Latest Product Reviews

The New Intrinsically Safe Getac UX10-EX Tablet Delivers Powerful, Performance in Hazardous Environments

Fully rugged tablet meets stringent ATEX/IECEx standards for use in Zone 2/22 hazardous locations, improving worker safety and productivity in potentially explosive atmospheres

Getac has announced the launch of the new UX10-EX intrinsically safe fully rugged tablet, delivering powerful, reliable computing performance to professionals operating in hazardous environments.


Redbacks Cushioning Limited, developers of the award winning, ‘Leaf-Spring’ cushioning technology offers a range of products to help protect the knees and body from damage caused by kneeling

The Redbacks Pocket Kneepad, specifically designed to fit work trousers, features a flexible leaf-spring held within a thermoplastic honeycomb matrix which unlike foam or gel ensures a high compression rate and 100% recovery to its original shape.

Engel high-viz workwear helps save the environment

A brand-new range of high visibility protective safety clothing with 50% of the material made from recycled plastic bottles has been introduced by workwear manufacturer Engel Workwear.

Called ‘Safety Light’, each item of clothing can be verified to consist of polyester fibres, ultimately spun from a specific number of plastic bottles to make up 50% of its content. This is combined with 40% cotton and 10% standard polyester (245 g/m2) to produce a cool-to-wear, durable fabric.

RHEINTACHO Sensor-Mapping The no-fake-signals-solution

The perfect combination of speed sensor and sensor target is crucial for robust and reliable signal detection. In practice, however, it is unfortunately the case that there can be contradictions between a target that is ideal for capturing and a target which is constructive or cost-effective. In these cases, the search for a compromise begins. A solution has to balance the differing goals practically.

In this task, it is of course optimal, if different variants can be reliably and objectively evaluated in a very early development phase. In this case, professional and precise sensor-mapping is a valuable tool.

SICK Hiperface® Linear Motor Feedback Encoders Get Safety Certified

SICK has released safety-certified versions of its TTK70 and TTK50 magnetic absolute linear encoders with Hiperface° interface, widening the opportunities for accurate, absolute motor feedback systems to be integrated into safe linear drives.

The SICK TTK70S and TTK50S absolute linear encoders with Hiperface® interface are now certified to SIL2 (IEC 61508) and PLd (EN ISO 13849) for safety-related motion supporting SLS (safely-limited speed) safety functions in safe drive controls.

IT Rack Impresses with its Simple Effectiveness

By Clive Partridge, Rittal Technical Manager, IT Infrastructure

If I was to highlight what I believe to be the key attributes of an ideal IT rack, then (in no particular order) I would suggest it would need to be: easy to order; meet current standards provide a safe environment for servers and other equipment; be modifiable at no great cost; and have an optimum price/performance ratio.

New reflective signs bring safety to dark places

Brady Corporation's new, highly reflective ISO 7010 safety signs greatly increase safety in dark places. The signs reflect twice as much light when lit with a torch or vehicle headlights and can be used both in- and outdoors.

Bringing thermal imaging advantages to the single point pyrometer market

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has introduced two thermal imagers for industrial environments that are both compact and robust, offering advanced thermal imaging functions at a price level normally associated with single point pyrometers.

Beamex introduces a revolution in temperature calibration

Beamex introduces a better way to perform temperature calibrations with a new revolutionary, versatile temperature calibration solution called the Beamex MC6-T.

The MC6-T is the latest member of the hugely successful and respected Beamex MC6 family including the MC6 documenting calibrator and communicator, the MC6-Workstation bench calibrator and communicator and the ATEX, IECEx and North American certified MC6-Ex intrinsically safe field process calibrator and communicator.

Power supply with SIL certification

The new Quint Power power supply from Phoenix Contact enables you to achieve high operational safety, even for demanding applications.

The Plus version with protective coating and ATEX/IECEx approval enables use in potentially explosive areas (zone 2). It has an integrated decoupling MOSFET and double overvoltage protection with SIL 3 certification.