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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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?
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?
speed starters are a new option for motor
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?
safety: HMI supports programmable safety
Omron's NB HMIs now support the G9SP Programmable
Safety Controller for control and visualisation
of both safety and standard control. More?
eGrip web tool for creating 3D printed gripper
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
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
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?
data acquisition system for harsh environments
HBM is launching the ruggedised SomatXR measuring
amplifier for use in harsh operating environments
and mobile equipment. More?
safe motion monitoring modules for configurable
Pilz is launching two new modules for safely
monitoring the motion of one or two drive axes
using the PNOZmulti 2 configurable control
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?
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?
Unitronics goes the extra mile with its technical
Read about the many ways in which Unitronics
provides an exceptional level of technical
support for its all-in-one PLC+HMI controllers. More?
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?
modular conveyor is easier to design and
Bosch Rexroth says its new VarioFlow Plus
modular chain conveyor system is quieter
than alternatives and is faster to specify
and install. More?
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?
|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?