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Editor: Jonathan Severn
1st September 2010

Guidance documents are always popular with our readers, as proven with last month's item IEC/TR 62061-1 guidance: application of ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061 and July's Revised guidance on application of the Machinery Directive (the official publication from the European Commission). This month we have a shameless plug for the guidance on the new Machinery Directive, as the fifth edition has now been published in the light of the latest official guidance and with additional new material relating to assemblies of machinery (or 'integrated manufacturing systems' in many cases).

This booklet runs to 36 pages and is considerably easier to digest than the 400-page official guidance. Find out more or request a copy now.


ldlrMachinery Directive harmonised standards - a word of caution
Identifying the right standards to use when CE marking machinery is not as straightforward as you might think, as this article explains. More?

hscSafety of Integrated Manufacturing Systems - new training course
Health & Safety Compliance Engineering is offering a TUV-accredited training course, Safety of Integrated Manufacturing Systems, which covers EN ISO 11161. More?

miepLaser sensor features stainless steel housing and IP69K sealing
Micro-Epsilon's rugged yet high-performance optoNCDT 1402SC laser sensor measures displacement, distance and position in harsh environments. More?

stemMonochrome and colour smart cameras gain higher resolution
Stemmer Imaging is supplying the new Dalsa BOA M1280 smart camera in monochrome and colour versions with a higher resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels. More?

zettNovel inductive sensors can be shaped to suit the application
This article describes how new inductive transducers are replacing traditional inductive devices, potentiometers, and optical and magnetic encoders. More?


ncomFasteners event - better than searching the web?
A few hours spent at the Fastening and Assembly Solutions Technology event can be better than trying to solve fastening problems by searching the internet. More?

wbeHealth and Safety '10 - North, show preview
For the first time, this event on 13/14 October will have a dedicated 'Plant and Machinery Safety Zone' with many of the leading suppliers, plus a programme of seminars. More?


boschSoftware E-Tools reduce engineering time for machine builders
Bosch Rexroth's family of software engineering tools (E-Tools) reduce the time required for design, product selection, installation and maintenance. More?

atlasFind out how to cut energy consumption with Atlas Copco
Visit the Atlas Copco stand at The Energy Event for compressors, services, publications and resources that will help to cut energy consumption. More?

niLabVIEW 2010 executes code faster and gains new functions
Thanks to an improved compiler, LabVIEW 2010 executes code 20 per cent faster on average, plus it benefits from a wealth of new user-requested features. More?

pilzNew Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC training course
Pilz is running a series of one-day courses on the Machinery Directive at its premises in Corby, UK, or the Pilz trainer can attend customers' premises. More?

heidSealed linear encoder delivers sub-micron positioning resolution
Heidenhain's compact LF 841 C incremental linear encoder benefits from a resolution of 0.1 micron for high-precision machinery and automation. More?

adeptLatest low-cost DAQ equipment from MCC
Looking for low-cost PC-based DAQ and control solutions for use in machine building and test applications? Check out the latest 8-page brochure from Measurement Computing (MCC). More?


Retained fastenings for fixed guards
Are you struggling to find the right type of captive fasteners for guarding in order to comply with the requirements in the new Machinery Directive and EN 953? has a page that lists products from several manufacturers, plus there are links to further useful resources. More?


Dilbert archives on
If you missed your daily Dilbert over the summer holidays, remember that you can scroll back to read a month's worth of cartoons. More?

Jonathan Severn

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