Machine safety news always generates a good
deal of interest and we have plenty for you
this month, but make sure you have a look at
the other items in this newsletter as well.
For example, the articles about maintenance
and remote monitoring will be useful for machine
builders offering long-term support, and there
are items about cost-effective customised and
miniature sensors, Industry 4.0, combined PLC/HMI
devices - and plenty more.
how much is too much? Too little?
This article from LNS Research explains how
asset performance management can increase reliability
while minimising risk and costs. More?
IXXAT Safe TUV-certified systems for safety
HMS Industrial Networks' IXXAT Safe I/O
modules and safety protocol software offer
a certified route to implementing secure communications. More?
Catamaran Linear Feeding System from RNA
RNA's compact Catamaran multiple-track
feeder offers better performance, gentle handling,
high throughputs and simple recirculation of
unsorted parts. More?
White Paper explains requirements for conveyor
Procter Machine Guarding has published a new
White Paper explaining the regulatory requirements
and practicalities of conveyor guarding. More?
launches new bearing rating life model
SKF's new Generalised Bearing Life Model
aids in calculating a realistic bearing rating
life by considering more influencing factors
than other models. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
Profibus and Profinet User Conference, June
This popular event is packed with presentations,
demonstrations and hands-on practical sessions
suitable for a wide range of experience levels. More?
safety training courses - risk assessment
The PPMA is running two machinery safety seminars
in June for engineers and safety professionals
involved with new and existing machinery. More?
WEBINARS AND WEBCASTS
condition monitoring webcast series
Discover how National Instruments can provide
a condition monitoring programme that will
help to drive down operating and maintenance
Rexroth wins award for best Industry 4.0
Bosch Rexroth's new assembly line in
Homburg has been judged to be the best implementation
of Industry 4.0 currently in production. More?
14119:2013, the new standard for guard interlocking
EN ISO 14119 superseded EN 1088 on 30 April
2015; this article from Pilz explains the important
differences between the two standards. More?
PLC + HMI benefits manufacturer of boiler
Using the Unitronics Vision1040 combined PLC
+ HMI for boiler controls has led to simpler
integration, faster development and significant
cost reductions. More?
expands Mini series of registration sensors
Reliable, high-speed contrast, colour and luminescence
detection sensors are extending Sick's powerful
and versatile Mini range. More?
inductive displacement and position sensors
Micro-Epsilon's inductive sensors can
be customised cost-effectively with different
measurement technologies, configurations, cabling,
electronics, etc. More?
are IoT-ready thanks to Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric PLCs and drives are helping
a manufacturer build coolers that are compatible
with the Internet of Things, more efficient
and quieter. More?
line scan cameras with GigE and 2k or 4k
Stemmer Imaging is introducing Teledyne DALSA
Linea line scan cameras with a GigE Vision
interface, 2k or 4k resolution and exceptional
access support and diagnostics minimise
Proseal UK is helping its customers minimise
downtime thanks to eWON VPN routers and the
Talk2M remote access system from MAC
Is honesty the best policy?
This week Dilbert comments on the technology
strategy, Wally admits failure and the Pointy-Haired
Boss asks about nuts in the Large Hadron