Safety breakthrough in live testing of large equipment November 2023 While essential to effective maintenance, the live testing of mining vehicles and equipment can be hazardous and time consuming; but this has all changed with the SafeGauge range of digital testing systems. Developed in Australia, SafeGauge is now distributed in South Africa by Booyco Electronics, known for its leading role in promoting safety on mines through its proximity detection systems.
Explosion-protected control units October 2023, Pepperl+Fuchs The new range of control units from Pepperl+Fuchs offers a clever solution for switching and controlling circuits in hazardous areas that are designated ATEX/IECEx Zones 1/21 and 2/22.
The importance of understanding SIL ratings September 2023, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists Major industrial accidents around the world, like the Bhopal chemical plant disaster, have occurred due to insufficient and poorly designed safety systems. Gary Bradshaw, director of alarm and safety system specialist Omniflex, explains how SIL ratings work and the dangers of the misconceptions that exist around them.
The importance of understanding SIL ratings August 2023, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists Major industrial accidents around the world, like the Bhopal chemical plant disaster, have occurred due to insufficient and poorly designed safety systems. Gary Bradshaw, director of alarm and safety system specialist Omniflex, explains how SIL ratings work and the dangers of the misconceptions that exist around them.
Mobile workers 4.0 September 2023, Pepperl+Fuchs Intrinsically safe smart devices enable lone mobile workers to work seamlessly throughout the plant with the help of digital support. The significant increase in production efficiency and reliability is noticeable.
Functional safety over EtherCAT July 2023, Eagle Africa Technology HMS Networks has released a new version of the Ixxat SafeT100 module, allowing users to implement safe I/Os for FSoE (Functional Safety over EtherCAT), which was previously available only for PROFIsafe and CIP Safety.
Mobile devices in hazardous areas July 2023, Extech Safety Systems The intention of this paper is to outline the basic requirements for designing and manufacturing an IS mobile device. What are the risks and what do the standards say? This will explain why IS mobile devices are more expensive than standard rugged devices.
Corrosion-resistant flameproof junction box June 2023 Pratley has developed and launched a ground-breaking new product, the Flameproof Ex d Envirobox. This is the world’s first polymeric, corrosion-resistant, direct-entry, flameproof junction box.
Reducing downtime with machine safety May 2023, Omron Electronics Today’s manufacturers are under pressure to be more flexible, reduce downtime, increase efficiency and, above all, keep personnel safe. The right machine safety technology can help companies reduce the impact of unforeseen events and keep productivity levels high.
Leading the PDS and CPS evolution in coal mining June 2023 With its foundations firmly rooted in the coal mining sector, Booyco Electronics has over the years led the revolution of proximity detection system and collision prevention system solutions that speak directly to the needs of both surface and underground collieries.
Explosion-proof DIN-rail power supply March 2023, Conical Technologies Mornsun has released the new LIHF240-23Bxx series explosion-proof DIN-rail power supply featuring energy efficiency, high performance, high reliability and high efficiency.
Protection using safety light curtains March 2023, Turck Banner Southern Africa Turck Banner’s safety light curtains are built to withstand the challenges commonly found in manufacturing and packaging environments, with several resolution options available to detect fingers, hands, arms or legs.
RFID Read/Write Head for Ex Zone 1/21 June 2022, Turck Banner Southern Africa Turck Banner is expanding its Industry 4.0 portfolio into explosion-protected areas and is thus underlining its commitment to being a supplier of end-to-end IIoT solutions in the process industry.