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  • The Hazardex Awards for Excellence

    14 September 2021

    The Hazardex awards programme has long been a benchmark for those supplying products, services and systems within hazardous areas. The awards offer Hazardex readers the ability to play their part in raising awareness and standards across the sector by nominating a company, product or service, entering their vote, and encouraging colleagues to do likewise....

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  • Finland based Aava Mobile Oy joins German based Pepperl+Fuchs Group

    02 September 2021

    All shares of Finland based Aava Mobile Oy – specialist for the Design and Manufacturing of latest technology industrial ruggedised smartphones and tablet computers – were sold to Germany based Pepperl+Fuchs Group....

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  • Emergency evacuations – ensuring efficient and reliable roll calls

    24 August 2021

    The fire drill has been a familiar event throughout the lives of most people. From termly practice runs at school through to the regular office drills, we’ve all experienced the scheduled interruption to the day to file out in an orderly fashion and assemble at a designated meeting point....

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  • How mobile tech is reducing risk in hazardous environments

    04 August 2021

    Keeping employees healthy and safe is a challenge for many employers – perhaps none more so than those whose staff work in hazardous environments. Fortunately for these organisations – many of which are now responsible for a higher number of lone workers – safety technology is evolving rapidly, with mobile solutions now providing a high level of protection for workers in even the most hazardous of workplaces....

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  • Augmented Reality drives real change in remote training and safety

    04 August 2021

    Augmented reality technology is allowing field engineers to connect directly to off-site experts for more efficient maintenance, data collection, training and safety, as Kim Fenrich, global AR/VR and digital services product manager, ABB Process Automation, explains....

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Using assisted reality to maximise safety and worker productivity 04 August 2021

According to the HSE, 142 workers were killed in work accidents in the UK in 2020/2021. Such a sobering statistic is another reminder for organisations across all industries to continue to focus on health and safety measures in the workplace. Increasingly, organisations are looking for ‘fit for purpose’ technology to enhance worker safety and productivity....

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Safeguarding lone workers with technology 04 August 2021

Communication amongst teams is an essential part of conducting an efficient, effective and safe business. But when it comes to selecting a communications device to appropriately safeguard the lone workforce, with a growing number of options, choosing the right solution that addresses the needs of employees and the business as a whole, can be challenging....

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ABB launches virtual technical assistance support service 04 August 2021

ABB has launched a Virtual Assistance support service which uses a virtual platform to provide fast access to expert support to help solve technical queries and issues face to face, reducing downtime and increasing productivity....

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Update to Android 11 for intrinsically safe smartphone Smart-Ex® 02 from ECOM now available 27 July 2021

Smart-Ex® 02 users can now independently update the intrinsically safe smartphone by the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments to Android 11. Users can benefit from the numerous advantages and brand-new functions of the cutting-edge operating system....

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No more paper: efficient mobile access management with tablets for hazardous areas 15 July 2021

As part of a digitisation offensive, a petrochemical company in East Asia has adopted ECOM Instruments’ Tab-Ex® tablet series for hazardous areas to help speed up its processes....

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