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Smart glasses-smartphone solution – the Visor-Ex® 01 16 February 2022

ecom has announced the launch of a combined smart glasses and smartphone solution, the Visor-Ex® 01. The device is designed for use in hazardous areas and harsh environments. It is a lightweight yet industrial grade wearable for process industries like the chemical, petrochemical or pharmaceutical industry....

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How automated technology can help organisations rise to regulatory challenges 14 February 2022

Across all sectors there are differing regulations and practices that organisations must adhere to in order to operate safely, effectively and efficiently. From storage to the safety of materials handling equipment and monitoring when certain assets or equipment might fail, businesses need to record data and check its accuracy to prove their product or equipment is safe and that the organisation is adhering to consistent safety measures....

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Wall climbing robot can reduce workplace accidents 14 February 2022

HausBots has designed, built and created an innovative wall-climbing robot, that can climb vertical surfaces and be used for inspection and maintenance tasks such as building and infrastructure inspection and surveying or even painting....

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10 questions to ask about your connected safety technology 10 February 2022

Looking for the right technology to keep your workers connected and safe? Solutions with the ability to transform your workplace safety program and create the protection, production, and performance results you’re looking for? There’s a lot to think about when selecting equipment. Ease-of-use and set-up. Connectivity options. Battery-life. Reporting capabilities. Multi-functionality. And much more....

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New collaboration to focus on powering wearable technology 10 February 2022

The power management of new wearable technology is set for further development thanks to a new collaboration with researchers in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton....

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Robotic arm manufactured to significantly improve industry-wide waste removal methods 28 January 2022

A robot which accurately replicates the mechanics of a human arm has been manufactured to remove specific waste from hazardous liquids from a safe, remote distance....

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Virtual reality robotics startup secures £150,000 investment offer to drive growth 14 January 2022

Tech startup Extend Robotics has secured an offer of £150,000 investment from British entrepreneur Peter Jones after a successful pitch on this season of Dragons’ Den on the BBC....

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Birds of a feather flock together: Smart-Ex® 02 and forward-looking smart glasses make up a skillful ecosystem 02 December 2021

For a wide range of industry applications, the ECOM Instruments Smart-Ex® 02 together with the Visor-Ex® 01 smart glasses make up an intelligent ecosystem: The intrinsically safe smartphone convinces with powerful features as well as with an optimised accessory concept. With the Android™ 11 operating system, the smartphone works particularly quickly, securely and efficiently and the intuitive user interface enables an optimal application experience....

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Proactive risk management using wearable digital technologies 02 November 2021

Too often safety professionals may feel as if they’re holding the parcel when the music stops. Despite best efforts, things still go wrong and the HSEQ team are left to manage the consequences as best they can. But what if it didn’t need to be this way? What if you had earlier warning of the changing risk picture? Action could be taken before the incident happens, enabling more proactive ways of working....

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Harnessing the power of data will realise true potential of inspection technologies 02 November 2021

The previous PPTex Supplement in Hazardex August contained very informative articles on Augmented Reality, wearables, robots and the growing adoption of mobile working for lone workers. These innovative technologies have a common thread in that they are all reliant upon data, documents and models which are complete, consistent and connected....

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