IS & Ex
Innovative approach to machine safety
February 2018, Deebar
Food and beverage manufacturers use a series of packaging machinery to label, bottle and package their products before they are dispatched for distribution and final consumption. One of the latest trends
Safety in the cloud
February 2018, Phoenix Contact
At the SPS IPC Drives 2017 trade fair, Phoenix Contact presented a cloud application for recording and analysing safety-related data. With the Proficloud solution, companies receive important information
Modular HMI for hazardous areas
January 2018, Pepperl+Fuchs
PC solution extends modular system
At the beginning of the year, the VisuNet GXP product family was grown to include a PC solution. The new computing unit is optimally suited for mechanical engineers,
Radiation protection systems go wireless
January 2018, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Omniflex has announced the release of the Teleterm W3 ISA100 Wireless Interface Node. Based on well proven technology and substantiated by the nuclear industry, the Teleterm W3 is the latest device to
Safety interlocks for automotive production
January 2018, Deebar
The automobile industry is heavily automated and can be hazardous if not safeguarded properly. Ensuring safety whilst delivering productivity is vital to the industry and therefore safeguarding operators
Ex and marine approval for LSIS equipment
January 2018, Ana-Digi Systems
Due to the dangers prevalent in petrochemical, mining and marine applications there is a need for equipment that is non-volatile and would by extension, not be the cause of explosions and fires. This
How to calculate IS loop approval: Part 3 – impact of Gas Group on loop approval cable lengths
January 2018, Extech Safety Systems
Further to my previous articles: ‘How to calculate an intrinsically safe loop approval’ (http://www.instrumentation.co.za/7571a) and ‘Calculating intrinsically safe loop approvals – Part 2’ (http://www.instrumentation.co.za/7782a
Room integrity testing
January 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies
Alien Systems and Technologies (AST) is the first company in Africa to offer room integrity testing (RIT). The company’s performance in the industry is supported by its highly qualified, specialised team,
Achieving safety during CIP
December 2017, Deebar
IP69K-rated interlocks and safety switches.
Low-profile strip lights
December 2017, RET Automation Controls
Banner Engineering has announced the release of the WLS15, a professional grade LED striplight that makes it easy and cost effective to illuminate machines, work spaces and mobile equipment for improved
Stay safe with SICK Automation
November 2017, SICK Automation Southern Africa
Components evolve into ready to install safety systems.
Be safe by monitoring hazardous areas
Underground monitoring with the Sperosens SL2010 system
The SL2010 telemetry system provides underground data collection and communication from the mine’s fibre-optic backbone to the control centre where
Remote operating terminals for Ex zones
November 2017, Extech Safety Systems
Introducing a new and unique modular design concept, the MTL Gecma Work Station is a new generation of remote operating terminals for Ex Zone 1/2/21/22.
The new modular workstation range addresses the
AS-i Safety at Work module
November 2017, ifm Electronic RSA
The safe input module allows safety-related components without integrated AS-interface to be connected to the AS-i Safety at Work system, allowing 2-channel inductive sensors with electronic OSSD outputs
Becker Mining’s turnkey proximity detection systems
November 2017, Becker Mining South Africa
Becker Mining South Africa provides turnkey proximity detection systems (PDS), as well as tagging and tracking and related communication systems, which comply with stringent mining health and safety regulations.
Fortress delivers intelligent interlocks for Industrie 4.0
November 2017, Deebar
Deebar has exclusively represented Fortress Interlocks for over 35 years in Africa and offer interlocking support for an extremely wide range of industrial applications, including power generation and
Trapped key interlocking
October 2017, Deebar
Protecting people, industry and productivity.
Safe discharge and monitoring
October 2017, Stahl Esaco
The most frequent cause of electrostatic charge in process plants is charge carryover when filling vessels such as fuel tankers, barrels, big bags or intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). An electrostatic
New light curtain improves flexibility and safety
October 2017, Rockwell Automation
As production processes become increasingly automated and robots play a larger role on the production line, manufacturers are looking for more ways to maintain and reinforce a safe work environment.
Emerson launches jar clamp for well integrity
October 2017, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest product within its polymer completions solutions range – the PolyOil jar handling clamp – for increased safety and well integrity.
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