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Editor: Jonathan Severn
6th May 2015

Machine safety news always generates a good deal of interest and we have plenty for you this month, but make sure you have a look at the other items in this newsletter as well. For example, the articles about maintenance and remote monitoring will be useful for machine builders offering long-term support, and there are items about cost-effective customised and miniature sensors, Industry 4.0, combined PLC/HMI devices - and plenty more.


lsMaintenance: how much is too much? Too little?
This article from LNS Research explains how asset performance management can increase reliability while minimising risk and costs. More?

hsNew IXXAT Safe TUV-certified systems for safety communications
HMS Industrial Networks' IXXAT Safe I/O modules and safety protocol software offer a certified route to implementing secure communications. More?

raPatented Catamaran Linear Feeding System from RNA
RNA's compact Catamaran multiple-track feeder offers better performance, gentle handling, high throughputs and simple recirculation of unsorted parts. More?

prNew White Paper explains requirements for conveyor guarding
Procter Machine Guarding has published a new White Paper explaining the regulatory requirements and practicalities of conveyor guarding. More?

sfSKF launches new bearing rating life model
SKF's new Generalised Bearing Life Model aids in calculating a realistic bearing rating life by considering more influencing factors than other models. More?


psThe Profibus and Profinet User Conference, June 2015
This popular event is packed with presentations, demonstrations and hands-on practical sessions suitable for a wide range of experience levels. More?

paMachinery safety training courses - risk assessment and PUWER
The PPMA is running two machinery safety seminars in June for engineers and safety professionals involved with new and existing machinery. More?


niMachine condition monitoring webcast series
Discover how National Instruments can provide a condition monitoring programme that will help to drive down operating and maintenance costs More?


brBosch Rexroth wins award for best Industry 4.0 implementation
Bosch Rexroth's new assembly line in Homburg has been judged to be the best implementation of Industry 4.0 currently in production. More?

pzISO 14119:2013, the new standard for guard interlocking
EN ISO 14119 superseded EN 1088 on 30 April 2015; this article from Pilz explains the important differences between the two standards. More?

usAll-in-one PLC + HMI benefits manufacturer of boiler controls
Using the Unitronics Vision1040 combined PLC + HMI for boiler controls has led to simpler integration, faster development and significant cost reductions. More?

skSick expands Mini series of registration sensors
Reliable, high-speed contrast, colour and luminescence detection sensors are extending Sick's powerful and versatile Mini range. More?

meCustom inductive displacement and position sensors
Micro-Epsilon's inductive sensors can be customised cost-effectively with different measurement technologies, configurations, cabling, electronics, etc. More?

srCoolers are IoT-ready thanks to Schneider Electric PLCs
Schneider Electric PLCs and drives are helping a manufacturer build coolers that are compatible with the Internet of Things, more efficient and quieter. More?

srLow-cost line scan cameras with GigE and 2k or 4k resolution
Stemmer Imaging is introducing Teledyne DALSA Linea line scan cameras with a GigE Vision interface, 2k or 4k resolution and exceptional capabilities. More?

mcRemote access support and diagnostics minimise downtime
Proseal UK is helping its customers minimise downtime thanks to eWON VPN routers and the Talk2M remote access system from MAC Solutions. More?


Is honesty the best policy?
This week Dilbert comments on the technology strategy, Wally admits failure and the Pointy-Haired Boss asks about nuts in the Large Hadron Collider. More?

Jonathan Severn

Andrew Turner
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