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.
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and website, and how these can support your 2017
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?
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?
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
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?
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?
EVENTS AND COURSES
Manufacturing and Electronics moves to March for
Southern Manufacturing and Electronics retains its
three-day format and Farnborough venue for 2017 but is
moving from mid-February to late March. More?
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?
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?
development in low-noise gear pumps for mobile
By using Rexroth Silence Plus external gear pumps,
together with electric drive instead of diesel,
machine noise emissions can be reduced drastically. More?
ultra-small box PC for automation and digital
Arbor Technology's IEC-3300 boxed chassis system is
ultra-compact, rugged and cost-effective, while still
delivering great performance and functionality. More?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Speedi-Sleeve prevents or repairs seal-wear on
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?