|Machine builders in the UK
have been concerned about what will happen to standards
and regulations after Brexit. At the time of writing it
is still not 100 per cent certain whether the UK will
leave the EU on 29 March 2019 and, if so, what the
arrangements will be. However, at the end of November we
got some clarity about standards, as both CEN and
CENELEC approved a plan that secures BSI's full
membership of these two bodies. Through BSI, the UK will
therefore continue to contribute to the development and
maintenance of European standards, which is welcome
news. Read more about this here.
If anyone else in your organisation needs to keep up
with developments relating to standards and regulations,
either in the context of Brexit or generally, please
forward this email to them and suggest they subscribe
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PLC facilitates fail-safe condition monitoring
ABB says this is the first safety PLC with integrated
condition monitoring, which will help to prevent
catastrophic failures and improve uptime. More?
pages of advice for designing screw jack systems
Power Jacks' new guidance will help engineers specify
screw jacks and associated gearboxes, motors,
couplings, encoders and limit switches. More?
Lenze online advent calendar is back for 2018!
Full of fun and information, Lenze's online Advent
Calendar is once again bringing festive cheer to
protocol conversion and data acquisition devices
Red Lion says these new devices make it quicker and
easier to unlock valuable data, particularly from
legacy equipment. More?
IE TSN: the next-generation Ethernet-based network
Based on CC-Link IE, the new specification provides
for time sensitive networking and closer integration
of OT (operational technology) and IT. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
Manufacturing 2019 has plenty to offer machine
See products, systems and services from 800+
exhibitors, and take part in the extensive programme
of technical seminars. More?
Industry Showcase for robotics and artificial
Organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network, this
event is designed to accelerate the adoption of RAI
technologies to stimulate productivity. More?
PCs for harsh factory automation applications
New IP65 fanless panel PCs from IBASE benefit from 6th
Generation Intel Core processors and come with 15, 17
or 19-inch touchscreen displays. More?
leadership in customised machined seals
SKF's machined polymer seals offer a faster, more
versatile alternative to moulded seals for diameters
up to 10,000mm, and with very short lead times. More?
drive rack for brushed, brushless and stepper motors
Aerotech's versatile XR3 six-axis drive rack supports
linear and PWM topologies and any combination of DC
brushed, brushless and stepper motors. More?
316 stainless extension springs stocked by Lee
Lee Spring's new ex-stock AISI 316 stainless steel
extension springs are a reliable option for
applications in aggressive environments. More?
paper makes sense of alarm system performance KPIs
M.A.C. Solutions and Lieven Dubois have co-authored a
white paper entitled The Sense and Nonsense of Alarm
System Performance KPIs. More?
launches PSENscan safety laser scanner
New from Pilz, the PSENscan monitors up to three
separate zones, has a scanning angle of 270 degrees
and a protected field range of up to 5m. More?
protection now mandatory in 2018 revision of NFPA 79
This article from Phoenix Contact explains the new
requirement for surge protection when exporting
machines to certain states in the USA. More?
|Smart Factories: what to expect from
the factory of the future
Andrew Minturn of Bosch Rexroth takes a look at
the future of manufacturing and the benefits
that are already becoming available. More?
|How changes in legislation benefit not
impact on productivity
Kevan Cowley of Wieland Electric looks at the
changes in legislation and standards and how
this can benefit and not impact on production
|New macro for ultra-fast on-machine
Renishaw's SupaScan QuickPoint macro makes
on-machine probing feasible even for machining
applications with very short cycle times. More?
Who do you believe?
This week Dilbert says he is quitting, Wally has a
doctor's note and the Pointy-Haired Boss claims he
knows which employees do the work. More?
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