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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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Rescue robot developed for disaster recovery in hazardous environments 28 June 2021

A remotely-operated rescue robot built to help with disaster recovery in hazardous industrial environments has been developed by an engineering firm for Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria. In the event of an incident the robot, developed by UK-based company Forth, can be sent in remotely and operated at a safe distance from a command and control centre....

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New research shines light on technology’s role in lone worker safety 01 June 2021

New research amongst over 120 health and safety specialists has highlighted the rising importance of technology to help prevent, manage and respond to workplace risks and adapt to changing working practices. The report, published by Peoplesafe, documents how COVID has created a rise in employee safety requirements and lone working for more than three quarters (77%) of businesses, accelerating technology adoption....

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Improved safety of people and machinery in the industrial workplace 27 May 2021

People working in and around machinery in industrial, engineering and maintenance sectors can be protected and better managed using an innovative real-time location system from Salunda Limited....

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Peoplesafe lone worker protection solution now available on Cat rugged smartphones 13 May 2021

Peoplesafe has entered into a strategic partnership with Bullitt Group, the global licensee for Cat® phones, to offer a lone worker service in the UK that better protects workers in harsh and unforgiving environments....

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CNOOC builds China's first smart offshore gas field cluster 13 May 2021

On April 29, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) announced the completion of China's first offshore intelligent gas field group. The Dongfang Gas Field Group consists of 10 offshore production platforms, one land processing terminal and several subsea oil and gas pipelines. It is currently the largest self-operated gas field group in the western South China Sea....

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Case study: automation and digitalisation at scale 05 May 2021

ANYbotics has collaborated with global chemical manufacturer BASF to deploy ANYmal at one of the company’s sites. The autonomous, four-legged robot has helped display the efficiency, quality, and scalability of robotic inspection and data-collection capabilities in complex industrial environments....

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The age of the ‘interconnected worker’ 05 May 2021

Many years ago, life was simple, or so it seemed. If something needed to be done, appropriate forms would be filled in and we’d disappear off into some part of the plant and return later when the work was completed or left in a state where we could carry on with it tomorrow. Aside from the odd visit or the radio message, we would be left alone and depending on the work, might not appear back in our normal break area for quite some time....

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