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Editor: Jonathan Severn
4th April 2018

Once again, machinery safety features heavily in this month's newsletter, with suppliers continuing to develop new products that simplify installation and improve uptime. This month, for example, we have an innovative muting technology from Leuze electronic. There is also a new issue of the Pilz Safety Compendium, Procter Machine Safety has released another edition of its ever-popular publication about machinery safety standards, and Mechan is promoting its comprehensive range of non-contact guard switches.

Scroll down to see these items, plus we have everything from vision-guided cobots and springs for medical equipment, through to multi-function sensors, cyber-security and a new development in PLC technology. Click on each 'More?' link to read the full story on our website.


luSmart Process Gating: Leuze reinvents light curtain muting
By taking a new approach to muting, Leuze electronic has developed a protection system that is simpler, economical and easier to maintain. More?

skEntry-level vision-guidance system for UR cobots
Sick has collaborated with Universal Robots to develop a simple yet powerful vision-guidance system for use with UR3, UR5 or UR10 cobots.  More?

btPneumatic valve island improves flexibility and diagnostics
Burkert's Type 8652 AirLINE valve island offers a choice of communications protocols, and an integral LCD screen aids setup and diagnostics. More?

euPrecise, versatile, reliable: elobau's new ultrasonic sensors
New from elobau, these ultrasonic sensors are suitable for industrial and off-highway tasks requiring object counting, position or fill-level detection. More?

cfNew IP68 waterproof cable assemblies available from Cliff
If you need waterproof electrical connections, take a look at these new three-shot injection moulded cable assemblies from Cliff Electronics. More?


ncCourses in hydraulics, pneumatics, applied electronics and control
The National Fluid Power Centre offers market-leading short courses and bespoke training, all with a high proportion of practical content. More?

pcOne-day training course covers compliance with PUWER
Pilz is running its next scheduled PUWER training course on 10 May for project engineers, engineering managers, safety specialists and others. More?


isIDS introduces app-based vision sensors and cameras
These new IDS NXT vision sensors and cameras are extremely versatile because the functionality is installed as you would an app on a smartphone. More?

lsSpecialist springs for medical and pharmaceutical applications
One of Lee Spring's areas of expertise is standard and custom springs for pharmaceutical delivery systems, medical devices and related equipment. More?

prUpdated guidance on machinery guarding standards
Procter Machine Safety has published the 12th edition of 'On Your Guard', with updates to the machinery safety standards and other information. More?

brMulti-function sensors measure flow and temperature
Baumer's FlexFlow sensors for precision measurement of flow and temperature feature integrated electronics, IO-Link and a choice of outputs. More?

hmAll-in-one transducer measures torque, speed and angle
HBM's T21WN transducer has a measurement bandwidth of 1kHz, maximum speed of 200,000rpm and is offered with torque ratings of 0.1 to 200Nm. More?

lnHow to achieve cyber-security in a Smart Factory
This article from Lenze outlines a risk-based approach to cyber-security for protecting connected machines and devices within a Smart Factory. More?

frFlir launches E53 entry-level advanced thermal imaging camera
New from Flir, the user-friendly yet cost-effective E53 camera brings advanced thermal imaging within reach for many more engineers. More?

dnIntelligent servo motors feature integral fieldbus interface
Dunkermotoren is launching the BG 66 range of industrial DC servo motors with completely new integrated control electronics and a CANopen interface. More?

urCobots boost cost-competitiveness and responsiveness
Universal Robots explains how cobots can help to combat the rising costs and lack of agility associated with production in low-cost regions. More?

sfNew single-shaft/multiple-bearing system analysis software
SKF's SimPro Quick is a modelling and analysis tool that bridges the gap between its basic online tools and the flagship multi-shaft analysis application. More?

pxExploring the benefits of the PLCnext Technology Platform
The PLCnext Technology Platform from Phoenix Contact offers technological benefits and makes the most of current and future programming talent. More?

ppPilz publishes 5th edition of the Safety Compendium
Pilz has completely revised its Safety Compendium so it now includes collaborative robots, safe programming and safety in Industrie 4.0. More?

Non-contact guard switches designed and manufactured in the UK
Mechan's safety switches and monitoring systems suit almost all non-contact magnetic, coded magnetic and electronic guard switch applications. More?


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Jonathan Severn

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