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
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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