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Editor: Jonathan Severn
3rd December 2014

This month we have a very detailed article about ISO 14120, the new international standard for machine guarding (scroll down to the Useful Resource below), plus guidance on the selection of robotic grippers, a user-friendly alternative to variable-speed drives, a new and easy way to procure complex gripper jaws - and much, much more.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

rqBlog post and eBook: how to select robotic grippers
Robotiq has published a blog post and eBook about how to select robotic grippers, including adaptive and force-controlled grippers. More?

lePhotoelectric sensor transmits Ethernet data interference-free
The easy-to-use Leuze electronic DDLS 500 transmits all common Ethernet-based protocols interference-free over distances of up to 120m. More?

enVariable speed starters are a new option for motor control
Eaton is launching Variable Speed Starter (VSS) products that combine the simplicity of a fixed-speed starter with the ability to alter motor speed. More?

onVisualise safety: HMI supports programmable safety controller
Omron's NB HMIs now support the G9SP Programmable Safety Controller for control and visualisation of both safety and standard control. More?

skSchunk eGrip web tool for creating 3D printed gripper jaws
eGrip is an online configurator for custom gripper jaws: upload a model of the workpiece, refine the jaw design, get a price and place an order in 15 minutes. More?

EVENTS AND COURSES

esSouthern Manufacturing 2015 returns to FIVE, Farnborough
The Southern Manufacturing and Electronics event in February will take place over three days to cater for the anticipated high visitor numbers. More?

pzNew 'Introduction to Machinery Safety' Training Course
TÜV SÜD is launching a new one-day Introduction to Machinery Safety training course that will be held at five venues around the UK in 2015. More?

SPONSORED ANNOUNCEMENTS

hmRugged data acquisition system for harsh environments
HBM is launching the ruggedised SomatXR measuring amplifier for use in harsh operating environments and mobile equipment. More?

pzNew safe motion monitoring modules for configurable safety controller
Pilz is launching two new modules for safely monitoring the motion of one or two drive axes using the PNOZmulti 2 configurable control system. More?

lsLee Spring innovations meet environmental standards
Find out how Lee Spring continues to innovate while maintaining a focus on environmental standards for its products and production processes. More?

ahHigh-accuracy, open frame, thermally stable galvo scanner
Aerotech's AGV-HPO scanner enables laser machining systems to maintain micron-level accuracy throughout the process and from one part to the next. More?

usHow Unitronics goes the extra mile with its technical support
Read about the many ways in which Unitronics provides an exceptional level of technical support for its all-in-one PLC+HMI controllers. More?

adIndustrial serverboards with Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors
Advantech's new server-grade motherboards feature dual processors for better performance, energy efficiency, security and remote manageability. More?

brLow-noise modular conveyor is easier to design and install
Bosch Rexroth says its new VarioFlow Plus modular chain conveyor system is quieter than alternatives and is faster to specify and install. More?

DAILY DILBERT

Know your place
This week we are reacquainted with the Bob the Dinosaur, Wally gives the Pointy-Haired Boss some helpful advice, and Dilbert tells the CEO he can't sit down. More?

USEFUL RESOURCE

What are the differences between ISO 14120 and EN 953?
Jeremy Procter of Procter Machine Guarding explains the detailed differences between the new and old standards for machine guarding. More?
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Jonathan Severn
Editor
editor@machinebuilding.net

Andrew Turner
Sales Manager
a.turner@machinebuilding.net
Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 560314

 


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