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Eaton upgrades its FHF Phone range for hazardous area communications with IP4 capabilities

Power management company Eaton today announced that it is upgrading its popular FHF Phones for hazardous area communications with IP4 technology. The new Eaton FHF IP4 Phones will deliver improved functionality, as well as improved reliability and compatibility, to keep workers connected in the most extreme industrial environments.

Commenting on the upgrade, Eaton product manager Stefan Wosnitza, says: “Our industrial grade, weatherproof and explosion-proof Eaton FHF Phones are already trusted in hazardous areas in many industries, including oil & gas, chemical processing, conventional and renewable power generation and marine applications, from ports and harbours to cruise ships. They often form part of a safety-critical communications network, so it is important that they maintain the highest levels of compatibility and reliability with other essential equipment. The upgrade to IP4 delivers significant benefits for end users in this regard, as well as making phone installation and maintenance much easier.”

Enerpac Introduces Wheeled Load Skates for Factory Moves up to 70 tons

Industrial movers have a new option for moving machines and equipment in restricted spaces. The Enerpac MLS-Series wheeled load skates are a safe and stable option for machinery relocation and installation in a wide range of individual load skate capacities from 3 to 35 tons. When it comes to safety, the MLS-Series features a stable, wide footprint with padded tops for a non-slip surface.

Limited space and minimal headroom are typical challenges when moving equipment. The MLS-Series is compact. Its low-height design is ideal for minimal lift heights and to accommodate limited clearance above loads. It’s also versatile. The MLSS models provides good directional movement. Meanwhile the MLSR models feature 360-degree movement ideal for tight spaces. The easy-to-rotate turntable on MLSF models allows enhanced load manoeuvrability.

Enerpac MLS-Series Load Skates feature rugged and reliable bearings for low rolling resistance and durability and high-quality wheels (nylon - MLSR, polyurethane/optional nylon - MLSF/MLSD) for stability and damage prevention to finished floors. 

Skate Sets increase Load Capacity

The capacity of individual load skates ranges up to 35 tons. Knowing the weight of the load ensures the correct skates configuration. Enerpac can supply pre-configured sets with capacities available from 6 to 70 tons. As an example, if the load weighs 70 tons and a skate set is being used the load will be shared between the front and rear load skates. In this instance, the front and rear skates must have the capacity to handle a minimum of 35 tons each.

If requirements change extra modules and accessories are available to widen the scope for load moving jobs, for example for different sized loads, or for loads where the weight is not distributed equally.

For ease of use the MLS-Series wheeled load skates are configurable with towable or manual connecting bars and handles, depending upon model.

To learn more about the latest Enerpac tools, visit the Enerpac Innovations page on


ATEX Peristaltic Pump Saves over £200,000 in lost output of Glue Dispensing

Adhesive Handling Issues
Adhesives are available in various forms often utilising either Solvent or Water as a component to aid curing. Whilst water-based adhesives can be handled with a wide variety of materials, solvent based glues require handling differently.

Solvent based glues are a mixture of polymer based ingredients mixed with solvent. Once the glue is applied exposed to air, the solvent begins to evaporate until cured when the bond is at its strongest.

The bond is an industrial bond and once applied is difficult to break unless a chemical such as acetone is used. These types of glues are very unforgiving, flammable and also more harmful to both personnel and the environment with care needed during handling.

Safe NDT in Explosive Atmospheres

Usually, the Cygnus 1 Intrinsically Safe Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge is the only choice for use in Zone 0 and Zone 1 hazardous areas. However, many locations surrounding these areas can be classified as Class 1 Division 1 and therefore don’t necessarily require the use of intrinsically safe equipment to operate there, instead these areas can use Explosion Proof (XP) equipment.

The Cygnus 6+ Pro is Explosion-Proof (XP) and offers safe operation in some explosive atmospheres: Class 1, Division 2, Group D locations only, as defined in NFPA 70, Article 500. Such locations are common in industries where hazardous zones only cover a proportion of vast production sites, including chemical plants, fuel depots, processing plants, oil and gas production facilities and mines.

Smarter Social Distancing: Casella Supports Those Returning to Work with New Orbi-Trace Smart-Tag Offer

As millions of employees begin returning to work without mandatory social distancing and mask wearing, maintaining a safe ‘new normal’ is at the front of everyone’s minds. While no longer legally required, the Government has recommended continuing to limit contact numbers, proximity and duration to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. To support those returning at work, Casella, expert manufacturer of smart monitoring technology, is offering a 20% discount on its smart wearable Orbi-Trace tag, designed to simplify social distancing and keep employees safe.


ASAP UK is among the first to follow the new process for Grade I Medical Device registration 

Changes in the law post – Brexit regarding the registration of medical devices mean manufacturers, distributors and importers must follow new rules and guidelines. ASAP UK has already created all the necessary product technical files and is working towards meeting the requirements for registration under the new law; the company aims to be among the first to achieve this. 

The Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021, which dictates how the UK medical technology industry is regulated post – Brexit, came into effect on 1st January 2021; a key change is that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is now solely responsible for registering medical devices for the UK market. 

Protect your Workforce from Hazardous Exposure with New Air Sampling Offer from Industry Expert Casella

It is estimated that every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, one worker dies as a result of exposure to hazardous substances.[2] It is an employer’s duty to protect employee health through surveillance and exposure monitoring.2 Global workplace hazard monitoring expert Casella is offering a free Flow Detective™ Plus calibrator with the purchase of its VAPex Pro or Apex2 Plus/Pro kits to improve air sampling accuracy and traceability and, ultimately, keep the workforce safe.

The Flow Detective™ Plus is an electronic air flow meter calibrator, designed to measure the flow of air sampling pumps to within 2% accuracy. This robust solution can calibrate within airflows of 20mL/min to 5,000 mL/min to ensure correct flow. Compatible with Casella’s pioneering Airwave App and Bluetooth connectivity, calibration results can be sent via email, ensuring improved traceability and pump calibration procedures.

Industry Expert Casella Launches Most Technologically Advanced High Flow Pump in the Air Sampling Market 

Asbestos-related diseases take the lives of 20 tradespeople every week.  Despite being banned in the UK, asbestos can still be found in older homes and industrial properties built between the 1950s and 70s, posing a threat to anyone who disturbs the dangerous material.

Global occupational hygiene and workplace hazard monitoring expert Casella has launched the Vortex3, the most innovative high flow pump on the market, designed to simplify asbestos and air sampling.

Hazard Engineering Solutions talks to Tim Turney, Global Marketing Manager at occupational hygiene and workplace hazard monitoring expert Casella, about the use of boundary monitoring

What is site boundary monitoring, and where is it used?

Site boundary or ‘fence line’ monitoring is used widely on construction sites and other high-risk locations including demolition projects, mines and quarries and environmental remediation sites. Boundary monitoring units are set up on the exterior perimeter of the worksite to monitor for potential hazards that might cause compliance issues for the site, or present a health risk to workers and site neighbours. It’s an essential part of the safety and risk management ecosystem of these sites, and helps control and mitigate potential environmental, health, and reputational risks.

SUCO introduces world’s most compact Ex pressure switch

SUCO Ex pressure switches have earned a worldwide reputation over the past decades. In addition to reliability and safety, the unique features include a compact design and excellent price-performance ratio as well as many approvals for a wide range of demanding applications.