MSA Africa, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of safety solutions, aims to focus on innovative technology at this year’s Electra Mining Africa.

MSA Africa will use Electra Mining Africa 2016 as a platform to display a range of new products and technologies as part of its total solutions approach.

Suraksha Mohun, product marketing manager for MSA Africa says that the 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 into 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.

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The MSA AirXpress 2 Fire self-contained breathing apparatus will be on display at Electra Mining Africa 2016

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, UK-based Latchways, 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 2016 is our latest bluetooth technology, which allows for gas-detection equipment to be monitored via a smartphone, for example,” says Mohun.

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.