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Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards list, 18 March 2019
A revised list of Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards has been published in the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union. Follow the link to read about the latest changes to the Type-B and Type-C harmonised standards.
Free Guide to the Machinery Directive
The sixth edition of our Guide to the New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC has additional information and an updated 'Further Information' section.
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MachineBuilding.net has a daily Dilbert cartoon. And if you miss any, you can scroll back through the Dilbert archives.
Video of the Month
Multi-tasking flow meter from SICK is a cost saving device, check it out here
New SICK energy consumption flow meter
Multi-tasking flow meter from SICK is a cost saving device, check it out here
Stroller testing is a walk in the park
Video reveals how conveyor technology helps to improve child safety  
Bosch Rexroth releases ctrlX AUTOMATION video
Video discusses the background leading to the recent introduction of the company's all-new ctrlX AUTOMATION platform
Energy chain reaches new heights
A cherry picker has been retrofitted with YE energy chain from igus. The lightweight solution is made from a combination of plastic and steel and was developed to meet the needs of plant and construction equipment.
Crumbs! Kawasaki robots pack biscuits
Robots form a key part of the production cycle at a leading manufacturer
Lenze Smart Motor video is handy for conveyor designers
The factory automation experts at Lenze have unveiled a video aimed at designers of conveyor systems
Webinars: torque limiters and safety brakes
Mayr Transmissions has announced a new webinar series, running through until December
Webinar: Inter-car jumpers for the rail industry
A focus on reduced energy usage and easier handling: worth a look
1 day ago
Compact hand held cases are made in the UK
New cases from BCL Enclosures are suitable for instrumentation, communications devices and much more  
2 days ago
New Pinet aluminium hinges from FDB Panel Fittings
The new Pinet Aluminium Profile Spring hinges from FDB are said to offer a range of features which will appeal to machine and panel builders
3 days ago
Manual call points for hazardous areas
Units are available in stainless steel, GRP and aluminium
3 days ago
Faster and simpler QD couplings from Eaton
Eaton has introduced a new Multiplate system for its Flat Face (FF) Series Quick Disconnect Couplings
5 days ago
New heat staking technology aids product assembly
A recently announced joining platform from Branson is said to offer advances in plastics joining
1 week ago
Ultra-wide input DC-DC modules for railway applications
Relec Electronics says that is latest conduction-cooled half brick DC-DC converters offer new possibilities for rail and industry power supplies
1 week ago
Kistler launches world's first charge amplifier with IO-Link technology
Kistler is claiming a world-first with the arrival of its new flexible, miniature charge amplifier with IO-Link
1 week ago
New CAN pushbutton modules introduced
HMI specialist Griessbach now offers CAN modules with 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 pushbuttons as off-the-shelf Basic and Pro products
1 week ago
New compact safety switch protects personnel
Euchner has introduced a new range of compact and secure locking switches for manufacturing, processing and packaging industries with special variants for hygienic areas in food and beverage plants
1 week ago
Six new linear position sensors now available
Recently announced by Novotechnik and available from its UK distribution partner Variohm EuroSensor, LWG series linear position sensors are now available in six additional standard measurement lengths
1 week ago
New fire-resistant enclosure maintains electrical system safety
Spelsberg says that its new fire protection enclosure has improved the safety of electrical systems, enabling the control of alarm, evacuation and extinguishers for a minimum of 90 minutes in the event of a fire
2 weeks ago
New non-contact capacitive measurement
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new non-contact capacitive measurement system that complements its existing eddy current solution for turbocharger speed measurement
2 weeks ago
PlantPAx 5.0 release from Rockwell Automation
New process functionality said to improve productivity, drive profitability and reduce risk across plant operations
2 weeks ago
New EOS4 watertight safety light curtain
Norstat Inc has just introduced its new Ecolab ‘Food Graded’ watertight enclosures
2 weeks ago
New Brushless DC motor from Portescap
Motor with integrated driver is new addition to Ultra EC range
3 weeks ago
IDS extends Ensenso N3D camera series
With a new design and improved electronics, IDS says its Ensenso N40/N45 3D cameras are compact, lightweight and collaborative
3 weeks ago
New pneumatic valve system with embedded wireless connectivity
Claimed to be a 'first' for industry
3 weeks ago
New range of plain bearings announced
norelem has just introduced a new range of plain bearings for rotary stages, one which is of all-alumimium construction and the other a hybrid
3 weeks ago
NCC Connectors suit applications with restricted space
The Series 670 NCC Subminiature Connectors expand the binder product range with a system for applications with restricted space
3 weeks ago
Hinges for Covid barriers and shields
Construction of anti-Covid protective barriers using hinges from EMKA
3 weeks ago
New at Mouser: HARTING T1 industrial single pair ethernet products
Mouser Electronics is now stocking T1 Industrial single pair Ethernet (SPE) products from HARTING
3 weeks ago
General purpose enclosures from BCL
Both matt and polished models are available in a range of sizes from the UK manufacturer