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Is hydrogen gas really dangerous?
March 2020, RTS Africa Technologies
As with many things, the answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. The average person when confronted with the question of handling hydrogen gas immediately makes an association with two rather ...

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Quad-flow particle and gas respirators
March 2020, RS Components SA
RS Components has introduced the 3M Secure Click HF-800 respirator series, which uses a quadruple-flow filter/cartridge system to enhance breathability. 3M Secure Click is a range of reusable half-mask ...

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Simplified safety controller setup
March 2020, Turck Banner
Turck Banner’s new SC-XM3 external drive allows users to write the configuration for their safety systems once and then load it on to any additional devices requiring the same configuration. The configuration, ...

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The importance of up-to-date alarm annunciators
January 2020, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
At 1.23 pm on Sunday, 24 July 1994, twenty-six people were injured when an explosion erupted through an oil refinery in an otherwise quiet corner of South Wales in the United Kingdom. The site was occupied ...

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Gas detector for multiple applications
January 2020, Comtest
Comtest, the local representative of Industrial Scientific, global leader in gas detection, has announced a new version of the Ventis Slide-on Pump. The new pump is compatible with both Ventis MX4 and ...

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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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