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Tube connector for Ex areas
May 2020, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker Hannifin has extended its Phastite permanent instrumentation connection range, which is now available in a number of corrosion-resistant alloys (CRAs), including Alloy 825, 625 and Super Duplex, ...

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Surge protection for electro-mobility
July 2020, Phoenix Contact
The market for electric cars is growing exponentially and automobile manufacturers are increasingly focusing on electro-mobility. However, surge protection also has a part to play in this technology. ...

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Ethernet for Ex areas
July 2020, Turck Banner
Turck is opening the world of the process industry to digitalisation and Industry 4.0 with its first Zone 2 Ethernet gateway for the excom I/O system. All process data can thus now reach IT systems for ...

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Safety light grid with muting
July 2020, ifm - South Africa
The new generation of safety light grids from ifm electronic allows for the muting mode without an external junction box or a muting relay being required, as they are already integrated into the receiving ...

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Instrumentation connection for Ex areas
2 May 2020, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker Hannifin has extended its Phastite permanent instrumentation connection range, which is now available in a number of corrosion-resistant alloys (CRAs), including Alloy 825, 625 and Super Duplex, ...

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Remote alarm monitoring made simple
May 2020, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Alarms are normally managed on site by personnel charged with supervising the plant/facility and ensuring the continuity of the operation. Alarms are implemented to help manage operations and mobilise ...

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Extech announces new i.safe Mobile devices
May 2020, Extech Safety Systems
Extech Safety Systems has announced the introduction of two new mobile devices – IS530.1 and IS930.1 – both IA certified for South Africa including Ex ia Ma zone 0 for underground coal mining.       IS530.1...

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Electrical explosion protection for the chemical process industry
May 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs
The safety of a plant is a top priority for operators and manufacturers of chemical plants. For companies, it is important to have an expert on hand for support and advice regarding projects in the field ...

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Transmitter for Ex applications
May 2020, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
The new multifunction four-wire transmitter Jumo dTrans T06 Ex in DIN rail housing is ideal for demanding SIL and Ex applications. The measurement input has a 22-bit resolution with switchable noise suppression ...

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Next level light curtains
May 2020, 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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Simply safe in the IoT environment
May 2020, Phoenix Contact
Extension of the PLCnext Technology ecosystem with a safety controller.

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Slide-on pump for gas monitors
1 April 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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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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