|The latest list of Machinery
Directive Harmonised Standards was published in the
Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) on 9 June.
This time there is only one change to the B-Type
standards, but plenty of new and amended C-Type
standards. These relate to a broad spectrum of machines,
including refrigeration systems, log splitters, lifting
tables, lawnmowers, textile machinery (various types),
cranes and welding fume extraction equipment - plus many
As with previous updates to the Harmonised Standards, we
have published a useful summary of the additions
and amendments so you can see if
anything affects what you do.
eBook compares cobots from different suppliers
This new edition of Robotiq's eBook contains a wealth
of information that will help buyers decide which
cobots suit their applications and budgets. More?
launches 'world's smallest, most powerful servo
Elmo's Gold Twitter Nano 80A/80V drive delivers 5000W
of continuous power, yet it weighs just 20g and is
small enough to mount on a moving load. More?
smartphone-based machine condition monitoring
SKF is launching the handheld QuickCollect sensor that
is used with an app for collecting and interpreting
machine condition data. More?
or metric ball screws: not just a question of units
This article from Thomson Industries explains why you
should not choose inch or metric series ball screws on
the basis of the units of measurement. More?
D Green range of energy-efficient contactors
Schneider's new contactors cut energy consumption by
80 per cent, generate half as much heat and require
less space than electromechanical contactors. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
project management and sales training courses,
Next month the PPMA is running two courses, 'Effective
Sales Skills for Non-Sales People' and 'Introduction
to Project Management'. More?
Imaging Vision Technology Forum 2017
This year's forum has a two-day format, with hands-on
training, seminars, live demonstrations and an
'Integrator Zone' with real-world applications. More?
Spring launches catalogue range of High Pressure
New from Lee Spring, High Pressure compression springs
feature heavy-gauge wire and small diameters for high
force capacity and small deflections. More?
safety controller does not require programming
Mechan Controls is launching the CAT4/SIL3/PLe
EM-Series modular safety controller that can be
expanded to handle up to 30 safety input devices. More?
is exclusive UK and Ireland sales partner for
Mclennan is now supplying Phytron's comprehensive
range of specialist and extreme environment stepper
motor, drive and motion systems. More?
Universal Structural Bonders for dissimilar
Loctite hybrid adhesives achieve a remarkable
combination of high bond strength, rapid curing and
durability on metals, plastics and rubbers. More?
mobile industrial robot with 200kg payload
RARUK Automation is introducing the MiR200 mobile
industrial robot that can transport twice as much as
the MiR100 that was launched last year. More?
factors to consider when specifying automation
Mark Turner of Lenze explains what to consider when
selecting automation technologies, as the long-term
implications can be considerable. More?
dexterous robot improves production of hearing aids
A Universal Robots UR5 is replacing conventional
robots that had become unsuitable for handling the
ever-smaller parts used in hearing aids. More?
safety relays and safety controllers from Leuze
Leuze electronic is expanding its range of machinery
safety products, with a new generation of programmable
safety controllers and more safety relays. More?
M8ty - enabling Ethernet from the sensor to the
Harting's heroine, Miss M8ty, is championing the
company's new compact M8 D-coded connector for
Ethernet connectivity at the device level. More?
filtration technology dramatically enhances
Bosch Rexroth's new hydraulic filters incorporate
materials that deliver optimum performance while
reducing operating costs through longer service
safety light curtains for finger and hand detection
Pilz is offering its new slimline light curtains in
Type 2 and Type 4 versions for finger or hand
detection, with protective heights from 150 to 1200mm.
ways to future-proof industrial products
David Kelly of Southco presents five concepts that
manufacturers must embrace to ensure the long-term
success of industrial products and applications. More?
Meet Kevin, the immersive VR employee
This week the Pointy-Haired Boss introduces a new
member of staff. Watch the story unfold. More?