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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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Video of the Month
A new video shows us around Leuze's recently opened distribution centre in Unterlenningen, Germany.
Th3 – the ‘first hygienic design e-chain’
Open design and special material give it a 'clean' edge, states igus
e-chains… on the side
Movement and power remain unrestricted, says igus
Vertical farming gets take-off!
Cost down, life up with intriguing step change in approach
Flying high with igus
Welcome to the ‘drone in the box’ system
e-loop energy chain goes into action on drilling rig
Extreme temperatures can’t buck the system!
Changing a drylin linear bearing… in under 30 seconds
Fast off the mark and before your very eyes!
Parker Hannifin to stage two-day online oil and gas event
Fast-evolving energy world will be at heart of trade show
Latest PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link products take centre stage
Table-top exhibition to accompany seminar at NEC seminar
Can the food & beverage industry become even smarter?
Mitsubishi Electric highlights next steps towards digitalisation and smart manufacturing
Machine vision events & webinars await
Tap into Stemmer Imaging’s expert knowledge and experience
White Paper: Industry 4.0 and the dual channel principle
Increasing digitisation is opening up new possibilities in automation technology
Boker’s adds 369 new washer sizes

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Safe and economical planning of electrical systems

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New era begins with PD30 Photoelectric sensors and IO-Link

1 day ago

West Yorks machine builder claims world first

1 day ago

Optimise a drive in 60 seconds

2 days ago

Driving innovation on the warehouse floor

3 days ago

Integrating electric motors into efficient smart factory systems

4 days ago

Focus on surface metrology

4 days ago

Good news for PLC and robot programmers!

1 week ago

Autumn is here! … time to reflect

1 week ago

Pressing onwards to clinch the deal

1 week ago

Henkel-Nexa3D collaboration has healthy outcome

1 week ago

Fortifying your supply chain

1 week ago

Which type of ballscrew should you choose?

1 week ago

Inside view on hydraulic pump adaptors

1 week ago

High order intake and promising new products

1 week ago

From component supplier to system supplier

1 week ago

COVID-19 sparks big shift in attitudes towards robots

2 weeks ago

KEB UK appoints Mark Checkley as managing director

2 weeks ago

Sustainability at the push of a button

2 weeks ago

Press brake specialist opts for NSK high-load ball screws

2 weeks ago

Online tool helps customise linear drive system

2 weeks ago

CE & UKCA Marking webinar 24th Sept

2 weeks ago

When is the right time to invest in machinery?

2 weeks ago

Eliminating resonance in stepper motor applications

2 weeks ago

Portescap – official stocking distributor and technical support for the UK & Ire

3 weeks ago

Tightening the reins on humidity and temperature levels

3 weeks ago

New owners for Industrial Technology Magazine

3 weeks ago

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Going the distance – and then some
Latest range of laser distance sensors from BAUMER designed to meet ultimate test
1 day ago
Big performance from small NSK ball screws
NSK Linear Motion Control offers important benefits to users
2 days ago
‘Revolutionary, modular and configurable’ – quite a mosaic
Labour-intensive wiring and setting up multiple devices now ‘a thing of the past’
3 days ago
Enclosures specified to protect the UK’s machines
Chris Lloyd, managing director of Spelsberg UK, offers his take on the key requirements OEMs need to consider when choosing their enclosure manufacturer
4 days ago
Driving business together
No matter if you want to transport, lift, turn or push loads, Lenze believes it has it all well covered
1 week ago
Configure and monitor IO-Link devices with a smartphone
Fast, convenient way of parameterising devices
1 week ago
Slam latches strategy slides into place
Online store seen as vital link for customers
1 week ago
Fast secure connections with single-pole spring terminals
Rugged and reliable connectors for high-end audio equipment, test equipment and pyrotechnics
1 week ago
New Novotechnik RFE-3200 has all the angles
Sensor said to suit mobile machinery and off-highway position measurement
1 week ago
EMKA RC2 vandal-resistant locking solutions
Telecommunication and other outdoor cabinets targeted fort attacks
1 week ago
Heavy industries gain from NSK spherical roller bearings
NSKHPS (High Performance Standard) series figure prominently
1 week ago
Budgetbeam Flexible Shaft Coupling
Single piece design ‘ideal’ for use with encoders or small motors
2 weeks ago
All set to meet demands of modern LSR processing
LSR eTwin Connect hailed as ‘new generation of dosing and mixing systems’
2 weeks ago
Standing firm – whatever the threat
Outdoor cabinets must be equipped to deal with many challenges, such as the elements, vandalism and theft
2 weeks ago
Free updated Safety Distance Calculator tool, at the ready
‘Invaluable aid’ when designing and specifying perimeter guarding for machinery
2 weeks ago
Extending your Horizons
Printed electronics partnership can accelerate innovation in digitisation of healthcare
2 weeks ago
Triple vision in quest for excellence
2D, 3D and AI products promise outstanding price-performance ratio
2 weeks ago
Pressing case for Ixthus Instrumentation measurement solutions
Distribution partnership with Burster targets consistent production quality and throughput improvements
3 weeks ago
New chainflex cable to improve machine safety
igus expands family with e-chain cable for Fanuc motors
3 weeks ago
Compact 7-inch multi-touch panel for carrier arm mounting
ETT 7321 from SIGMATEK promises flexible approach
3 weeks ago
2D LiDAR in the palm of your hand
SICK sensors enable rapid set-up in smallest spaces
3 weeks ago
Latches galore!
The Southco range from Zygology offers a complete guide to latch on to
3 weeks ago
Five reasons to get into cobotics
Robotics can step up productivity and precision, while removing the drudgery of repetitive tasks
3 weeks ago
A suitable case for evaluation
EMKA offers data centre Biolock demonstration kit for exploration and beyond
4 weeks ago
Flexible shaft coupling enjoys lifetime of development
Performance, reliability and low unit cost are key Budgetbeam objectives
4 weeks ago
Wire feeder boasts advanced process control functions
Robust Feed U82 promises productivity, reliability and durability benefits
4 weeks ago
On guard with safety bolt PSENbolt
More ‘flexible, cost-effective’ safety gate solution for personal and process protection
1 month ago
Gearing up for the future
Wide range of offerings hit the marketplace