IS & Ex
AST’s Pyroshield fire protection
July 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies
Gaseous fire extinguishing system saves the South African economy millions.
Variable speed drives in Europe’s largest underground carpark
July 2018, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker Hannifin has recently completed a project to replace all the motors supporting the operation of ventilation systems in Europe’s largest underground carpark, situated under La Défense, Paris, with
IR windows improve safety and reduce cost
July 2018, R&C Instrumentation
Thermal imaging is a well-established and proven method of preventative maintenance for electrical equipment. But the process does not come without risk. Removing panels to gain access to switchgear for
New Mining iWap107 released
Extech has announced the approval and supply of the first mining approved iWap107s to Sedna Industrial IT Solutions.
The iWap107 contains a Cisco access point and Ethernet switch, allowing for copper
Smart sensors for industrial motion control
July 2018, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Smart sensors are facilitating the manufacturing sector’s shift to Industry 4.0. The latest smart sensors are able to share information with the controller via technologies such as IO-Link. They can also
Safety solutions for intelligent human-robot collaborations
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, SICK Automation Southern Africa
Human-robot collaboration (HRC) describes a work scenario in which humans and automated machines share the same workspace and work within it simultaneously. Driven by Industry 4.0, this model promises
The next generation in fire detection
June 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies
Cirrus Hybrid represents the next evolutionary step in the advancement of fire detection systems.
HellermannTyton offers intrinsically safe multimeters
June 2018, HellermannTyton
The TBM811XEX and TBM812XEX multimeters with a CATIV 1000 V rating from HellermannTyton are designed for hazardous environments such as mining and petrochemical.
The approved explosive protection rating
Becker Varis gas monitoring for Zimbabwe mine
May 2018, Becker Mining South Africa
Becker Mining South Africa, specialists in safety and communications technologies for the mining sector, is soon to install a robust atmospheric and environmental monitoring system at a mine in Zimbabwe.
Do not let untrained personnel maintain fire suppression systems
May 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies
Alien Systems & Technologies (AST) takes great care to ensure that its fire protection systems are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. In addition, its personnel are highly trained
Fluke simplifies safety compliance testing
May 2018, Comtest
Fluke has introduced a unique tester to the market that sources both AC and DC steady-state voltage for Hi-Z and Lo-Z instruments, thus simplifying safety compliance testing.
The Fluke PRV240 Proving
Selection of cable glands in Ex areas
April 2018, Pepperl+Fuchs
Cable glands are the most common means of leading cables into hazardous area equipment. There are several conditions to be considered when selecting the right cable glands for the specific application.
Explosion-proof encoder for offshore applications
April 2018, Countapulse Controls
Many applications in the oil and gas industry that require the use of absolute encoders are demanding, not just from a performance perspective, but also because of the operating environment. An example
Safe motion control in Ex areas
April 2018, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in the working environment is potentially explosive? In short, regulations
Detonation flame arresters from Energas
Technology is developing fast, and while innovation is taking centre stage, versatility remains right up on the checklists of both manufacturers and end users alike. With that in mind, the new Protectoseal
Electronic instruments in hazardous areas
March 2018, R&C Instrumentation
In many industries, there are certain areas that are classified as hazardous or Ex areas. This is an area that contains, or may contain, combustible substances such as gas, vapour or dust. Typical hazardous
Safe torque-off option simplifies machine design
March 2018, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation has introduced a networked safe torque-off option module, allowing safety and non-safety functions to share the same EtherNet/IP network. Designed for the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755
Innovative approach to machine safety
February 2018, Deebar
Food and beverage manufacturers use a series of packaging machinery to label, bottle and package their products before they are dispatched for distribution and final consumption. One of the latest trends
Safety in the cloud
February 2018, Phoenix Contact
At the SPS IPC Drives 2017 trade fair, Phoenix Contact presented a cloud application for recording and analysing safety-related data. With the Proficloud solution, companies receive important information
Modular HMI for hazardous areas
January 2018, Pepperl+Fuchs
PC solution extends modular system
At the beginning of the year, the VisuNet GXP product family was grown to include a PC solution. The new computing unit is optimally suited for mechanical engineers,
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