Latest Product Reviews

ECOM Presents World’s First 10" Android Tablet for Hazardous Areas

The Tab-Ex® Pro from the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM expands the Tab-Ex series as the world's first 10-inch Android tablet for Zone 2/22 and Div. 2 hazardous areas. The Tab-Ex® Pro’s large display is ideal for demanding applications and for accessing web-based content. In addition, it allows employees to easily transition from working in the field to working at the office.

Getac’s Next Generation UX10 Fully Rugged Tablet Delivers Seamless Mobile Performance for Field Services Professionals

Latest Getac solution enables fast, efficient gathering and sharing of operational information in a wide range of field environments

Getac has today announced the launch of the next generation UX10, a powerful fully rugged tablet that’s built to thrive in the challenging outdoor environments field service technicians and engineers operate in every day.

Hydratight Academy Announces e-Learning Platform

The Hydratight Academy announces a new e-Learning platform for personnel who are responsible for the integrity of bolted connections, on-site machining, and associated joint integrity management activities. The suite of online training courses is designed to deliver health, safety, quality and technical theory instruction in order to refresh knowledge in each subject area or facilitate pre-learning prior to attendance of practical hands-on training. Learner progress is evaluated at regular intervals throughout each course and a certificate of eLearning is issued upon successful completion of the end of course assessment.

NEW PORTAdec 500 Portable Decontamination Misting Shower

Helping businesses support their COVID-19 containment strategies

Hughes Safety Showers are proud to announce the launch of the PORTAdec 500, a portable multi-nozzle decontamination misting shower, suitable for general use as part of overall hygiene facilities or for the decontamination of PPE prior to removal.

Two-in-One: Tachometer and Auto-Sync stroboscope combined in a compact Laser-Tachometer from RHEINTACHO

The RT STROBE pocketLED LASER is an innovative addition to the portfolio of measuring devices from the Freiburg specialist. By integrating the unique auto-sync laser function, users get two devices in one: a portable stroboscope and in addition a digital handheld tachometer with laser measurement.

The tachometer function can be used up to a distance of approx. 3 meters. The laser beam is aimed at a reflection mark. The reflected beam triggers the receiver which is integrated in the flash head of the instrument.

Protect your assets: new thermal imaging camera enables highly accurate human body temperature measurements in COVID-19 fever screening

Viral epidemics such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) have created a global demand for infrared cameras that are able to screen for a fever condition in humans. Many businesses wish to protect their most important assets, their people, by installing appropriate fever screening systems. Micro-Epsilon has responded to this demand by introducing an infrared camera specifically for this application.

Secure and easy: one-in-all solution for mobile workers

ecom, a Pepperl+Fuchs brand, is expanding its range of mobile devices with accessories to create a future-proof solution for usage in harsh environments. The focus is on a holistic and cross-product concept. With special charging solutions, a versatile mounting concept and innovative peripherals such as the intrinsically safe thermal video camera Cube 800 and the Smart-Ex Watch® 01, ecom offers a consistent system for maximum practicability and functionality in the mobile worker’s daily work routine. MOBILE presents Android tablet for robust use in hazardous areas MOBILE, a developer of mobile communication devices in the hazardous zone 1/21, has announced the IS930.1. The IS930.1 combines the indestructible robustness of an IP-certified tablet with ATEX and IECEx approvals for safe use in hazardous environments.

It can be used in the oil, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industries as well as in mining, public utilities, municipalities and energy suppliers, among others. The IS930.1 comes with an 8" large, capacitive and low-reflection screen made of RugDisplay glass with a maximum resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels, which is easy to read even in direct sunlight.

How one forgotten password could grind your operations to a stop

ID key-operated switches replace the use of passwords in human-machine-interfaces (HMI).

By Martin Brown, product manager Siemens

Human-Machine-Interfaces (HMIs) are dashboards that act as an interface between a user and a machine or device.  They are designed to present information in a graphical format about the status of a process to an operator.  HMIs can be password protected to only give authorisation and access to operators with the correct security clearance.  However, a growing and recurring problem has been the loss or misplacement of these critical passwords, causing a host of delays.

Cygnus 1 IS Gauge Certified to IECEX – Accepted Internationally

Cygnus Instruments is proud to announce that the Cygnus 1 IS Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge now has IECEx Zone 0 Certification.

In 1996 the IECEx was established through the initiative of the Ex industry and with support from certification bodies in the UK, France, Canada and Germany.

The principle reason for the creation of the IECEx was to create a global (as opposed to regional)  system that would provide manufacturers with a single mechanism whereby testing and assessment for the Ex sector would only need to be conducted once – and would be subsequently accepted by all members of the system.