|If you are involved with
technical product documentation and specification, you
will be interested to know that BSI has published a new
edition of BS 8888, the British standard covering this
area. This 214-page document effectively brings together
more than 200 international standards, so although it is
not cheap, it provides very economical access to a huge
amount of information. And if you have a copy of its
predecessor, BS 8888:2011, bear in mind that many of the
international standards it references will have been
updated or revised over the last nine years. Follow the
link to find out more.
This month's newsletter has four items in the Events and
Courses section, but take a close look because the two
PPMA entries are each promoting two different training
In other news, we have a wealth of cutting-edge products
for machine builders and system integrators, plus new
guidance for machine guarding and an application story
relating to machinery safety.
helps turn industrial robots into co-operative
Mitsubishi Electric has made substantial improvements
to its MELFA SafePlus robot safety system for use on
SCARA and articulated arm robots. More?
coil motors offer precision motion in compact
Inmoco is now supplying standard and custom voice coil
motors with high acceleration, smooth motion, short
settling times and accurate positioning. More?
launches CMMT-ST compact and economical servo drive
The new CMMT-ST servo is half the size of the CMMT-AS,
rated at 2.5kW, and benefits from the same functional
modules and safety features. More?
distance sensors combine great accuracy and
Baumer's OM70 laser distance sensors provide precise
and reliable inline measurements, even on
'challenging' and inconsistent surfaces. More?
imaging for the same price as a single-point
Micro-Epsilon is introducing two compact and robust
thermal imagers at a price level normally associated
with single-point pyrometers. More?
EVENTS AND COURSES
Practical aspects of Profinet, Profibus, IO-Link
Hosted by Profibus and Profinet International, this
seminar focuses on the practicalities of digital
communications in automated manufacturing. More?
now for Pilz machinery safety training courses in
Pilz has confirmed the dates for its 2020 training
schedule, so make your choice from the perennial
favourites and new additions. More?
project management training courses from PPMA
PPMA is hosting its Project Management and Advanced
Project Management courses this month, so take a look
to see which one matches your needs. More?
training courses: Robotic Safety and Quick Learning
While the first event addresses robotic safety for
integrators, the second focuses on coaching in the
workplace and running effective one-to-ones. More?
e-kit simplifies maintenance of electric motors
Schaeffler has developed an e-kit for use with its
CONCEPT2 lubricator for independently supplying
lubricant to two points on an electric motor. More?
on guarding for recycling machinery
Procter Machine Safety has published new advice on
machine guarding for one of the UK's most dangerous
industries, waste management and recycling. More?
launches decentralised frequency inverters
Lenze's i550 protec is a decentralised variant of the
successful i500 inverter with the same technology
inside plus IP66 protection and IO-Link connectivity.
F+B connectors designed for the food industry
New from Harting, Han F+B connectors feature Ecolab
certified housings and withstand detergents, water
jets and extreme temperatures. More?
Rexroth launches ctrlX Automation, a truly open
The ctrlX Automation platform eradicates boundaries
between machine control systems, IT and the IoT,
cutting engineering time by up to 50 per cent. More?
guard switches designed and manufactured in the UK
Mechan has safety switches and monitoring systems to
suit almost every non-contact magnetic, coded magnetic
and electronic guard switch application. More?
|Pilz works with machine builder to
implement new safety concept
When the safety concept for a specialist-purpose
machine changed at short notice, the Pilz
PSENmlock safety gate system provided a neat
|Compact and robust cycloidal gearboxes
for high-end applications
R. A. Rodriguez is now supplying standard and
bespoke cycloidal gear heads and component sets
from Nabtesco Precision Europe. More?
It seemed like a good idea at the time
This week Dilbert has been ignoring the marketing
department’s creative suggestions and has to go into
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