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Editor: Jonathan Severn
7th December 2016

As usual, this month's newsletter contains a mix of machinery safety information, new products, technical articles and forthcoming events. However, before you start scrolling down, I would just like to say 'thank you' to our readers and advertisers for your continued support throughout 2016.

Finally, if you are a marketing manager or consultant/agent, please have a look at our new media guide to find out about the range of promotional opportunities with our newsletter and website, and how these can support your 2017 campaigns.


rrManufacturers interested in mobile robot with onboard cobot
RARUK Automation says customers are enquiring about using MiR100 mobile robots equipped with UR cobots for autonomous mobile operations. More?

rwRenishaw and Dassault Systemes pool expertise for metal AM
Renishaw is collaborating with Dassault Systemes to provide and enhance software for metal additive manufacturing (AM). More?

hgCompact M12 Power L-code connectors rated to 0.75kW
Harting is now offering a complete range of M12 connectors that can be used as space-saving alternatives to conventional 7/8-inch circular connectors. More?

brNew DSH servo motors for high-precision applications
Baumuller's high-precision servo motors feature near-zero cogging and excellent control accuracy for smooth, high-quality motion. More?

daCompact non-backplane mid-range PLC for automation
The Delta AS300 series compact non-backplane mid-range PLC is a new high-performance multi-purpose controller for automation applications. More?


esSouthern Manufacturing and Electronics moves to March for 2017
Southern Manufacturing and Electronics retains its three-day format and Farnborough venue for 2017 but is moving from mid-February to late March. More?

uaUKIVA announces new machine vision conference and show
Whether you are new to machine vision or an experienced user, take a look at this new event being organised by the UKIVA in April 2017. More?


dnMiniature motor packs a punch
For lighter, more compact systems with the same or improved performance, try Dunkermotoren's BGA22 rare earth, permanent magnet motors. More?

brNew development in low-noise gear pumps for mobile applications
By using Rexroth Silence Plus external gear pumps, together with electric drive instead of diesel, machine noise emissions can be reduced drastically. More?

arRugged ultra-small box PC for automation and digital signage
Arbor Technology's IEC-3300 boxed chassis system is ultra-compact, rugged and cost-effective, while still delivering great performance and functionality. More?

ahRedesigned linear stages improve processes by up to 98 per cent
Aerotech has made substantial improvements and added new sizes to its PRO series industrial linear motor and ball-screw positioning stages. More?

pzWhat changed in BS EN ISO 13849-1:2015?
David Collier of Pilz explains the changes that were introduced in the third edition of BS EN ISO 13849-1, and the implications for machine builders. More?

ahPico-controllers and IEC 61499 software for distributed control
Researchers have used Advantech ADAM pico-controllers and IEC 61499 function block programming to test a distributed control system. More?

srStemmer's Bloodhound SSC imaging system wins PPMA award
Read about the challenges Stemmer Imaging has overcome in its award-winning project to integrate 25 cameras on the Bloodhound SSC car. More?

leUpgraded controller boasts more power but needs no cooling
Lenze has upgraded its 3200C controller platform with cool-running, faster processors that handle more axes of complex motion and logic. More?

sfSKF Speedi-Sleeve prevents or repairs seal-wear on shafts
SKF Speedi-Sleeves are easily installed on shafts to prevent wear from contaminated seals or to repair seal-worn shafts. More?


How to escalate a problem
This week the Pointy-Haired Boss has to tackle a problem relating to the company's new mobile phones that have been exploding. More?

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