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Brexit Update: UK Designated Standards for Machinery
Dated 1st January 2021, the Government has published a consolidated list of Standards for machinery. It supports the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (S.I 2008/1597). As will be seen from the UK Government statement, the Standards Update has been categorised into three sections: A-Type, B-Type and C-Type. You can access the full article by clicking on the headline above.
Free Guide to the Machinery Directive
The latest edition (January 2021) of our Guide to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC has been published and contains updated information for machine builders.
Guide to Food & Beverage Industry Machine Design
Now published is the MachineBuilding.net Guide to Food & Beverage Industry Machine Design. You can download a free copy here.
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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
This video provides an insight into Atlas Copco's range of specialist, genuine, compressor oils and lubricants
Retraction in action!
Meet the igus Triflex Robotic energy chain with integrated retraction system
Metal out, plastic in!
Bearing fruit with the polymer solution
Problems discharged!
With the iglidur I8-ESD, 3D printing has stepped up a gear to deal with electrostatic issues
Get top performance with Atlas Copco's genuine compressor oils and lubricants
This video provides an insight into Atlas Copco's range of specialist, genuine, compressor oils and lubricants
How many degrees of freedom will new igus robot bring?
New launch aims to take cobot alliance up another notch
Delta Robot on a farm – Ee-i Ee-i Oh!
igus delta robot shows its zap
Engage with image processing experts to ‘Capture the Light’
Free 3-in-1 online event on the IDS Vision Channel on 24 June
Evolutionising real-time locating
Webinar – Tuesday, 8 June – to reveal inside story on omlox
168 new products and range extensions
Real-virtual igus exhibition invites visitors to step up to high-performance polymers
Understanding ISO 13850 and why that matters to machine builders
‘Emergency Stop Functions’ – stop and tune into this Webinar
White Paper: Industry 4.0 and the dual channel principle
Increasing digitisation is opening up new possibilities in automation technology
5 hours ago
Curtain up on Category 4 safety advances
Norstat safety light curtains include models with built in muting functions
1 day ago
World’s ‘fastest ball bearing’ for EV motors
New bearing said to be capable of operating at over 1.8 million dmN – a measure of rotational performance
2 days ago
Combined cable and network tester launched
Switch diagnostics troubleshoots networks and aids connection of Power-over-Ethernet devices
3 days ago
USB-C Male to USB-C female cable launched
Versatile cable supports Power Delivery (PD) charging and more
3 days ago
Getting a handle on colour and design
New range built on good looks and durability
6 days ago
Bridging the gap
Specialist bridge handles from FDB at the ready
6 days ago
Locking on to HVACR
EMKA adds more insights to its Guidance notes
1 week ago
AI starter kit offers visions of the future
Kria KV260 from Mouser has designs on engineers
1 week ago
Flexible fill level sensor with analogue signal
elobau sets sights on industrial machine and off-highway vehicle applications
1 week ago
MAXXDRIVE industrial gear units – NORD’s ‘toughest’
High output torques from 15 to 282 kNm across 11 sizes
1 week ago
New certification for marine applications
Parker’s high-performance flange system gains DNV GL approval
1 week ago
TRUMPF ‘steels’ in with TruTool TKA 700
Deburrer launched for chamfer lengths of up to 7 millimetres
1 week ago
ifm’s multicode reader ‘as simple as a sensor’
New systems said to handle most types of 1D or 2D code at superspeed
1 week ago
SecurityBridge firewall now has added features
The SecurityBridge firewall from Pilz now also protects automation networks that include devices from third-party suppliers
2 weeks ago
Drive efficiency and economy stepped up a gear
STOBER has developed a new economy version of its PE range of planetary gear units
2 weeks ago
Keeping overcurrents firmly under control
Phoenix Contact unveils new circuit breaker system
2 weeks ago
Bespoke assembly workstations – flexible and efficient
11 benches, designed from images and sketches, were all tailored to individual requirements
2 weeks ago
Switching into LV switchgear enclosure mode
Robust and flexible approach is key to a success outcome
2 weeks ago
Oil condition monitoring technology targets marine operators
Latest innovation to enable operators to test for water in oil and for base number of oil samples
2 weeks ago
‘Smallest’ handheld plasma treatment device launched
Intertronics supplies new piezobrush PZ3
2 weeks ago
All on board with new Pico computer
Compact computing platform tailor-made for small confined spaces
3 weeks ago
Tool-free power distribution
And it comes with a pluggable installation system