples given so far are just the tip of the iceberg. AI is automating jobs away in virtually eve...

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