Machine builders in the UK are wondering how the
Brexit vote will affect their businesses, whether they
export to Europe or further afield, or just serve
customers within the UK. Overseas firms exporting to
the UK are similarly concerned. However, it seems
likely that nothing will change for at least the next
CE marking under the Machinery Directive will
continue unaltered for now, and the development
process for standards will be the same.
However, as the UK's exit from the EU is negotiated
over the next two years, we shall find out what form
the UK's trading relationships with Europe and the
rest of the world will take. If there are any changes
that will affect readers of MachineBuilding.net, we
will keep you updated.
Smart Plastics help to avoid unplanned downtime
igus is launching linear guides, e-chains and
chainflex cables with built-in sensors that detect
wear and raise alarms via monitoring modules. More?
the best additive manufacturing machines and
3D printing is gaining popularity among machine
builders, and now it is easier to choose machines and
materials thanks to Granta and Senvol. More?
Robots+ simplifies collaborative robot
UR+ makes it simpler to find hardware and software
add-ons to implement collaborative robot applications
quickly, dependably and at lower cost. More?
easy-to-use and reliable remote connectivity
Westermo says its WeConnect system provides
non-experts with an easy yet secure way to access
machines remotely via the internet. More?
simpler way for machines and robots to interact
Yaskawa is introducing the MotoLogix interface for
direct programming of a robot via a PLC, with no need
for robot programming expertise. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
seminar - Practical Machinery Safety (PUWER)
This month the PPMA is running a seminar focusing on
practical machinery safety, PUWER and risk assessments
for new and existing machinery. More?
collaborative robots in automotive manufacturing
Find out more about next-generation collaborative
robots and automation at this manufacturer-led
conference that takes place on 17/18 August. More?
HMIs with safety functionality for mobile machines
Sensor-Technik's interACT V HMIs come with touchscreen
sizes from 7 to 12 inches and are suitable for SIL2
safety-orientated applications. More?
retrofit increases productivity, availability and
Pilz has upgraded the control system for a 1980s
eccentric press, resulting in productivity,
availability and safety matching that of a new press.
Spring expands Lite Pressure spring series
Lee Spring's Lite Pressure compression springs are now
available from stock in pressures from 1psi to 15psi,
with incremental choices in between. More?
IP65 multitouch panel PC with waterproof M12
Advantech is launching widescreen multitouch panel PCs
with IP65 protection and waterproof connectors for
protection against pressure cleaning. More?
motors offer higher torque and better speed control
Available from Mclennan, Portescap's new
energy-efficient 16mm DC motors are characterised by
more uniform power and smoother speed control. More?
inverter parameters easily set by smartphone
A new app from Lenze means that parameters for its
i500 inverters can be viewed, set, diagnosed and
updated wirelessly using a mobile phone. More?
3.0 industrial cameras with next-generation CMOS
Extremely compact and remarkably versatile, the new
USB 3.0 cameras from IDS achieve high-quality,
low-noise images, even in poor light. More?
supplies machine guarding for Kawasaki Robotics
ASG has supplied and installed aesthetically pleasing
Satech modular perimeter machine guarding for Kawasaki
Robotics' showroom. More?
|Machine risk assessment guidance, tips
This in-depth article provides guidance, tips,
advice and sources of more information for
machine builders and users of existing
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