Welcome to our biggest ever newsletter! With
so much content this month, there really is
something for everyone, so please take a minute
to scroll all the way through for the latest
machinery safety training courses, events,
products, technical articles and application
stories for machine builders and system integrators.
2015 - faster coding for projects such as
NI's latest version of LabVIEW offers
higher performance, is faster to learn and
has new debugging tools for developing control
and monitoring projects. More?
to choose the right potentiometer for position
Hoffmann + Krippner is offering a new white
paper that explains membrane potentiometers
and how to select the right one for a given
glands seal to IP68 yet only need access
from one side
Hylec-APL's patented Kwik Fix cable glands
are installed from one side of the panel only,
without special tools, yet still achieve a
reliable IP68 seal. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
Show 2015 - event and seminar preview
The PPMA Show takes place from 29 September
to 1 October, with 20 per cent more exhibitors
than last year, and a packed seminar programme. More?
Manufacturing & Electronics 2015
Held at EventCity, Manchester from 30 September
to 1 October, Northern Manufacturing & Electronics
has around 250 exhibitors and 12 seminars. More?
machinery risk management course approved
Glover Associates & Consulting's
popular machine safety course is now approved
by the IIRSM, with courses scheduled at various
UK venues. More?
and registration for The Machine Building
Take a look at our preview for the Machine
Building Show, which is co-located with several
other events at the NEC from 30 September to
1 October. More?
safety training courses in September and
Pilz still has a few places available on various
one-day and four-day machinery safety training
courses at UK venues in September and October. More?
guarding requirements for robot cells
This article from Axelent discusses the important
issue of guarding robot cells when the guard
is to be positioned within the motion range
of the robot. More?
Protego DS servo drive achieves PLe with
no extra encoder
By using a Pilz PMC Protego DS servo drive
with safety card, machine builders can achieve
PLe with any servo motor and just one encoder. More?
open-frame stages with high dynamic performance
Aerotech's PlanarDLA stages feature direct-drive
linear motors that achieve high-speed, accurate
positioning and a long, maintenance-free service
ISO 13857 Safety Distance Calculator - watch
This short video from Procter Machine Guarding
shows how easy it is to use the company's
BS EN ISO 13857 Safety Distance Calculator. More?
laser profile sensors for shiny, hot and
Micro-Epsilon's latest laser profile
sensors use blue lasers for reliable measurements
on reflective, hot, transparent and other 'difficult' surfaces. More?
authentication increases security of industrial
Available in the UK via M.A.C. Solutions
(UK) Limited, 2-factor authentication greatly
increases the security of eWON remote access
VPN systems. More?
RSL 400 scanners are more versatile and easier
Leuze's new safety laser scanners are highly
versatile - to the extent that one device
can sometimes be installed in place of two
conventional units. More?
HBM's new electric motor and inverter test
HBM will be exhibiting its new eDrive Test
System, together with data acquisition systems
and sensors, at the Sensors and Instrumentation
photoelectric sensors use time-of-flight
ifm electronic's new sensors offer
very simple setting, long sensing ranges, reliable
background suppression, visible red light and
high excess gain. More?
and depalletisers - make or buy?
Andrew Mason of R.A. Rodriguez discusses
when machine builders should make their own
or buy-in standard or customised palletisers
and depalletisers. More?
distribution boxes prove to be best option
This Murrelektronik case study explains why
one machine builder often prefers passive distribution
boxes to single-wire connections or fieldbuses. More?
safety and functional testers for electrical
Whitelegg's fully featured, easy-to-use,
yet cost-effective testers help machine builders
perform standards-compliant safety and functional
This week Wally, the CEO, the Pointy-Haired
Boss and Alice all interact with robots -
and all achieve vastly different results. More?