Machine builders are continually learning
about new technologies for adoption immediately
or in the future. Newsletters and websites
such as MachineBuilding.net play an important
part in this education process, as do other
media. Seminars have been popular for many
years, but time pressures mean that engineers
cannot always justify travelling to an external
venue. It is no wonder, therefore, that webinars
and webcasts are growing in popularity.
This year we will be promoting more of these
via the website and newsletter; you will see
the first if you scroll down this issue.
launches PIANO cost-efficient DIN-rail power
New PIANO high-performance, long-lifetime power
supplies from PULS are priced 40 per cent lower
than the company's previous models. More?
inductive angle encoders now from Heason
Heason Technology is now supplying and integrating
Zettlex IncOder non-contact precision encoders
for applications in harsh environments. More?
launches new motor control application site
Mouser's Motor Control Applications site
contains technical articles, applications,
products and resources relating to motor control
Automation Controller combines logic, motion
Parker says its new standards-based PAC enables
machine builders to reduce development times
and costs in demanding, multi-axis applications. More?
series: compact, lightweight and high-capacity
Suitable for precise positioning, Harmonic
Drive's CSF-Mini series gearboxes boast
zero backlash, high tilting stiffness and excellent
EVENTS AND COURSES
programme extended for Southern Manufacturing
The new three-day format for Southern Manufacturing & Electronics
has enabled the technical seminar programme
to be extended to 28 sessions. More?
safety seminar dates and venues
The PPMA is now taking bookings for the first
of its machinery safety seminars in 2015, starting
with the Machinery Directive in early February. More?
training courses - book a bundle
MCP Consulting and Training is offering attractive
bundled packages of its engineering training
courses in 2015. More?
machine controllers are compact and cost-effective
Lenze c300 controllers mount on DIN rail and
are easy and cost-effective to integrate; the
similar p300 panel-mount controllers incorporate
simplifies data collection from off-highway
Sensor-Technik's ESX-TC3G combines the
power of a PC with multiple communications
options for monitoring off-highway and mobile
digital and analogue sensor data via mobile
The TC Mobile system from Phoenix Contact monitors
digital and analogue sensor signals cost-efficiently
and securely via mobile phone networks. More?
repair threat to hydraulic and electronic
Bosch Rexroth outlines the risks to productivity
associated with using the grey market for repairing
hydraulic and electronic drives. More?
modules connect 120 drives in pallet conveyor
This article explains the benefits of using
Profibus and Murrelektronik Cube67 I/O modules
to connect 120 drives on a 200m conveyor system. More?
RFID coded safety switches provide high integrity
Pilz is launching slimline (13mm) RFID coded
safety switches that offer high integrity,
versatility during installation and excellent
Problem solved: deciding what to wear
This week Dilbert continues to explore the
benefits of the tube clothes that he has
invented (scroll back to last week to see
|Machine Condition Monitoring webcasts
- view on demand
National Instruments has prepared a series
of three webcasts explaining condition monitoring,
system implementation and benefits. More?