|Registration is now open for
the 2017 PPMA Show, which takes place at the NEC,
Birmingham from 26-28 September. With BARA and UKIVA
both being part of the PPMA Group, there will be plenty
for machine builders to see at the PPMA Show, even if
they are not involved directly with processing and
packaging machinery. Find out more about the show here.
Other news this month ranges from machinery safety
products through to design software, training courses,
machine vision, sensors, roller screws, rapid
manufacturing and Industry 4.0. Scroll down to find the
items of interest to you.
Safety specification published
IO-Link Safety is now ready to be implemented by
device manufacturers; like IO-Link, IO-Link Safety is
fieldbus and system independent. More?
position sensors from ZF Switches & Sensors
ZF Switches & Sensors now has a complete range of
angle sensors based on Hall Effect technology,
including models for safety-critical applications. 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?
Cogineer speeds electrical and fluid schematics
With the intuitive new EPLAN Cogineer tool, design
engineers can generate electrical and fluid schematics
at the press of a button. More?
white paper: functional safety and information
HIMA has published a new downloadable white paper that
explores the relationship between cyber security and
plant safety. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
launches training passport scheme for fluid power
This new scheme enables individuals to demonstrate
their skills and companies to check people are safe to
work on fluid power systems. More?
machinery safety and management training, June 2017
This month the PPMA is running two training courses,
one covering robot safety and the other project
management techniques. More?
compares piezoelectric and strain gauge technologies
HBM's webinar will help engineers decide whether
piezoelectric or strain gauge technology will be best
for a given force measurement application. More?
IP65/67 GigE uEye FA industrial cameras with PoE
IDS is launching new machine vision cameras that have
been designed specifically to suit the needs of
factory automation applications. More?
to improve metal additive manufacturing processes
This article from Aerotech discusses the current state
of metal additive manufacturing technology and
presents ways to improve the process. More?
switching products from Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact's switching products are designed to
be smaller, easier to use and wire, and more versatile
than similar products from other suppliers. More?
safety handbook published by Axelent
Axelent's Safety Book explains the laws, regulations,
directives, certifications and labelling requirements
relating to machinery safety. More?
screws offer many advantages over ball screws
Compared with ball screws, SKF's roller screws offer
better load capacity, power density, speed,
acceleration, reliability and accuracy. More?
parts in any igus material moulded in 3D printed
Igus is now offering custom parts injection moulded
from SLS/SLA tooling in just 2-5 days for prototyping
and small production runs. More?
signal towers are brighter, with new buzzer
Techdrives is introducing the new Patlite LR series
signal towers that use brighter LEDs and a new audible
alarm module that is sealed to IP65. More?
safety with Industry 4.0
Mike Lomax of Bosch Rexroth explores machine safety in
Industry 4.0 applications, and the interactions
between machines, humans and software. More?
to launch new products at CPI Health & Safety
Not only is Pilz sponsoring the CPI Health &
Safety Conference on 20/21 June, but it is also
unveiling two new machinery safety products. More?
Projects with limited resources
This week the Pointy-Haired Boss forgets to allocate
any budget to Dilbert's project, so we get to see
Dilbert at his most creative. More?