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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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MachineBuilding.net has a daily Dilbert cartoon. And if you miss any, you can scroll back through the Dilbert archives.
Video of the Month
A new video shows us around Leuze's recently opened distribution centre in Unterlenningen, Germany.
All powered up for uninterrupted supply
Meet the e-spool flex 2.0: robot control panel
New distribution centre for Leuze
A new video shows us around Leuze's recently opened distribution centre in Unterlenningen, Germany.
iglidur knife edge rollers keeping packaging lines running
Wide range on offer to cover many applications
60 seconds of drylin at your fingertips
Which means all the benefits are ‘minuted’!
Inside PROFINET
Short, informative introduction gets to heart of the company
Components for building 3D printers?
igus aims to have it fully covered!
Latest Industry Expo show sees new stands and features added
Fully 3D-navigable virtual exhibition revamps trade show floor
Get the inside story at this Free Pilz Webinar
Understanding EN ISO 13855 and Safe Distances
Access permission and operating mode selection – all in one system!
Pilz Automation’s PITmode combines security and safety functions, and more
The future of design engineering – be part of it!
Design Engineering Expo is where it will all happen, so register now
White Paper: Industry 4.0 and the dual channel principle
Increasing digitisation is opening up new possibilities in automation technology
3 days ago
Specialist hardware at your fingertips
New EMKA main catalogue now available
4 days ago
Biodegradable cleaner and de-greaser
Latest offering from Henkel is ‘water-based, solvent-free, non-toxic and non-flammable’
1 week ago
Multitude of advantages for machine builders
Keyless shaft locking devices promise wealth of benefits
1 week ago
All inclusive’ cabinet solutions from Fuji Electric
FRENIC series of VSDs designed and built to customer and application needs
2 weeks ago
Developing linear bearings for six generations
New era of recirculating roller guidance systems dawns for machine builders
2 weeks ago
SPMA series launched for machine building
Switching power supplies aims to deliver optimal performance
2 weeks ago
maxon airs its e-bike system
maxon’s drives flew on Mars in the NASA helicopter – now it’s giving lift-off to bike riders
2 weeks ago
Tasteful to the pallet
Palletising automation kit launched to tackle repetitive tasks
2 weeks ago
binder adds extra security for isnap-in circular connectors
New locking clips aim to meet growing demand
2 weeks ago
Smart sensor hub tackles machine downtime
Real-time condition monitoring and predictive maintenance stepped up
2 weeks ago
Range of slewing rings for tight spaces expanded
igus space-saving bearings now available in many sizes
2 weeks ago
Arresting solution from Phoenix Contact
Combined lightning current and surge arrester for the meter panel unveiled
2 weeks ago
All the right links for sensors and actuators
Optimising ways to add digital inputs and outputs to IO-Link systems
2 weeks ago
Locking on to machining benefits
WDS Components’ MicroLoc System offers expandable means of clamping parts
3 weeks ago
New FeedThrough fibre-optic connector launched
Secure through-panel connection for high-speed data transfer
3 weeks ago
Up and Atom!
Intel 11th Generation processor ‘on board’ new PICO-ITX single board computer
3 weeks ago
Device circuit breakers win approval
Extending range of applications adds versatility and flexibility
3 weeks ago
Power supply features integrated LED display
System condition monitoring feature ‘can be integrated into almost any system’
3 weeks ago
Variohm EuroSensor unwraps its new pressure sensors
Series delivers functional safety for hydrogen processing and storage systems
3 weeks ago
Miniature safety inductive ‘a snug fit’
Family of inductive safety switches launched
4 weeks ago
More power, more possibilities
MID-POE series of PoE transformers extended
1 month ago
Curtain up on Category 4 safety advances
Norstat safety light curtains include models with built in muting functions
1 month ago
World’s ‘fastest ball bearing’ for EV motors
New bearing said to be capable of operating at over 1.8 million dmN – a measure of rotational performance
1 month ago
Combined cable and network tester launched
Switch diagnostics troubleshoots networks and aids connection of Power-over-Ethernet devices
1 month ago
USB-C Male to USB-C female cable launched
Versatile cable supports Power Delivery (PD) charging and more
1 month ago
Getting a handle on colour and design
New range built on good looks and durability
1 month ago
Bridging the gap
Specialist bridge handles from FDB at the ready
1 month ago
Locking on to HVACR
EMKA adds more insights to its Guidance notes