Bryant Eismeier, Senior Automation Engineer at Flexware Innovation, recently participated in the ANSI B11.0 subcommittee meeting in Memphis, TN. The ANSI B11.0 standard is a type A standard for general safety requirements of machinery in industrial environments. It provides guidance for how to assess risk, provide risk reduction measures and create a safe work environment. These international safety standards are commonly reviewed on a 3-year cycle to accommodate changes to the industry and technology. In addition, errors are corrected, and clarifications made.
The sub-committee is composed of safety experts from across a range of industries who volunteer their time to promote a safe work environment. During the two-day meeting, sub-committee members reviewed potential changes and proposed new language. Bryant will continue to help in the sub-committee’s activities.
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I specialize in automation and system integration. My experience is in PLC programming with associated human machine interface programming. I can design control panels and go onsite for startup/debug. I have also programmed FANUC and ABB robots in addition to others. In past projects I have used machine vision with Cognex cameras for part inspection and vision guidance.