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Editor: Jonathan Severn
5th August 2015

Last year it was widely anticipated that EN 953, the standard for machine guarding, would be superseded and replaced by ISO 14120 before the end of 2014. However, slow progress through the approvals stages has meant it is more likely the new international standard will be published at the end of 2015 instead. As soon as we hear more, we will let you know via the newsletter.

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ndIntelligent inverters with built-in PLC for motors or cabinets
Nord Drivesystems is now offering an integral PLC with its frequency inverters for cost-effective implementation of control and automation. More?

cyEnergy-harvesting wireless switches for industrial applications
Cherry's energy-harvesting wireless switches are available as a rocker switch for hand actuation or a snap-action version for limit or position switching. More?

mnRobust ultrasonic sensors for food and beverage machinery
Suitable for use in food and beverage machinery, as well as other demanding applications, Morgan's new ultrasonic sensors are robust and compact. More?

acGHS VSD+ vacuum pumps halve energy consumption
Atlas Copco has applied its expertise in energy-efficient compressors to develop new vacuum pumps that use half the energy of alternatives. More?

amNew FD series double icon illuminated pushbutton switches
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esNorthern Manufacturing & Electronics seminar programme
The Northern Manufacturing & Electronics event will include an extensive seminar programme, with presentations on technical and business topics. More?

paMachinery safety seminars from the PPMA - summer 2015
The PPMA is running two of its popular machinery safety technical seminars in August, covering robotic safety and the Machinery Directive. More?

tvMachinery Safety Essentials: half-day workshops across the UK
TUV SUD Product Service is hosting more of its popular Machinery Safety Essentials half-day workshops in September and October. More?


lsHow to maximise spring life: 7 top tips
Springs are often critical components, so Lee Spring offers seven tips to help engineers maximise the life of the springs they are specifying. More?

pzPilz PNOZmulti 2 and PSENslock ensure safety of test rig
SAR Gröpler has used a Pilz configurable safety controller and three safety gate interlocks to protect users of its latest shock absorber test rig. More?

ahBundled Codesys IPC-based controller, I/O, HMI and software
Advantech is offering its new ADAM-5560CDS modular IPC bundled with hardware and software for implementing cost-effective Codesys applications. More?

tsHow to select gearboxes for servo motors
This technical article from Techdrives outlines the factors to consider when specifying the optimum gearbox for a servo motor-driven application. More?

srSpecifying the right grease for rolling bearings
Dr Steve Lacey of Schaeffler explains how to select the most suitable grease for a rolling bearing to ensure high reliability and optimum operating life. More?

sg1000+ bespoke enclosures moulded and assembled in 4 weeks
Spelsberg's latest application story is a great example of how the company works very quickly to produce and pre-assemble custom enclosures. More?

wdConfigurable safety controller offers advantages over alternatives
Wieland is offering a samosPRO COMPACT Introductory Starter Set for £299 (worth £670) so readers can experience the benefits for themselves. More?

rwResolute encoder system wins prestigious innovation award
Renishaw has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for its world-leading Resolute position encoder system. More?


smRisk assessment pads help to improve workplace safety
Safe Machine's easy-to-use pre-work risk assessment pads aid in assessing risks thoroughly and documenting the procedure. More?


All work and no play
This week Dilbert and his colleagues address issues ranging from work ethics and motivation, through to magic and bankers. More?

Jonathan Severn

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