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Editor: Jonathan Severn
5th September 2018

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 technical notices.

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.


mqCompact 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?

reBacklash-free 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 ordered.  More?

bkThree different perspectives on machinery maintenance
This article contains contributions from machine builder Brillopak, automation component supplier Omron, and Manufacturer Morrisons. More?

miNew widescreen GOT2000 HMIs feature built-in sound interface
Mitsubishi says these new widescreen HMI's are the industry's first with a sound interface for emitting audible alarms or spoken messages. More?


psUnderstanding 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?

avNew 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?

peSee 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?

paPPMA 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?


prMachine 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?

isNew 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?

ahIntegrated 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?

brHygienic 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?

pxCost-effective 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?

ndPROFIsafe 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?

lzIntelligent 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?

brSmart Factories: what to expect from the factory of the future
This article from Bosch Rexroth explores the changes we can expect for the future of manufacturing and the benefits that will result. More?

rlHow industrial machines benefit from smart sensors
Rockwell Automation explains how smart sensors can make machine changeovers faster and reduce reliance on technician experience. More?

pmPilz helps BMW implement safe collaborative robot applications
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. More?
Microstepping drives with a choice of communication protocols
Mclennan is now offering STF series open-loop microstepping drives for machine builders who prefer industrial Ethernet or other fieldbus protocols. More?
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 performance. More?
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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