Cooper Bussmann announced its venture into wireless technology on Feb. 15 with the launch of the Cooper InVision system. This system detects when a circuit protection device has opened, and alerts maintenance personnel which device has operated, where it is located, the part number of the replacement device and the appropriate level of personal protective equipment to wear to replace or reset the device. The Cooper InVision system includes wireless sensors, mesh routers and gateway.
As the shortage of skilled workers grows and the complexity of industrial jobs increases, new methods are being developed to provide the training these workers need. The field of e-learning is at the forefront of this effort.
Protecting eyesProblem: When grinding or cutting metal, employees would occasionally get particles in their eyes, even when wearing the proper personal protective equipment. Is there a way to prevent this potentially serious problem? Solution: Place a small, inexpensive magnetic strip (about 1 in. 3 1 in.) on the bill of the worker’s hardhat.
Safety Answer Book helps determine -- in a matter of seconds -- which OSHA, DOT, and EPA regulations affect a plant. It provides answers to basic compliance questions on 71 workplace topics.
An 8-p publications supplement presents recent titles in educational and training materials for security. References are offered for both experienced security practitioners and those new to the field. American Society for Industrial Security www.
Sixnet’s new industrial serial to Ethernet device servers (Models ET-DS-1 and ET-SDS-1) connect serial-based software applications over Ethernet to remote industrial serial devices. The two models offer real-time secure performance including an auto-detecting 10/100 RJ45 Ethernet port and a universal EIA-RS232/422/485 Serial port for serial data tunneling across an IP network.