Product Manuals in Focus

Read an interview with Dr. Robinson for context on manuals, including the latest standards and best practices for incorporation with your product safety strategy.

Navigating the “Safety Hierarchy”

The safety hierarchy is a flexible concept that can be helpful in deciding on a final product design. But it can also be a trap for the unwary design engineer. This article will discuss the safety hierarchy concept, how do you comply with its requirements, and what are the problems associated with it?

Simulation-Based Testing for Early Safety Validation of Robot Systems

Industrial human-robot collaborative systems must be validated thoroughly with regard to safety. Due to the complexity of robot systems, safety flaws often stay hidden, especially at early design stages, when a physical implementation is not yet available for testing. Simulation-based testing is a possible way to identify hazards in an early stage.

System-Level Grounding

Grounding is often viewed from separate points of view - safety, ESD, or EMI.  This article combines all these aspects together so that practitioners can address grounding at the factories and in the laboratories in a comprehensive way.

Product Safety and the Pandemic

The pandemic has brought many changes in the way we do business. For equipment manufacturers, that may equate to big picture shifts related to your supply chain, vendors, and production. Here, let’s explore key considerations to keep in mind for your product safety strategy, warnings, and instructions.

Robots and Robotics

The use of robots and robotics is becoming more common across many industries. As these devices become more common and their use grows, manufacturers must understand the hazards they present, regulatory requirements, and testing options.

Horticultural Lighting Considerations

As the global market for LED horticultural luminaires grows, it is important for the industry to assess these products for safety and performance considerations unique to their controlled indoor agricultural environments. The industry is responding by introducing standards and programs with a variety of requirements.