By far the most popular item in January's newsletter
was DD IT Solutions' Compliance
Risk Software that simplifies CE
marking of machinery. This month we have something
similar but different, namely the new mCom+ machinery
risk system from TUV SUD Product Service (see below).
Some readers may remember Laidler Associates and the
company's mCom Machinery Safety Software; after TUV
SUD acquired Laidler Associates the risk assessment
software benefited from a complete rejuvenation and is
now available as either a bespoke server-based version
for larger multi-site organisations, or a
cost-effective, cloud-based browser version.
Other news in this issue ranges from training and
webinars, through to safety/automation controllers,
electric motors, sensors and linear motion. Even
Dilbert has a robot storyline this month!
SUD launches mCom+ machinery risk system
Designed to aid compliance with machinery CE marking
and PUWER assessments, mCom+ uses checklists to
support risk assessments. More?
curtain options for high-efficiency pallet handling
Dr Martin Kidman of Sick discusses alternative ways to
use light curtains, muting and blanking when
safeguarding palletising systems. More?
CAE tools boost machine builders' profitability
EPLAN UK's Ken Christie explains how CAE tools can
benefit machine builders who want to streamline their
engineering processes. More?
to implement Industry 4.0 with legacy machines
This article by Adrian Swindells of Distec explores
how manufacturers with legacy machines can minimise
the cost of IoT implementation. More?
Paper: benefits of acoustic enclosures for machines
Procter's new White Paper explains how acoustic
enclosures aid compliance with the Machinery Directive
and the Control of Noise at Work Regulations. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
profitability and safety through training
Find out how courses from the BFPA Training Academy
can boost profitability as well as enhancing the
safety of operatives and maintenance personnel. More?
2017: one-stop event for machine builders
Southern Manufacturing and Electronics takes place at
FIVE, Farnborough, from 21-23 March, with hundreds of
suppliers and dozens of seminars. More?
explores technical issues relating to automation
This month HBM is hosting a webinar that addresses
some of the technological and technical issues
surrounding modern automation systems. More?
1D, stacked and 2D codes is quicker and easier
Leuze electronic's DCR 200i high-speed code readers
are easy to configure for packaging systems,
automation, robotics and production applications. More?
10 factors to consider when specifying linear
Bob Love of Schaeffler UK presents 10 factors to
consider when specifying linear modules for single-
and multi-axis handling and positioning systems. More?
encoder enables optimisation of 5-axis measuring
Renishaw's innovative ATOM miniature encoder has
enabled the company to develop an improved version of
its REVO 5-axis measuring head for CMMs. More?
launches dedicated YouTube channel
Henkel's new YouTube Channel has a wealth of
application stories, best practice, webinars and
success stories - all well worth a look. More?
motors are IE3 or better, exceeding new legal
In light of the new obligation for smaller electric
motors to be efficient to IE3 standard, NORD says its
products already meet or exceed that requirement. More?
measurement sensor is compact, accurate and
Micro-Epsilon is launching a 10um-accuracy
thicknessSENSOR that costs less and is easier to
integrate than systems built in-house. More?
DC motor with integrated control and electronics
Dunkermotoren's BG 95 CI ultra-compact brushless DC
motor provides a continuous output of 1.1kW and can
deliver 3.3kW temporarily. More?
more from programmable safety and automation
A single controller for safety and automation offers
many advantages, and Pilz has prepared some tips and
tricks to help users maximise the benefits. More?
Hair, there and everywhere
This week the Pointy-Haired Boss visits the robotic
hair transplant centre and, despite the results, he
replaces the company lawyer with a robot. More?