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Brexit Update: UK Designated Standards for Machinery
Dated 1 January 2021, the UK Government published a consolidated list of Standards for Machinery, supporting the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (S.I 2008/1597). You can view it by clicking on the link above to access MachineBuilding’s unique Guide. At some point in 2022, the EU will publish updates to the current Machinery Directive and this will also be available here.
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
igus is now recycling its energy chains in a circular way, reusing these in its own innovation display stands at exhibitions.
Accelerating your process with Lenze solutions
Digital transformation in mechanical engineering, driven from a single source
3D Printing goes large!
You can now print big… really big. Up to 3M with igus iglidur
maxon – data to the max!
Choosing a DC motor: comprehensive information given on each and every product
Exhibition stands from recycled energy chains!
igus is now recycling its energy chains in a circular way, reusing these in its own innovation display stands at exhibitions.
Showcasing triflex for the Fanuc Robot
Chains of freedom for industrial robots and cobots
Build or buy your ReBel cobot
Lubrication-free robot means ‘no contamination’, says igus
New innovations on show at HARTING's Industrial Ethernet Week
You can register now for this special event, which runs across three days
Learn about PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link on YouTube
Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things in close-up
Southern Manufacturing & Electronics almost here!
Don’t miss one of the most important and popular engineering shows in the UK calendar
Safety-first adhesives promise uncompromised performance, says Henkel
New solutions will be on show at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2022
White Paper: Industry 4.0 and the dual channel principle
Increasing digitisation is opening up new possibilities in automation technology
Leuze safety solution for access guarding on machinery

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New Phoenix Contact website off the blocks!

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Mouser Electronics now stocking Sentrius BT610 I/O sensor

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Industrial Ethernet Week

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New PC software exploits full potential of IO-Link devices

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Interlock switch targets machine safety

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Your chance to obtain a top Machine Safety qualification

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Going green proves extra payback for Essentra Components

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Operations director becomes new MD at R. A. Rodriguez

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Wieland offers full support for safety-related machine control

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British Encoder Products reinforces commitment to its users

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New AC cabinet cooling fans ‘slash energy consumption’

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Caps & Plugs – ‘The Design Engineer's Guide’

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Real careers to be showcased in virtual setting

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How 3D printing benefits machine builders

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Flat panel IPC aids the Smart Factory

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Reliance’s gear-shaping capabilities strengthened

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‘GLAMorous’ achievement at university!

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OEM Automatic raises over £20,000 for charity

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All five NSK European production plants sourcing green electricity

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Productivity boosted by going green, says Essentra

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Mouser secures global distribution deal

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TSN’s role in the future of industrial automation

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Customer-added value from drive data

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‘Highest demands’ met on protection and flexibility

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Seco hits emissions target – nine years early

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Long-standing bearing challenge in mining industry overcome

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How to select the right industrial chiller

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Covering all angles with new igus bevel gears
High-performance plastics hailed as cost-effective and maintenance-free alternative
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Würth Elektronik offers free EMI filter design tool
Simulation platform REDEXPERT is extended
3 days ago
Robot controllers promise faster, scalable, more energy-efficient manufacturing
ABB expands OmniCore robot controller family with two new controllers
6 days ago
SICK Monitoring Box opens window to better machine performance
System enables plug-and-play condition monitoring and preventive maintenance of sensors, machines, processes and plants
1 week ago
ELIKA helical gear pumps from jbj Techniques
Low-pulsation high-efficiency gear pump reduces noise level ‘by an average of 15 dBA’
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Pressure transmitters deliver all the right connections
New pressure transmitters from Variohm EuroSensor feature USB plug-and-play interfaces
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Pumping up the action with NSK ball bearings
Self-lubricating deep groove design developed for submersible pumps in cryogenic applications
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On display – new launch from RDS
Module offers ‘wide viewing angles and highly consistent colour reproduction’
1 week ago
Configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz
New software version and base unit promises to unleash power for tailor-made applications – with no licence costs
1 week ago
Quality handles for commercial catering equipment
Niche market demands quality and design to stand apart
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ifm delivers safety over IO-Link
Special PROFIsafe transmission telegram enables ‘tunnelled’ communication with safety controller
1 week ago
Mouser Electronics now stocking Trigger under-dash antenna
L-shaped format and dual-axis VHB adhesive backing designed for awkward locations
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Industrial monitor mounts: users reach for the sky
A new swinging arm monitor mount for heavier displays has been announced by Aldershot-based FATH Components
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Right at the heart of igus’s circular product lifecycle
From e-chains to Storm Boards: 'chainge' programme makes its mark
2 weeks ago
Drawing a virtual line under complexity
SICK’s LiDAR-based vehicle guidance hits the right track
2 weeks ago
Retained detent pins deliver ‘loss prevention mechanism’
New detent pins with permanently attached lanyards aim to increase machine safety and meet EU machinery directives
3 weeks ago
Clean room compatible linear drives from IEF Werner
Entire product range available from RARUK Automation (UK)
3 weeks ago
New VX IT rack system launched by Rittal
Gaining an edge by building edge infrastructures faster is now a key requirement
3 weeks ago
Flat swinghandle closes the deal
Closing mechanism can be ‘exchanged in a few steps’ using exchangeable modules
1 month ago
New solution prevents cable damage
The igus SCARA cable solution reinforces corrugated pipes and makes supply of energy more durable
1 month ago
Full package of air conditioning hardware available
EMKA range spans wide spectrum to meet many needs
1 month ago
Ethernet switches tackle harsh environments
FL Switch 1000NT series further expanded with wide temperature models
1 month ago
New industrial magnets added to Elesa range
Selection includes new sizes in round and rectangular flat designs
1 month ago
Actuator linkages range for machine builders launched
WDS clevis linkages designed to fit across widest range of applications
1 month ago
Optimised FEM Quick Coupling Series launched
Parker Hannifin solutions said to offer spillage-free disconnection and minimal oil loss during uncoupling
1 month ago
New grader wear pads promise ‘long life’
Wear pads used on graders still operational after 535 hours of use
1 month ago
Rugged, compact computing system for embedded industrial applications
New release targeted at industrial control and IoT applications in challenging environments
1 month ago
Into the cooling EVOlution
Eurochiller launches the GCevo high-performance chiller range

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