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Automatic fire protection
August 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies
When an insurance company evaluates a business facility, key infrastructure areas are given special attention to reduce the risk in the event of a fire. These include IT equipment, warehousing, substations, ...

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Safer, smarter operations with the GuardLink Safety System
August 2018, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation has introduced the Allen-Bradley Guardmaster GuardLink safety system, a new safety-based communications protocol that helps operators reduce and improve machine diagnostics and downtime ...

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Safety grid systems for access and perimeter guarding
August 2018, Turck Banner
Banner Engineering has introduced the new SGS Safety Grid Systems, a range of cost-effective multiple beam safety light devices for access and long-range perimeter guarding applications. They are available ...

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Monitoring of stacked workpieces
July 2018, Beckhoff Automation
Simple, flexible and cost-effective machine safety implementation.

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New concepts for operator workstations in hazardous areas
July 2018, Pepperl+Fuchs
For production control and process control systems, visualisation software is an integral component of the system control, which is typically located outside of the production area. In these situations, ...

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Extech to distribute i.safe Mobile in sub-Saharan Africa
July 2018, Extech Safety Systems
Extech Safety Systems has partnered with GoRugged to distribute i.safe Mobile products in sub-Saharan Africa. The IS520.1 is an industrial smartphone with current technology for use in Zone 1/21. It combines ...

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AST’s Pyroshield fire protection
July 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies
Gaseous fire extinguishing system saves the South African economy millions.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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New Mining iWap107 released
July 2018
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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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