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
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.
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?
software-designed controller for control
National Instruments' new CompactRIO
performance controller features Intel and Xilinx
embedded technologies for greater performance
and flexibility. More?
white paper discusses super-technopolymers
Elesa has published a white paper: 'The
use of Super-Technopolymer as a substitute
for metal/stainless steel in standard machine
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?
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?
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?
Manufacturing & Electronics Show is bigger
Some 300 exhibitors are expected at the Northern
Manufacturing show, including Tier 1 and 2
suppliers, component vendors and subcontractors. More?
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?
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?
website dedicated to complete Automation
Pilz has launched an Automation Solutions website
to promote its ability to provide everything
from sensors to drives, controls, safety and
Lee Spring catalogue features 20,000 spring
New products in Lee Spring's latest catalogue
include High Pressure springs, Metric Bantam
Mini compression springs and Heavy Duty die
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?
seismic switches protect critical plant and
The Sensonics SA series of safety seismic switches
are designed for high-integrity protection
of critical assets and industrial processes. More?
ISO 12100 Risk Assessment Calculator - watch
Procter Machine Guarding has produced a walkthrough
of its Machinery Risk Assessment Calculator
to demonstrate how easy it is to use. More?
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
guard switch incorporated in stainless steel
Leuze electronic is launching the S420 hygienic guard switch that is incorporated
within a robust stainless steel hinge. More?
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
LED tower lights and sounders are easily
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?
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?
New 700-page Technical Pocket Book
Schaeffler has published a 700-page Technical
Pocket Book that is available in either printed
hard copy format or as an Apple/Android software