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of interest, and I am expecting this issue
to do the same thanks to its broad coverage
of products, systems, technologies and services
for machine builders. Make sure you scroll
all the way down, as we have everything from
machine controllers and safety products, through
to training courses, actuators and instrumentation.
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PLC/HMI now available with 15.6inch touch
Unitronics has added a new model to its range
of powerful UniStream integrated PLC/HMI machine
controllers with a larger 15.6inch touchscreen. More?
safe fibre optic emergency stop and U-beam
Micronor is launching an emergency stop pushbutton
and a U-beam sensor for hazardous areas or
where there is a risk of electromagnetic interference. More?
pneumatics valves are smaller, faster and
AVENTICS (formerly Rexroth Pneumatics) says
its innovative AV03 and AV05 modular pneumatic
valves set new benchmarks. More?
series electric cylinder features built-in
SMAC's new CBL35C electric cylinder benefits
from a built-in controller, making it very
simple to integrate these fully programmable
IP65/67 direct drive electronic position
New from Elesa, the IP65/67 DD51-E electronic
position indicator can be programmed to display
linear or rotary measurements in a choice of
EVENTS AND COURSES
Directive seminar dates and venues
The PPMA's next Machinery Directive seminar
takes place on 20 November, with plenty of
advice relating to new and modified machinery. More?
dates for Certified Machinery Safety Expert
Pilz has announced the 2015 training schedule
for its internationally recognised Certified
Machinery Safety Expert (CMSE) training course. More?
course: Pneumatic Safety for Design Engineers
Festo's course covers the application
of pneumatics and how to comply with the Machinery
Directive and associated machinery safety standards. More?
monitoring resources for machine builders
Sensonics' library of condition monitoring
resources contains application notes, predictive
maintenance tips and techniques, and a vibration
reshapes instrumentation with software-based,
VirtualBench is the latest product from NI
for electronics design engineers, offering
them five essential instruments in a single
laser sensors for measuring displacement
Micro-Epsilon's range of red
and blue laser sensors measure over long distances
to very small or fast-moving targets, and objects
with 'difficult' surfaces. More?
building service provides benefits for machine
Lenze's Systems Division provides a complete
control panel design and build service, offering
easier project management and reduced costs. More?
gantry scanning system design and build by
LG Motion has supplied an XYZR gantry scanning
system with a combined vertical and rotary
positioning axis that measures force, position
and velocity. More?
to use modern standstill monitors to maximise
Paul Considine of Wieland explains
how the latest standstill monitors provide
compliance with safety standards while helping
to maximise productivity. More?
Pearls of wisdom - and what to do
This week the CEO gives people the benefit
of his wisdom, which is poorly received,
and Dilbert discovers the secret key to marketing. More?
|Top ten tips for operative safety
when working alongside robots
This article from Fanuc covers hazards, regulations,
standards, safeguards and other issues relating
to robot-operative interactions. More?