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Editor: Jonathan Severn
6th September 2017

By far the most popular item in last month's newsletter and on the website throughout August was the updated guidance on the application of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. If you were on holiday and missed it, follow the link to find out more about Edition 2.1 of the European Commission's official guidance.

Whether you are a machine builder, system integrator or are upgrading existing plant or machinery, this month's newsletter will have something of interest. Scroll through the headlines to see what catches your eye, as there are announcements about machinery safety, events and standards, as well as products that are variously more compact, powerful, accurate, robust, reliable and cost-effective.

EDITOR'S CHOICE

woRenishaw launches Resolute FS functionally safe encoder
Renishaw's new Resolute FS encoder provides all of the benefits of standard Resolute encoders but with functional safety certification. More?

woNew eight-channel analogue input modules are just 12mm wide
WAGO's two-wire analogue input modules reduce cabinet space requirements by packing eight channels into housings just 12mm wide. More?

prParker extends range of P1V-A series reversible air motors
Parker's P1V-A series reversible air motor range now has six sizes rated from 1600W to 18,000W, and is offered with a choice of gearboxes. More?

pxEasy online configurator for surge protection devices
A new online configurator makes it simple to select from Phoenix Contact's range of surge protection devices for measurement and control applications. More?

EVENTS AND COURSES

esBoost your knowledge at Northern Manufacturing & Electronics
This month's event includes a full seminar programme covering IoT, Lean, 3D printing, GDPR, and other technical and management topics. More?

dtRegister online for Sensors & Instrumentation 2017
Taking place on 26/27 September, Sensors & Instrumentation has over 80 exhibitors, seminars, a Drone Zone and Connecting Industry LIVE. More?

pzPilz machine safety seminars and workshops
Registration is now open for the interactive machine safety seminars and workshops that Pilz UK is organising during October and November. More?

rbRoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo
RoboBusiness Europe and the TUS Expo are both part of International Robotics Week, focusing on robotics, AI and unmanned systems. More?

SPONSORED ANNOUNCEMENTS

tdModular signal towers are brighter and have IP65 audible alarm
Techdrives is introducing the Patlite LR series signal towers that use brighter LEDs and an audible alarm module that is sealed to IP65. More?

ahThermoComp eliminates up to 90 per cent of thermal errors
Aerotech's ThermoComp is a mechatronic solution to the problem of thermal errors and can avoid the need for temperature-controlled environments. More?

hmHBM to exhibit award-winning range at PPMA Show 2017
HBM will be exhibiting load cells and weighing electronics for checkweighers, packaging, and filling and sorting machines at this month's PPMA Show. More?

prProcter Machine Guarding expert joins BSI standards committee
Steve Allen is joining BSI's MCE/3 committee (Safeguarding of Machinery), replacing Jeremy Procter who served on the committee for 32 years. More?

isNew Gigabit Ethernet industrial cameras with CMOS sensors
IDS is extending its range of robust GigE uEye FA Gigabit Ethernet industrial cameras with new models featuring ON Semiconductor CMOS sensors. More?

brSurvey reveals major training gaps in UK industry
A survey commissioned by Bosch Rexroth and undertaken by the IET has identified serious gaps in training provision and readiness for Industry 4.0. More?

lzNon-contact, reliable detection of objects and fill levels
Leuze electronic is launching a range of non-contact capacitive proximity switches with a choice of housing styles and features to suit a variety of tasks. More?

hlHow to prove structural bonder's speed, strength and durability
Henkel's engineers found a truly impressive way to demonstrate the speed, strength and durability of the new Loctite Universal Structural Bonders. More?

meInline thermal imaging inspection system for moulded parts
Micro-Epsilon's new moldCONTROL system inspects moulded parts as they are removed from the tool, for early identification of defects. More?

Improved version of PushPull V4 Industrial plug connector
Suitable for power, data and signals, Harting's redesigned modular PushPull V4 Industrial plug connector is easier to use and more robust. More?
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Compact and expandable IPC for smart factory applications
IBASE, a specialist in application-specific computing, is launching AMS300 expandable modular box PCs for control and measurement applications. More?
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DAILY DILBERT

March of the robots
This week the new office robot does nothing but drink coffee - until it gains artificial intelligence and realises it can delegate.  More?

Jonathan Severn
Editor
editor@machinebuilding.net

Andrew Turner
a.turner@machinebuilding.net
Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 560314
 

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