|BSI has published BS 8611
(Robots and robotic devices. Guide to the ethical design
and application of robots and robotic systems). This is
applicable to all types of robot, not just personal care
and collaborative robots, so designers of industrial
robots, as well as systems integrators and machine
builders incorporating robots, should be taking account
of the standard's guidance and recommendations. Read
a review of BS 8611.
It is unusual for an organisation to feature twice in
our newsletter, but this month BSI gets a second mention
for its new Kitemark certification scheme for the
functional safety of electrical, electronic and
programmable electronic systems - see the first Editor's
Choice item below.
Scroll down to see what else we have this month, as this
is another bumper edition and there should be something
BSI Kitemark for Functional Safety
BSI has launched a new Kitemark for Functional Safety
of Electrical, Electronic and Programmable Electronic
do DC motors fail? How to specify to prevent failure
Patrick Vega of maxon motors explains the factors that
can cause premature failure of DC motors and offers
guidance for their correct specification. More?
podcasts provide tips for fourth industrial
New podcasts from EEF discuss the challenges and
benefits of 4IR for manufacturers, with talks from
in-house experts and guest speakers. More?
adds heavy-duty models to drylin ZL family
igus is introducing a heavy-duty version of its
popular range of drylin ZLW toothed belt linear
modules, including a stainless steel option. More?
Checker now supports PLCopen coding guidelines
Itris Automation's PLC Checker software tool now
enables users to check automatically that programs
comply with the PLCopen coding guidelines. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
for industrial test, measurement and control
HBM's November webinars cover the integration of
measurement within control systems, high-speed torque
and power analysers for motors. More?
now for Stemmer's UK Vision Technology Forum
There is still time to register for Day 2 of Stemmer
Imaging's event at Silverstone, with seminars,
applications, hands-on sessions and 40 exhibitors. More?
safety training courses and seminars from Pilz in
Next year Pilz is running more CMSE and City &
Guilds courses, and other courses and seminars will
cover a variety of machinery safety topics. More?
article tackles warehouse automation challenge
Lenze's new technical article explains how to overcome
the challenge of warehouse automation and achieve
optimum performance. More?
power transmission products simplify supply chain
SKF says customers benefit from simpler logistics and
lower costs if they use a single source for bearings
and related power transmission products. More?
machine risk assessment and PUWER services from
Procter Machine Guarding is using its knowledge and
expertise to provide machine risk assessment and PUWER
inspection services. More?
Paper: how to specify slewing ring bearings
R.A. Rodriguez (UK) Ltd is offering a white paper that
can be downloaded from its website: '9 questions to
ask when specifying slewing ring bearings'. More?
to specify components for a rotary latch system
This article from Southco explains how to specify a
rotary latching system and the importance of ensuring
compatibility between the main components. More?
Retrofit - or how to upgrade legacy plant to
Harting's guidance document explains how a digital
retrofit methodology can help organisations with
legacy equipment move towards Industry 4.0. More?
triangulation sensors with extended measurement
New models in Micro-Epsilon's groundbreaking family of
laser triangulation sensors extend the measurement
range, which now covers 10 to 500mm. More?
industrial camera with GigE or USB 3.1 Type-C port
Suitable for a wide variety of applications, the
latest uEye SE cameras from IDS are offered with a
choice of connections, formats and image sensors. More?
configurations reduce TCO for drives by 70 per cent
Nord Gear says its three preferred sizes of LogiDrive
for materials handling and conveyor applications can
reduce total cost of ownership by 70 per cent. More?
drives for high-torque step-and-direction control
Available in the EU through Mclennan, the AMP STRAC2
and STRAC8 microstepping drives are AC-powered to suit
higher-torque applications. More?
|Making the most of web visualisation
and compact controllers
Pilz says its PASvisu web-based visualisation
software and PNOZmulti small controllers make
'the perfect team' for machine automation. More?
The engineers take over
This week Dilbert invents a neural interface so the
engineers can take control the Pointy-Haired Boss via
smartphone apps. More?