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Editor: Jonathan Severn
6th June 2018

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Almost every machine emits noise, which the Machinery Directive requires manufacturers to control. In addition, employers have a legal obligation to protect workers from excessive noise. However, noise measurements are notoriously difficult to make properly, which is one reason why 80 per cent of machine instructions do not meet the relevant requirements of the Machinery Directive. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has therefore been encouraging machine builders to download guidance on how to report noise emission in instruction manuals.

More recently, the HSE has identified shortcomings in the European harmonised standards for measuring noise emissions. In fact it was found that noise data for the same type of machinery, measured using these standards, may not be comparable, and noise emissions determined using an appropriate harmonised standard may not be representative of the operator's noise hazard. Follow the link to see what you should do about this.


leInnovative miniature radial piston pumps are self-priming
Lee Products' latest positive displacement pumps benefit from an innovative radial piston design that is self-priming and reduces cavitation. More?

rlRittal launches next-generation VX25 large enclosure system
Easier and faster specification, design and assembly are just some of the user benefits of Rittal's new VX25 large enclosure system.  More?

ndPROFIsafe module for drive-based safe motion control
With Nord Drivesystems' SK TU4-PNS PROFIsafe module, users can add safe motion control to centralised and decentralised drive systems. More?

yaDigital indicator displays data from up to eight sensors
If you need to monitor data from sensor but do not want to purchase multiple displays, take a look at the UM33A indicator from Yokogawa. More?

skSick ReLy safety relays offer faster response and longer life
New Sick ReLy safety relays benefit from a faster response, longer operating life, quicker installation and improved maintenance. More?


wdQualify as a Certified Electrical Safety Engineer with Wieland
Successful candidates on Wieland's machinery safety CESE course gain an internationally recognised qualification from SGS-TUV Saar. More?

frThermography training in the UK and Ireland
Flir ITC, an accredited authorised training organisation for the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, has published thermography course dates. More?


leSafety light curtain muting reinvented
'Smart Process Gating' is a new process from Leuze electronic through which muting processes are made more economical, simpler and safer. More?

pxAn end to the boring task of marking terminals and cables
Take a look at this article from Phoenix Contact about the tech available today that improves, simplifies and speeds the marking of terminals and cables. More?

idsIDS NXT vegas model with colour sensor and further developments
The latest NXT app-based industrial camera from IDS features a colour sensor, 'high-power' mode for brighter images, and new firmware. More?

sr3D line profile sensors in multi-sensor ring configurations
Stemmer Imaging is offering Gocator 3D sensors with new Firmware that enables precise 360-degree profiling and volume measurement. More?

pzSecurityBridge prevents unauthorised access to safety systems
Pilz is launching the SecurityBridge device that acts as a firewall to prevent unauthorised access to machine safety and control systems. More?

Machine learning: Seeing behind the curtain
Richard Chamberlain of Bosch Rexroth offers some insight into machine learning and the benefits for applications such as predictive maintenance. More?


rwRenishaw launches online guidance for additive manufacturing
This information hub comprises videos, case studies, feature articles, industry news and opinion pieces, with contributions from industry experts. More?


When talking and communicating are not the same
This week Dilbert and Wally find a new way to compliment the Pointy-Haired Boss, while Alice has a problem relating to her technology. More?


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