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.
ICE: Hazardous area equipment keeps emergency exits accessible
Most hazardous area equipment exists to help reduce the risk of an emergency, by isolating electricity supplies and hot light bulbs from any chemical vapours or other flammable substances in the area. But in some cases, hazardous area equipment is there for when incidents do occur, to help make sure everybody can get to safety as quickly as possible. This is particularly important in a zone where there may be a greater risk of fire spreading, or even of explosion, and a clearly marked escape route is essential. Hazardous area lighting includes escape signage - safely illuminated graphical signs to guide employees and visitors to the nearest emergency exit, and which will remain lit when other lights go out. More generally, hazardous area lighting can include visual alarms, from traffic-light style status lights, to flashing strobes, depending on the environment. Combine these with loud horns or sounders suitable for the environment - even in extreme settings like oil rigs and other marine installations - and you are fully prepared for any eventuality. And in case of emergency, all of this hazardous area equipment can be activated using a manual alarm call point, allowing any member of your workforce to sound the alert at the first sign of trouble.read more
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