July/August 2019

The AMO M10 is a new low cost industrial pressure transmitter designed for general purpose pressure measurement. This sensor is rugged and durable, and can provide accurate measurement even under harsh conditions, available in gauge, absolute and sealed gauge versions. The MPM489 model is the ATEX approved version certified to ATEX Exia IIC T4 Ga . The diaphragm is the sensing element in these pressure sensors which is comprised of multiple layers including a silicone substrate. The strain on which is determined using a diffused resistor network. Monocrystalline silicone is the low-cost material used in the manufacturing of these semiconductor based sensors. Silicone material displays excellent piezoresistive properties. For further information contact BELL FLOW SYSTEMS. t | 01280 817304 e | mail@bellflowsystems.co.uk w | www.bellflowsystems.co.uk New from WILKINSON STAR, one of the of the UK’s largest independent distributors of Welding and Industrial Equipment, is the F-Tech Fume technology product range of high vacuum fume extraction systems and welding torches. Welders and operatives can be exposed to welding fumes, grinding dust and oil mist in the working environment. It is therefore obligatory for employers to create safe and healthy working conditions for operatives by reducing these health risks. The company says the F-Tech Fox is a high vacuum dust extraction system offering a portable solution to extract dust from manual welding and grinding processes. Offering a 5 year warranty the Fox unit offers automatic cleaning of the filters which are manufactured in Europe and offer a long service life. t | 0161 728 7900 e | sales@wilkinsonstar.com w | www.wilkinsonstar247.com Fume extraction systems Safe and hazardous area pressure transmitters EGE says launching the IGEX20a inductive proximity switch, it presents a compact sensor with ignition protection type Ex m (encapsulation). The company says, observing the relevant installation standards and conditions, it can be used directly in zones 0/20 without any further switching amplifier. IGEX20a is certified according to ATEX and IECEx. IECEx certification simplifies worldwide use of the sensors in member countries of the IECEx regime. Certified for use in Ex zones 0 and 20, the proximity switches can be employed in hazardous areas with gas or dust atmospheres, for example in gas stations and in facilities with gas pipelines etc. The switching function is indicated by an LED on the back of the device. The sensors are available in M12, M18, and M30 designs. t | +49 . 4346 . 4158-0 e | info@ege-elektronik.com w | www.ege-elektronik.com Proximity switch for Ex zones 0/20 48 | Plant & Works Engineering www.pwemag.co.uk July/August 2019 Health & Safety CROWCON has announced it has developed an HMI solution that creates complete system visibility. The solution can run alongside existing DCS/SCADA/PLC systems or mimic panels which are used to monitor wider system views, often incorporating other sensors including security, flow, smoke and fire. Crowcon’s product manager William Allum explains, “This solution enables our customers to view data from multiple panels from one central screen. Due to the system having the ability to store alarm and event logs, users can quickly understand the symptoms of a problem as they view the information and identify the exact location.” The display shows gas levels from all detectors from the chosen panel simultaneously and enables the user to easily adjust or test a system. t | 01235 557700 e | lynsey.tamlyn@crowcon.com w | www.crowcon.com Gas and hazard visibility solution PILZ says new to its safe sensor technology portfolio is the world’s first safe complete radar solution for protection zone monitoring. It comprises the safe radar system “LBK System” from Inxpect S.p.A. and the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2. As radar technology is fundamentally insensitive to external influences such as dust, rain, light, sparks or even shock, the solution provides safe, economical monitoring even in the most rugged environments where optoelectronic sensors and technologies cannot guarantee availability. Comprising up to six radar sensors - depending on the application - and one control unit, with the PNOZmulti 2 compact configurable safe controller responsible for safety in the system, the solution can be used up to SIL 2, PL d, Category 2. Each sensor protection zone is flexible and varies depending on installation height and sensor inclination. It can be set up as wide - 110°/30° – or narrow - 50°/15° - with maximum depth of 4 m. The layout of the total protection zone and system is also flexible and can be configured up to a maximum 15 x 4 m using 6 sensors in series to create a linear barrier. t | 01536 460766 e | sales@pilz.co.uk w | www.pilz.co.uk and enter webcode 199914 Safe radar system solution