Last month I attended NIDays, an event organised by
National Instruments at the IET headquarters in London
to give almost 400 people the chance to hear how
multi-core processors and multithreading are changing
applications such as instrumentation, data processing
and automation control. But the most important message
for me was how much machine builders stand to gain
from graphical system design, whether or not they are
using multi-core hardware. National Instruments has
built a strong reputation for virtual instrumentation,
but today the company has a great deal to offer those
working in the field of automation control, especially
since the launch of LabVIEW
This month we welcome onboard Rob Brewer as a new
Sales Manager. Rob will be serving customers in the
Midlands and North, while Andrew Turner continues to
cover the South of England and the rest of the world.
Lastly, our new Media Guide is now
available and you can download
a copy now.
PLC is compatible with AS-i safe networks
Jokab's latest programmable safety controller can be
configured as a master/monitor or monitor/slave for EN
954-1 Category 4 applications. More?
semi-finished bar stock and custom components
Semi-finished products are now available in
lubrication-free, wear-resistant iglidur J, iglidur
W300 and FDA-compatible iglidur A180. More?
nylon threaded cable glands seal to IP69K
The latest additions to Anixter's range of over 500
cable glands are sealed to IP69K - and there is no
minimum order value when buying online. More?
Quickshaft miniature linear servo motors and
EMS is introducing ultra-compact linear motors that
are 47mm long yet produce peak forces of up to 9.4N
with stroke lengths of 20 or 80mm. More?
digital tilt sensors have temperature compensation
Inertial Aerosystems is launching low-cost, dual-axis
digital tilt sensors with a resolution of 0.01deg and
a choice of measurement ranges. More?
There is still time to book low-cost flights to
Nuremberg to attend this automation exhibition and the
English workshops being held on November 28th. More?
show alongside Machine Building & Automation
VTX, the Vision Technology Exhibition, is a new show
to be co-located with Machine Building, Drives &
Automation at the NEC in February 2008. More?
safety switches have M12 threaded bodies
For high-integrity applications where space is
restricted, Pilz offers non-contact sensors with M12
threaded bodies sealed to IP69K. More?
provides affordable access to environmental testing
Do you need to undertake some environmental testing
but don't have the necessary equipment? Try Unitemp's
new self-service facility. More?
presents 40 million standard switch products
C&K's vast catalogue features the following switch
types: pushbutton, tactile, detect, toggle, rocker,
dip, slide, snap, rotary, switchlock and thumbwheel. More?
steel profiles complement aluminium system
This square-section profile from MiniTec is
complemented by a stainless fastener that requires no
pre-machining or special tools. More?
gantry positioning stages achieve high throughput
Aerotech's gantry positioning stages use direct-drive
linear servo motors and precision feedback to deliver
exceptional acceleration, speed and accuracy. More?
Sales Manager (South)
Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 560314