• Legacy Equipment: Patch, or Pitch?

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    Legacy Equipment: Patch, or Pitch?

    As a manufacturing company, your focus is on ensuring that your equipment is running efficiently, effectively, and at a reasonable cost. As machine and robotic safety experts, we at ZCS run into what we refer to as “legacy equipment” quite often. This being what is considered older, outdated equipment that is still a common part of many manufacturing processes.

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  • Professional Ethics and Functional Safety

    Anthony Kerstens P.Eng. FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland) |

    Professional Ethics and Functional Safety is a catchy title.  But what does that mean?  Let’s start with the definition of Functional Safety.  A search on the internet results in this from Wikipedia:

    “Functional safety is the part of the overall safety of a system or piece of equipment that depends on automatic protection operating correctly in response to its inputs or failure in a predictable manner (fail-safe).”

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  • Unfortunate Preventable Accident

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    Recently, a plastic piping manufacturing company in Huntsville (ON) was convicted and fined for hazardous work environment

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  • Announcing the new website

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    Announcing the new website

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

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  • Minister's Statement on Workplace Fatalities

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    Minister's Statement on Workplace Fatalities

    Ontario’s Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn released the following statement today:

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