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Grantek Systems Integration to Present on Plant Safety Methodology at Rockwell Automation Fair Safety Automation Forum 2012


Operational excellence leader, Grantek to share safety project methodology to implement successful plant safety upgrade program at Rockwell Automation Fair Safety Automation Forum 2012

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

Grantek Systems Integration, leader in operational excellence in manufacturing, is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming Rockwell Automation Fair 2012 Safety Automation Forum, November 6, 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre in Philadelphia, PA. Grantek will be at the Safety Automation Forum to present Large Scale Safety System Implementation from an Integrator's Perspective.

Grantek's Vice President of Sales, Mike Lohmeyer will be 1 of 3 speakers at the Afternoon General Session from 2:45 to 4:15, which provides a perspective from an OEM, an End User, and a Systems Integrator. Attendees of the session will see how to successfully implement a safety upgrade program through Grantek's proven Safety Project Methodology. Attendees will learn that budget and scheduling success come from often overlooked facets such as the critical roles Production and Maintenance play on the Safety Project Team, and having an effective document and drawing management methodology. For a preview of the presentation, interested parties can view the manufacturing safety preview video.

Immediately following the Afternoon General Session Grantek will participate in Rockwell's Machine Supply Chain Safety Panel and the Evening Networking Event at the Overlook Café. These 2 events provide attendees with an opportunity to meet with the presenters for specific, 1-on-1 conversations.

Rockwell Automation Fair and Safety Automation Forum is an annual event that provides a great opportunity to explore a wide variety of smart, safe, sustainable manufacturing solutions geared toward improving manufacturing business profitability.

“Rockwell's Automation Fair is a one-of-a-kind event for manufacturing industry professionals. We are proud to be selected to present our Plant Safety Project Methodology at this premium venue,” remarked Dave Patterson, owner of Grantek Systems Integration. “Executing a safety upgrade program successfully is crucial for manufacturers, not only to achieve safety goals and reduce injuries, but the right safety implementation can mean major improvements in manufacturing including increased production capacity, improved plant employee morale, and peace of mind for customers.”

The Large Scale Safety System Implementation from an Integrator's Perspective session will show participants how to implement a safety upgrade program across multiple lines and plants. The proven Safety Project Methodology covers the critical elements of the project including:

  •     Identifying the necessary team members,
  •     Understanding the implications of the status of existing drawings,
  •     Determining a realistic budget,
  •     Implementing effective document handling procedures between the client, the solution provider and contractors,
  •     Incorporating safety standards, risk assessments, and remediation options,
  •     Identifying the products that provide the best solution, and
  •     Developing an installation and start-up plan that is designed to be flexible when production schedules change on short notice.

This proven Safety Project Methodology combines a thorough knowledge of safety with the early involvement of team members from all disciplines including safety, production, manufacturing maintenance and support, and engineering to deliver operational excellence in manufacturing. Grantek's extensive experience in executing large safety programs allows session attendees to tap into a wealth of knowledge, insights and best practices in the field of plant and machine safety.

Grantek delivers operational excellence from strategy through execution. For further information on Grantek Systems Integration, contact Dave Patterson – dave.patterson(at)grantek(dot)com – 1-877-634-0844 ext. 224.

About Grantek Systems Integration

Grantek Systems Integration is the single systems and engineering resource for manufacturers committed to operational excellence.

Grantek is a leading provider of manufacturing IT solutions, integrated manufacturing automation, plant safety and plant maintenance services. Our dedication to continuous improvement in manufacturing helps our clients reduce machine down time, increase production capacity, improve product quality and achieve operational excellence.

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