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SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

IS & Ex
Hengstler encoders speak BiSS Safety
July 2017, Countapulse Controls

The Safety Communication Layer of BiSS Safety has been confirmed in Europe for suitability for safety-related communication up to and including SIL3. As a result of this, Hengstler will now offer this ...

Farms raise safety and productivity through asset tracking
July 2017, Booyco Electronics

As workers and machines now occupy the same working area in busy farming operations, proximity detection systems (PDS) are becoming vital tools to promote safety and productivity. According to Anton Lourens, ...

Gas leak detector with IR camera
July 2017, Comtest

Identifying leaks of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), which is used as an electrical insulator in extremely high voltage utilities applications, generally requires the purchase or rental of an expensive gas ...

Boiler control made efficient
July 2017, Ana-Digi Systems

Boilers are a necessity in cooking, canning, sterilisation and many other industrial processes. However, they can be very dangerous. Most boilers are fitted with mechanical dampers and valve control. ...

Fire detection and suppression in mines
June 2017, Spero Sensors & Instrumentation

Sperosens’ solutions for the South African mining industry include deep mine distributed telemetry systems, coupled with carefully chosen fire detection and suppression options catering to unique customer requirements.

Yokogawa releases enhanced version of ProSafe-RS
June 2017, Yokogawa South Africa

Easy adoption and use in fire and gas systems.

Compact control stations for LNG compressors
June 2017, Stahl Esaco

These days, natural gas is extracted in remote regions and then shipped around the world. To make optimal use of the cargo capacity, compressors are used aboard production platforms and tankers to compress ...

Functional safety (SIL) basics for process control
May 2017, Extech Safety Systems

The management of functional safety applies throughout the lifecycle of a process plant, from initial design through to decommissioning.

Compact safety light curtains and grids
May 2017, ifm Electronic RSA

In applications with dangerous areas requiring finger, hand and operator protection, the small and powerful safety light curtains and light grids from ifm are a good choice. The main differences of ...

Safety solutions
Africa Automation Fair 2017 Preview, Prime Automation

Prime Automation supplies the Pilz brand, offering the highest level of quality in safe sensors (light curtains, interlocks, e-stops), control relays and safety PLCs. The company also offers safety training ...

Ex de flanged solutions
Africa Automation Fair 2017 Preview, Pepperl+Fuchs

Pepperl+Fuchs offers tailor-made process automation solutions including Ex de combinations. These combine the benefits of the increased safety of Ex e with the flameproof Ex d types of protection. In ...

How to prevent explosions
Africa Automation Fair 2017 Preview, Stahl Esaco

Explosion protection specialist, Stahl Esaco manufactures and supplies a broad range of explosion-proof electrical equipment. This allows explosion protection in a connection box right through to a fieldbus ...

Solutions for hazardous areas
Africa Automation Fair 2017 Preview, Extech Safety Systems

Representing several international companies, hazardous area specialist, Extech, offers a wide range of certified hazardous area products which can be viewed at Stands E19-E22. These include IS zener ...

Machine guarding solutions
Africa Automation Fair 2017 Preview

The advanced processes in today’s modern industries place significant demands on safety. There is a great need for controlled access for authorised personnel. Troax mesh panels are based on a carefully ...

Safety light curtains
April 2017, ifm Electronic RSA

In all applications with dangerous areas requiring finger, hand and operator protection, the small and powerful safety light curtains and light grids from ifm are the first choice. The main differences ...

Intrinsically safe I/O improves ­connectivity in hazardous areas
March 2017, Rockwell Automation

Manufacturers and industrial operators can now bring devices deployed in hazardous areas into The Connected Enterprise via Ethernet/IP using the new Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1719 Ex I/O platform from Rockwell ...

Smart process gating from Leuze
March 2017, Countapulse Controls

Specialist sensing solutions company Countapulse Controls has made Leuze’s smart process gating (SPG) technology available across sub-Saharan Africa. Managing director Gerry Bryant says that SPG offers ...

Mines must choose PDS to comply with safety law
March 2017, Booyco Electronics

While many mines consider proximity detection systems (PDS) a ‘grudge purchase’ to comply with the revised Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA), there is still considerable legal onus on both users and suppliers ...

RS introduces Pro enclosures for Ex usage
March 2017, RS Components SA

RS Components has introduced its innovative RS Pro range of painted die-cast aluminium enclosures that are designed for use where there is a potentially explosive atmosphere. Offering ATEX and IECEx certification, ...

Safety systems for wrap-around packaging applications
February 2017, SICK Automation Southern Africa

Monitoring feed magazines for carton blanks: detecting quantities available and preventing accidents.

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