|Last month the UK Government
published a series of technical notices to help
businesses prepare for the possibility of a no-deal
Brexit. Not all of these technical notices are relevant
to machine builders, and there are others that are still
being prepared. To help businesses interpret and
understand the Brexit technical notices that have been
published so far, EEF, the manufacturers' organisation,
has launched a
telephone hotline, with Brexit experts
on hand to provide one-to-one advice. In addition, EEF
is publishing its own summaries of the official
This newsletter is our biggest ever, so please take a
minute to scroll all the way through. We are covering a
broad spectrum of topics, from seminars, machine safety
and smart factories, through to data acquisition, vision
systems and precision motion.
accelerometer amplifier simplifies measurement
MonoDAQ's new E-ACC accelerometer amplifier saves
costs and increases the accuracy because it can be
located close to the sensor. More?
miniature actuators come with many options
New from Reliance, these low-profile motorised
actuators are available on a lead time of two weeks
for standard units, or custom versions can be
different perspectives on machinery maintenance
This article contains contributions from machine
builder Brillopak, automation component supplier
Omron, and Manufacturer Morrisons. More?
widescreen GOT2000 HMIs feature built-in sound
Mitsubishi says these new widescreen HMI's are the
industry's first with a sound interface for emitting
audible alarms or spoken messages. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
and Applying Profibus, Profinet and IO-Link
This seminar will address the key practical issues
arising from the use of digital communications
technologies in automated manufacturing. More?
training courses announced by amtri veritas
amtri veritas now offers courses relating to risk
assessment, machinery safety, CE marking, EMC,
pressure equipment and lifting equipment. More?
safe and smart automation from Pilz at PPMA 2018
Pilz will be exhibiting the Pilz Smart Factory at the
PPMA Show, together with innovative machine safety
products and systems for packaging machinery. More?
seminar: Robotic Safety for Integrators
The PPMA's next Robotic Safety seminar takes place in
September for companies designing, manufacturing,
purchasing and using robotic systems. More?
risk assessment service from Procter Machine Safety
Procter is offering machine risk assessments for
machine designers, machine builders, machine buyers
and end users with machine safety concerns. More?
USB 3.1 board-level cameras with liquid lens control
IDS Imaging Development Systems is now offering the
uEye LE USB 3.1 Gen 1 single board cameras with the
option to use and control liquid lenses. More?
Granite Motion offers benefits over stage-on-granite
Aerotech is launching Integrated Granite Motion
systems that offer advantages over traditional
stage-on-granite designs for many applications. More?
sensors for the food processing industry
Baumer offers a wide range of products that meet
international requirements for food processing
applications, including its BHC Hygienic Connection. More?
machine energy manager with cloud connectivity
Phoenix Contact is launching a cost-effective energy
manager that benefits from cloud connectivity and a
choice of communications gateways. More?
module for drive-based safe motion control
Nord Drivesystems' new SK TU4-PNS PROFIsafe module is
a simple way to add safe motion control functions to
centralised or decentralised drives. More?
sensor cable prevents downtime by predicting failure
Leuze electronic's SmartCore sensor cables improve
machine availability by warning when the cable is
nearing the end of its service life. More?
Factories: what to expect from the factory of the
This article from Bosch Rexroth explores the changes
we can expect for the future of manufacturing and the
benefits that will result. More?
industrial machines benefit from smart sensors
Rockwell Automation explains how smart sensors can
make machine changeovers faster and reduce reliance on
technician experience. More?
helps BMW implement safe collaborative robot
Pilz has been supporting BMW with conformity
assessment and CE marking services to ensure the
safety of its cobots in Europe and the USA. More?
|Why surge protection is essential
Kevan Cowley of Wieland Electric outlines what
machine builders need to know about surge
protection in order to avoid unplanned downtime.
|Microstepping drives with a choice of
Mclennan is now offering STF series open-loop
microstepping drives for machine builders who
prefer industrial Ethernet or other fieldbus
|New Dunkermotoren dMove BLDC motors
offer improved performance
Dunkermotoren's dMove motors succeed the
previous SI series and are dimensionally
interchangeable, yet they benefit from improved
|See IBASE embedded computers and panel
PCs at the PPMA Show
IBASE will be exhibiting its AGS Series
intelligent IoT gateway systems, as well as
heavy-duty, high-performance, IP65 panel PCs. More?
Are you sitting comfortably?
This week we have ergonomics and a new management
style for the Pointy-Haired Boss - and remember you
can scroll back through a month's worth of Dilberts. More?
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