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Industry 4.0 Summitt

Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

Drives & Controls 2018

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)


Following a successful launch in 2017, UKIVA Machine Vision Conference returns to Arena MK, Milton Keynes, (more)

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Eliminating the ghosts in the machine
Machinery safety design in high-speed corrugated cardboard production is particularly challenging because a machine can be more than 100 metres long and made up of complex, modular elements that must integrate many levels of safety protection. Board24, a leading producer of corrugated packaging, (more...)
Radio controlled functional safety system from Dold
The new UH 6900 wireless safety system from Dold offers new options and solutions in the field of functional safety. The UH 6900 is part of the Safemaster W series of wireless safety systems. it offers safety-oriented, bidirectional transmission of E-stop and control functions offering greater (more...)
Safe position monitoring: concepts for machine safety
Safety sensors and monitoring units should provide effective protection for personnel in accordance with international standards, but without hindering the production process. And they should also be easy to integrate into machine designs, as Rolf Brunner of Leuze explains. Machine safety is (more...)
Leuze Electronic
Enabling switch for wireless functional safety
Dold has expanded its Safemaster W system for wireless functional safety with the introduction of a wireless enabling switch. It meets the needs of engineers who have to work inside a dangerous area while the machine is in a special operation mode, such as during test, programming and maintenance. (more...)
Machinery safety in an Industry 4.0 environment
How do we tackle Industry 4.0 concerns from a machinery safety perspective? Paul Taylor of TUV SUD Product Service offers guidance. The main cornerstone of Industry 4.0 is the convergence of enterprise IT and operational technology (OT). Industry 4.0 is a major paradigm shift for industry, with (more...)
Your go-to guide for functional safety of machinery
Rockwell Automation has released the latest version of its popular ‘Machinery Safebook’ publication, a guide to safety-related control systems for machinery. ‘Machinery Safebook 5’ expands on previous versions with a host of new information, examples and calculations. (more...)
Bidirectional radio controlled safety module from Dold
The new radio-controlled Safemaster W series UH 6900 from Dold offers safety-oriented bidirectional transmission of E-stop and control functions plus, increased flexibility for safeguarding hazardous areas. By implementing the latest radio technologies and a high degree of signal availability a (more...)
New light curtain system improves flexibility and industrial safety
As production processes become increasingly automated and robots play a larger role on the production line, manufacturers are looking for more ways to maintain and reinforce a safe work environment. The new Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system from Rockwell Automation is a (more...)
Tried and tested safety products up to IP69K
If you are looking to add operator safety or machine protection with a simple guarding operation, then OEM Automatic says the KP or K-SS will provide the required solution. A traditional tongue interlock switch, these are offered with plastic or fully stainless steel 316 housing and a variety of (more...)
When were your light curtains last tested?
Light curtains are commonplace in today’s manufacturing and packaging facilities. They fall into the category of ESPE (Electro Sensitive Protective Equipment). They use AOPD (Active Opto-electronic Protection Devices) for safeguarding persons when interacting with machinery. From an operator (more...)
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