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    Modular aluminium profile systems(29/11/2019)

    Even as machinery and equipment have become more complex and sophisticated in recent years, still the essence of “safe operation” remains largely unchanged and therefore the most basic solutions to ensure safe operation are also largely unchanged.

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    The General Product Safety Directive – The world’s best kept secret?(04/11/2019)

    The General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC (GPSD) covers the safety of any products that do not fall under other European Union (EU) Directives. However, it is rarely recognised or understood by those within the supply chain, even though failure to comply may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

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    Adjusted quickly – precisely mounted(04/11/2019)

    In the packaging industry, machine builders are increasingly turning to clean and hygienic solutions, particularly when in direct contact with food. Here, special requirements must be met, such as food hygiene or FDA and/or EU compliance. Robert Dumayne, drytech director at igus, surveys recent packaging machine developments.

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    Gaining powerful results with Cube67 and IO-Link(28/10/2019)

    Proceco Integrated Cleaning Systems, a Canadian machine builder specialising in aqueous cleaning systems, chose to work with Murrelektronik because they were able to supply the best I/O system for the type of machine the company was building.

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    The role of friction welding processes in manufacturing today(25/10/2019)

    The question that engineers and manufacturers ask when considering their production joining and manufacturing processes is – can we do this better, cheaper and more efficiently?

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    Active Safety: Paving the way for safe and efficient autonomous mobility(03/09/2019)

    It’s the heart-stopping moment that almost every motorist will be familiar with – a split-second lapse in concentration, an unexpected distraction or straightforward error of judgement while we’re at the wheel.

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    PPMA Total Show 2019(02/09/2019)

    The PPMA Total Show is returning to the NEC, Birmingham on 1-3 October and will see the processing and packaging machinery industry come together to showcase the latest technologies and solutions available to the industry.

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    Are you up to speed with new machinery electrical safety requirements?(02/09/2019)

    Safety is one of the most significant issues facing machinery owners today, and the electrical element is an essential consideration for keeping machine operators and maintenance personnel safe. The key standard for machinery electrical safety in Europe is EN 60204:2018, which replaced EN 60204:2006 and was finally published across every European Member States in March this year (published in the UK September 2018).

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    NUM helps automate production of involute and cycloidal gears for robotics(02/09/2019)

    NUM is helping the Taiwanese machine tool company Chien Wei Precise Technology to develop innovative CNC grinding machines for manufacturing specialist gears used in robotics applications.

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    Components and solutions to ensure machine safety(02/09/2019)

    MiniTec’s aluminium profile is the ideal product to create bespoke industrial machine guards and safety fencing in an industrial environment, especially as the product is compliant with The Machinery Safety Directive EN ISO 13849-1.

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    Size matters for safe thermal inspection(02/09/2019)

    For hazardous applications such as establishing the health of electrical components at a substation, the ability to measure temperature accurately over a distance is critical. Achieving this depends on several factors and two of the most important are the resolution of the detector and the chosen camera lens.

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    A reflection on the transition to ISO 9001:2015(02/09/2019)

    When we were required to follow a transition from ISO9001:2008 to ISO9001:2015 (ISO9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system) we voiced some criticism of the new Standard as we felt that the 2015 standard focused heavily on management rather than being a quality management system.

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    How will technology underpin manufacturers’ growth ambitions?(01/08/2019)

    Nothing demonstrates the changes wrought by globalisation like a trip to the supermarket. Today, shoppers strolling the aisles can find mangoes from India, wild salmon from Alaska, asparagus from Peru and much more from the farthest-flung corners of the world.

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    The cornerstones of successful engineering training(03/07/2019)

    In order to get the most from your engineering training providers, ensure their courses are relevant and engaging so that staff return to work as competent, confident and empowered individuals, says Martin Smith, Director at Technical Training Solutions (Tech Training).

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    Industrial Internet of Things: revolution or evolution?(03/05/2019)

    Affecting every industry globally the “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT) is the melding of digital, physical, and biological environments.

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