A new list of Harmonised Standards for the Machinery
Directive 2006/42/EC was published in the Official
Journal (OJ) of the European Union on 8 April. This
can be downloaded as a PDF and it supersedes
previously published lists. Note that lists published
in the OJ are the only ones having any legal standing;
lists published on the European Commission website are
on MachineBuilding.net provides more
information and lists the standards published for the
first time in the OJ and the new versions of
For machine builders using fluid power (pneumatics
and hydraulics), I recently I came across a Position
Paper published by CETOP. This has
received very little publicity, yet it contains useful
information relating to fluid power and the new
machine-to-machine communications using GSM
Eseye provides GSM modules and services that offer a
cost-effective and easy-to-manage way to implement M2M
communications without using an Ethernet network. More?
catalogues and information now available on DVD
Misumi's 2011/12 catalogue of assembly automation
components is now available as PDF files on a DVD as
well as in printed format and online. More?
recirculating roller bearings available from stock
Schaeffler is now offering its RUS and PR linear
recirculating roller guidance systems on fast lead
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Delta Line Europe says the DPM - 63S10 ultra-flat
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introduces own-brand turntable bearings
R.A. Rodriguez is launching two ranges of economical,
high-quality, large-diameter turntable bearings that
are manufactured in Germany by Rodriguez GmbH. More?
Measurement Techniques and Best Practices
Micro-Epsilon is running a series of Technical
Workshops on Non-contact Measurement Techniques and
Best Practices, the first of which is on 12 May. More?
differences between EN 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1
Stewart Robinson of Pilz will present a paper on the
differences between functional safety standards at
this month's Safety Control Systems Conference. More?
University On The Move, Bristol, June 2011
This event enables engineers to see, learn about and
discuss the latest automation technologies from
Rockwell Automation and its technology partners. More?
protect machinery from contamination and damage
Helapet's standard and custom in-line filters are
compact and robust, providing reliable protection for
sensitive machinery and electronics. More?
tactical inertial measurement unit uses MEMS sensors
ETLG Inertial Aerosystems is introducing the SDN500
MEMS-based GPS/INS tactical inertial measurement unit
that is exceptionally rugged and reliable. More?
Gocator 3D laser line profilers available from
Stemmer Imaging says the Gocator is more powerful and
easier to configure than other industrial 3D laser
line profilers - yet it costs considerably less. More?
supplies dugouts for 2011 Asian Cup football
Proving the versatility of its aluminium profile
system, MiniTec UK supplied all of the dugout shelters
for the Asian Cup football competition earlier this
high-speed, low-power mass spectrometer
Megatech is introducing the Simplicity Solutions 830
VQM System, an ultra-fast mass spectrometer for
measuring vacuum quality. More?
A different Dilbert cartoon every day
This week's Dilberts are wide-ranging in their subject
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Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards -
Not only does this article link to the PDF of the
official list, but it also highlights the latest
additions and new versions of superseded standards. More?
| Andrew Turner
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