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Editor: Jonathan Severn
2nd September 2015

Welcome to our biggest ever newsletter! With so much content this month, there really is something for everyone, so please take a minute to scroll all the way through for the latest machinery safety training courses, events, products, technical articles and application stories for machine builders and system integrators.


niLabVIEW 2015 - faster coding for projects such as robot control
NI's latest version of LabVIEW offers higher performance, is faster to learn and has new debugging tools for developing control and monitoring projects. More?

hkHow to choose the right potentiometer for position sensing
Hoffmann + Krippner is offering a new white paper that explains membrane potentiometers and how to select the right one for a given application. More?

haCable glands seal to IP68 yet only need access from one side
Hylec-APL's patented Kwik Fix cable glands are installed from one side of the panel only, without special tools, yet still achieve a reliable IP68 seal. More?


paPPMA Show 2015 - event and seminar preview
The PPMA Show takes place from 29 September to 1 October, with 20 per cent more exhibitors than last year, and a packed seminar programme. More?

esNorthern Manufacturing & Electronics 2015
Held at EventCity, Manchester from 30 September to 1 October, Northern Manufacturing & Electronics has around 250 exhibitors and 12 seminars. More?

grTwo-day machinery risk management course approved by IIRSM
Glover Associates & Consulting's popular machine safety course is now approved by the IIRSM, with courses scheduled at various UK venues. More?

ttPreview and registration for The Machine Building Show
Take a look at our preview for the Machine Building Show, which is co-located with several other events at the NEC from 30 September to 1 October. More?

peMachinery safety training courses in September and October
Pilz still has a few places available on various one-day and four-day machinery safety training courses at UK venues in September and October. More?


atMachine guarding requirements for robot cells
This article from Axelent discusses the important issue of guarding robot cells when the guard is to be positioned within the motion range of the robot. More?

ppPMC Protego DS servo drive achieves PLe with no extra encoder
By using a Pilz PMC Protego DS servo drive with safety card, machine builders can achieve PLe with any servo motor and just one encoder. More?

ahIntegrated, open-frame stages with high dynamic performance
Aerotech's PlanarDLA stages feature direct-drive linear motors that achieve high-speed, accurate positioning and a long, maintenance-free service life. More?

prEN ISO 13857 Safety Distance Calculator - watch a walkthrough
This short video from Procter Machine Guarding shows how easy it is to use the company's BS EN ISO 13857 Safety Distance Calculator. More?

meBlue laser profile sensors for shiny, hot and clear surfaces
Micro-Epsilon's latest laser profile sensors use blue lasers for reliable measurements on reflective, hot, transparent and other 'difficult' surfaces. More?

ms2-factor authentication increases security of industrial systems
Available in the UK via M.A.C. Solutions (UK) Limited, 2-factor authentication greatly increases the security of eWON remote access VPN systems. More?

leLeuze RSL 400 scanners are more versatile and easier to use
Leuze's new safety laser scanners are highly versatile - to the extent that one device can sometimes be installed in place of two conventional units. More?

hmSee HBM's new electric motor and inverter test system
HBM will be exhibiting its new eDrive Test System, together with data acquisition systems and sensors, at the Sensors and Instrumentation show. More?

imBackground-suppressed photoelectric sensors use time-of-flight
ifm electronic's new sensors offer very simple setting, long sensing ranges, reliable background suppression, visible red light and high excess gain. More?

rzPalletisers and depalletisers - make or buy?
Andrew Mason of R.A. Rodriguez discusses when machine builders should make their own or buy-in standard or customised palletisers and depalletisers. More?

mkPassive distribution boxes prove to be best option for machines
This Murrelektronik case study explains why one machine builder often prefers passive distribution boxes to single-wire connections or fieldbuses. More?

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


Robot interfaces
This week Wally, the CEO, the Pointy-Haired Boss and Alice all interact with robots - and all achieve vastly different results. More?

Jonathan Severn

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