|A month ago I wrote about
Brexit and UKCA marking, but now those topics seem of
very little importance. I hope you are all staying well,
and please continue to follow the official advice to
keep yourselves, your families and everyone else as safe
as possible in these troubled times.
If you are one of the engineers working on
mass-producing ventilators, developing new ventilators
or 3D printing critical components, thank you. It is
often said that engineers make a difference, and never
has it been more true than during this war against
A number of engineering events have had to be postponed
in recent weeks, so you might like to put some dates in
your diary for when we start to get back to normal:
This month's newsletter has a spread of new product
announcements, from modular configurable safety
controllers to linear actuators, sensors, drives and
thermal imaging cameras. And if you have time on your
hands or simply want to learn more, have a look at the
new Pilz machinery safety webinar channel.
- The 2020 UKIVA Machine Vision Conference has been
cancelled but presentations will be available online
from 14 May
- Health and Safety Event: 22/23 September
- MACH: 25-28 January
- Drives and Controls and related events: 25-27
- Hannover Messe 2020 has been cancelled but
Hannover Messe 2021 takes place from 12-16 April
- The Industry 4.0 Summit and Expo has been
cancelled and is not expected to be rescheduled
Finally, a couple of links that are worth sharing:
expands SAN range of components for hygienic
Moulded from a compound that releases silver ions,
Elesa's SAN range of knobs, handles and other hardware
helps to combat contact infection. More?
Contact launches PSRmodular configurable safety
The comprehensive PSRmodular portfolio comprises a
choice of base modules and function modules for
applications up to PL e and SIL 3. More?
Green Drive - low-cost, powerful industrial
These actuators from SCS combine the speed and
ruggedness of pneumatics with the controllability of
ball screws and reliability of direct-drive linear
connector cuts aluminium profile framework assembly
Thanks to a patent-pending design using magnet
technology, the new connectors from Fath Components
cut assembly time by up to 70 per cent. More?
sensors measure torques as low as 10 mNm
Sensor Technology is launching new sensors that
measure smaller torques and have a 50kHz bandwidth for
recording short transients. More?
introduces SensControl wireless IO-Link master and
SensControl is a combination of hardware and a
smartphone/tablet app for parameterising IO-Link
settings and viewing sensor outputs. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
launches machinery safety webinar channel
There are already eight recorded webinars on the new
Pilz channel, and more will be added to this excellent
resource in the coming months. More?
F+B connectors designed for the food industry
Harting's new Han F+B connectors feature Ecolab
certified housings and help to reduce downtime by
eliminating hard-wired connections. More?
launches AX and KX enclosure ranges
These new enclosures are embedded with digital
processes for simpler, faster assembly and component
installation, greater flexibility and enhanced safety.
frequency inverters with IO-Link
Lenze's i550 protec decentralised inverters use the
same technology as the successful i500 range, with the
addition of IP66 protection and IO-Link connectivity.
camera speeds thermal imaging inspections
Featuring the latest thermal imaging technology, the
Flir T860 camera also has onboard Inspection Route
software to streamline inspections and reporting. More?
|New guidance on safe machine access
and data security
Pilz has created a web page to explain the
related topics of safe machine access and data
security, and to present its holistic safety
Goals, gall and getting away from it all
This week Wally plans to meet his targets, the
Pointy-Haired Boss shares his secret to being a great
manager, and Dilbert invents something better than
noise-cancelling headphones. More?
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