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?
tips for increasing energy efficiency in
Festo has published 'Energy efficiency@Festo' to
help machine designers increase pneumatic process
efficiency by up to 60 per cent. More?
high-speed thermal imaging cameras for industrial
The new Flir A66xx thermal imaging cameras
are designed for high-speed inspection and
process control in industrial environments. More?
checks authenticity of rolling bearings and
Schaeffler's PrecisionDesk app checks
a bearing's authenticity by scanning
a printed code, and also provides detailed
data about that bearing. More?
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?
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?
EVENTS AND WEBINARS
ready for Southern Manufacturing and Electronics
Next month's Southern Manufacturing and
Electronics show will host more than 800 exhibitors
and promises to have 'something for everyone.' More?
February and March seminars - machinery safety
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
Structural Bonding webinar added to Loctite
Scheduled for later this month, Henkel's
new webinar explores how structural bonding
outperforms mechanical fasteners, often at
a lower cost. More?
compact, low-cost, user-friendly Lenze inverter
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?
profiles used for prototyping UV disinfection
This application story is a great example of
how the MiniTec modular aluminium profile system
can be used for quickly building prototypes. More?
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?
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?
system - machine safety without a safety
SafetyBridge from Phoenix Contact uses intelligent
safe I/O modules to process safety functions,
which avoids the need for a dedicated safety
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?
ISO 14119:2013, the new standard for guard
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?