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Metalsa-Hopkinsville Steels Press Safety

Interlock Gates Guard Against Accidents

 

          Access Control System by Solutions Technology Group

 

Objective

Workplace safety is vital, no matter the occupation. Metalsa, a global maker of automotive structural components, turned to Solutions Technology Group to improve safety at their Hopkinsville, KY facility where heavy presses turn rolls of steel into frames for trucks and vans. Daphne Dixon, an industrial engineer at Metalsa, commissioned the development of a safety interlock system for the gates on four presses to help ensure operator safety.

Solution

Solutions Technology Group allied with Cunningham Machine to develop a safety interlock system that prevents the presses from operating whenever the gate to them is open. Cunningham Machine designed, fabricated, and installed new gates while Solutions Technology Group engineered the dual channel redundant circuitry designed to inhibit the press cycle until the gate is closed. An option for conveyers to be used on smaller gates was also achieved by tethering a plug mounted on the conveyer that let’s the circuit activate only when the conveyer is in place.

Result

Dixon, who oversees a variety of plant projects, says she is satisfied with the result. “I think it improves safety for our employees tremendously by having these interlock gates. Solutions Technology Group is my go-to company because I know when I award them business they’re going to see the project through until I’m satisfied. And that means a lot.” Though unforeseen issues may have arisen, Dixon says the company persevered until a satisfactory result was achieved. “Anything we ran into, we were able to work though. Everything doesn’t always work perfect, but we work though the problems and we get a solution,” she says. “The big thing to me is that no matter what the project is, at the end of it we’re very pleased with the result. Solutions makes sure.”



 

Kayser Access Control

Auto Manufacturing Plant Puts Safety at the Top of Their List

                            Back panel of a junction box with the Axis controller and all the connections coming to a terminal block

 

Objective

The auto manufacturing plant, Kayser, asked Solutions Technology Group to install access control in their Fulton location. After having an individual that ran out of gas one night came looking for help at the plant, Kayser realized that they needed to secure the plant in case the next wanderer wasn't filled with good intentions.

Solution

In order to keep the company and employees safe, they opted for access control on their doors. Solutions Technology Group installed Axis controllers and put in card readers to ensure that only employees with registered cards would be able to walk through the doors. STG made sure the install looked neat and professional.

Result

Kayser no longer has worries about who is walking in their doors because they know they are protected. They trust that their plant and hallways aren't filled with people who aren't supposed to be there. The key to it all? They are in control. With the Axis controllers, Kayser HR has the ability to add and remove people, specify times for certain user groups, and decide what door opens to which group or person. The system becomes under their ownership and Solutions Technology Group isn't required to come in for something that Kayser wants control of.


 

WKDZ-FM Adds Product With Livestream Weather Cams

Station Calls End Result A Partnership

 

Objective

Marconi Award-winning commercial radio station WKDZ-FM, which broadcasts to listeners in Western Kentucky and Tennessee, desired the ability to livestream local weather conditions in and around their area from their website. In doing so, the station could provide another service to their loyal audience as well as offer another advertising opportunity for their paying business customers. WKDZ-FM also wanted to test the idea first with one camera, and then add more as needed after that.

Solution

To deliver, Solutions Technology Group installed an Axis P5635-E atop WKDZ-FM’s radio tower overlooking nearby Interstate 24 in August 2015. This was such a success that less than a month later the station ordered another two installed—one at a bank in Hopkinsville, KY overlooking Eagle Way Bypass and another in downtown Cadiz, KY with a view of the city’s main street.

Result

With a clear bird’s eye view from three locations, WKDZ-FM now livestreams weather conditions straight from station’s website. WKDZ-FM President and CEO Beth A. Mann says she is pleased with the result, which she characterizes as a partnership. “We could not be more thrilled with our partnership with Solutions Technology Group.  Steve and his team of professionals are over the top in customer service. They not only meet our needs, but they also bring ideas to the table to make our products and services even better than we anticipated. They take a lot of pride in their work and in our products.  They are interested in our business and finding ways to help us to grow. That’s a true business partnership.”

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