Last year it was widely anticipated that
EN 953, the standard for machine guarding,
would be superseded and replaced by ISO 14120
before the end of 2014. However, slow progress
through the approvals stages has meant it is
more likely the new international standard
will be published at the end of 2015 instead.
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inverters with built-in PLC for motors or
Nord Drivesystems is now offering an integral
PLC with its frequency inverters for cost-effective
implementation of control and automation. More?
wireless switches for industrial applications
Cherry's energy-harvesting wireless switches
are available as a rocker switch for hand actuation
or a snap-action version for limit or position
ultrasonic sensors for food and beverage
Suitable for use in food and beverage machinery,
as well as other demanding applications, Morgan's
new ultrasonic sensors are robust and compact. More?
VSD+ vacuum pumps halve energy consumption
Atlas Copco has applied its expertise in energy-efficient
compressors to develop new vacuum pumps that
use half the energy of alternatives. More?
FD series double icon illuminated pushbutton
APEM's new pushbutton switches change
colour when actuated and toggle the display
between START/STOP, ON/OFF or 1/0, depending
on the model. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
Manufacturing & Electronics seminar programme
The Northern Manufacturing & Electronics
event will include an extensive
seminar programme, with presentations on technical
and business topics. More?
safety seminars from the PPMA - summer 2015
The PPMA is running two of its popular machinery
safety technical seminars in August, covering
robotic safety and the Machinery Directive. More?
Safety Essentials: half-day workshops across
TUV SUD Product Service is hosting more of
its popular Machinery Safety Essentials half-day
workshops in September and October. More?
to maximise spring life: 7 top tips
Springs are often critical components, so Lee
Spring offers seven tips to help engineers
maximise the life of the springs they are specifying. More?
PNOZmulti 2 and PSENslock ensure safety of
SAR Gröpler has used a Pilz configurable
safety controller and three safety gate interlocks
to protect users of its latest shock absorber
test rig. More?
Codesys IPC-based controller, I/O, HMI and
Advantech is offering its new ADAM-5560CDS
modular IPC bundled with hardware and software
for implementing cost-effective Codesys applications. More?
to select gearboxes for servo motors
This technical article from Techdrives outlines
the factors to consider when specifying the
optimum gearbox for a servo motor-driven application. More?
the right grease for rolling bearings
Dr Steve Lacey of Schaeffler explains how to
select the most suitable grease for a rolling
bearing to ensure high reliability and optimum
operating life. More?
bespoke enclosures moulded and assembled
in 4 weeks
Spelsberg's latest application story
is a great example of how the company works
very quickly to produce and pre-assemble
custom enclosures. More?
safety controller offers advantages over
Wieland is offering a samosPRO COMPACT Introductory
Starter Set for £299 (worth £670)
so readers can experience the benefits for
encoder system wins prestigious innovation
Renishaw has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise
in the Innovation category for its world-leading
Resolute position encoder system. More?
assessment pads help to improve workplace
Safe Machine's easy-to-use pre-work risk
assessment pads aid in assessing risks thoroughly
and documenting the procedure. More?
All work and no play
This week Dilbert and his colleagues address
issues ranging from work ethics and motivation,
through to magic and bankers. More?