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Editor: Jonathan Severn
7th October 2015

This month's newsletter contains everything from sensors to robots, and from adhesives to remote monitoring. Of course, we also have some machinery safety product and standard news for you. In particular, there is an article about the forthcoming amendments to EN ISO 13849-1, some of which will help to pave the way for the merger of ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 into the new machinery functional safety standard IEC ISO 17305. Although this merger is planned for next year, many in the industry are sceptical about the new standard being published in 2016. When we hear more about this, we will let you know.


ahDelta robot with scalable, open-architecture robot control
Aerotech's RCP-Delta robot comes in four models for payloads up to 3kg, X/Y ranges of 500-1300mm, and with optional continuous Z-axis rotation. More?

stNew Bluetooth module for TorqSense non-contact torque sensors
A Bluetooth module and Android app have been developed by Sensor Technology for real-time, non-contact measurement and monitoring of torque. More?

fstGard and amGardpro interlocks with AS-i and PROFIsafe connectivity
Fortress Interlocks is adding fail-safe communications to its tGard and amGardpro interlocks, and will soon launch non-contact switches too. More?

miIntelligent inverters set new standard for energy efficiency
Mitsubishi's new FR-F800 intelligent drives are claimed to offer exceptional energy saving, speed control, connectivity, versatility and reliability. More?

mrAn introduction to stepper motors and stepper drivers
This in-depth article from Mouser Electronics will help machine builders specify the right stepper motors and drivers to suit their applications. More?


hlNew Henkel Loctite Success Secured webinar dates announced
Henkel is running more of its popular webinars explaining how adhesives can benefit machine builders in terms of productivity and reliability. More?

pzMachinery Safety Seminar focuses on food and beverage industry
Pilz is hosting a Machinery Safety Seminar next month, with topics for discussion including legislation, standards and technology innovations. More?

paPPMA seminar: CE marking of robot cells
This seminar will be particularly helpful if you are an integrator or end user adding a robot to an existing machine for loading/unloading. More?


sdMachine building, special-purpose machines, system integration
Do you need machine building or system integration services? This article from Step Design Ltd outlines the company's capabilities and experience. More?

ndIntelligent inverters with built-in PLC for motors or cabinets
Nord Drivesystems' latest drives feature an integral PLC for cost-effective implementation of centralised or decentralised control and automation. More?

ahBundled Codesys IPC-based controller, I/O, HMI and software
Advantech is offering its new modular IPC bundled with an HMI, I/O and software, making it very cost-effective to implement Codesys projects. More?

sk36mm encoders set new versatility standard for industrial automation
Sick's new encoders have multi-position connections and are programmable for diverse applications in SSI and CANopen protocol variants. More?

srGenie Nano camera cuts cost of GigE Vision industrial imaging
Stemmer Imaging is introducing the Teledyne DALSA Genie Nano GigE Vision industrial camera that offers high-end features in a compact package. More?

msEasy access to condition monitoring data from marine gensets
A remote access system from M.A.C. Solutions is enabling a customer to download condition monitoring data from marine diesel-electric gensets. More?

mcMiniTec catalogue lists 1500 profiles, fasteners and accessories
More of a must-have resource than a catalogue, MiniTec's new literature has 624 pages of detailed information for 1500+ machine building components. More?

tvRevisions to machinery functional safety standard ISO 13849-1
This article from TUV SUD Product Service details the forthcoming amendments to machinery functional safety standard ISO 13849-1. More?

wgNew safety and functional testers for electrical equipment
Whitelegg's fully featured, easy-to-use, yet cost-effective instruments help machine builders perform standards-compliant functional and safety tests. More?


Honesty, intelligence and brilliance
This week Dilbert dispenses honesty, the Pointy-Haired Boss uses 'intelligence' (in a sentence), and we find out which part of the robot Wally designed. More?

Jonathan Severn

Andrew Turner
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Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 560314


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