Are you ready for this month's changes
to CE marking? Although the Machinery Directive
is not involved, changes to other directives - including
the Simple Pressure Vessels Directive, Low
Voltage Directive and EMC Directive - mean
that machine builders and system integrators
should check whether they need to amend any
documentation. Find out more in this article
about the changes
to CE marking
from TRaC, an Element Materials Technology
In the March newsletter I mentioned a forthcoming
new edition of the official guidance on the
application of the Machinery Directive. Mario
Gabrielli Cossellu of the European Commission
has told me that the Machinery Working Group
is still receiving comments on the draft but
is planning to publish the new guidance in
Composite Bellows Springs cut weight and
Abssac is offering Carbon Composite Bellows
Springs (disc springs) that reduce mass and
friction, and improve dynamic response. More?
software wins IT Innovation Award
Auvesy's versiondog software has been
recognised for its ability to help industrial
automation firms manage programs and data sets. More?
curtain and pneumatic shutter for camera
autoVimation is extending its range of enclosures
and accessories for machine vision cameras
with new air curtains and pneumatic shutters. More?
ISO guidance for collaborative robot safety
ISO has published a new Technical Specification
ISO/TS 15066 to support the safe implementation
of collaborative robotic systems. More?
unveils Release 17.0 - 'Excellence Times
ANSYS says engineers from all disciplines will
see step-change improvements in engineering
simulation with ANSYS 17.0 software. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
your visit to Drives & Controls
Use our Show Preview and the event website
to plan which stands to visit and which seminars
to attend at this month's Drives & Controls
seminar: Machinery Directive and CE marking
The PPMA's next seminar covers a broad
range of topics relating to the Machinery Directive
and both new and existing machines. More?
machinery safety training courses in April
This month Pilz is hosting training courses
on basic machine safety, electrical safety,
risk assessment and functional safety standards. More?
are the requirements for machinery CE marking
Owen Kennedy of nameplates365.co.uk explains
the requirements relating to machinery CE plates - and
there is more to it than you might think. More?
profile system used for magnetic shield test
The MiniTec aluminium profile system is commonly
used in machine structures, but this application
demonstrates its exceptional versatility. More?
source for Cone Drive slewing drives and
R. A. Rodriguez is now Cone Drive's sole
UK distributor for high-quality, cost-effective
standard and custom slewing drives and harmonic
motion control through Optimised Motion Series
Festo's EPCO compact electric cylinder
and CMMO controller offer all the advantages
of servo motion but at a fraction of the
with safe motion control boost press productivity
Pilz servo amplifiers with safe motion control
have been retrofitted to precision forging
presses to improve productivity and safety
at minimal cost. More?
use thermal imaging for quality assurance
This technical article from Flir Systems
explains the benefits of thermal imaging
for industrial quality assurance and safety
assistance and custom manufacturing from
Lee Spring offers in-depth engineering assistance
for customers requiring specialist springs,
and a custom design and manufacturing service. More?
IDS USB3 cameras with fast Python CMOS sensors
IDS is launching four USB3 cameras with speeds
and resolutions that make them an excellent
choice for various machine vision applications. More?
paper compares open-loop and closed-loop
Mclennan is offering AMP's new white
paper that explains the many benefits of
closed-loop stepper control over conventional
open-loop control. More?
Lenze inverters and gearmotors at Drives & Controls
Lenze will be at Drives & Controls with
significant new products, live demonstrations,
and engineers available to discuss applications. More?
|Updated and expanded guidance on
machine guarding standards
Procter Machine Guarding has published an updated and expanded edition of its 'On
Your Guard' guidance on machine guarding standards. More?
Sending files. How hard can it be?
This week Dilbert tries to send a file to Ted
but something goes horribly wrong following
an intervention by Catbert, the evil director
of human resources. More?