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Mobile application for barcode scanning
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Extech Safety Systems
Extech is exhibiting the mobXscan app for use in hazardous areas, which adds the capability of barcode scanning to any Windows 10 tablet or Android device. It can be seen at Stand E03. It uses the built-in ...

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Safety on the pistes
May 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Inauen Schätti, a construction company whose areas of specialism include ropeways, is working to improve piste safety for skiers. As part of a pilot test project on the Parpaner Rothorn mountain, the ...

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Safety technology to improve ­flexibility
May 2019, AC/DC Dynamics
The new Datalogic concept for robot evolution expects to overtake the competition. Following demanding safety regulations, outdated isolated robotic cells are now replaced with robot-like parts of industrial ...

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Drone-based gas leak detection
May 2019, ABB South Africa
Leaks in gas distribution and transmission pipelines present serious safety risks and result in lost revenue and profits to producers. The ABB Ability mobile gas leak detection system is a digital solution, ...

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Conveyor system fire prevention
May 2019, R&C Instrumentation
The transport of materials is a key activity for most industries. For many of these tasks, conveyor belt systems offer a cost effective and efficient solution. However, with such a system comes a high ...

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LSIS achieves Ex rating for HMI range
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Ana-Digi Systems
LSIS is rolling out Ex certification for its entire range of HMIs. These products now carry a rating which allows for a maximum pollution degree 2 level. Mounting the HMIs into an IP54 enclosure ensures ...

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Equipment for hazardous areas
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Extech Safety Systems
Extech Safety Systems is showcasing Sensear digital communication and active listening headsets and earplugs at Stand E03. These are for use in high noise and hazardous environments. Sensear’s patented ...

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Solutions for the Ex automation industry
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Stahl Esaco
Stahl Esaco is presenting leading R. Stahl solutions and products for the Ex automation industry. These include remote I/O systems, HMIs and cameras, which can be viewed at Stand F12. The I/O systems ...

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Calibration in hazardous areas
April 2019, QTEK Instrumentation & Calibration Solutions
This article is an edited version of a Beamex calibration white paper, the original unedited document can be downloaded at https://instrumentation.co.za/papers/J4324.pdf

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Pump monitoring in hazardous areas
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Safety has top priority wherever flammable media are used in industry. This applies in particular to the chemical industry, where flammable liquids are produced, processed and transported by pumps in ...

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Safety meets security
March 2019, Phoenix Contact
A common strategy required for the future.

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Is your building safe from fire?
March 2019, Alien Systems & Technologies
Correct selection of detectors is vital.

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Safety exhaust valve for emergency stop
March 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker Hannifin has introduced a new safety exhaust valve that rapidly exhausts compressed air in the event of a fault condition or when a machine has an emergency stop. The P33 is designed for two-channel ...

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Ex-rated instruments for explosive atmospheres
March 2019, R&C Instrumentation
In many industries, there are certain areas that are classified as hazardous or Ex areas. This is an area that contains, or may contain, combustible substances such as gas, vapour or dust. Typical hazardous ...

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New generation safety controllers
March 2019, Beckhoff Automation
TwinSAFE: consistently modular, scalable and distributed safety applications.

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LSIS obtains Ex rating for HMI range
March 2019, Ana-Digi Systems
Starting with the iXP2 premium series of HMIs, in the latter half of 2018 LSIS began rolling out the Ex certification for the entire range of these exceptional products. The products carry the rating ...

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Contact in to contact out over fibre optic cable
February 2019, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
The Omniterm FCT and FCR modules provide the ability to send a digital contact signal up to 4 km over a single optical fibre. When the contact on the FCT transmitter module is closed, the relay output ...

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Zoned approach reduces the complexity of machine safety
January 2019, ASCO
This article examines a unique approach known as zoned safety, which reduces complexity in the design of redundant pneumatic safety circuits. It explains the advantages of the concept over the traditional ...

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Kia Slovakia reduces safety ­downtime
January 2019, Rockwell Automation
Allen-Bradley GuardLogix maximises efficiency in body shop.

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Setting new gas monitoring ­standards in coal mining
January 2019
The presence of methane gas in coal mining processes is highly probable, and monitoring methane levels in operational mining sections has become obligatory. Legislation calls for the installation of methane ...

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