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Wireless and telemetry by Omniflex
March 2019, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Wireless telemetry in plants is a necessity for the data acquisition requirements of modern process efficiency and compliance monitoring. However, cabling costs often push the economic viability of such ...

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Surface collision avoidance system
March 2019, Becker Mining South Africa
Becker Mining South Africa’s advanced safety device, the intelligent collision avoidance system (ICAS), provides situational awareness to ensure optimum safety on construction sites, open-pit mines and ...

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Wireless kit simplifies rotating equipment monitoring
January 2019, Turck Banner
Banner’s new Wireless Solutions Kit for vibration monitoring is a fully integrated and easy-to-use solution for monitoring assets with rotating motion. It is designed to make it easy for users of any ...

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Versatile wireless telemetry solutions
January 2019, Mimic Components
Novus’ FieldLogger is a versatile, powerful and cost-effective data-logger handling analog, digital and other types of variable with high resolution and speed. It is a high-performance and high-connectivity ...

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Ongoing evolution for Booyco proximity detection systems
December 2018, Booyco Electronics
In line with the Mine Health and Safety Act’s regulations on machinery and equipment, the onus is on mines to ensure that their proximity detection systems (PDSs) are ‘fit for purpose’ when it comes to ...

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Omniflex’s satellite communications
December 2018, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Remote monitoring requires the usage of the most suitable communications infrastructure available at the remote location. While GSM networks are ubiquitous they do not always provide complete coverage, ...

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Booyco VLF technology makes mines safer
November 2018, Booyco Electronics
The application of very low frequency (VLF) technology in the development of underground safety equipment is an important step towards achieving the mining sector’s objective of zero harm, according to ...

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RFID technology used in automated tomato harvesting
November 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is increasingly found in food tracing as technology improves. Implementing RFID is not uncommon in the case of large containers containing raw products ...

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TwinCAT IoT communicator
November 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa
Secure transfer of process data to mobile end devices.

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Wireless tank level monitoring
November 2018, Turck Banner
Storage tanks can be found in a wide variety of locations and environments, from indoor or outdoor installations to above or below ground. Properly monitoring and managing levels inside these tanks can ...

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Getting alarms to the right people
November 2018, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Getting alarms to the right people at the right time can sometimes be a difficult exercise. Management, supervisors and engineers alike often need to be made aware of certain alarms that are triggered, ...

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I/O and serial data via a wireless interface
October 2018, Phoenix Contact
The proprietary Radioline wireless system from Phoenix Contact is now able to transmit I/O signals and serial modbus/RTU data in parallel. Devices with firmware 1.80 or higher support dual mode PLC/modbus ...

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WirelessHART in process ­automation
September 2018, Pepperl+Fuchs
The open standard, based on the HART 7 protocol, ensures that sensors from different manufacturers can be integrated into the wireless communication platform without restriction via WirelessHART adaptors ...

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Telecontrol unit with integrated GPS
September 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
This includes, for example, position monitoring for floating navigation signs or container tracking. In addition, Siemens is introducing an extension board that allows users to connect up to eight additional ...

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RS Components introduces Bluetooth earmuff accessory
September 2018, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced the availability of the new Peltor wireless accessory from 3M. The new device incorporates Bluetooth wireless communication technology and is designed for use with the Peltor ...

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RFU650 standalone RFID sensor
August 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation has launched the RFU650, a long-range read/write RFID device that delivers compact, standalone RFID identification and traceability without requiring complex programming or separate external ...

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RS introduces Wi-Fi data loggers
August 2018, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced an expansion of its RS Pro test and measurement portfolio with the release of its Wi-Fi cloud-connected data loggers. The new Pro-Mote Wi-Fi range combines an unobtrusive waterproof ...

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CANwireless connection to the machine
July 2018, ifm Electronic RSA
Using the latest technologies, such as Wi-Fi supporting the 2,4 and 5 GHz frequency bands as well as Bluetooth, multiple ways of connecting to the machine via radio are possible. CANwireless allows wireless ...

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Omniflex IoT enabled control and data acquisition
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Omniflex specialises in remote monitoring solutions, based on years of plant networking experience from last mile networking to mainstream Ethernet backbones. The Teleterm range specifically addresses ...

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Converter handling simplified
June 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
Siemens has extended its Sinamics G120 converter series portfolio to include an option for wireless commissioning, diagnostics and servicing. The new Sinamics G120 Smart Access Module enables the wireless ...

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