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Cordex introduces the Toughpix Digitherm pocket-size digital and thermal imaging camera

Compact enough to fit into any work pocket, but rugged enough to take the hits, Toughpix Digitherm is a go-anywhere camera providing the power and resilience to get the job done.

Rugged, powerful and with ground-breaking affordability, it sets a standard in compact digital imaging cameras. With features including 5 megapixel visual camera, LED flash, real-time visual/thermal image blending and wireless connectivity, Cordex Digitherm brings a new dimension to the task of finding, documenting and sharing problems. (more…)

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Remote operating terminals for Ex zones

Introducing a new and unique modular design concept, the MTL Gecma Work Station is a new generation of remote operating terminals for Ex Zone 1/2/21/22.

The new modular workstation range addresses the need for visualisation in hazardous areas. But that is not all; packed full of features and state-of-the-art technology, users can also optimise their productivity and reduce plant costs while increasing plant safety.

The units have been designed to address the environmental challenges of obtaining visualisation within harsh and hazardous areas. Building upon decades of experience and expertise and the significantly large installed base of its predecessor, the MTL Gecma Work Station range includes Remote Terminal (RT), Thin Client (TC) and a personal computer (PC) to meet a wide variety of applications. Suitable for the strictest of hygienic conditions and aggressive production environments, its slim, flexible modular construction also includes individually certified modules to allow safe maintenance even in hazardous areas.

For more information contact Gary Friend, Extech Safety Systems, +27 (0)11 791 6000, sales@extech.co.zawww.extech.co.za

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Timers and clocks for hazardous areas

Beka’s new third generation timer/clock’s applications as a timer include simply displaying the time interval between two events detected by a hazardous area sensor. As a clock, local time can be displayed in various 12 or 24 hour formats and the display may be synchronised to a pre-set time via the external reset input. Optional control outputs may be configured to switch loads on or off at pre-set times each day. (more…)

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CorDEX TOUGHPIX II TRIDENT EDITION Explosion Proof Digital Camera

You need a digital camera that’s tough, because that’s the world you work in. You need a digital camera that will shake off the trials of working in a hazardous location and still keep functioning. You need a digital camera that is certified to be safe to use. You need a digital camera that is Tough, Reliable and Certified, you need TOUGHPIX II TRIDENT EDITION explosion proof compact digital SLR. (more…)

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CorDEX TC-Series Intrinsically Safe Thermal Imaging Cameras


You need troubleshooting tools that are rugged, reliable, efficient and accurate. Tools that can help you detect problems fast and communicate them easily to your team. That’s what the CorDEX TC SERIES Intrinsically safe cameras do. They give you the ability to see heat and detect problems before they happen. All from a tool that is virtually indestructible in everyday use.
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CorDEX appoints Extech as authorised distributor in Sub Saharan Africa

CorDEX has added Extech Safety Systems as an authorised distributor in Sub Saharan Africa.

The ToughPIX II TRIDENT EDITION Explosion Proof Digital Camera is designed and certified with the professional inspector in mind. ATEX, IECEx and locally IA certified Ex d IIB+H2 T6 Gb / II2G Gb T6, for use in hazardous areas ensures it can go safely where most cameras and phones cannot. With its high intensity on board strobe flash, ToughPIX II TRIDENT EDITION lights up the darkest areas making high quality digital imagery easier and clearer than ever. Coupled with 5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom, anti-shake technology and additional close-up macro lenses, ToughPIX II TRIDENT EDITION gives you the flexibility you need to do your job, any job and get the results you need. (more…)

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New barcode scanner range now available

Managing your inventory and tracing assets can be a laborious and time-consuming process, especially in hazardous areas. Extronics offer a cost-effective solution to help you out; the new iSCAN range of intrinsically safe barcode scanners.

Enable your staff to work smart; the iSCAN range’s rapid scan rate records information quickly and efficiently. Light enough to be easily carried around yet rugged enough to withstand being dropped onto concrete, the iSCAN range provides a practical way to improve productivity whilst reducing the risk of errors. (more…)

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Now available: new iRFID500 handheld passive UHF RFID tag reader

The latest addition to Extronics’ passive RFID range is now available – the iRFID500 handheld Bluetooth passive RFID reader, designed to improve efficiency around applications such as asset tracking, maintenance planning and recording, and auditing and compliance.

Powered by technology from market leading CAEN RFID, the iRFID500 is designed to integrate with existing business processes and Industrial Internet of Things networks to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and reduce downtime. We looked at problems our customers were having with current manual methods and existing passive RFID readers, and used our research to create a practical, cost-effective solution – the iRFID500.

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Aegex Announces Extech as Reseller in South Africa

Atlanta, Ga. (June 1, 2016) – Aegex Technologies LLC has added Extech Safety Systems as a Reseller in South Africa of its intrinsically safe Windows 10 tablets that bring real-time communications to the world’s most hazardous industrial operations.

For almost 30 years, Johannesburg, South Africa-based Extech, has been providing required instrumentation, especially intrinsic safety, for hazardous area operations in Southern Africa. (more…)

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The challenge of standards and certification

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) president Vinesh Maharaj recently inducted Gary Friend as a Fellow of the Institute for his work on SABS technical committees reviewing international IEC specifications to be adopted as South African standards. SABS TC65 was in existence due to the activities of SAFA (South African Flameproof Association) but there was no local mirror for IEC TC65 (industrial process-measurement, control and automation). Working with SABS and representatives of companies like Sasol and Proconics, SABS TC165 was established in September 2014.  Hans van de Groenendaal spoke to Friend on these standards.

Read the interview here

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