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Light grid with integrated muting unit
November 2019, ifm - South Africa
The new generation of light grids from ifm electronic allow for the muting mode without an external junction box or a muting relay being required, as they are already integrated into the receiving element. ...

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Light grid with integrated muting
October 2019, ifm - South Africa
The new generation of light grids from ifm electronic incorporates muting mode without an external junction box or a muting relay being required, as they are already integrated into the receiving element. ...

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How integrated visual management and remote monitoring demystify machine safety
September 2019, Turck Banner
This article shares common challenges for machine safety, and shows how combining easy-to-use safety devices with visual indication and remote monitoring capabilities can help make safety simpler and more effective.

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Security concerns for safety systems
September 2019, Phoenix Contact
A common strategy required for the future.

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Taking safety to the next level
September 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation is a world leading manufacturer of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products. The next step for safety – this core idea therefore underpins the entire design of the ...

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Alarm system upgrade from Omniflex
September 2019, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station was constructed by the CEGB (Central Electricity Generating Board) in the UK and came into full operation in 1973. It has four 500 MW sets, giving a total generating capacity ...

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Intrinsic safety barcode scanning from Extech Safety Systems
September 2019, Extech Safety Systems
Extech Safety Systems has worked with UK-based Mobexx to develop the MobXscan mobile application for barcode scanning with mobile devices. The app has been released for Windows 10 and Android, offering ...

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Smart devices for Ex areas
September 2019, Pepperl+Fuchs
The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom has launched its next generation ATEX Zone 1/21 and Div. 1 certified, intrinsically safe 4G/LTE-Android smartphone – Smart-Ex. The Smart-Ex 02 is a complete new development ...

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RS introduces safety eyewear selector tool
September 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced availability of a new online tool that makes it easier for customers in their selection of protective and safety eyewear for a wide range of industrial applications. Targeting ...

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Safety laser scanner for outdoor ­applications
July 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation has launched another global innovation: the first safety laser scanner certified to IEC 62998 for use in outdoor applications. The outdoorScan3 allows automated guided vehicle systems ...

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Control and report in hazardous areas
July 2019, Pepperl+Fuchs
Installers expect quick and on-demand delivery from their electrical equipment suppliers, even for apparatus for hazardous areas. The carefully considered ability to configure many housing and control ...

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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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