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Editor: Jonathan Severn
4th February 2015

This month we have a number of exciting new products and a broad selection of resources, events and courses: machine design tips, a machinery safety White Paper, training courses, the 'Future Manufacturing Event' and a webinar series.

Scroll down and you will also find an instrument that machine builders can use to test compliance with harmonised standard EN 60204, 'Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines.'


gnMachine design tips to minimise risk of Legionnaires' Disease
Almost any machine or process that uses water could pose a risk of Legionnaires' Disease; this article provides advice and design tips. More?

skSick deTec2 Core type 2 light curtain is easy to install
Sick says its new type 2 safety light curtain for PL c and SIL 1 applications sets new standards for performance, installation ease and reliability. More?

brInductive sensors have same sensing distance for all metals
The new Baumer Factor 1 inductive sensors have the same sensing distance for all metals, including steel, aluminium and copper. More?

ilSynchronous Drum Motor offers enhanced control of conveyors
A new compact, high-torque Synchronous Drum Motor from Interroll provides the level of conveyor control that would normally require servos. More?

mxNew Brad MX-PTL M12 cordsets are quicker to connect
Molex is launching Brad MX-PTL M12 industrial cordsets with push-to-lock mating on industry-standard M12 receptacles - with no price premium. More?


hmData acquisition and measurement training courses
HBM is running a series of two-day data acquisition and measurement courses in 2015, the first of which take place at the end of February. More?

miRegister for the 'Future Manufacturing Event' in Sheffield
The 'Future Manufacturing Event', which is organised by Mitsubishi and hosted at the AMRC, has plenty to interest machine builders and integrators. More?

pzCity & Guilds four-day Machinery Safety training course
City & Guilds training helps engineers and managers improve their machinery safety competence; Pilz is running courses throughout the UK in 2015. More?


prWhite Paper details changes in machinery safety guidelines
Procter Machine Guarding's latest White Paper analyses the changes in the new edition of BSI's PD 5304, 'Guidance on safe use of machinery.' More?

isigus announces manus awards 2015 are open for entries
Have you made good use of plastic bearings recently? Enter the manus awards that are run by igus in conjunction with its academic partners. More?

leNew Leuze RSL 400 safety laser scanners are easier to use
Leuze's new laser scanners feature Bluetooth connectivity, a full-text display and separate scanner and connector units for quick replacement. More?

srHow to select the right linear guidance system
This technical article from Schaeffler provides an overview of the systems available, their main design features and typical areas of application. More?

wdConfigurable safety controller is compact and expandable
Wieland is introducing the 45mm-wide samos PRO COMPACT configurable safety controller, plus I/O and fieldbus expansion modules. More?

ahAdvantech Industrial Automation Group Europe fuels growth
By investing in new products and customer services, Advantech enjoyed strong growth in 2014 - and the company is expecting more in 2015. More?

meHigh-precision measurement sensors for demanding environments
Micro Epsilon's robust eddy current sensors offer high-precision, high-frequency, non-contact measurement in harsh environments. More?

wgSafety testers aid compliance with machinery safety standard
Whitelegg Machines is introducing Schleich GLP1 testers to help machine builders comply with Machinery Directive Harmonised standard EN 60204. More?


The dangers of questionable and artificial intelligence
After the CEO goes missing, the Pointy-Haired Boss takes over and starts selling robots that psychologically manipulate their owners. More?


Webinars explain Industry 4.0, Sercos, hotplugging and more
Sercos International is running a series of 30-minute seminars over the next six months, covering a wide range of topics of interest to machine builders. More?

Jonathan Severn

Andrew Turner
Sales Manager
Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 560314


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