|Happy New Year! I hope you
had a good break and are ready for the next decade.
You have probably heard of Greta Thunberg, the Swedish
environmental activist, and you may well have seen and
heard her on news reports. I was given her book for
One is Too Small to Make a Difference,
and I would recommend this short compilation of her
speeches and writings if you want to know what she is
actually saying, rather than just what is reported as
soundbites in the media. However, you might prefer to
borrow a copy instead of having an online retailer ship
it to you in plastic packaging…
Still on the subject of the environment, there is a huge
difference between single-use plastics and polymer
components that are engineered for a long and useful
life. Nevertheless, igus takes its environmental
responsibilities very seriously and has just launched a
recycling scheme for plastic energy chains. The company
is taking back any manufacturer's energy chains and, in
exchange, providing vouchers that can be redeemed
against the cost of new igus products. Find out more
about the igus green chainge recycling program here.
This month's newsletter is relatively short due to the
holidays, but I'm sure you will find something of
interest in the editor's choice, events and courses, or
powered roller drive and control system for light
New from SEW-Eurodrive, the ECDriveS is an innovative
drive system for light-load roller conveyors that is
simple to set up and requires fewer rollers. More?
now supplying innovative hollow shaft rotary
These high-specification JVL actuators are suitable
for rotary tables and other applications requiring
decentralised precision positioning. More?
programmable sensor connection and data processing
Sick is launching two smart devices that combine
decentralised, multi-sensor co-operation with
field-to-cloud connectivity for Industry 4.0
adds new input modules to samos Pro Compact family
For monitoring safety-critical variables such as
temperature, pressure and flow, Wieland is introducing
samos Pro Compact analogue input modules. More?
launches decentralised i500 frequency inverters
Following the success of its i500 inverters, Lenze is
now offering IP66 decentralised variants with IO-Link
EVENTS AND COURSES
Project Management training course
Taking place next month, this one-day course is for
people with no formal training as well as those
wanting to refresh their knowledge. More?
Manufacturing & Electronics, 11-13 February 2020
Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to
Farnborough next month, with hundreds of exhibitors
and dozens of seminar sessions. More?
How to create a safe human-robot workspace
This recorded webinar addresses the question of how to
ensure safety in a human-robot working environment, as
well as the pertinent standards. More?
servo gear motor ensures safe use of mobile
RSH Automation has used a KEB Combivert servo drive to
ensure safe and reliable motion when handling
workpieces weighing up to one tonne. More?
monitoring of surge protection systems
Phoenix Contact's new ImpulseCheck is the first
intelligent assistance system for monitoring mains
surge protection systems. More?
NXT ocean - unique all-in-one AI-based image
IDS now supplies everything you need for implementing
AI-based image processing, making this a
straightforward option even for non-experts. More?
|Pilz UK machine safety training
courses gain CPD accreditation
The City & Guilds and Certified Machinery
Safety Expert (CMSE) training courses from Pilz
UK are now accredited by the CPD Standards
What was he thinking?
This week the Pointy-Haired Boss accuses Dilbert of
failing to know what he was thinking, so Dogbert takes
the case to the Court of Stupidity. More?
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