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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.
Brexit Implications for Machine Builders
The UK and EU have reached an agreement over their future trading relationship, so there is finally some clarity for machine builders.
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Video of the Month
In this video the secrets of the hydraulic shaft-hub connection called ETP are revealed by Abssac.
No masking the challenge
Facing up to a much-changed world with igus
Close-up on ready-to-install guide roller systems
New line-up from xiros product range unveiled
igus energy chains tackle plant woes
Water treatment plants or sewage treatment plants are harsh environments, full of chemicals, bacteria and waste
New iglidur system seals the deal!
Bearings and shaft get protection they need
The fast route to tidying up cables on a universal robot
See the triflex energy chain from igus in action!
In the machine building industry, the race is clearly speeding up: and success i
Digital transformation is no longer just a buzzword for machine builders, as this video from Lenze illustrates
Interlock devices in the spotlight
Pilz UK webinar also to deliver insights on fault exclusions and machine safety
Webinar tackles spare and wear parts ordering
Machine operators can identify and order 10,000-plus parts in seconds via app
WE’ll meet again!
Würth Elektronik to hold virtual trade conference
ESAB in Xpansive mood
Meanwhile plans gather pace to become independent publicly traded company
White Paper: Industry 4.0 and the dual channel principle
Increasing digitisation is opening up new possibilities in automation technology
21 hours ago
New language for controllers
Complex positioning and synchronisation functions ‘executed with simple commands’
1 day ago
Mouser Electronics adds record 31 new manufacturers
Global authorised distributor strengthens focus on Internet of Things with 16 new embedded companies
1 day ago
Time and money savings pledge for conveyor system manufacturers
Leuze launches new mounting bracket for its 25C sensors
2 days ago
Mobile and heavy-duty machinery control stepped up
In-cylinder position sensor now with CANopen and CAN SAE J1939 interface options
2 days ago
Right on the dot!
ESAB wire feeder scoops prestigious award
3 days ago
Fastening cable ducts to aluminium profiles
FATH Components has a fastener specifically designed for attaching cable ducts to standard industry aluminium sections
1 week ago
Route to long distance, cable-free measurement
Wireless load sensors and load cell telemetry systems make UK debut
1 week ago
All the right connections for machine builders
And cable-based string fuses add extra sway to Sunclix series
1 week ago
Task Controller software targets agricultural machinery
Solution aims to expedite more precise and effective farming
1 week ago
Synchronous motors aim to set new standards
IE5+ series said to score on energy, cost and environmental factors
1 week ago
Getting the measure of multi-point displacement
New sensor technology based on single coil design
1 week ago
Sales numbers underline longevity and success
30 millionth inverter drive delivered – and counting!
2 weeks ago
Industrial robots demand versatile crossed roller bearings
Robotic motion is becoming more complex and challenging
2 weeks ago
High pressure hydraulics assembly cost reduction
Avseal® XT from Zygology is a new sealing system which the company says offers rapid and cost-effective sealing in high-pressure hydraulics applications. It provides a permanent, reliable metal seal that has been tested to a burst pressure of 1,600 bar
2 weeks ago
Get a grip with stainless steel hand knobs
WDS Components has expanded its range of stainless steel hand knobs to include hundreds of sizes in various styles with up to 93 sizes per individual model, including inch-size threads
2 weeks ago
Functional safety in close up
How the right standards help remove workplace dangers
2 weeks ago
Current offering expanded
Schurter has sights set on automated assembly market with new ceramic fuse range
3 weeks ago
Lighting the way for machinery and automation
Stack light assemblies in 30mm size launched
3 weeks ago
CIP to taste
Conductivity sensors offer versatile solution for hygienic process connections
3 weeks ago
New partnership is boost for machine builders
Universal Robots forms alliance with Siemens’ TIA
3 weeks ago
Positioning systems: one platform for all applications
Aerotech releases Version 1.2 of Automation1 control platform
3 weeks ago
Screw compressor range aimed at workshops and small businesses
G2-7 models are smallest oil-injected rotary screw compressors in Atlas Copco’s professional portfolio