|This month we have plenty of
new products for machine builders, as well as some apps
to aid commissioning and troubleshooting, and a great
application story about how 3D printing is being used
for producing grippers.
The section in the middle of the newsletter for Events
and Courses is always popular. In this issue of the
newsletter we have items from ST&L and amtri
veritas. These two companies are new to the
MachineBuilding.net newsletter but they are both well
established and highly regarded machinery safety
consultancies and training providers.
For those of you interested in Industry 4.0, which I
expect most of you are, scroll down to read the item
from Bosch Rexroth. This company has already adopted
Industry 4.0 and it has published some guidance that
draws on its own valuable experience.
launches new safety PLC, I/O modules and software
KEB is releasing a group of machinery safety products,
all of which are certified by TUV Rheinland to IEC
61508 SIL3 and EN/ISO 13849-1 PL e. More?
app provides access to PLCs via Bluetooth or WiFi
IDEC is releasing its WindEDIT Lite app for iOS and
Android devices, providing easy two-way access to its
family of MicroSmart PLCs. More?
printed grippers cost less and are quicker to
A manufacturer has reduced costs by 85 per cent and
production time by 70 per cent by 3D printing grippers
using igus iglidur i150 filament. More?
IP68 circular multi-pole connectors from CamdenBoss
The new CamCirc range of circular multi-pole
connectors offers compatibility with industry-standard
models from other manufacturers. More?
launches the world's largest materials database
If you ever need to select materials - whether metals,
polymers, ceramics or composites - take a look at the
vast new Matmatch online database. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
Robotic Safety for Integrators
Later this month the PPMA is hosting a Robotic Safety
seminar for companies designing, manufacturing,
purchasing and using robotic systems. More?
City & Guilds accredited machinery safety
ST&L's new training courses in PUWER Inspection
and CE Marking to the Machinery Directive are
accredited by City & Guilds. More?
Directive CE Marking training from amtri veritas
amtri veritas, a UKAS-accredited Notified Body, is
running a training course on the Machinery Directive
and CE Marking in April. More?
encoder technology for microstepping motors
Available in Europe from Mclennan, AMP's capacitive
encoders for microstepping motor position verification
are compact and durable. More?
signal towers are brighter, with new buzzer
Patlite LR series signal towers, available from
Techdrives, benefit from brighter LEDs and an audible
alarm module that is sealed to IP65. More?
laser sensors detect small objects and gaps
Baumer's 0300 miniature laser sensors with IO-Link
provide pinpoint accuracy for detecting objects to
within 0.1mm, and with response times of < 0.1ms. More?
Gear launches myNORD customer portal in UK
The myNORD customer portal is now fully available to
UK users, with product sizing/configuration tools,
pricing, order tracking and aftersales support. More?
showcases intelligent measurement and manufacturing
At MACH Renishaw will have one stand highlighting its
measurement technologies and another for its additive
manufacturing systems. More?
crossed-roller bearing ball-screw linear stages
With travels of up to 250mm, Aerotech's new ATX series
stages offer an excellent combination of superior
precision and versatility. More?
Directive poster aids compliance with standards
Pilz is offering a poster that shows the key
Harmonised Standards to help machine builders meet
their regulatory obligations in Europe. More?
launches next-generation photoelectric sensors
These new sensors feature optical and communications
technologies that improve usability without
compromising detection reliability. More?
|Adopting Industry 4.0 without
impacting on current production
Bosch Rexroth has drawn on its first-hand
experience to publish 'A practical roadmap for
the implementation of Industry 4.0'. More?
Words of advice
This week the Pointy-Haired Boss requests more jargon
and acronyms, Alice starts to mentor a new engineer
and Dilbert puts in a good word. More?