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  • ecom wins German Design Award 2020

    22 November 2019

    The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom has received the German Design Award 2020 for outstanding design quality in the category "Computer and Communication" for two products. The prestigious award went to the new explosion-proof smartphone Smart-Ex 02 and the remote speaker microphone RSM-Ex 01....

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  • The most popular content from two years of Connectivity

    19 November 2019

    To celebrate its anniversary, sister title Connectivity has released a special print edition! It contains some of the best content published over the last two years and is an ideal guide to those starting their Industry 4.0 journey....

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  • HSE calls for partners in Wearables in the Workplace Shared Research Programme

    13 November 2019

    As part of its cross-industry collaboration safety project series, the UK Health and Safety Executive has called for industry and academic partners to join its wearable technology shared research programme....

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  • Smart IIoT glove receives $40M investment

    13 November 2019

    IIoT wearable provider ProGlove has developed a solution to improve the efficiency of scanning processes in a variety of industries. Founded in 2014, ProGlove released a handsfree barcode scanner in the form of a glove in 2016. ...

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  • Everbridge partners with RiskBand to deliver wearable security

    13 November 2019

    Everbridge has partnered with RiskBand, a provider of wearable, live-monitored safety devices for organisations and their workers. The alliance is part of Everbridge’s strategy to reach the broadest set of workers, including those that may not always have ready access to a mobile phone, such as lone workers in the field. ...

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Next generation welding helmet includes latest technology 13 November 2019

3M has launched a new Speedglas Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet G5-01. It is available with two filter options and offers Natural Colour Technology for more realistic colour in all states; adjustable airflow; increased configuration versatility for added protection against radiation, sparks and spatter; a Bluetooth app; and an optional helmet-mounted task light....

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MIT and Eni develop Safety++ wearables 13 November 2019

Researchers at MIT have been collaborating with Italian oil company Eni on the Safety ++ project which explores innovative solutions to improve worker safety in extreme environments. The MIT Design Lab has designed an entire ecosystem of connected objects....

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Swift Technical to offer drone technology to increase safety, efficiency and security in the energy sector 07 November 2019

Swift Technical, the services division of Airswift, a workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, has announced a partnership with Drone Pilot. Austin-based Drone Pilot provides both outsourced and insourced unmanned air, ground, and maritime robotics services to the oil and gas industry....

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The role of software in safety 05 November 2019

Personnel Protection Technologies (PPT) are changing the way that both individuals and companies detect risks in hazardous environments. Their prevalence in industry is increasing as companies look to modernise and improve their safety operations. ...

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Wearables & PPE in Industry 4.0 04 November 2019

The fourth industrial revolution is seeing changes in every aspect of manufacturing and resource extraction, including worker safety. While 20th century personal protective equipment (PPE) will continue to be necessary in hazardous environments, the need for personnel to enter those environments is decreasing. ...

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