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Date: 06 February 2008
Editor: Jonathan Severn

This month's Machine Building, Drives and Automation show promises to be excellent, with a broad spectrum of the leading automation suppliers attending, and plenty of new products being shown for the first time. Indeed, many of the items in this month's newsletter will be featured on exhibitors' stands at the Machine Building show or Mtec, the sensors event in the adjoining hall at the NEC.

Our Guide to the New Machinery Directive has proved very popular, so we are now developing our plans to produce more guides. If there are any topics that you would like to see covered, please get in touch.

Lastly, a reminder that our 2008 Media Guide is now available and to download from here.

EDITOR'S CHOICE

XPS-MF40 safety PLC uses SafeEthernet fieldbus protocol
Suitable for high-integrity applications, this unit uses SafeEthernet for safety data and Modbus TCP-IP, Modbus or Profibus for diagnostic data. More?

Compact force transducers use piezoelectric technology
HBM's new transducers are ultra-compact, measure with virtually no displacement and are excellent for fast, highly dynamic applications. More?

See innovative sensors in action at Mtec 2008
Pilz offers courses relating to regulations and standards, as well as product-specific courses. A new booklet contains further information and the 2008 schedule. More?

Machinery safety training courses in 2008
With Hoerbiger-Origa's software, sizing electric linear actuators is just a matter of entering application data such as load, distance, time and orientation. More?

High-speed rotary stage offers exceptional precision
This direct-drive servo rotary stage delivers a top speed of 2500rpm with an angular resolution of 3.6arc-sec, and zero-backlash, cog-free motion. More?

EVENTS

Machine Building, Drives and Automation Show preview
Dozens of new products are scheduled to be shown for the first time at the Machine Building show from 13-14 February, making it well worth visiting. More?

Register now for Drives and Controls 2008
The Drives & Controls exhibition and conference will run from 22-24 April at the NEC, Birmingham. Colocated events include IFPEX, MACH and Subcon. More?

SPONSORED ANNOUNCEMENTS

Magnet-drive plastic pumps cope with hostile liquids
These leak-free centrifugal pumps handle highly corrosive liquids, delivering flow rates of up to 27m3/hr and a maximum head of 27m. More?

Navigation sensors to be shown at Mtec 2008
Inertial Aerosystems' MTi-G is a MEMS-based inertial measurement unit with integrated GPS, providing data for position, velocity and altitude. More?

Linear guides offer higher speed and longer life
Capable of speeds up to 10m/s and 30 per cent longer life, these linear guides enable machine cycle times to be cut without compromising reliability. More?

Cantilever axes achieve fast and precise positioning
These high-performance spindle-driven axes can be used with stepper, servo or other motors from either Festo or third-party suppliers. More?

Torqsense RWT 330/340 features compact sensor head
If you need to measure torque, speed, power or the position of a rotating shaft but only have limited space, take a look at this new sensor. More?

Jonathan Severn
Editor

Andrew Turner
Sales Manager

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