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Advanced light curtain improves safety
November 2018, Rockwell Automation
The rise of robots has ushered in an increased demand for light curtains that provide a safe environment between the robotic work cells and the rest of the plant. The Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety ...

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How to choose an industrial safety controller
September 2018, Turck Banner
The following are five key features to look for in a safety controller that will save time and money, as well as help ensure that operators are using the safety system correctly. As with any safety application, ...

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Controllers simplify machines and improve safety
September 2018, Rockwell Automation
The Allen-Bradley GuardLogix 5580 and Compact GuardLogix 5380 controllers from Rockwell Automation can be scaled from safety system levels SIL 2/PLd to SIL 3/PLe. This scalability can help engineers optimise ...

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Extech brings i.safe Mobile to sub-Saharan market-
September 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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Fire protection for unique risks
September 2018, Spero Sensors & Instrumentation
Risk analysis is the first phase in choosing the best fire prevention solution for a company. Sperosens offers complete fire prevention solutions, tailored to the specific requirements of each customer. ...

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Using alarm annunciators in SIL-rated systems
September 2018, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
In modern processing plants, the issue of functional safety is steadily gaining importance. Alarm annunciators are an integral part of safety planning, especially in processing plants where alarm conditions ...

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How to safety-check a meter in the field
September 2018, Comtest
Digital multimeters are designed to assist users to carry out test and measurement functions from simple to highly complex, on the bench or remotely in the field. From time to time, users should test ...

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RS Components enables embedded safety
September 2018, RS Components SA
DesignSpark portfolio delivers risk assessment for machine builders.

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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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