Many thanks to Stewart Robinson for contributing
an article about the new edition of ISO 13849-1,
and to Jeremy Procter for a piece about BS
EN ISO 14123-1 (see below for both). Technical
articles about machinery safety standards always
generate plenty of interest among our readership
but, if there is anything else you would like
to read about, please let me know and I will
endeavour to commission new articles from industry
This month the European Commission Machinery
Working Group is due to discuss and approve
a new edition of its guidance on the application
of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. The
latest edition is expected to include comments
relating to the most recent amendments to the
Machinery Directive (concerning pesticide application
machinery and the exclusion of tractors), plus
further clarification on partly completed machines,
the indicative list of safety components and
other minor issues. Watch this space...
in machinery functional safety standard ISO
Stewart Robinson of TUV SUD Product Service
explains the changes in the new edition of
machinery functional safety standard ISO 13849-1. More?
and cost-effective PLC for safety and standard
ifm electronic's SmartPLC combines
the functions of safety and standard PLCs,
AS-i gateway, protocol converter, display,
data logger and web server. More?
sensors detect objects any colour, even at
Sick says that its new PowerProx sensors enable
any object to be detected on a high-speed production
line with just one range of sensors. More?
dual-extruder 3D printer and standalone
Conrad is launching a 3D printer that can build
parts from two materials, plus a standalone
controller to negate the need for a connected
IP65 flush fit compression T bar latch from
Elesa's latest flush-mounting compression
latch benefits from several features that make
it an excellent choice for IP65 machine panels. More?
EVENTS AND WEBINARS
Drives & Controls
This year's Drives & Controls event
includes an extensive seminar programme, details
of which have now been published. More?
webinars: how adhesives benefit you and your
Henkel's webinars cover engineering adhesives,
instant adhesives, structural bonding, and
the benefits of adhesives over other fastening
steel interlock switches and machine control
Fortress Interlocks' new modular amGardS40
stainless steel range includes solenoid locks,
trapped key interlocks and machine control
panel-mount piezo drive for co-ordinated
Aerotech's Ensemble QLe drive enables co-ordinated
motion between piezo stages and servo axes
for demanding positioning applications. More?
Rexroth unveils Industry 4.0 training rigs
With hydraulic, pneumatic and mechatronic components,
Bosch Rexroth's new training rigs are
great for learning how to exploit Industry
uses decentralised I/O system for safety
Audi is using the Pilz PSSuniversal decentralised
I/O system at a second factory; this time
it is in the A4 body plant at Ingolstadt,
and custom Industrial Ethernet cables and
Murrelektronik offers the widest range of Industrial
Ethernet cables and connectors, and can supply
them in quantities as small as one. More?
insight when testing electric drive systems
HBM's eDrive system continuously stores all
raw data during drive system tests, so users
can identify ways to increase efficiency. More?
Bowmet plain bearings out-perform alternatives
Bowman International says its new Bowmet heavy-duty,
long-life, corrosion-resistant bearings are
the biggest advance in plain bearings for 70
platforms have 6th Gen Intel Core and Xeon
E3 V5 processors
Advantech's latest modular IPCs, SBCs
and other computing platforms have the processing
power and capability required for IoT applications. More?
|BS EN ISO 14123-1:2015, guarding
against hazardous emissions
This article from Procter Machine Guarding explains the new machinery safety
standard, which is replacing BS EN 626-1. More?
Contracts, competence and the continuum
This week Dilbert is involved with contracts
and affidavits, the Pointy-Haired Boss can't
manage to create a false sense of urgency,
and Wally is himself. More?