Cable Systems are Specialists in the design and supply of Industrial, Harsh and Hazardous Area Electrical Equipment and Lighting
A selection of our featured products
- The Ex Mo Motion Sensor available to buy from Cable Systems Limited is a microwave motion sensor that has been designed and certified to operate in hazardous areas.
- The Chalmit Protecta III hazardous area Ex e fluorescent luminaire is designed for use in Zone 1 areas The rugged Protecta combines high quality and low maintance.
Weidmuller look to the future of Industry 4.0
Ex power supplies and surge protection specialists Weidmuller are looking beyond the first five years of Industry 4.0 as they prepare to exhibit at Hannover Messe 2016. The 69th show opens its doors in about 12 weeks, and the electrical engineering brand, whose products range from Ex power supplies and surge protection, to Exe enclosures and safety relays, is focusing on Industry 4.0 and its implications for remote control and predictive maintenance in industrial settings. Industry 4.0 was introduced as a concept five years ago, but has quickly gained widespread recognition, as technology has advanced to support its ideas of minimising maintenance and downtime, while avoiding direct human access to equipment - all of which is clearly beneficial in hazardous areas too. Michael Matthesius, head of global industry management for machine construction at Weidmuller, said: "When it comes to the topic of predictive maintenance, Weidmuller offers solutions for a proactively maintained machinery portfolio, and expands upon this with customer-friendly solutions for secure remote maintenance." As part of their exhibit at Hannover Messe, visitors to the Weidmuller stand will be able to operate some of the company's applications via remote access - a practical demonstration of the type of technology that is making Industry 4.0 a reality.read more
LED lighting drives high-bay demand
LED lighting is one of the driving forces behind the buoyant high-bay luminaires and lamps market, according to a report from Navigant Research. The analyst predicts that sales of the lamps will peak at almost $23.5 billion in 2017, with interest in networked lighting controls also among the key trends. LED lighting has clear benefits for high-bay installations, thanks to the longevity of the luminaires, and the low maintenance demands associated with that. It can also be beneficial in hazardous areas, such as warehouses and industrial settings where flammable vapours may be present, as the lower operating temperatures of LEDs and the securely sealed luminaire units can mean less risk of ignition. Some technologies suited to hazardous areas - such as networked lighting controls - have other advantages as well, for example being able to adjust the quality of the lighting to save energy and running costs. Alvin Chen, research analyst with Navigant Research, said: "High-bay and industrial lighting customers are beginning to see a wider array of LED products that can meet their various needs. "Enhanced controllability, decreasing prices, and greater service offerings will begin to speed up the shift toward LED lighting."read more