Posted tagged ‘machine safety’

Reduce Your Liability Risk with Machine Safety Labels

December 26, 2014

Safety Label reduces liability risk

Calling all Machinery Manufacturers – Reduce Your Liability Risk with Machinery Safety Labels

Do the machines your company builds have potential hazards associated with their transportation, installation, use, maintenance, decommissioning or disposal?

As simple as it may sound, properly designed safety labels can go a long way toward protecting machine operators – as well as your company’s bottom line.

Read The Importance of Machinery Safety Labels (September 2014, Control Design) to learn about three tools you can use to help ensure your machine safety labels reduce risk and improve safety – for your company and your machine’s end-users.

For help with your safety system or to order your Omron STI safety equipment, call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or send us an email at

Omron STI Introduces G9SX-LM Low-speed Safety Monitoring Unit

January 7, 2013

The G9SX-LM allows an operator to access the machine for maintenance work while the machine is running at a safe, maximum set operating threshold of 10 Hz. Should the motor speed exceed the preset speed, the G9SX-LM will stop the machine immediately. An optional A4EG Enabling Grip Switch provides an additional layer of safety protection that, if pressed or released, will also immediately stop the machine.
Omron STI Introduces G9SX-LM

For more information or to order your Omron STI G9SX-LM, call Innovative-IDM at 877-906-2100 or send us an email at

One of the Many Uses for Extruded Aluminum

September 26, 2011

People kept leaving the toaster oven on high, forgetting to turn if off when they finished. Now, we don’t have to worry about it anymore. Buzzard watched Michael do the deed last week.

This is one of the many uses of high quality, Parker IPS extruded aluminum. Innovative-IDM’s contract manufacturing division can construct work stations or safety guards to your specifications using extruded aluminum.

Machine Safeguarding Training in Oklahoma City, Tulsa

August 29, 2011

Coming up Sept. 13 and 15, 2011. Don’t have a seat yet? Call 877.906.2100 and we’ll take care of you.

OSHA Announces Increased Penalties for ‘Serious’ Violations, Repeat Offenders

August 24, 2010

OSHA recently announced administrative enhancements to its penalty policies, specifically addressing those penalties that are considered “too low to have an adequate deterrent effect.” These policies will reportedly become effective over the next several months. Innovative can help you avoid any plant or factory penalties with an array of Omron STI safety products.

Some of the more significant changes include:
• The average penalty for any violation deemed “serious” will increase from $1000 to between $3000 and $4000
• The time frame in which a company will be considered a “repeat offender” will increase from 3 to 5 years
• Companies with repeat violations within the 5 year time frame will be penalized 10% more than companies without repeat violations
• Minimum fines will increase to $500 and maximum fines could go from $7000 to $12000 if legislation currently before Congress is passed into law.

Additionally, employers with a history of serious OSHA violations and repeat offenses can expect more frequent OSHA inspections with mandatory follow-up inspections. If there are safety concerns at other workplaces under the control of the employer, OSHA may also more frequently inspect those associated workplaces.

Innovative Named Omron STI Distributor for Texas, Okla.

September 29, 2009

Omron STI has named Innovative Automation as its new distributor in Texas and Okla. Innovative will carry a full line from the North America’s largest manufacturer of machine and process safeguarding equipment and technologies.

Omron STI manufactures light curtains, safety scanners, interlock switches, safety mats, programmable safety controllers, remote safety I/O assemblies, and many more safety products. STI also is the exclusive provider of Laser-Safe Press Brake Guarding technology.STIhome.jpg

“Omron STI and Innovative will be a good marriage,” says Gene Gray, president of Innovative Automation. “Safety has been a concern in plants and factories for a long time. But with more factories automating, the chance for accidents involving machines increases. This brings one of the largest automation and machine safety lines right into the lap of our customers. It’s another great opportunity to help them protect their machines and people.”

Omron STI is the second major line to tap Innovative’s distribution network in the past three months. In June, SMC pneumatics named Innovative its Premier Technology Distributor for Texas and Okla.

“A lot of top tier companies recognize the reputation that Innovative Automation enjoys in the marketplace and they are coming to us, wanting us to represent their lines,” says Gray. “That’s just a bigger plus for our current customers and future customers. More choices from one source.”

Is that Hard-Guard Adequately Protecting your Machine Operators?

September 28, 2009

Gotcha Stick – Safe Distance Scale for Machine Guarding
Gotcha Stick - Safe Distance Scale for Machine Guarding
Based on revised anthropometric data, the “Gotcha Stick” from STI is a three-segment safe distance scale used to verify that openings in machine hard-guards will not allow the point-of-operation to be accessed by the operator.

You can get a free “Gotcha Stick” when you attend the upcoming STI safety Skill Builder seminar, scheduled for Oct. 27 in DFW and Oct. 28 in Houston, both to be held at the Innovative Automation training centers. You register by calling 877.906.2100.