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about the seminar being organised by the BFPA.
services suite supports variable-speed drives
ABB is launching three cloud-based remote services to
increase uptime for drives: remote assistance,
condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. More?
Secure Remote Access for Industrial Machines for
Offered by HMS Industrial Networks, this book has been
written for machine builders and automation engineers.
Request your copy now! More?
launches first-of-its-kind video search
EVI (Engineering Video Intelligence) enables users to
search video transcripts and jump to the exact points
in a video where the search terms occur. More?
launches world's fastest high-load ball screws
With a maximum speed of 3m/s, NSK's latest high-load
ball screws are said to be twice as fast as
conventional alternatives. More?
graphic terminals enhance smaller applications
New Allen-Bradley PanelView 5310 graphic terminals
enable smaller machines to benefit from tighter
integration between HMI and controller. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
seminar: Machinery Directive and CE marking
This seminar on 21 February covers a wide range of
topics, including partly completed machines,
assemblies of machines and conformity assessment. More?
Fluid Power Centre expo and open day
This annual event is expected to have around 80
exhibitors, plus there will be technical lectures on a
variety of fluid power and control system topics. More?
seminar: Getting ready for GDPR
The BFPA has invited expert speakers who will give
clear, sound advice on the bare minimum that must be
done to comply with the new GDPR rules. More?
online catalogue simplifies bearing selection
Far more than a catalogue, this engineering resource
covers bearing selection, configuration, applications,
thermal analysis and installation. More?
high-speed spindle bearings in a choice of
Schaeffler's new spindle bearings in premium X-life
quality enable machine tool manufacturers to improve
the performance of their motor spindles. More?
robust and reliable inclination sensors
Baumer is launching the GIM500R inclination sensors
that excel in harsh outdoor environments, including
those where functional safety is required. More?
article tackles warehouse automation challenge
This technical article from Lenze explains how to
overcome the challenge of warehouse automation and
achieve optimum performance. More?
digital transformation in the automotive sector
BFPA member companies Festo and SMC Pneumatics
consider the growing trend towards automation and
digitalisation within the automotive industry. More?
in machine automation - safety and security
This article from Pilz discusses machinery safety,
operational security and ways to authorise access for
different users and operating modes. More?
camera-based IPS200i sensor is quick to commission
Designed for compartment fine positioning with
high-bay storage devices, the Leuze IPS 200i
camera-based sensor is very fast to align and
|New cloud app for recording and
analysing safety-related data
Phoenix Contact's new PROFICLOUD app can be used
to record and analyse safety and standard data
from automated machines and processes. More?
Projects and products
This week we enjoy an insight into the company's
failing projects, then the Pointy-Haired Boss wants to
know about new product ideas. More?