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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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Video of the Month
igus is promoting its drylin ZLN-40 compact toothed belt axis that is economical for automation and other applications in the realm of machine building.
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
Compact toothed belt axis supplied complete with drive motor
igus is promoting its drylin ZLN-40 compact toothed belt axis that is economical for automation and other applications in the realm of machine building.
Mitsubishi cobot webinar
Thursday 22nd October at 10:30 featuring the new MELFA Assista cobot
Register now for Automation Fair At Home
Rockwell Automation, along with its PartnerNetwork, has announced that registration is now open for Automation Fair At Home, the company’s 29th annual showcase experience
Webinars: torque limiters and safety brakes
Mayr Transmissions announces new webinar series, beginning on 14th October and running through until December
Webinar: Inter-car jumpers for the rail industry
A focus on reduced energy usage and easier handling: worth a look
21 hours 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
21 hours 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 day 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 day 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
2 days 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
1 week 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
1 week ago
PlantPAx 5.0 release from Rockwell Automation
New process functionality said to improve productivity, drive profitability and reduce risk across plant operations
1 week ago
New EOS4 watertight safety light curtain
Norstat Inc has just introduced its new Ecolab ‘Food Graded’ watertight enclosures
1 week ago
New Brushless DC motor from Portescap
Motor with integrated driver is new addition to Ultra EC range
1 week 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
2 weeks ago
New pneumatic valve system with embedded wireless connectivity
Claimed to be a 'first' for industry
2 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
2 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
2 weeks ago
Hinges for Covid barriers and shields
Construction of anti-Covid protective barriers using hinges from EMKA
2 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
2 weeks ago
General purpose enclosures from BCL
Both matt and polished models are available in a range of sizes from the UK manufacturer
2 weeks ago
Pneumatics equipment cuts compressed air set up times
SharkBite is a new range of brass push-fit fittings and anodised aluminium pipe said to simplify small to large commercial and industrial compressed air installations
2 weeks ago
New actuator for a new dimension in safety
Pilz coded safety switches with RFID transponder technology combine maximum manipulation protection with the smallest space requirement
2 weeks ago
Multi stage mag-drive pumps
New centrifugal pumps provide more pressure at low flow rates
2 weeks ago
Accurate, zero backlash bellows couplings
Ruland Manufacturing expands its range of bellows couplings to include an OD of 57 mm
3 weeks ago
New safety limit switches provide safe, reliable position monitoring
The new sensor PRO safety limit switches (series SLS) from Wieland are claimed to provide safe position monitoring in virtually any industrial application
3 weeks ago
Standard industrial elements support welding equipment design
Also used on welder gensets and water coolers, Elesa says that its standard components greatly contribute to the good looks and low production costs of welding equipment whihc is manufactured for both the professional and hobbyist engineer. For example, as part of its ELECOLORS® range, the company's EBP bridge handles are robust enough for the workshop environment and are available with attractive colour inserts which can co-ordinate with existing brand colours. They come in lengths of 116mm to 208mm for carrying, lifting and wheeling of machines. Elesa's heavy duty DVA vibration damping rubber bushes are used to insulate against vibration for equipment, such as anti-vibration feet or internal mountings. Sizes from 8mm to 125mm are available with a selection of mounting plate/stud arrangements and Shore hardness options. Powerful RMD flat retaining magnets (from 16mm to 100mm dia.) with pass-through mounting hole are used for secure closure of access doors on welding equipment hous...