MSA Africa used Electra Mining Africa 2016 as a platform to display a range of new products and technologies as part of its total solutions approach.
A leading global manufacturer and distributor of safety solutions, MSA Africa will focus on innovative technology at this year’s Electra Mining Africa, comments Product Marketing Manager Suraksha Mohun.
“Our whole approach is based on being a holistic solutions provider, as opposed to being perceived as a traditional supplier of standalone products. We want to showcase how the company has grown and evolved in being able to meet all the requirements of our diverse customer base,” Mohun explains.
An example of the latest developments from MSA Africa is the integration of its new Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) technology into the G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) control module. What this effectively means is that every firefighter can now have TIC on hand, which represents a significant boost in terms of personnel safety.
Other new products include the MSA AirXpress 2 Fire, a highly economic SCBA with customisable configurations for a range of first-responder applications. A standout feature is the adjustable flow rate on the demand valve, which not only allows for comfortable breathing but efficient air consumption as well.
As part of its total solutions approach, MSA Africa will also display the latest products and technology from its newest acquisition, Latchways of the UK, a specialist in the design and manufacture of horizontal lifelines and vertical fall arrest systems.
“Another innovation that we will be featuring at Electra Mining Africa is our latest Bluetooth technology, which allows for gas-detection equipment to be monitored via a smartphone, for example,” Mohun adds. She concludes that the exhibition is an invaluable platform for MSA Africa to introduce the latest technology to the mining industry, where health and safety is of paramount importance.
MSA Africa has been the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality safety products since 1914. MSA products may be simple to use and maintain, but they’re also highly-sophisticated devices and protective gear – the result of countless R&D hours, relentless testing, and an unwavering commitment to quality that saves lives and protects thousands of men and women each and every day. Many of MSA’s most popular products integrate multiple combinations of electronics, mechanical systems, and advanced materials to ensure that users around the world remain protected in even the most hazardous of situations. MSA’s dedication to safety has been the key to its impressive year-over-year growth. In eight of the past ten years, MSA has achieved record growth numbers, with annual revenues of more than US$1 billion.