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Editor: Jonathan Severn
6th January 2016

Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2015, whether you are a reader, advertiser or contributor of technical articles, application stories and news. We are looking forward to 2016 being just as busy.

Slots in our newsletter were more in demand than ever last year so, in case you missed them first time, here are three of the most popular items from 2015:

  • The differences between guarding standards ISO 14120 and EN 953 More?
  • High-frequency drive users: are you breaking the law? More?
  • Fast and secure implementation of Lockout/Tagout More?


foTop tips for increasing energy efficiency in pneumatic systems
Festo has published 'Energy efficiency@Festo' to help machine designers increase pneumatic process efficiency by up to 60 per cent. More?

frNew high-speed thermal imaging cameras for industrial automation
The new Flir A66xx thermal imaging cameras are designed for high-speed inspection and process control in industrial environments. More?

srApp checks authenticity of rolling bearings and more
Schaeffler's PrecisionDesk app checks a bearing's authenticity by scanning a printed code, and also provides detailed data about that bearing. More?

tcWavo springs - a compact, accurate alternative to disc springs
Wavo Springs from TFC are a compact alternative to Belleville or disc springs, providing high loads but with an accurate and predictable spring rate. More?

sfSKF upgrades small sealed spherical roller bearings
SKF says its RS series Explorer sealed spherical roller bearings offer lower friction, higher limiting speed ratings and reduced maintenance. More?


esGet ready for Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2016
Next month's Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show will host more than 800 exhibitors and promises to have 'something for everyone.' More?

paPPMA February and March seminars - machinery safety and more
As well as seminars focusing on machine safety and robots, the PPMA is also running events that will be of interest to anyone with a managerial role. More?

hlNew Structural Bonding webinar added to Loctite programme
Scheduled for later this month, Henkel's new webinar explores how structural bonding outperforms mechanical fasteners, often at a lower cost. More?


leNew compact, low-cost, user-friendly Lenze inverter drives
Lenze’s new i500 frequency inverters offer machine builders a range of cost-effective, scalable drives that can be tailored to suit virtually any application. More?

mcMiniTec profiles used for prototyping UV disinfection system
This application story is a great example of how the MiniTec modular aluminium profile system can be used for quickly building prototypes. More?

stNew range of intelligent HMIs for mobile machines
Sensor-Technik is launching a family of robust touchscreen HMIs that are suitable for mobile machines requiring SIL2 safety-rated controls. More?

rlModular, scalable linear motor system
Rockwell Automation’s iTRAK system is raising productivity and achieving rapid payback in food and beverage, life sciences and packaging. More?

pxSafetyBridge system - machine safety without a safety PLC
SafetyBridge from Phoenix Contact uses intelligent safe I/O modules to process safety functions, which avoids the need for a dedicated safety PLC. More?

prNew EN 349 White Paper explains minimum gaps
Procter Machine Guarding has published a new White Paper that explains the requirements in EN 349 relating to minimum gaps to avoid crushing hazards. More?


pzExplaining ISO 14119:2013, the new standard for guard interlocking
EN ISO 14119 has superseded EN 1088, and this article from Pilz explains the important differences between the two standards for guard interlocking. More?


Have you been missing something?
If you were away over Christmas and the New Year, remember that you can scroll back through a month of archived Dilbert cartoons. More?

Jonathan Severn

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