Introducing MAKE SAFETY VISIBLE BY SOUTHCO™ products: Improving Application Security and End-User Safety through Access Hardware with Visual Indication.

In an ever demanding industrial culture where any kind of machinery, vehicle or piece of instrumentation is expected to continuously run faster and more efficiently, yet provide the highest degree of application security, operator safety and end-user protection, manufacturers designing and supplying equipment and components are increasingly challenged to offer products that alleviate any safety and security concerns. This presentation will illustrate the significance of the mindful choice of access hardware early in the design process of a piece of equipment to enhance its safe and secure function and operation. Specifically, it will address the hazards around failing to control correct panel closure and will introduce the MAKE SAFETY VISIBLE BY SOUTHCO™ products that provide visual indication of the open/close status of an enclosure panel, lid or door.

Using several case studies from a broad range of industries, including railway, power conversion, data centres, industrial machinery and construction, mechanical as well as electromechanical access hardware products will be showcased that demonstrate how the correct choice of locks and latches supports overall application security and end-user safety and at the same time contributes to operator efficiency and cost reduction, safeguarding the function and operation through error proof maintenance processes.
Wed, Aug 26, 2020 · 10:00 AM London (GMT 1:00)
David Kelly
Technical Support Manager Europe - Southco Manufacturing Ltd.
David Kelly has worked at Southco for over 25 years across multiple roles, including product management, training and direct customer technical support. He therefore brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table when it comes to identifying and selecting the right access hardware products for specific application requirements. Having gained his very early engineering training as a submariner in the Royal Navy, David fully understands the demands of safety-critical environments, and has a unique capability to work with our customers through any challenges in the design-in process of access hardware components.
Paul Fanning
Editor - Eureka! Magazine