This month's newsletter has something for everyone.
Whether you are interested in PLCs, sensors, condition
monitoring, robotics, power transmission or machinery
safety, scroll down to see what catches your eye. We
also have a good spread in the Events and Courses
section, and an excellent contribution from Rittal
under the Useful Resource heading.
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IDEC MicroSmart FC6A micro PLC is IoT-ready
Sys-Tek, the UK agent for Idec, is launching the FC6A
micro PLC that comes with numerous options for CPU,
I/O, HMI and comms, including CAN J1939. More?
condition monitoring system measures elongation
iwis says its new chain condition monitoring system
detects wear and alerts engineers so that action can
be taken to avoid unplanned downtime. More?
things to know about non-contact displacement
Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon outlines the most
important factors to consider when specifying a
non-contact displacement measurement sensor. More?
sensor measures loads and torques in three axes
HBM’s new MCS10 sensor measures forces - or forces and
torques - simultaneously in three axes, with minimal
Rebel-S four-axis SCARA robot features adjustable
Comau is offering the Rebel-S four-axis SCARA robot in
five different models, with reaches that are adjusted
using simple yet effective spacers. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
machinery safety training courses in August and
Pilz is running a series of one-day training courses
covering the Machinery Directive, CE marking, PUWER,
and safety and automation products. More?
Manufacturing & Electronics, September 2016
This year's Northern Manufacturing event has more
exhibitors, plus a seminar programme with plenty that
will be of interest to machine builders. More?
Building, Automation & IIoT Zone at the NEC,
September's Sensors & Instrumentation show will
feature a new Machine Building, Automation & IIoT
collaborative robots in automotive manufacturing
If you work in the automotive industry, this
conference will be a great way to find out more about
collaborative robots and the latest in automation. More?
gear units with output torques from 25kNm to 250kNm
Nord Drivesystems is adding a 190kNm model to its
range of industrial gear units with output torques
from 25-250 kNm, all with extensive options. More?
of carbon brushes upgrades to Pilz servos
By upgrading its presses with Pilz servo amplifiers,
Schunk Hoffmann Carbon Technology has improved
reliability, saved energy and enhanced safety. More?
linear systems for production machines
Schaeffler's Linear Technology division offers
custom-configured or fully bespoke systems using
components from Schaeffler and other suppliers. More?
launches next generation of digital encoders
New from Renishaw, the VIONiC ultra-high-accuracy,
super-compact, all-in-one digital incremental encoders
offer exceptional performance. More?
GuardLogix controller for standard, safety and
Rockwell Automation's GuardLogix 5370 controller
handles PLC functions, up to 16 axes of motion, plus
SIL3/PLe safety, all on EtherNet/IP. More?
|Understanding the new Low Voltage
Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU
The revised LVD came into force in April, so
Rittal has published an explanation of the new
features and requirements. More?
Technology and people
This week the Pointy-Haired Boss presents a new phone
and shares his thoughts about apps, while Dilbert
develops an aerial defence system. More?