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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.
Free 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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Video of the Month
SICK has just released an all-new video highlighting its latest Industry 4.0 solutions, which record, visualise and monitor data.
Vector awards highlights
Showcasing the best of the 2020 nominees
Asset management & Ticket management up close
Discovering Industry 4.0 Services from Lenze
Freedom of design with stock material
igus range ‘suitable for a multitude of applications’
New video - smart data solutions from SICK
SICK has just released an all-new video highlighting its latest Industry 4.0 solutions, which record, visualise and monitor data.
Battery handling with igus - 'no mess, no fuss'
Low-cost automation is the outcome
E4.1 and one for all!
Time to meet the cable that's able
Expert insights on achieving successful certification
Webinar to cover all the essentials for PROFINET devices
ABB’s Robot Podcast in triumphant return series
Season Two explores world of robotics and automation
Are adhesives part of your repair process?
Learn more from Henkel at a live webinar about how they can help
Remote access for machine operators
Lenze showcases its solutions for end-to-end digital engineering in Nuremberg
White Paper: Industry 4.0 and the dual channel principle
Increasing digitisation is opening up new possibilities in automation technology
Mouser Electronics and Analog Devices in eBook collaboration

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'A' grade panel mount connectors released

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Pilz opens up its digital showroom

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IDS camera has Eye on the main prize

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Inside view on feedback devices

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Atlas Copco raises climate ambitions

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Bringing flexibility to additive manufacturing

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EV drive across US achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title

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AI has its eye on bar code identification

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Advanced servo motors transforming 3D metal printing

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Satellite roller screws claim superior linear motion

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Foremost steps up cooperation with IDEC

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Bürkert launches virtual application centre for online audience

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Final instalment of award-winning programme is here

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Silence is golden with built-in muting function

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MONORAIL MR roller guideways launched

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NSK Self-Lube bearings for tackle harsh conditions

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Control Freaks joins Mitsubishi Electric

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Parker launches new process-to-instrument valve

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ABSSAC stamps its mark with edge welded bellows

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The digitally transformed machine builder

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LG Motion has success deep at the ‘art’ of its business

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Faster assembly of machines

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Getting the best out of hub and shaft clamping

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Looking forward to a brighter future

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Atlas Copco launches ‘most advanced’ smart rotary screw compressor

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Laser-guided alignment of shafts

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Essentials of Budgetbeam flexible shaft coupling

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New compression latch has it covered
Southco enhances safety and reduces maintenance errors
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Footswitch offers increased safety for machinery operators
Herga 6256 industrial range delivers pressure-activated override and manual release
4 days ago
Simplicity meets flexibility
Up close with the new automated screwdriving solution
5 days ago
Global recruitment drive for sustainable suppliers
Essentra Components out to step up recycled content within its product lines even further
5 days ago
Centrifugal fans target high static pressure cooling application
EC technology 'delivers 11% greater airflow, while slashing power consumption by 10%'
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Fast on the draw!
ifm offers draw-wires for distance measurement
6 days ago
Intertronics supplies new industry-first material
Conformal coating meets outgassing specifications
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SICK ‘MAX-es’ out its range of linear encoders
Gains in space-saving, operating cost highlighted - and machine availability maximised
1 week ago
RJ45 patch cables for industrial applications unveiled
New series ‘allows data speeds of up to 10 Gbps’
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New range of gear motors launched
Servo Components & Systems unveils gear motors and servo drives solutions
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Latest connectors from Mouser promise big benefits for engineers
‘Greater bandwidth, power and performance’ from TE Connectivity portfolio
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Schaeffler tackles unplanned machine downtime
LASER-EQUILIGN2 delivers precise alignment of shafts
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The upsides of electromagnetic clutches
Designed to function and survive in harsh environments
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New programmable linear measurement solution unveiled
More durability and resistance to contamination amongst benefits highlighted
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Protecting machinery against hazardous conditions
Proton R-Type “ideal for use in high-risk applications”
2 weeks ago
Lifts per twirl - converting a rotational input to linear
Leading the way with the power of lead screws
2 weeks ago
Optimising tooling and cutting data
How to track down the top tooling solutions for machine jobs
2 weeks ago
igus offers automotive suppliers high-performing parts at low prices
Value engineering for motion applications in vehicles aims to cut costs
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Material application and curing process in one
Robotic dispensing with vision system and LED UV light curing
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Demand-orientated material in full flow
Component palletising system allows uninterrupted processes and clean room compatibility
2 weeks ago
STOBER offers PROFIdrive and PROFIsafe Motion Control
STOBER enhances drive controllers with extra PROFINET functions
2 weeks ago
PCB terminal blocks scaled up
Phoenix Contact expands its range for Profinet
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RDS launches embedded industrial PC
New BOXER mini system for factory control applications
3 weeks ago
JVL hails major step forward
ServoStep series integrated stepper motors now available with Wireless Industrial Ethernet
3 weeks ago
New Ethernet switches ‘ideal’ for the field
Features said to make solutions suitable for most industrial environments
3 weeks ago
Motoring ahead with new range
Servo Components & Systems has unveiled its latest small brushless planetary gear motors
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SICK’s Smart Light Tower illuminates efficiencies for machine builders
Communicating real-time operational and maintenance status
4 weeks ago
Deflection calculation of aluminium profiles
Getting a measure of the most common load scenarios

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