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Editor: Jonathan Severn
3rd September 2014

This month's newsletter has more content than usual, so make sure you read all the way to the end. There is a new machinery safety standard, some exciting machinery safety products, and a wealth of other products, useful resources and events.

Are you going to the Machine Building Show on 30 September and 1 October? If so, please visit us on Stand D45, as it is always a pleasure to meet readers.


pxSoftware-based functional safety with no need for safe I/O
A new TÜV-certified Safe AI solution package from Phoenix Contact processes safety-related analogue values without the need for safe inputs. More?

niCompactRIO software-designed controller for control systems
National Instruments' new CompactRIO performance controller features Intel and Xilinx embedded technologies for greater performance and flexibility. More?

eaNew white paper discusses super-technopolymers versus metals
Elesa has published a white paper: 'The use of Super-Technopolymer as a substitute for metal/stainless steel in standard machine components'. More?

euCoded magnet safety switch with 20N holding force
elobau says its coded magnet switch with integral magnetic latching offers several advantages over conventional machine guard safety switches. More?

acAdvanced SF compressors provide oil-free air from quiet, compact unit
Atlas Copco's updated SF, oil-free scroll compressors are compact, extremely quiet and suitable for applications demanding zero risk of contamination. More?


mbPreview: The Machine Building Show and seminar
Read our comprehensive preview of the Machine Building Show and seminar taking place on 30 September and 1 October. More?

esNorthern Manufacturing & Electronics Show is bigger for 2014
Some 300 exhibitors are expected at the Northern Manufacturing show, including Tier 1 and 2 suppliers, component vendors and subcontractors. More?

paSeminar: Robotic Safety for Integrators
The PPMA's next Robotic Safety seminar takes place in October for companies designing, manufacturing, purchasing and using robotic systems. More?

isIndustrial Automation Conference, London, 23/24 October
IHS is presenting the Industrial Automation Conference where delegates will discuss factors impacting on the direction and growth of industrial automation. More?


pzNew website dedicated to complete Automation Solutions
Pilz has launched an Automation Solutions website to promote its ability to provide everything from sensors to drives, controls, safety and services. More?

lsNew Lee Spring catalogue features 20,000 spring products
New products in Lee Spring's latest catalogue include High Pressure springs, Metric Bantam Mini compression springs and Heavy Duty die springs. More?

ahRobust worm-drive rotary stages outperform alternatives
Aerotech's new AGR series motorised worm-drive rotary stages benefit from improved speed, load capacity and long-term positioning performance. More?

ssSafety seismic switches protect critical plant and machinery
The Sensonics SA series of safety seismic switches are designed for high-integrity protection of critical assets and industrial processes. More?

prEN ISO 12100 Risk Assessment Calculator - watch a walkthrough
Procter Machine Guarding has produced a walkthrough of its Machinery Risk Assessment Calculator to demonstrate how easy it is to use. More?

tvNew guarding standard EN ISO 14120 tightens requirements
This article from TUV SUD Product Service discusses the changes resulting from EN 953 being replaced by EN ISO 14120, the new guarding standard. More?

leNew guard switch incorporated in stainless steel hinge
Leuze electronic is launching the S420 hygienic guard switch that is incorporated within a robust stainless steel hinge. More?

hmForce measurement to meet today's production requirements
HBM will present the latest products and systems for force measurement and data acquisition at this year's Sensors & Instrumentation show. More?

srNew LED tower lights and sounders are easily configured
Schneider Electric's Harmony XVU tower lights feature bright, true-colour LEDs and an optional multi-colour module with six colours and four light patterns. More?

hlNew metal-free anti-seize for assembly and maintenance
Loctite 8009 anti-seize compound can be used on all metals including stainless steel and titanium, and is now available in a can with a brush in the lid. More?


Know who your friends are
This week Dilbert suffers at the hands of the Human Resources department, an ex-colleague and Wally. More?


srNew 700-page Technical Pocket Book from Schaeffler
Schaeffler has published a 700-page Technical Pocket Book that is available in either printed hard copy format or as an Apple/Android software app. More?

Jonathan Severn

Andrew Turner
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