|A new list of Machinery
Directive Harmonised Standards has been published in the
Official Journal of the European Union (OJ). These
standards provide a presumption of conformity with the
essential health and safety requirements (EHSRs) of the
Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, so anyone 'placing
machines on the market' in the European Economic Area,
Switzerland and Turkey needs to know what is in the
current list of Harmonised Standards.
Since 2011 we have reviewed each new list and summarised
the additions and changes. The latest analysis shows an
amendment to one B-Type standard (relating to
measurement of noise emissions) and around 20 changes,
additions and amendments to C-Type standards. These
relate to widely varying classes of machine including
escalators, variable-reach trucks, mowers, chain-saws,
laser equipment, railbound construction and maintenance
machines, tractors, sawing machines, woodworking
machines and hand-held portable power tools. There are
others too, so follow the link to read our report on the
new list of Harmonised
of UK manufacturers have experienced cyber attacks
A new report from EEF and AIG highlights UK
manufacturers' vulnerability to cyber threats and
urges businesses to take steps to protect themselves.
enables interoperability between CC-Link IE and
Thanks to a new coupler manufactured by Hilscher,
CC-Link IE and Profinet systems can now communicate
with ease. More?
combines low noise with wide range from DC to 2kHz
Kistler's new Type 8396A triax accelerometer features
an integrated signal amplifier and is suitable for use
in harsh operating conditions. More?
latches for specialist cabinet locking systems
Designed for industrial and similar applications,
Elesa is now offering IP65 lever latches, swinghandles
and recessed push handle latches. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
Profinet and IO-Link seminar
This PI UK seminar addresses practical issues arising
from the use of digital communications technologies in
manufacturing and process industries. More?
Application of EN standards to machinery guarding
This seminar, organised by the PPMA, will be useful
for almost anyone with responsibility for guarding on
new and existing machinery. More?
management and maintenance of alarms and alarm
Managing alarms is more complex than many people
realise, so M.A.C. Solutions is running an alarm
management practitioner training course. More?
all-in-one StepSERVO linear actuators available from
AMP's NEMA size 11 TBSM11 StepSERVO actuators are now
available with integral precision ball screws or lead
screws and anti-backlash nuts. More?
newsletter covers all aspects of machinery safety
Procter Machine Safety is relaunching its newsletter
ready for the new GDPR data protection legislation -
find out more and register now! More?
next-generation signal conditioner is easy to
HBM says that ClipX is setting new standards for
single- and multiple-channel industrial measurement
and control applications. More?
series linear stages: low cost of ownership in
Aerotech's cost-effective ECO series linear stages
combine high performance with rugged mechanical design
and a wide choice of options. More?
industrial cameras now with colour sensors
IDS is launching a new model of NXT app-based
industrial camera with a colour sensor, auto-focus,
ToF sensor and onboard data processing. More?
photoelectric sensors are more user-friendly
Sick's latest sensors benefit from optical and
communications technologies that improve usability and
ensure excellent detection reliability. More?
intelligent IoT gateway systems for industrial
Two new-generation Intel-based intelligent IoT gateway
systems from IBASE will benefit industrial control and
factory automation applications. More?
motors are corrosion-resistant for shellfish
Nord's robust, reliable and corrosion-resistant geared
motors with nsd tupH surface treatment are used by a
shellfish processor for driving conveyors. More?
torque limiters: low-cost protection for machinery
The ComInTec torque limiters offered by Techdrives are
available with torques ranging from 1 to 23,000Nm and
shaft sizes from 4 to 140mm. More?
much stock should your bearing supplier hold?
Craig Clydesdale of Bowman International explains the
many ways customers benefit when their supplier holds
more than the 'optimum' stock level. More?
how low-cost automation can benefit your business
Watch this recorded webinar to find out more about
igus automation components and to see examples of
low-cost automation and robotics. More?
|Pilz upgrades PSENmlock modular safety
Enhancements to the PSENmlock safety gate system
provide more functionality, improve diagnostics
and reduce downtime. More?
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Dogbert locates a missing item and customers find the
user interface confusing. More?