|On 19 July the European
Commission published Edition 2.1 of its official
guidance on the application of the Machinery Directive
2006/42/EC. This Update covers amendments made to the
Machinery Directive by Directive 2009/127/EC on
Pesticide Equipment and Regulation (EU) No 167/2013 on
the approval and market surveillance of agricultural and
forestry vehicles (tractors). In addition, there is new
guidance on partly completed machinery and assemblies,
and clarifications and corrections have been made in
relation to safety components, new and used machinery,
and marking of machinery. There is also additional
guidance covering a number of specific topics including:
safety fences as safety components; emergency stop
devices; and guards for drilling machines.
If you are a machine builder or system integrator
needing to CE mark machinery this is a 'must have'
document, and it will also be very useful for anyone
specifying new machinery or who is interested in
comparing the safety of existing machines with the state
of the art. Follow the link to find out more about Edition
2.1 of the official guidance on the
application of the Machinery Directive.
JetSafeControl software-configurable safety
Jetter is introducing its JetSafeControl safety
controllers and JetSafe software for drag-and-drop
configuration using preconfigured function block
releases 'Industrial Cyber Security for Dummies'
If you are worried about industrial cyber security but
don't know where to start, download a PDF copy of this
book for an introduction to the subject. More?
will happen to UK machine safety legislation after
Doug Florence of SafeMech presents five possible
options for what could happen to UK machinery safety
legislation after Brexit. More?
Bearings launches range of plastic bearings
New plastic bearings from SMB Bearings are available
in metric and inch sizes with glass or 316 stainless
steel balls and plain or flanged races. More?
pulleys for heavy-duty timing belt applications
TransDev is now supplying Martin timing pulleys for
use with Poly Chain and Synchrochain CTD timing belts
in higher-horsepower applications. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
about PROFIBUS, PROFINET, IO-Link and IIoT
The Profibus Group's training days will cover
PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link, with an emphasis on
Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things. More?
Manufacturing & Electronics, EventCity,
Taking place in September, Northern Manufacturing
& Electronics will have scores of component
suppliers, manufacturers and seminars. More?
dates for Certified Machinery Safety Expert training
Pilz says there is still time to book places on the
CMSE course on 14-17 August, or there are dates
available throughout the rest of 2017. More?
Machine Guarding wins BSIF customer service award
Find out why Procter Machine Guarding won 'Highly
Commended' in the Service Award category of the 2017
BSIF Safety Awards. More?
custom enclosure samples keep projects on schedule
Spelsberg UK's next-day custom sample service is now
available across the company's full portfolio of
enclosures and in all sizes. More?
Screwdrivers combine control and monitoring
SMAC's Smart Screwdriver application provides complete
control over torque and rotary/linear positioning,
with full monitoring and no cross-threading. More?
five factors to consider when replacing linear
Bob Love of Schaeffler UK explains why like-for-like
replacement of linear systems on existing machines is
not always the wisest choice. More?
Gear Ltd launches online product and CAD file
This online configurator is extremely powerful, with
all the detail necessary for specifying geared motors,
motors and drive electronics. More?
and MagneMotion intelligent motion systems
Rockwell Automation offers a choice of intelligent
motion systems for moving different types of product
within or between manufacturing processes. More?
surge protection devices from 3.5mm wide
Phoenix Contact's Termitrab range of ultra-compact,
easy-installation surge protection devices are offered
with local or remote status monitoring. More?
launches matched servo motor-drive packages
ABB's latest drives and servo motors are designed,
optimised and tested as a pair to ensure a
high-performance, efficient package that is also
rotary tables rely on true-absolute encoders
Renishaw RESOLUTE true-absolute encoders are key to
the success of new compact, high-precision yet
cost-effective direct-drive rotary tables. More?
|Anticipatory maintenance prevents
This article from Bosch Rexroth explains
anticipatory maintenance, where machine learning
helps to end unplanned machine downtime. More?
|Force and pressure measurement system
checks cobot safety
Pilz is launching the PROBms force and pressure
measurement system for validating collaborative
robot applications in accordance with ISO/TS
|Pressure sensors tested and found to
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann has performed
qualification tests on its M01 pressure sensors
and found them to be practically indestructible.
There are no dumb questions (unless…)
This week the Pointy-Haired Boss asks a dumb question,
Dilbert feels demotivated and Dogbert becomes a better