ISOWA NEWS LETTER
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1├ Machine safety -From Americas to Japan-
2├ Open House 2017 from President Isowa’s Blog, ISOWA DIARY
Hello everyone, how are you?
This is Kozo Mizutani of the Export Department.
In Japan, the four seasons are always evident in the landscape,
but in recent years, Spring and Fall seem shorter due to the
effects of global warming.
Short though the spring may be, the biggest sign of spring is
the blooming of the cherry blossoms. As those of you who have
been to Japan may know, cherry blossom season is simply beautiful.
However, cherry blossoms bloom for an extremely brief time; the
period from “budding,” —when the flowers begin blossoming—to
“full bloom,” when almost all of the flowers are blooming, is
approximately a week. If the weather is good, one can then savor
the sight of the cherry blossoms for another week or so, but if it is
windy or rainy, they disappear almost overnight.
That’s why you can only enjoy the cherry blossoms for a very short time.
If you really want to see the cherry blossoms in Japan, you would be
well advised to check the best location to go, and when they are
forecast to bloom. In Japan, you can check the movement of the
“cherry blossom front” on the weather forecast. This cherry blossom
front indicates the southernmost area where the Yoshino cherries
—the most popular variety in Japan—are forecast to bloom.
Japan is a small country, but is quite long in a north-south orientation,
with the cherry trees blooming in a sequence that starts in warm locations,
beginning in Kyushu in the south in late March, with the blooms in Hokkaido
in the north opening approximately a month later. Thus, in northern
areas the cherry blossom season is yet to come—there is still time to see them!
Those interested should see here.
And now, let’s turn to Vol. 108 of the ISOWA NEWS LETTER.
We hope you like this edition.
Machine safety -From North America to Japan-
I’m , from ISOWA AMERICA (IA).
This is the second time something of mine has been published in the
ISOWA NEWS LETTER—the last time was in March 2016. I would
be grateful if you could read the whole article!
I moved to America in January of 2015, and was posted to IA in June
of the same year. Time has passed quickly, and soon I will have been
for three years. During this time numerous Falcon, Fixed Folder Gluer
IBIS, and Singlefacer CF40 installations have been made in the areas
under IA’s jurisdiction (Central, South, and North America), and nicely at the customer’s facilities.
This helps to
strengthen relationships with customers, deepen understanding of
the machinery, which evolves almost daily, allows them to work
smoothly when are required to perform servicing, and sharpens
skills as engineers.
I had the privilege of participating in many of the new Falcon and IBIS
installations mentioned. Before being appointed to IA, I was primarily
involved in the design of flexo folder gluer machines in the Electrical
Engineering Department, so I was looking forward to seeing new flexo
folder gluer machines. When installing the equipment, the improvements
to the machines their performance, and the new functions added
to improve product quality were fascinating.
In particular, the controls and apparatus related to safety have continued
to improve over the last three years. If one takes a global view,
countries in Europe and America are a step ahead of Japan when it comes to
thinking about safe and safety standards. a cultural
difference. However, today—as in the past—
as a manufacturer of safe machinery we have a responsibility to our
customers, including the operations involved with running our machinery.
Happily, in our dealings with our many customers overseas, we at ISOWA
can deepen our understanding of high-level initiatives for safety. As well
as standards set down by law, some of our customers have their own
safety requirements for machinery, and we can learn a lot from these
customers in particular.
There are a range of policies to ensure safety, and ISOWA utilizes the
technologies it experiences as feedback that it reflects in new models
Currently at ISOWA we are introducing safety-related techniques learned
in the North American market to machinery for the Japanese market, and
moreover, are stressing safety in our designs. We really are doing
our best to embody the “Human-Friendly and -Friendly”
concept that ISOWA espouses.
What is the ultimate in safety? It is the absence of the requirement
for people to perform operations.
and would make it impossible
to operate People must operate machinery and they
must be safe.
The next issue is productivity.
Increasing safety restricts operations, and in some cases, may make
the machinery difficult to use. Conversely, risk increases when people
need to intervene in every operation, and the level of safety reduced.
Safety and productivity are in opposition, and cannot be separated from
one other. However, ISOWA does not make machinery that stresses one
at the expense of the other.
We seek to sublate these elements, balancing both safety and productivity
at a high level without making any compromises. Although this is a not
something that can be achieved overnight, we are working to make
progress with ISOWA technology, experience, and teamwork. For myself,
I want to make the most of the experience from my time at IA in my work
Open House 2017
From President Isowa’s Blog, ISOWA DIARY
We had “Open House 2017” for two days at the end of last month.
▼To read more about it, visit the below website
(President Isowa’s blog, ISOWA DIARY)
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