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Editor: Jonathan Severn
06 August 2008

The Machinery Directive is something that affects machine builders and suppliers not just in Europe, but all over the world - as has been clearly demonstrated by the requests we have received for the MachineBuilding.net Guide to the New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC . Readers of this newsletter may therefore be interested to know that the European Commission has published a new list of standards that are Harmonised to the existing Machinery Directive 98/37/EC. A summary of the new additions to the list of Harmonised standards has been compiled here.

Over the last few weeks we have received a higher than usual number of press releases announcing new brochures and other literature. Rather than pick some out to highlight in the newsletter, I have prepared a summary that you can read here.

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Rencol launches low-cost diecasting service
Rencol is offering its Chinese diecasting services to companies that want low to high volumes of components in aluminium, zinc or other materials. More?

Transfer system offers benefits over pallets and rotary indexing
The Weiss LS transfer system is claimed to be faster, more precise and more reliable than either rotary indexing tables or pallet transfer systems. More?

All-in-one 3kW servo drive, motion controller and PLC
Technosoft's new IDM3000 can be used with brushless, induction and DC motors up to 3kW, with the added benefits of integral motion control and PLC functions. More?

Rodless cylinders minimise air leakage and stiction
Parker's latest mechanically coupled rodless cylinders virtually eliminate air leakage and boast very low levels of stiction and break-away force. More?

Worm gearbox with torque limiter features manual override
The Huco Dynatork MRV50.LS worm gearbox with integral torque limiter is unusual in that it features a manual override for use in the event of a power failure. More?

EVENTS

BARA Machine Safety Conference scheduled for September
BARA's Machinery Safety Conference in Bletchley Park on 30 September will provide an overview of machinery safety standards and technologies. More?

Instrumentation Scotland 2008 returns to Aberdeen
The Instrumentation Scotland and Offshore Systems show and seminars will take place in Aberdeen on 3-4 September 2008. More?

SPONSORED ANNOUNCEMENTS

Machinery safety training courses in 2008
Pilz courses for engineers, managers and supervisors cover topics ranging from standards and regulations to the implementation of safety systems. More?

Widest range of LVDT & inductive displacement sensors from stock
Instead of waiting weeks for LVDTs, order from Micro-Epsilon. The company has a vast range, all available from stock and detailed in a downloadable catalogue. More?

Motion control breakthrough: higher performance, lower costs
Baldor's complete range of motion control components compatible with Ethernet Powerlink - drives, controllers and development tools - provides radical new opportunities. More?

How to specify liquid flow meters
Titan Enterprises has published a PDF guidance document that explains how to specify liquid flow meters, particularly for OEM projects. More?

Range of modular belt and roller conveyor components
MiniTec now offers a wider range of belt and roller conveyor components as part of its Profile System modular machine framing system. More?

Jonathan Severn
Editor

Andrew Turner
Sales Manager

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