The Arnold Machine Blog

3 Benefits of Safety Fencing Systems

Machine safety in manufacturing is of the utmost importance. While there are many options for safety components, procedures, and standards that can be implemented, safety fencing systems are a relatively simple solution to maximize protection for your employees. Not only do these systems create a safer work environment for equipment operators and employees on the floor, but they also provide a number of big-picture business benefits. Protect Employees and Equipment Safety fencing systems put a… Read more

Could Your Manufacturing Floor Be Safer?

Shop floor safety should be of the utmost importance for site supervisors across manufacturing industries. The proximity to heavy machinery on the floor, poor ergonomics from repetitive action, and worker fatigue from long hours are all factors that can increase the risk of machine-related accidents and debris thrown during mechanical malfunction. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor reported 23 total fatalities for the year, as well as 3.8 injuries per 100 workers in the… Read more

The “Green” Factor, Safety, and Compliance with Automated Spray Systems

Compliance codes and safety affect all automated spray systems. Solvents are generally one of the most easily overlooked hazards in manufacturing and production. These chemicals—such as Benzene and Xylene, Toluene and Methyl Ethyl Ketone —are dissolved and mixed with oils, varnishes, resins, and inks. They are used for a wide range of applications, particularly when removing paint or adding varnish, lacquers, or any other finish. Potentially Harmful Chemicals For human beings, solvents can be especially… Read more