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Safety Services and Risk Assessments

Safety Services and Risk Assessments

Ensuring Operational Safety and Performance

When automating a task, it is imperative that you consider safety when designing, implementing, and operating the system. Cross Automation represents a number of reputable providers of safety components such as guarding, sensors, and light curtains. Safety, however, is much more than just putting those components together. To properly ensure the safety of your system, you need to understand the way the components function and work together.

Whether you are retrofitting a cell with safety equipment or building a machine to CE specifications, Cross Automation has the technical expertise to help you determine what equipment is best for your application to ensure safety without creating unnecessary cost or impairing the equipment’s operation.

Safety Services and Risk Assessments in Automation

Safety is always a top concern when it comes to industrial automation in manufacturing. That’s why Cross works with all of our customers to help mitigate risks, comply with regulations, and safeguard employees and equipment. And we do that through comprehensive safety services and risk assessments. This helps our customers succeed while also prioritizing the safety and well-being of their workforces.

Industrial automation systems involve complex machinery, potentially hazardous conditions, and intricate processes. Due to this, safety systems and accurate risk assessment are necessary components of an effective safety management system.

This helps industrial operations identify potential risks, implement safety measures, and ensure compliance with industry standards. Through proactive addressing of safety concerns, operations can ensure a safe work environment, prevent unexpected downtime, and maintain uninterrupted operations.

Maintain safety components

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Identify operational risks

Ensure industry compliance

Implement preventive safety measures

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The Importance of Risk Assessment

An important part of this process is conducting a risk assessment. According to ISO safety regulations, a Risk Assessment must be done by the party taking responsibility for the integration of the robot, so you must figure out what is acceptable for you. If you work for a large company such as an automotive manufacturer, it is likely that you already have a set process in place for risk assessments. In these situations, we can provide you with valuable expert advice on the capabilities of safety equipment and help make the entire process move more efficiently. If you work for a smaller company that does not currently have an in-house process for risk assessment, we partner with industry-leading safety experts to help walk you through the entire process.

When do you need a risk assessment? As mentioned above, we would suggest conducting a risk assessment whenever implementing a new automated process. We do realize that this may not always be reasonable so below are some of top applications when risk assessments are most recommended:

  • Pick & place applications
  • Any motion automation with fast cycle times
  • Machine tending applications
  • Any cutting application
  • Material removal or deburring
  • Gantry systems
  • Any robot application

Utilizing Cross safety services can help you to dramatically reduce the risk of injury in your facility. Without a proper risk assessment, the only way to ensure safety is to make your application “overly” safe at the cost of efficiency, which can waste time, money, and reduce the efficiency of your equipment. To ensure your application is both safe and efficient, contact our team today to talk with one of our safety experts.

Benefits of Safety Services and Risk Assessments

Safety services and risk assessments in automation have many benefits for industrial operations. Some of the benefits for businesses include

Accident Prevention

Safety services and risk assessment services are critical in identifying potential hazards. This enables businesses to implement preventive measures and improved safety protocols, creating a safer work environment

Enhanced Efficiency

Through addressing safety concerns, operations can enhance their operational efficiency. When an industrial safety system is well-designed, downtime due to unexpected accidents or other incidents is minimized.

Cost Savings

Taking proactive safety measures can also result in significant savings for industrial manufacturing operations. By preventing accidents or unexpected downtime, operations can save significant time and money

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Why Cross Safety Services and Risk Assessments?

Working with Cross Company for your automation services can provide your business with the expertise, tools, and support you need to optimize productivity and throughput in an increasingly competitive manufacturing marketplace. From application engineering to repair to training services for industrial or commercial robots, Cross is able to provide the automation services your operation needs to succeed. And when you succeed, we succeed.

By leveraging the automation services provided by Cross Company, businesses and manufacturers can increase efficiency, reliability, throughput, and productivity. And through ease of integration, we’re also able to provide the automation services you need without significant disruption to production.

Through our commitment to our customer’s success and reputation to world-class customer service, Cross has become a trusted partner to countless businesses in the industrial and commercial worlds. And with our automation services, we’re able to help those businesses reach their full potential and compete in a modern marketplace. Contact us today to learn more or to start the process.

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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
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Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.