|BSI has published BS EN
60204-1:2018 (Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment
of machines. General requirements), which is a new
edition of one of the key Machinery Directive harmonised
standards. The updated standard contains new and revised
requirements relating to power drive systems, short
circuit current ratings and protective bonding. Follow
the link to find out more about these and other changes
As usual we have a wealth of announcements in this
newsletter, so scroll down to see what is of interest to
you. In particular, we have lots of entries in the
Events and Courses section.
for machine builders to innovate with material
This article from Matmatch explores some of the
opportunities available for machine builders to
innovate by choosing alternative materials. More?
quicker way to configure and order custom connectors
Phoenix Contact's user-friendly online configurator
saves time when you need custom connectors. More?
split roller bearings handle high thrust loads
JHB, part of the Bowman group, is launching split
roller bearings that handle high thrust loads,
delivering benefits for machine builders and end
safety brakes are half as thick as alternatives
Abssac is now supplying BXR-LE spring-actuated safety
brakes that are compact and energy-efficient, yet
still have high torque ratings. More?
proportional valves gain IO-Link digital interface
Emerson is now offering ASCO Numatics Sentronic Plus
and Sentronic LP proportional control valves with
integrated IO-Link communications. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
Project Management training course
Taking place later in November, this one-day course
suits people with no formal training as well as those
wanting to refresh their knowledge. More?
offer a quick fix to keep your skills up to date
HBM is hosting three 30-minute webinars this month,
discussing automated systems, more efficient data
acquisition and residual stress. More?
Fluid Power Centre industry event
This annual event, which includes a series of
technical lectures, takes place in February 2019, with
over 80 exhibitors expected to attend. More?
safety training courses and workshops from Pilz in
Pilz has published a downloadable course schedule for
its machinery safety training in 2019 and is now
accepting bookings. More?
Manufacturing and Electronics, 5-7 February 2019
Organiser ETES is expecting to exceed the 800
exhibitors that took part in 2018, with very few
stands and conference speaking opportunities left. More?
specify frameless motors? What are the benefits?
This article from maxon UK explains the benefits of
frameless motors for certain applications, and
provides advice for correct assembly. More?
gear units are compelling alternative to
low-efficiency worm gears
Nord has expanded its high-performance bevel gear unit
range with power-efficient alternatives to worm gear
based drives for torques to 50Nm. More?
controller complements Mclennan's custom build
Trio's Flex-6 Nano EtherCAT factory loaded and field
expandable motion modules with scalable I/O are ideal
for Mclennan's design-and-build systems. More?
laser distance sensors with sub-micrometre accuracy
Baumer's OM70 sensors combine a resolution of 0.7um,
measuring distances up to 1500mm and linear deviations
of just +/-0.06 per cent. More?
unveils Ensenso XR 3D camera with onboard processing
IDS Imaging Development Systems is launching the
Ensenso XR 3D camera as one of many new products at
the VISION Show. More?
safety, Industry 4.0 and higher productivity
This article from Rockwell Automation discusses the
advantages of closely integrating machinery safety
with standard automation and motion control. More?
guidance on machinery safety standards
Procter Machine Safety has published the 13th edition
of 'On Your Guard' containing new standards and
updated information from the HSE. More?
|Stemmer Imaging publishes 2019/20
Imaging and Vision Handbook
The new edition of the Imaging and Vision
Handbook has 450 pages of information on machine
vision technologies, products and suppliers. More?
|Fortress Interlocks achieves Queen's
Read about how Fortress Interlocks achieved the
remarkable feat of winning three prestigious
Queen's Awards. More?
|An easier way to migrate from
pneumatics to all-electric motion
Dunkermotoren's new Drive Assistant, in
combination with its range of linear actuators,
makes it far simpler to replace pneumatic
It's all very disturbing
This week Dilbert tells a joke, waits for other people
to end their phone calls end and is asked to take
responsibility for the Pointy-Haired Boss' mistakes. More?
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