This month's newsletter contains everything
from sensors to robots, and from adhesives
to remote monitoring. Of course, we also have
some machinery safety product and standard
news for you. In particular, there is an article
about the forthcoming amendments to EN ISO
13849-1, some of which will help to pave the
way for the merger of ISO 13849 and IEC 62061
into the new machinery functional safety standard
IEC ISO 17305. Although this merger is planned
for next year, many in the industry are sceptical
about the new standard being published in 2016.
When we hear more about this, we will let you
robot with scalable, open-architecture robot
Aerotech's RCP-Delta robot comes in four
models for payloads up to 3kg, X/Y ranges of
500-1300mm, and with optional continuous Z-axis
Bluetooth module for TorqSense non-contact
A Bluetooth module and Android app
have been developed by Sensor Technology for
real-time, non-contact measurement and monitoring
of torque. More?
and amGardpro interlocks with AS-i and PROFIsafe
Fortress Interlocks is adding fail-safe communications
to its tGard and amGardpro interlocks, and
will soon launch non-contact switches too. More?
inverters set new standard for energy efficiency
Mitsubishi's new FR-F800 intelligent
drives are claimed to offer exceptional energy
saving, speed control, connectivity, versatility
and reliability. More?
introduction to stepper motors and stepper
This in-depth article from Mouser Electronics
will help machine builders specify the right
stepper motors and drivers to suit their applications. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
Henkel Loctite Success Secured webinar dates
Henkel is running more of its popular webinars
explaining how adhesives can benefit machine
builders in terms of productivity and reliability. More?
Safety Seminar focuses on food and beverage
Pilz is hosting a Machinery Safety Seminar
next month, with topics for discussion including
legislation, standards and technology innovations. More?
seminar: CE marking of robot cells
This seminar will be particularly helpful if
you are an integrator or end user adding a
robot to an existing machine for loading/unloading. More?
building, special-purpose machines, system
Do you need machine building or system integration
services? This article from Step Design Ltd
outlines the company's capabilities and
inverters with built-in PLC for motors or
Nord Drivesystems' latest drives feature
an integral PLC for cost-effective implementation
of centralised or decentralised control and
Codesys IPC-based controller, I/O, HMI and
Advantech is offering its new modular IPC bundled
with an HMI, I/O and software, making it very
cost-effective to implement Codesys projects. More?
encoders set new versatility standard for
Sick's new encoders have multi-position
connections and are programmable for diverse
applications in SSI and CANopen protocol variants. More?
Nano camera cuts cost of GigE Vision industrial
Stemmer Imaging is introducing the Teledyne
DALSA Genie Nano GigE Vision industrial camera
that offers high-end features in a compact
access to condition monitoring data from
A remote access system from M.A.C. Solutions
is enabling a customer to download condition
monitoring data from marine diesel-electric
catalogue lists 1500 profiles, fasteners
More of a must-have resource than a catalogue,
MiniTec's new literature has 624 pages
of detailed information for 1500+ machine building
to machinery functional safety standard
This article from TUV SUD Product Service
details the forthcoming amendments to machinery
functional safety standard ISO 13849-1. More?
safety and functional testers for electrical
Whitelegg's fully featured, easy-to-use,
yet cost-effective instruments help machine
builders perform standards-compliant functional
and safety tests. More?
Honesty, intelligence and brilliance
This week Dilbert dispenses honesty, the Pointy-Haired
Boss uses 'intelligence' (in
a sentence), and we find out which part of
the robot Wally designed. More?