|Welcome to our
sesquicentennial newsletter! If you have read all 150
issues, congratulations and thank you.
Here in the UK it is difficult to escape the thorny
subject of Brexit, but in this newsletter we stick to
useful advice and avoid political rhetoric. Scroll down
to see a helpful article from Procter Machine Safety
about what will happen to standards and regulations
post-Brexit. In addition, the HSE has a dedicated
section on its website to assist organisations in their
Other items in this month’s newsletter include training
courses, machinery safety, cobots, smart manufacturing,
and numerous new products for machine builders and
connectors with 12 contacts for sensors and
binder's 12-contact M8 connectors are sealed to IP67,
resistant to vibration and quick to install, making
them highly suitable for machinery. More?
eBook explores how to move from inspiration to
In 'Designing an Idea' experts from Mouser and the
electronics industry explain how to progress from
inspiration to design and production. More?
company dedicated to cobot safety and machine safety
Cobots and Machinery Safety Ltd is a new company
specialising in cobot safety and machine safety
consultancy and training. More?
advantages does AI offer for automated part
This article from Inspekto explains how artificial
intelligence has more to offer machine vision than
higher-specification cameras, and at far lower cost. More?
enhances linear motion system sizing and selection
A major upgrade to the Linear Motioneering sizing and
selection tool means products can now be specified in
less than 15 minutes. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
training from PPMA - Quick Learning
PPMA is introducing a new format of training, known as
Quick Learning, with face-to-face sessions that are
short, interactive and highly focused. More?
two-day training course in EMF risk assessments
Link Microtek's new course will help organisations
comply with the European EMF Directive 2013/35/EU and
the UK's CEMFAW Regulations. More?
implications for machine safety standards and
With Brexit almost upon us, Procter Machine Safety
considers what the various scenarios could mean for
standards and regulations. More?
Spring - a worldwide supply chain in metric and
Lee Spring has increased the number of defined metric
springs in its catalogue to improve global access to
metric springs. More?
Robots launches UR16e cobot with 16kg payload
The latest UR cobot has a higher payload so it can
handle multiple parts or carry heavier end-of-arm
tooling, yet it is still very easy to use. More?
launches JIS-compliant ball bearing units for
SKF's new Japanese Industrial Standards compliant ball
bearing units offer improved protection for
general-use and washdown applications. More?
presents smart manufacturing portfolio at PPMA Show
Highlights on the B&R stand include a cloud
application, fully integrated machine vision and a
human-track collaboration system. More?
control maintenance is the key to efficiency
Rittal's Karl Lycett explains why maintaining cabinet
climate control systems is not a false economy -
rather it is the key to efficiency. More?
cameras with liquid lenses and autofocus
The latest LE AF USB 3.1 Gen 1 board-level cameras
with liquid lenses from IDS can single-shot autofocus
in milliseconds. More?
downloads explain How To…
BFPA is offering members and non-members nine guidance
documents covering a range of topics relating to
pneumatics and hydraulics. More?
linear motors with 3690N thrust and 20 'g'
Dunkermotoren's new SA / SC 38 series represents a
completely new concept for modular high-performance
tubular linear direct drives. More?
|Back to basics: standards, directives
and laws in the EU
This article from Pilz explains standards,
directives and laws, and the recent changes to
the way harmonised standards are published. More?
|One-stop shopping at Misumi: over 800
partner brands available
In order to offer designers a one-stop shop,
Misumi supplies more than 2.6million components
from partner brands in addition to its own
|Powerful Mini-ITX motherboard with AMD
Ryzen 3000 processor
IBASE Technology’s new MBD301 Mini-ITX
motherboard is based on the AMD X470 chipset,
providing superior processing and graphic
Are you serious?
This week Wally is left in charge while the
Pointy-Haired Boss takes a holiday. What could
possibly go wrong? More?
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