The latest list of Machinery Directive Harmonised
Standards was published in the Official Journal of the
European Union (OJ) on 9 September. This includes
changes to B-Type standards relating to permanent
means of access and fire prevention and protection. In
addition there are a number of new and updated C-Type
standards for classes of machine ranging from bale
wrappers and generating sets through to forestry
machinery and hand-held reciprocating saws. Follow the
link to see a summary of the latest changes to the Machinery
Directive Harmonised Standards.
Still on the subject of the Machinery Directive, the
European Commission has just launched a 12-week public
consultation on the evaluation of the
Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This runs until 16
December and takes the form of an online questionnaire
that is available in English, German, Spanish, French,
Italian and Polish. If you have any opinions on the
way the Machinery Directive has been operating, now is
the time to have your voice heard.
a sample box of igus drylin W linear system
igus is offering readers a sample box containing a
selection of products from its drylin W modular linear
guidance range. More?
stepper motor drive with Safe Torque Off (STO)
B&R's compact ACOPOSmicro stepper drive is now
available with Safe Torque Off for use in SIL2 / PLd /
CAT 3 control systems. More?
Wireless Bolt provides easy communication with
New from HMS Industrial Networks, the Anybus Wireless
Bolt mounts on a machine or cabinet for easy access
with a smartphone or tablet. More?
to select the right shaft coupling for a rotary
This article from Abssac provides useful tips and
advice for selecting the correct types of shaft
coupling for rotary encoder applications. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
seminars - machine safety favourites and new
Over the next few months the PPMA is running its
popular machine safety seminars plus some new ones on
CE audits and operations management. More?
robotics and automation in automotive manufacturing
Find out more about next-generation robotics and
automation at this event scheduled for 29 and 30
November at The Vox, Birmingham. More?
Paper: machine guarding and PUWER assessments
Procter Machine Guarding has published a very useful
White Paper that explains the requirements for
guarding with respect to PUWER. More?
DC motor with integrated control and electronics
More power, less space are the key benefits of
Dunkermotoren's BG 95 CI ultra-compact brushless DC
motor that provides output power of over 1kW. More?
safety system for machine guarding applications
Mechan Controls' F-Series electronic safety system
provides CAT4 / SIL3 / PLe protection for applications
with up to 30 guard switches and/or E-stops. More?
mobile robot for cost-effective internal
RARUK Automation is introducing the MiR100 mobile
robot for cost-effective and user-friendly automation
of internal transportation. More?
embeds OPC-UA in valve terminals for Industry 4.0
Festo's valve terminals now feature embedded OPC
Unified Architecture so users can benefit from smart
manufacturing and Industry 4.0 principles. More?
LCP Rack Industry system cools inverters and
A new-generation air/water heat exchanger from Rittal
enables busbars to be routed, plus it is more
versatile, energy-efficient and UL-approved. More?
provides safety products and services for fuel cell
Find out how Pilz safety hardware, software and
consultancy services helped a company develop an
innovative generator based on a fuel cell. More?
wheel's patented tensioning system ensures long life
Sick's new all-in-one measuring wheel incorporates an
encoder, wheel and patented spring arm for accurate,
reliable, long-life operation. More?
Spring opens new sales/distribution centre in
Customers in Europe can enjoy next-day delivery of Lee
Spring's 23,000+ catalogue springs; custom springs and
technical support are also available. More?
Key Adaptor prevents inadvertent startup of
Fortress Interlocks is introducing an Extracted Key
Adaptor that forces extraction of the safety interlock
key to reduce risks further. More?
machine vision cameras are first with USB 3.1
Available as board-level devices or housed, the IDS
USB 3 uEye LE series cameras are the first to have a
future-oriented USB 3.1 Type-C connector. More?
Bright ideas but short of energy
This week the Pointy-Haired Boss tries to reduce costs
by ranking his employees, while Dogbert makes plans
for a room with only one electric socket. More?