We have several interesting items relating to
machinery safety in this month's newsletter: a
pneumatically-released profile rail brake, combined
safety/standard automation controllers, and a book
about machinery safety.
Other news in this issue includes announcements about
the Industrial Internet of Things, test equipment,
actuators, motion control, additive manufacturing,
sensors, HMIs and much, much more. This is another
bumper issue, so please take a minute to scroll all
the way through the newsletter and see what catches
your eye. You can read more about each topic on our
top tips for specifying test equipment
Karl Miles of Peak Production Equipment provides
advice to help manufacturers specify standalone or
integrated test equipment. More?
a new generation of positioning controllers is
maxon motor explains why it has developed a
positioning controller to fill the gap between
high-end controllers and low-end DSP-based systems. More?
actuator extends to more than twice its own length
Schaeffler's MTKUSE..-ZS telescopic actuator has a
maximum speed of 2m/s, acceleration of 10m/s2 and
positional accuracy of +/-0.5mm. More?
additive manufacturing can boost machine reliability
Additive manufacturing with metals offers a way to
improve machine reliability through components such as
custom filters, according to Croft. More?
safety brake is as powerful as hydraulics
New from mayr, this pneumatically-released profiled
rail brake is extremely compact yet it has the same
stopping power as a hydraulic brake. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
Manufacturing & Electronics building on past
Whether you are seeking components, equipment,
sub-contract services or business insight, this
month's Northern Manufacturing will be worth visiting.
Building, Automation & IIoT Zone at the NEC,
Make sure you visit the Machine Building, Automation
& IIoT Zone at this month's Sensors &
Instrumentation event. More?
7-inch, high-resolution HMI for mobile machinery
Bosch Rexroth is launching the BODAS Display DI4
operating and display unit with a choice of
specifications and communications options. More?
speed rewiring of automated manufacturing systems
Spelsberg GTi electrical enclosures are an excellent
choice for automation systems that will, inevitably,
require changes or additions. More?
axis photonics alignment platform for 24/7
Aerotech's FiberMaxHP is a high-reliability 3-6 axis
photonics alignment platform that does not compromise
on speed, accuracy or resolution. More?
automation control supports Industrie 4.0
This article from Pilz explains how a modular
automation platform for safety and standard automation
supports the adoption of Industrie 4.0. More?
infrared pyrometer measures temperature of thin
Unlike other infrared pyrometers, the Micro-Epsilon
thermoMETER CTP-3 operates at 3.43um and can measure
the temperature of thin films. More?
machine tools networked for intelligent production
A manufacturer of machining centres has selected
Advantech's CNC machine tool industrial IoT system so
end users can manage the production process. More?
upgrade for MSE570 Eurocard stepper drive
Mclennan is launching the MSE570M stepper motor drive
that adds selectable microstepping resolution and
improves speed/torque capability. More?
dynamic and batch weighing products at PPMA Total
HBM will be at the PPMA Total Show this month
exhibiting dynamic and batch weighing products for
packaging in the food and drink industry. More?
vision-guided pick-and-place system for cobots
R.A. Rodriguez (UK) is now supplying a Robotiq camera
that adds plug-and-play vision to Universal Robots'
affordable collaborative robots. More?
modules pay for themselves by preventing downtime
Erdrich Umformtechnik has installed Murrelektronik
buffer modules on its machine power supplies to
prevent downtime due to mains fluctuations. More?
1D, stacked and 2D codes is quicker and easier
Leuze electronic's new DCR 200i offers reliable
reading and verification of many code types, even on
high-speed plant such as packaging machines. More?
|New machinery safety handbook
published by Axelent
Axelent's new Safety Book explains the laws,
regulations, directives, certifications and
labelling requirements relating to machinery
Cars, charts and thankless tasks
This week the engineers have to develop an electric
car (how hard can it be?), while the executive team
redraws its organisation chart and Dilbert seeks
budgetary approval. More?