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Machine EMC cannot be ignored

Paul Laidler, business director for machinery safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, a global product testing and certification organisation.Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is an issue that many ... 

E-stop button features illuminated base

Banner Engineering introduces the patent-pending 30mm Mount Illuminated Emergency Stop pushbutton, combining status indication and safety in one solution for the first time.With bright, highly-... 

Articulation in action

As the global market leader and pioneers of the articulated truck, Bendi stay ahead of the rest through continuous groundbreaking and innovative product developmentAs pioneers of the Articulated ... 

Safety controller makes ‘light’ work at solar panel manufacturer

Safety controllers supplied by Omron are helping one of Spain’s leading solar panel manufacturers to ensure the safety of its operators.Spain enjoys more hours of sunshine than almost any other ... 

Speed monitor offers improved functionality

The MOC3SA Speed Monitor from Sick (UK) is designed to offer improved speed limiting functionality on machine tool and general rotating machinery while enhancing the ease of set-up and maintenance. It is also claimed to enable engineers and factory managers to meet safety requirements with greater day-to-day production flexibility and less downtime. 

Taking a long term view of machinery safety

David Collier, business development manager at Pilz Automation Technology, explains why machine builders should resist the temptation to save money in the short term by using Category 2 architecture ... 

Machinery Safety Alliance offers guidance on latest standards

A new alliance has been formed between a group of leading industrial companies to make holistic sense of changes in machine safety standards in the UKThe Machinery Safety Alliance is a new ... 

Ground crews talk sense on generator maintenance

Aircraft servicing times are being reduced, enabling more flying hours, thanks to a new fully automatic generator testing station developed by MEL Aviation in Sudbury ... 

Adaptable sensors help reduce machine downtime

Balluff can now offer manufacturers a quick, easy and cost effective way to replace damaged or broken pneumatic cylinder sensors by holding a selection of its BMF Magnetic Sensors and universal ... 

Harmonising productivity with machine safety

Safety gates, protective covers and machine guards prevent hazards ­associated with moving parts. However, the correct functioning of a ­safeguard can only be guaranteed by using the appropriate ... 

Keeping zoo safety on track

The Zoofari monorail is a popular attraction at a well known UK zoo, ­carrying in excess of 2,000 passengers on busy days. But legally it is not a pleasure ride. Because it has four automated ... 

New range of controls and switches aimed at marine applications

A complete range of specialised switches and innovative control systems for marine applications are available from EAO – the human machine interface (HMI) specialist.Swiss quality and precision ... 

Tobacco machine refurb benefits from latest machine safety solutions

Tobacco industry machine supplier and refurbisher, Hampshire Tobacco Machinery Services is conquering modern safety legislation more easily thanks to advanced hardware and software from Rockwell ... 

Don't get caught off guard about guards

Thanks to changes relating to guarding introduced by the new Machinery Safety Directive, many machine ­manufacturers and users are breaking health and safety laws without being aware they are doing ... 

X-Y monitor offers versatility and low cost

The maXYmo BL X-Y monitoring system from Kistler for manufacturing process monitoring and product testing offers high performance, flexibility and a colour touchscreen user interface all for a ... 

Controllers offer flexibility and simplicity

Versatile yet easy to use, the G9SP software-based modular safety controllers from Omron are said to offer a convenient approach to implementing dependable safety systems with a low total cost of ... 

Perimeter mesh protects workers from machinery

Stakrak’s Stak Guard is a modular perimeter machine guarding mesh system to protect workers from machinery such as robots and other similar automated systems. Apart from ensuring that employees ... 

Avoiding ‘banana skins’ in directives

Despite the way things may sometimes seem, the committees that develop regulations and directives relating to machinery work very hard to make them unambiguous and easy to apply. Nevertheless, in ... 

Automation improves production and safety

Automation and robotics specialist, Aylesbury Automation has increased productivity and improved the quality in the assembly of CIC cartridges of two component chemical anchors for 2K Polymer Systems ... 

Sensor has flexible built-in options

Variohm EuroSensor’s new SP3 string pot sensor from Celesco features a rugged cable extension design with a plastic-hybrid precision potentiometer and winding drum in a package that can be user ... 

 
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