The Ultimate Guide To Dust Monitoring

By Trolex News on Oct 19, 2020 2:25:24 PM

As employers, we have a responsibility to make sure that our people are protected at work.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles, leading to the inhalation of hazardous particulate matter. As decision makers and employers, we can work to significantly reduce this number. How? By employing modern safety technology.

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5 ways to reduce silica dust exposure and prevent silicosis

By Trolex News on Feb 7, 2020 9:53:37 AM

Silicosis has become a growing health and safety concern for the industrial sector; however, knowing how to prevent silica dust exposure is a more complicated issue. To make understanding silicosis easier, we’ve done some research into silica dust and created this guide on how you can reduce exposure in your workplace.

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The 4 safety technology trends we’re excited about

By Trolex News on Jan 13, 2020 11:37:50 AM

As new, ground-breaking dust monitoring technology enters the market and changes the way employers monitor harmful air particulates, we’ve looked at some of the other emerging trends in safety technology and picked out the ones we’re most excited about.

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6 steps to understanding air pollution in the workplace

By Trolex News on Nov 25, 2019 2:13:56 PM

Research released from the World Health Organisation* shows that air quality is still an issue in work environments across the globe. While pioneering dust monitoring systems are being introduced in more workplaces than ever, it’s important that employees themselves champion clean air and revolutionary technology.

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Trolex to Exhibit at Contamination Expo

By Trolex News on Sep 2, 2019 7:07:49 AM

We will be returning to this year’s Contamination Expo, on 11 and 12 September, at the NEC in Birmingham to showcase our latest innovation, the AIR XD and deliver a keynote talk on Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS).

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Tickets to the Contamination Expo Series 2019, Europe’s leading exhibition for contamination and environmental professionals are FREE and available via its website. To book a meeting or coffee with our expert team, and to discover the benefits of Trolex’s innovative technology, get in touch at and quote “Contam 19”, or visit us at stand H10.

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Trolex 60th Anniversary

By Trolex News on Jul 16, 2019 9:30:06 AM

2019 is a very special year for Trolex, as we celebrate our 60th year in business

Trolex was founded in 1959, in the basement of a large house in Woods Moor -Stockport, working initially as a sales agent. Trolex quickly moved in to the manufacturing of gas and temperature sensors for the mining industry. After ten years, they soon outgrew the basement and made the move to the present building on Newby Road Industrial Estate, Hazel Grove, Stockport.

As we celebrate our sixtieth year, we continue to expand our product range to achieve our mission of Leading Safety Technology. May we take this opportunity, to thank all of our customers. If it wasn’t for your custom and loyalty, Trolex wouldn’t be here today.

May we also thank all of our valued employees. Thanks for all the amazing work you do for Trolex. Your effort and enthusiasm are much needed, and very much appreciated.

On behalf of Trolex, thank you and here's to the next sixty years

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How is technology transforming workplace health & safety?

By Trolex News on Jul 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Without real-time AND continuous monitoring, applying accurate safety controls in hazardous environments is impossible.  

Accurately monitoring and controlling the displacement of fine dust in harsh and hazardous workplaces is not just a pre-requisite of any competent safety procedure, it is a genuine health hazard with potentially fatal consequences.  

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What to consider when buying a dust monitor

By Trolex News on Jun 27, 2019 3:00:00 PM

The generation of hazardous dust has always been an inherent part of some industrial processes, be they textile weaving, mining, food production, household pharmaceuticals, large project construction or heavy manufacturing.

But with 12,000 people dying every year in the UK alone from past exposure to harmful particulates in the workplace, the time has come for particulate monitors to evolve and protect the workers in these industries who run the risk of illness in the future.


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Occupational health and safety is a business-critical issue

By Trolex News on May 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

An estimated 13,000 deaths each year are linked to past exposure to chemicals or dust when working within an industrial environment, according to a ‘Health and safety at work report - that's 35 people a day.

The stats on deaths from occupational lung disease alone show that 12,000 lung disease deaths each year are estimated to be linked to past exposure at work, with 20% of those thought to be linked to exposure to asbestos.

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It’s time to tackle air pollution in the workplace

By Trolex News on May 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The need to tackle air pollution in major UK cities is a political news headline that resurfaces every few years.  

In January 2019, London Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed that London’s “filthy, toxic air” is causing thousands of premature deaths each year and labelled it a “public health emergency”.  

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Trolex & Transport For Sick Children Charity

By Trolex News on Apr 10, 2019 10:44:51 AM

At Trolex, a huge part of our culture is that we want to be a source for good in the world. To do this, we've identified local charities that reflect this mission and with the kind support of our colleagues, we are able to donate our time to assist with these incredible causes. 

That's why Trolex are actively supporting the local charity Transport For Sick Children.

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The reality of being exposed to hazardous substances

By Trolex News on Mar 14, 2019 1:25:00 PM

Every year thousands of workers suffer ill-health as a result of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace, with conditions ranging from skin diseases like dermatitis to far more serious and potentially fatal illnesses like respiratory lung disease or cancer.

Many of the more serious ailments related to work-based exposure are only just becoming clear with some diseases taking years - perhaps decades - to manifest and are only now demonstrating the importance of improving work-based health conditions and reducing the exposure to hazardous substances.

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What are the biggest health risks in industrial workplaces?

By Trolex News on Feb 5, 2019 10:46:48 AM

An estimated 13,000 deaths each year are linked to past exposure to chemicals or dust when working within an industrial environment, according to a ‘Health and safety at work’ report - that's 35 people a day.

The stats on deaths from occupational lung disease alone show that 12,000 lung disease deaths each year are estimated to be linked to past exposure at work, with 20% of those thought to be linked to exposure to asbestos.

Why this is not higher on the business and political agenda is a question which needs to be raised with new cases of work-related ill health costing the UK £9.7 billion in 2016/17 according to a new report published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Trolex sponsors HazardEx 2019

By Trolex News on Jan 31, 2019 10:04:15 AM

Trolex has long been a pioneer in industrial safety technology.

Our 50 years of experience within the heavy industrial sectors has meant creating solutions capable of working in some of the most challenging environments on Earth. Organisations across the world have benefitted from Trolex’s state-of-the-art safety technology to protect workers, resources and their business.

It comes with great pleasure then to announce that Trolex will be the overall event and awards sponsor for HazardEx 2019 – the longest established hazardous area event of its kind.

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Three safety technologies transforming harsh environments

By Trolex News on Jan 21, 2019 8:37:00 AM

Health and safety in hazardous environments doesn't just have implications for the wellbeing of operatives, it can also have a serious impact on an operation's finances and viability.

Whether this is due to lost productivity or - in the worst cases - pay-outs after accidents or ill health, being able to identify the health and safety risks within industrial operations is essential.

Thankfully, industrial safety technologies are constantly evolving and improving along with the health and safety policies around harsh and hazardous operations. This means that employees are better protected from the dangers of their working environment.

In this blog, we take a closer look at how industrial safety technologies are evolving, as well as how they are improving health and safety within harsh and hazardous environments.

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Business agility and innovation in the mining & manufacturing industries

By Trolex News on Jan 15, 2019 12:15:00 PM

When people talk about ‘business agility’ industries like mining and manufacturing are not usually first to mind.

But while the notion of business agility has always been associated with lean start-ups and small businesses, for mining and manufacturing organisations, being able to change with the times and embrace new technology to reduce costs and drive efficiency is now more important than ever. 

Old methods have to change – and executives across industrial manufacturing are aware of the importance of innovation and business agility.

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Three reasons why mining is primed for a big tech investment

By Trolex News on Dec 3, 2018 1:37:00 PM

The mining sector has been in the midst of a market challenge for the last decade thanks in part to falling prices and demand as operations are continually forced to review business plans and cut costs wherever possible.

As a result of this, more operations have investigated how new mining and industrial technology and connected equipment can help drive down unnecessary costs and improve operational efficiency, without increasing risks to health and safety.

A recent report by PwC for instance highlighted that apart from health and safety improvements, technology investment is one of the prime focusses of the main mining operators across the world in the coming years.

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Four benefits of wireless & portable gas detection solutions

By Trolex News on Nov 28, 2018 11:45:00 AM

In any mining operation, uncharted areas must be investigated and assessed to ensure both structural integrity and complete employee safety.

These areas, however, might be gas-ridden and the use of standard gas detection equipment could be unfeasible if these areas are cramped and compact.

In these instances, mining operatives need a wireless and portable gas detection solution that can provide real-time analysis of the atmosphere, and connect to a mine-wide gas detection system, giving them complete control over operations.

Hauling standard equipment to these sites is time-consuming when balanced against the speed and capability of a wireless, portable gas detection solution, while advancements in wireless technology has meant the use of these portable systems is now much easier.

So, what exactly are the benefits of a truly wireless and portable gas detection solution?

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Optimise safety with a complete mine monitoring system

By Trolex News on Nov 7, 2018 11:40:10 AM

While mining safety has improved considerably over the last two decades, mining is still one of the most dangerous occupations in the world.

On a routine basis, miners are exposed to a number of serious hazards: cave-ins, floods, gas explosions, wet surfaces, chemical exposure, dust, fumes, moving and falling machinery, and others.

In many instances, individual solutions are in place to mitigate these problems; but as new tools and techniques are utilised in mines, a more holistic and real-time approach to mine safety must be considered.

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Strata control: The key to safety and reduced costs

By Trolex News on Nov 1, 2018 12:06:00 PM

Despite increases in safety, mining remains one of the most dangerous and hazardous sectors to work in - mostly because of the unpredictable and often confined areas in which operatives work.

One of the major concerns within the mining sector is the integrity of the tunnels and shafts themselves. Effective monitoring is vital to ensure the integrity of the mine and the safety of the workers. Comprehensive strata control and monitoring instruments form the backbone of your mining and tunnelling operation.

Rock-bolting has replaced standing supports such as steel arches in underground mining operations as the best method of supporting and controlling strata. Using this technique has led to significantly reduced costs, greatly increased productivity and considerably higher levels of safety. To support this technique of strata support and control it is necessary to monitor the strata for mine safety.

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Tackling air quality with Dust Suppression Systems

By Trolex News on Oct 16, 2018 3:00:00 PM

According to statistics from the HSE, around 12,000 people in the UK die from dust inhalation related to exposure in the workplace every year and hazardous industries need to improve the working environment. While regulation is being tightened to improve working conditions, it is also the threat of legal claims that is focusing attention for managers, board members and shareholders alike.

Safety regulation across the globe has become ever more stringent as authorities have recognised the dangers associated with working in hazardous dusty environments. From mining to tunnelling and manufacturing, hundreds of thousands of individuals are working every day in high dust environments, and therefore at risk of inhaling potential health damaging toxins.

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How to prepare for innovation in an industrial sector

By Trolex News on Oct 8, 2018 8:29:59 AM

Traditional industrial sectors are not readily set up to deal with technological innovation and change, but these are also sectors in which technology and innovation can have the most dramatic impact both on health and safety, and productivity.

Many of the leaders in these sectors recognise the importance and benefits of innovation, but because they remain heavily reliant on traditional machinery and manpower, they can find it difficult to bring in new technology.

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Technical Services Launch

By Trolex News on Sep 25, 2018 9:42:56 AM

Trolex are pleased to announce the launch of their Technical Services department. Our service engineers have moved in to the brand new modern Vernon building, which is a fully equipped technical engineering workshop, to meet the growing demand of our customers.

At Trolex, our technical support team are highly qualified service engineers with an average of 20 years’ experience in the field. We only use skilled engineers, to provide you with a managed service that gives peace-of-mind in knowing that your systems are always operating to the highest international standards. Discover our technical engineering service options HERE.

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Juxta relocates to Denmark HQ following Trolex separation

By Trolex News on Sep 24, 2018 3:06:21 PM

Juxta, a suite of innovative on-board digital technology solutions for transportation companies, has moved to a new Denmark office after separating from the Trolex group.

The on-board digital suite, which helps companies transform passenger experiences, generate new revenue and reduce data costs, will continue to operate under the Trolex|Aporta name, but is no longer associated with the Stockport based Trolex group.



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Innovation award finalists at Contamination UK

By Trolex News on Sep 18, 2018 8:05:39 AM

We wish to share our achievement of being one of the Innovation Finalists at Contamination UK 2018, with our AIR XD Particulate Monitor. The feedback from the judges was very impressive. Contamination UK contacted us to say "The analysis from our judges regarding your product was excellent and I believe the final results were very close!"
Well done to all of the winners from each category


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Is new technology in mining & manufacturing being taken advantage of?

By Trolex News on Sep 14, 2018 11:39:00 AM

It is becoming cliché to say that technology is changing the face of business sectors all over the world, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening and the mining and manufacturing sectors are no different.

While traditionally labour-intensive and reliant on heavy, static equipment, smart and connected technology is now showing potential to completely change how mining and manufacturing businesses operate.

From remote and mobile environment and equipment monitoring, to real-time data and analytics to machine learning and automation, there is seemingly no end to the benefits new mining and manufacturing technology is bringing to historically industrial sectors.

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Site and works management in hazardous environments

By Trolex News on Sep 11, 2018 4:21:00 PM

Despite technology making hazardous environments much safer than they have historically been, there remains a serious risk of danger in some mining and industrial environments.

Large and cumbersome equipment, which needs to be operative and monitored 24/7, not to mention operatives working in confined spaces, possibly being exposed to hazardous chemicals or fumes, means management of these environments remains as challenging as ever.

On the other hand, more mobile equipment which can be easily moved around an environment, or even worn by operatives, is helping make headway in the battle for a safer work environment, but these bring entirely new challenges, with much of the equipment requiring constant wireless connections to work properly, plus needing to operate in some of the harshest environments around.

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Trolex to exhibit at Contamination UK

By Trolex News on Sep 6, 2018 11:42:58 AM

Trolex will be attending the Contamination Expo on 12th & 13th September at the NEC in Birmingham. We will be showcasing the AIR X Particulate monitor and will even be carrying out LIVE demonstrations. Visit us on stand 5P63.
This is Europe’s leading event for environmental professionals, showcasing the latest in modern strategies, techniques and technologies currently used across the industry.


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Innovation in mining with IoT and AI monitoring technology

By Trolex News on Sep 5, 2018 10:46:00 AM

Like many industries, mining is being transformed by technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

The ability to instantly gather and analyse environmental and equipment data, and carry out real time risk and area assessments is a big benefit to large scale operations, particularly those like mining, when operatives are working in a compact, changing and potentially dangerous environment.

From increasing automation and removing human operatives from dangerous environments, to real time atmospheric monitoring and safety alerts, to more efficient operations through equipment monitoring, new connected technology is having a massive impact on the future of the mining sectors.

But are IoT and AI technologies really the beneficial platforms they appear to be? And what exactly can they do for mining operations?

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The real price of dealing with portable multi-gas detection monitors

By Trolex News on Aug 23, 2018 10:17:31 AM

The complexity of a hazardous environment has always been one of the key hurdles when it comes to managing the cost of gas detection.
Ensuring operatives remain safe in often confined spaces and unpredictable environments is essential, but the cost of monitoring for multiple gases, and replacing sensors on a regular basis can be expensive and put pressure on operational budgets.
For organisations operating in environments where just one or two gases may be present, the total cost of ownership for equipment, maintenance and replacement parts can prove to be a significant drain on budgets.
Organisations operating in more complex environments however – those where workers could be exposed to up to five or six different gases – can quickly see their costs rocket with the need for higher levels of replacement cells and a support network to match.
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Changing the emphasis from short term safety to long term health

By Trolex News on Aug 10, 2018 9:25:42 AM

Traditional worker well-being has primarily focused on improving workplace safety.

Whether avoiding injuries due to slips and trips, or falling or faulty equipment, keeping employees safe and free from injury has been – and will continue to be – a major part of industrial workplace health and safety.

In recent years however there has been a shift from focussing on general safety towards promoting employees’ long term health – especially the potential impacts on long-term health associated with working in hazardous environments.

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Boosting mining efficiency through mine monitoring systems

By Trolex News on Jul 30, 2018 3:38:14 PM

Even in a legacy industry like mining, data is transforming day-to-day operations, providing greater insight into activities and enabling project managers and operatives to refine their approach.

All kinds of industries, all over the world, are changing how they work to incorporate data collection and analytics into their infrastructure to streamline processes, and inform better decision making and forward planning.

Analytics and data are not new to mining, but faced with rising costs, the scarcity of materials and rising pressure and greater demand from clients for supplies, the sector is increasingly turning to data to improve operations.

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Why are customers being charged so much for gas detector sensors?

By Trolex News on Jul 13, 2018 1:11:00 PM

In sectors under high degrees of regulation or operating within ever changing and chaotic political or economic circumstances the ability to maintain flexible budgets, invest in new and better equipment and remain viable is essential – especially within tight margins.

Those companies operating within industrial sectors like mining, manufacturing and petrochemicals understand this better than anyone and the challenge of providing effective equipment – both in terms of life cycle, productivity and health and safety is of the upmost importance.

Suppliers similarly face the challenge of competing for the business of these companies, and many are competing on the initial price when it comes to offering low costs up-front for monitoring devices, or ventilation and dust extraction.

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The future of hazardous environment monitoring

By Trolex News on Jun 27, 2018 1:16:00 PM

Real-time monitoring and instant alerts of environmental changes are a critical element of modern hazardous industrial and mining operations.

New technology like mobile ‘connected’ devices, which can be used by individual operatives, or static equipment that can be hooked up to a wider network to report on changes or potential risks to safety, have undoubtedly improved the health and safety aspect of hazardous industries.

But with so many environmental elements to monitor and with the increasing need for separate monitoring equipment, the costs of providing 360-degree safety in hazardous environments can easily spiral and cause budgetary pressures on operations.

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Gas detection: The price of ownership is stifling industrial growth

By Trolex News on Jun 20, 2018 10:57:00 AM

Improving efficiency and making effective use of finances is a continual focus across industrial sectors from mining to automation to construction to petrochemicals.

But these sectors are also often placed under high degrees of regulation and constantly have to deal with changing global economic circumstances, making budgets inflexible and investment in equipment and new technology much more difficult.

And it is not just the upfront costs of providing workforces with gas monitoring devices or installing ventilation and dust extraction in hazardous environments, the on-going costs associated with the replaceable consumables in this equipment – like filters, batteries and gas cells – which are often the most challenging aspects of budget pressures.

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New mining technology and hazardous environments: Can it cope?

By Trolex News on Jun 8, 2018 11:37:00 AM

Modern mining is all about streamlining activities and maximising operator safety through the use of flexible, sophisticated and robust technologies.

Wireless equipment allows operatives to move freely throughout the mine and conduct operations, while even static equipment is much more technologically advanced in being able to report changes of environment in real time, ensuring maximum safety at all times.

However, while the equipment used in mining has become more technical, the environments in which operatives work in have remained just as harsh and hazardous as they have always been, and the question needs to be asked, can new digital equipment handle the dusty, humid and difficult conditions in which they are needed.

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Trolex to exhibit at Hillhead 2018

By Trolex News on Jun 6, 2018 7:17:34 AM

Trolex will be attending the Hillhead exhibition 26th-28th June, 2018. We will be showcasing the AIR X Particulate monitor and will even be carrying out LIVE demonstrations. Visit us on stand PB17- Main Pavillion.
Held in a limestone quarry in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, Hillhead is the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world. Register now for your free visitor pass.


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Most common workplace injuries and how to avoid them

By Trolex News on May 30, 2018 11:24:00 AM

Modern work environments are unquestionably safer than they have been in the past, with the rise of connected technology making it possible to detect potential problems before they arise and give early warnings to workers.

However, despite this increase in health and safety monitoring, industrial environments like mining and manufacturing inherently carry certain risks and in 2016/17, 137 people were killed in workplaces.

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How to ensure employee safety during tunnel boring operations

By Trolex News on May 14, 2018 8:29:00 AM

As the populace grows, public transport becomes more cluttered and road networks experience more congestion.

As a result, new transportation networks need to be made as quickly as possible – but in the rush, it’s important to remember that safety is the first and foremost concern, both in the sense of creating safe networks for drivers and passengers, and when it comes to the safety of operators during the project.

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Sustainable mining and the future of industrial safety technologies

By Trolex News on May 4, 2018 10:14:00 AM

Safety in mining and industrial operations has improved considerably over the past decade – and indeed, the last century. Mine and industrial legislation and standards have helped to pave the way for more structured workplace safety, ensuring working conditions are optimal and that operatives are well trained to mitigate problems.

Of course, while legislation has helped to improve safety across mining and industrial operations, it is technology that has played a key role in facilitating some of the more comprehensive mining and industrial safety practices. In many respects, legislation and industrial safety technologies have worked hand-in-hand to deliver all-encompassing security for the workforce.

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Artificial Intelligence in the Mining Industry

By Trolex News on Apr 27, 2018 1:21:48 PM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming business operations across the globe. Ten – or even five – years ago, the prospect of business applicable AI was a pipe dream! Now, however, AI is used across a number of industries, including: healthcare, science, manufacturing, retail, finance, customer service and – most recently – mining.

Despite being somewhat late to the AI party, Artificial Intelligence in the mining industry holds tremendous possibilities. With AI at the helm, operations can be automated, environments can be monitored in real time, machine degradation and failure can be predicted before it occurs, and operations can be streamlined – and these are just a few possibilities.

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Balancing mining productivity and employee safety

By Trolex News on Apr 20, 2018 12:42:00 PM

When it comes to hazardous working environments, the need to balance productivity with employee safety is the greatest challenge and, as should always be the case, safety of the workforce takes precedence.

However, it’s also the case that some of the equipment and protective gear needed to ensure maximum safety, can render operational effectiveness almost impossible.

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Trolex to exhibit at Neftegaz, Moscow

By Trolex News on Apr 4, 2018 12:50:02 PM

Trolex and our Russian distributor Justuxia, will be attending the Neftegaz exhibition in Moscow- Equipment and technology for oil and gas industries-from 16th-19th April


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How to get the most out of your mine's ventilation system

By Trolex News on Mar 27, 2018 9:16:24 AM

Mining safety is a complex issue. Ventilation is a crucial part of all underground mining operations; it helps to take in fresh, cool air to the work environment and to remove stale, affected air from it – this includes small dust particles that could damage equipment and operatives.

Without the right ventilation solutions, operational activity could suffer, machinery could be damaged and operatives could be exposed to dangerous hazards.

Ventilation is required to dilute and remove hazardous substances, control the temperature and provide oxygen. But, in the event your current ventilation network is not delivering the quality you need, what can you do to improve it?

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What are the benefits of a multi-layered gas detection network?

By Trolex News on Mar 12, 2018 6:13:38 PM

Mining safety is a complex issue. Manned and unmanned areas of the mine need to be constantly monitored for environmental changes and potential dangers, while uncharted areas of the mine need to be mapped out and evaluated for hazards before exploration can take place.

Both fixed and wireless detection systems carry benefits, but both can bring shortfalls when used in isolation.

When it comes to finding a holistic approach to mining safety, combining fixed and portable and wireless systems is always the best answer to providing a comprehensive level of security to operatives on the ground.

Glyn Jones, CEO of Trolex Group, discusses the benefits of having a diverse array of gas detection solutions to promote the most efficient, safe, mining operations possible.

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Trolex nominated for Hazardex 2018 Award for Excellence

By Trolex News on Feb 16, 2018 2:09:32 PM

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated at this year’s Hazardex 2018 Awards for Excellence, one of the premier award evenings for suppliers of products, services and systems for use within hazardous areas.
It means we will be among four other companies vying for the title of Best User Application with our TX3706 Falcon 25 Ex Connector in a competitive category for application which highlight the benefits of a product, system or service for use in hazardous areas.
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Industrial and Mining Trends: Our Predictions for 2018

By Trolex News on Feb 1, 2018 5:26:03 PM

The mining and industrial workplace has continued to undergo a transformation during the last 12 months as technology plays an ever more crucial role both in employee safety, and boosting production and workflow.

Heading into 2018, there are a number of key areas which bosses and workforces should be looking at and here, Glyn Jones, CEO of Trolex Group, looks ahead to identify what will be the biggest changes and what new technology will have the biggest impact on the mining sector in the new year.

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What can be done to mitigate rock fall fatalities in mining?

By Trolex News on Nov 20, 2017 5:44:31 PM

While mining safety has improved significantly, operators are still subjected to hazardous conditions. Heavy loads, noise, chemical leakage, dust exposure, floods, and electrocution are just some of the problems they face. Modern technology does however mitigate all of these risks, ensuring operator and environment safety. But one risk that is sometimes overlooked, is rock fall.
Around 30% of accidents and fatalities in underground mines occur as a result of rock fall – and most of these incidents are close to mine entrances or near the mining operation.
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Which industry has the most workplace hazards?

By Trolex News on Nov 13, 2017 5:57:45 PM

From hazardous materials and unstable structures, to dangerous chemical gases and dust, when it comes to environmental hazards, those working in mining, construction or industrial operations are regularly exposed to potentially fatal hazards.
While modern safety solutions have improved, any misstep, equipment failure, or change in atmosphere could be disastrous.
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The future of mining safety as the industry becomes more digital

By Trolex News on Oct 30, 2017 9:32:02 AM

Historically, safety in mining was not always the highest priority. Between 1873 and 1953 alone, there were 85,000 deaths in the mining industry – and as much as 1800 in a single year.
It’s only in the last half century that mining safety has improved considerably – and technology has certainly helped to pave the way.
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Step into the 21st Century with real time dust monitoring

By Trolex News on Jul 6, 2017 10:36:22 AM

In an increasingly litigious world, protecting your business against prosecution is an essential part of any major business strategy or policy. Why then, when we have the technology available, do organisations that have employees working in hazardous environments still rely on out-dated dust monitoring systems?
Regulations are becoming tighter but with no accurate, immediate and continuous information about the current levels of dust in the environment, organisations simply cannot make employee safety and wellbeing decisions in real-time. The strategy is either based on ‘after the fact’ data or visual assessments of dust levels, and then just hope for the best. These processes are simply not good enough any longer.
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Using dust detection sensors to protect your workforce

By Trolex News on May 26, 2017 11:43:24 AM

There is an invisible killer affecting the UK workforce that kills over 4,000 people in the UK every year.[1] The name of this killer - Respirable Dust. Hundreds of thousands of individuals in many different industries are working every day in high dust environments, and therefore are at risk of inhaling potential health damaging toxins, most notably silica. While regulation is being tightened with the aim of improving these working conditions, it is the fear of legal claims that is now, finally, focusing the attention of managers, boards and shareholders.
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Trolex to Feature in World Coal Magazine

By Trolex News on Jan 31, 2017 12:48:00 PM

We explain how new technology is combatting the effect of hazardous dust in the mining industry.


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Merry Christmas from Trolex

By Trolex News on Dec 22, 2016 10:44:00 PM

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year, from everyone at Trolex.


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Trolex to feature in Mining World

By Trolex News on Nov 21, 2016 10:22:00 AM

Take a look at December's issue of Mining World magazine to see our article on the use of telltales for support safety and efficiency


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Trolex/Nome to present at BBUGS/BOHOGS supplier & consultant day

By Trolex News on Oct 18, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Trolex/Nome will be presenting a paper on “Improving Strata Management Through The Development of Remote Reading Instrumentation Systems” and also exhibiting the Remote Reading Telltale System.
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Our real-time dust monitor features in Tunnels & Tunnelling Magazine

By Trolex News on Oct 12, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Trolex feature in this months issue of Tunnels and Tunnelling magazine. The article focuses on our new re
al-time dust monitor which is being trialled at Liverpool Street Crossrail station, where Laing O'Rourke has the contract for the main construction work.
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Trolex are exhibiting at BTS in London this week

By Trolex News on Oct 11, 2016 1:05:00 PM

The BTS 2016 exhibition and conference is the largest gathering of tunnelling and excavation professionals in the UK.

We have a great selection of tunnelling products on display. Come along to see our revolutionary Dust monitor with airflow unit, Falcon connectors, Sentro 8 sensor station and Sentro 1 gas detectors.

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PEI Genesis to supply Trolex Falcon connectors to their customers

By Trolex News on Aug 31, 2016 12:45:00 PM

As the Falcon is an Ex d certified product, it was necessary to achieve approval to the IEC 80079-34 standard for their site.

Sira/CSA performed a one day audit to examine the controls being developed between Trolex and PEI Genesis. Aspects covered by the audit included part traceability, wiring and encapsulation of the fixed connector version, document control, and management interfaces between ourselves and PEI Genesis. We are happy to confirm that the PEI Genesis site was approved, and there were no findings raised at the audit.

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Trolex Passes IEC 80079-34 audit

By Trolex News on Aug 31, 2016 11:02:00 AM

As a manufacturer of ex-certified product, Trolex has to undergo a three yearly audit to confirm that our management systems meet the requirements of the standard IEC 80079-34.

An assessor from Sira/CSA carried out a two day audit recently at our premises to review our conformity to this standard. This included examination of processes such as SMT, PCB assembly, design change control, glass bead filling of UPS power supplies, and management of suppliers providing safety-critical components. I am very pleased to report that no findings were raised, and that we passed the audit with flying colours.

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Trolex establish Distribution Channel in Portugal

By Trolex News on Aug 8, 2016 2:15:00 PM

Trolex are pleased to announce a new working partnership in Portugal, Datafita who are based in Lisbon

Together we will be actively working together to promote Trolex products and services within the rail and bus market sectors. Rui Ribeiro of Datafita has worked within the transport industry for many years and over this time has built up a significant network of contacts and customers. David Owen, business manager for transportation, recently visited Portugal and the initial meetings that took place shows an encouraging potential market for the Trolex portfolio of products and services.

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BYOD system installed onto 12 new long distance sleeper trains

By Trolex News on Aug 1, 2016 10:55:00 AM

Trolex - Aporta are currently working with an Italian train operating company to install the new BYOD system onto 12 new sleeper trains

These trains are due to come into service during 2017. The service will offer a complete package of offline video content as well as travel information and monetisation services.

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Expomin 2016

By Trolex News on Jun 27, 2016 12:34:00 PM


Trolex Ltd participates in Expomin mining show Santiago Chile with partner ACH showcasing gas detection and Airflow sensors, the show was a huge success with many existing and new customers showing interest. The show is held every two years and has grown to be latin america’s biggest exhibitions. With 80,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors from more than 36 countries, providing exhibitors with the opportunity to meet mining executives, specialised distributors, and potential commercial partners and customers from Chile and the Latin American region.

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Luggage Alert System: Securing Today's Rail Travel Experience

By Trolex News on Apr 21, 2016 1:08:00 PM

Should luggage be removed from a rack during the course of a journey passengers will receive an alert via an app on their smartphone, or tablet within two seconds of a bag being removed.

While little can be done to eradicate the motives for theft, there is now a clever way to prevent it thanks to a partnership between Trolex and Aporta Digital. Trolex and Aporta Digital are offering an important new service for rail travellers concerned about the safety of their luggage. By using RFID tags the European market patented ‘Luggage Alert System’ allows passengers to load their luggage in racks and take their seats, safe in the knowledge that their personal effects will be secure.

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Trolex supports JMS in underground mine planning

By Trolex News on Apr 20, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Kolkata, India - JMS Mining Services Pvt. Ltd. of West Bengal, India is using the Trolex RRTX Remote-Reading Telltale System and Strain Gauged bolts to support critical mine planning work.

JMS CEO Dilip Kumar Sharma reported “JMS are using Remote Reading Telltales and Strain Gauged bolts to achieve our basic principle of underground mine planning, principally using 'design by measurement'. These instruments generate the relevant information regarding the efficacy of the Roof Support system. Subsequently, we are able to optimise the support system on the basis of these instruments.”

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