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Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards, 11 July 2014

An updated list of Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards was published in the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union on 11 July 2014. Follow the link to see what the changes are.

Movie of the month

This short video explains how the new Festo DRRD semi-rotary drives differ from similar products, and the resultant benefits for machine builders.

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Free Guide to the Machinery Directive

The sixth edition of our Guide to the New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC has additional information and an updated 'Further information' section. Order your FREE Guide now!

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The Machine Building Show

The Machine Building Show takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 30 September and 1 October. This and the co-located events will have plenty to interest machine builders. Follow the links to read The Machine Building Show Preview, visit the show website or pre-register for free.


Industrial Automation Conference

Readers of can claim a 15 per cent discount off the cost of each delegate attending the IHS Industrial Automation Conference 2014 in London on 23/24 October. Join IHS experts and industry leaders to discuss key factors that are impacting the direction and growth of industrial automation.



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