Following last month's editorial, in which I
mentioned that there was a Guide to the New Machinery
Directive in the pipeline, I am pleased to say that it
is now available
here. I'd like to say a big 'thank you' to the
three companies that are sponsoring the guide, namely
automation Technology, Procter
Machine Guarding and Southco
Will you be going to the Machine Building exhibition
at Birmingham NEC next month? MachineBuilding.net will
have a stand at the show (Stand 1814) and we look
forward to meeting you there.
Lastly, don't forget that our 2008 Media
Guide is now available and you can download
a copy here.
encoder uses versatile tape and read head
Newall's MAG-TT encoder system features a flexible,
magnetic tape scale that is suitable for both rotary
and linear automation applications. More?
to stainless steel standard parts
A new website provides details of Sugatsune's vast
range of stainless steel and titanium components, plus
there is an online ordering facility. More?
camera acquires RGB and monochrome or NIR images
The ELiiXA UC8 all-in-one colour linescan camera has
four 4096-pixel linescan elements to acquire signals
at the rate of 18kHz. More?
speeds sizing of electric linear actuators
With Hoerbiger-Origa's software, sizing electric
linear actuators is just a matter of entering
application data such as load, distance, time and
inert valve uses less space and power
Lee Products' new Series 300 LFN valves can be mounted
on 0.30inch centres, consume minimal power and have a
response time of just 20ms. More?
demonstrations at Machine Building show 2008
A number of robots will be performing vision-assisted
pick-and-place operations at this year's Machine
Building Drives and Automation show. More?
The Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show (6-7
February) has an excellent selection of seminars for
which show visitors can pre-book to secure a place. More?
offers water jet cutting service
High-speed abrasive water jet cutting provides
accurate parts in virtually any material from thin
sheet to 100mm thickness - and with rapid turnaround.
Technology unveils new website for torque sensors
Far more than an 'online catalogue', this new website
includes a wealth of information and conversion
utilities relating to torque measurement. More?
details Permaglide plain bearings and bushings
Find out all you need to know about standard and
customised Permaglide fit-and-forget bushes, flanged
bushes, thrust washers and strips. More?
cables for high-risk or safety-critical applications
Tyco's lightweight, small-diameter C-Lite FR cables
save weight and volume, but without compromising
electrical or fire performance. More?
Category 3 safety light curtains for hand detection
Smartscan’s 1000 Plus Series safety light curtains are
available with detection heights from 180-1240mm as
standard - and a full two-year warranty. More?
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