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Murrelektronik safety technology for flexible cost effective installations Safety technology is a major topic in the automation industry. Murrelektronik’s safety range allows system designers complete flexibility. They can choose from traditional passive safety systems to an intelligent decentralised installation. This flexible concept makes it possible to reach the highest safety categories within a system, with a variety of solutions for different applications and requirements – all with excellent price to performance ratios. If your goal is to switch off outputs safely (by shutting down affected components), you can design a safe installation by combining both passive safety fieldbus modules with reliable safety relays. Using fully tested, well-known standard fieldbus modules makes it easy to access this technology.

Murrelektronik safety relays Machine builders have been using safety relays for many years. When installed correctly they have proved to be very reliable. Their low complexity and relatively low hardware cost still make them a popular choice. Murrelektronik’s MIRO SAFE+ safety relays are the solution for achieving safety standards up to performance level e (PLe) according to EN ISO 13849-1. They allow you to design many different safety applications including emergency stops, guard doors, two hand monitoring, light curtains, pressure sensitive mats and safety magnet switch monitoring. Start-button monitoring is also available Murrelektroniks MIRO SAFE+ provides an LED status indicator on the front of the relay, pluggable spring clamp terminals and label plates for clear identification. It has a wide voltage input of 24 V DC (-15%/+20%) and is suitable up to a maximum SIL 3/PLe.

Murrelektronik safety distribution boxes The downside in the past with using safety relays is that each safety device needs to be wired individually back to the safety relay. With Murrelektronik’s Exact 12 safety distribution boxes wiring is now a lot simpler. Whether for emergency stop push buttons or safety output devices an Exact 12 distribution box can be positioned as near as possible to the safety devices. Each device can be wired back to the distribution box using M12 connector technology making device connectivity ‘plug’n’ play’. A single ‘ multi-core home run’ cable is wired back to the safety relay thus reducing installation time and effort as well as cable containment offering a quicker and less expensive installation. 4 - Automation Update June 2016

Murrelektronik active safety Murrelektronik MVK Metal IP67 Safety modules (both inputs and outputs) uses PROFIsafe – a safety-related expansion of the industrial ethernet standard Profinet to transfer safety-related data. This standard protocol for industrial applications allows you to use pre-existing communication technologies for your safety circuits this approach saves on both wiring and installation time. Another benefit is that the MVK metal safety modules can be on the same network cable as standard ProfiNet modules therefore a second safety network or bus is not required. This approach can save a considerable amount of time and money. The fully potted MVK Metal I/O modules are suitable for applications in harsh industrial environments, thanks to IP67 protection and a high resistance to media and vibrations. Moreover, they feature comprehensive diagnostic options. Errors such as overload, sensor short circuit or wire breaks individually monitored on each channel, signaled by an LED at the affected port and reported to the controller. Murrelektronik’s Cube20S I/O system is an IP20 rated member of the field-tested Cube I/O family. Cube 20s offers safety modules (inputs and outputs) that can be used in Profinet/PROFIsafe and Profibus/PROFIsafe applications. Cube20S offers standard and safety I/O slices in one system making it highly flexible and cost efficient. The 12.9-millimeter wide modules can be easily and quickly connected – the integrated backplane bus connects up to 64 modules per bus node. Speak to a Murrelektronik adviser today about all your Safety Relay requirements by calling +44 (0)161 728 3133 or email sales@murrelektronik.co.uk. For more information, please visit www.murrelektronik.uk

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TM SMART FACTORY EXPO Partners with ADVANCED ENGINEERING 2016 in response to Industry 4.0 Advanced Engineering 2016, the UK’s largest annual engineering trade show, has announced a new partnership with The Manufacturer, published by Hennik Research.. As part of the arrangement, The Manufacturer will bring its Smart Factory Expo to Birmingham’s NEC, on 2 & 3 November 2016, to run alongside Advanced Engineering. The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo is part of a series of events examining, in detail, Britain’s response to Industry 4.0. The Manufacturer Live (www.themanufacturerlive.com) events include the 2-day exhibition, The Manufacturer Top 100, The Manufacturer Annual Leaders Conference and The Manufacturer MX Awards. The Manufacturer Top 100 aims to change the face of manufacturing by recognising dynamic leaders and innovators in the sector in an annual report. The 2016 list will be announced during a drinks reception on Tuesday 1 November, the day before the opening of the show. The Manufacturer Annual Leaders Conference brings together the best and brightest from the manufacturing and engineering sectors for a range of educational and networking opportunities. The final event, The Manufacturer MX Awards, is an annual awards programme recognising the excellence of manufacturers across all aspects of their businesses. This black tie awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 2 November. The manufacturing and engineering sectors are experiencing rapid change and growth, most noticeably as a result of the 4th industrial revolution, making the partnership particularly prescient. Both shows seek to provide attendees with relevant and educational content, which addresses significant industry trends whilst future-proofing the sector. Commenting on the partnership with the Hennik Group, Katie Crocombe, Advanced Engineering Event Director, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Hennik Group for 2016. Their involvement provides all those in attendance with even more opportunities to improve their operations, all under one roof. We’re very excited to be bringing a brand new element to our show and it illustrates just how important Advanced Engineering has become to the engineering and manufacturing sectors.” Henry Anson, Managing Director of Hennik Research said “There is tremendous synergy between Smart Factory Expo and Advanced Engineering and it makes perfect sense for us to be in partnership together. Industry 4.0 is on everybody’s lips at the moment and what was considered the factory of the future is rapidly becoming the factory of the present. Smart Factory Expo will enable visitors to see Industry 4.0 in action’. Advanced Engineering 2016 brings together the very best from the high performance engineering sectors. It already has more than 80 show supporters, a wealth of exhibiting suppliers and partners and the largest open engineering conference programme in the UK. Crocombe concludes: “2016 is a pivotal year for us, with more content on offer than ever before. Having the Hennik Group on board offers yet another dynamic component to our exciting show floor content.” The event will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on the 2 & 3 November 2016. To find out more information about registration and exhibiting, please visit www.advancedengineeringuk.com or call the show team on +44 (0)20 8843 8800. 10 - Automation Update June 2016

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27 – 29 September 2016, NEC, Birmingham Showcasing the UK’s latest innovations in processing and packaging machinery, materials, containers and packaging design, the PPMA Total Show 2016 is set to return to the Birmingham NEC this September for the first time in its history, moving from its usual spring slot – with over 300 exhibitors already signed up to exhibit at the 2016 event. The likes of Loma Systems, Rotech, Bosch and Schubert UK have already confirmed to exhibit at the PPMA Total Show 2016, which will be the first under the sole ownership of the PPMA for over a decade. Incorporating PPMA, Pakex and Interphex, the show aims to provide businesses across the processing, packaging design and materials and pharmaceutical sectors with an unrivalled opportunity to reach the right decision makers and showcase precisely how their solutions can address a number of particular packaging and processing challenges. Speaking about the exhibition ahead of its return to the PPMA Total Show 2016, Toby Kemp, ‎Global Marketing Manager at Loma Systems & Lock Inspection, commented: “Loma Systems has generally exhibited every year at the PPMA show, as it is a great place to meet up with both existing and potential customers involved in the packaging and processing industries. At the 2016 PPMA Total show we will be showcasing a selection of our latest, advanced product inspection developments and giving customers the opportunity to meet with our technical and application experts. “The show is good business platform that offers networking opportunities and provides a platform for the latest industry developments and trends, including new machinery and technology. It offers a key meeting place for the processing and packaging industries as a whole, allowing visitors to see the most up to date equipment innovations.” 12 - Automation Update June 2016

Also returning to the PPMA Total Show 2016, Rotech, designer and manufacturer of offline advanced carton feeding systems, will be launching two new products. Speaking about the decision to return, Richard Pether, Director at Rotech said: “We’ve decided to return to the PPMA Total show again this year, because we can see that the event is “on the up” once more and its annual slot at the end of September makes perfect sense. “We have two product launches planned for the 2016 show, which is a key milestone on the project plan. The exposure that the show gives us, with both the visitors that come onto our stand and the media interest in the show, means that it’s a key method for promoting our product range.” Mark Stepney, Managing Director of Schubert UK, also highlighted the benefits of exhibiting at the PPMA Total show: “The show gives us an opportunity to reach an audience who know nothing of or have pigeon holed Schubert. We are seen as a specialist high end supplier. Whilst the quality and performance is high end, the technology on offer is available for smaller, lower throughput applications. The show gives us a barometer of the current state of the industry, not only with the size, but also by the various trends highlighted either on the stands or in seminar theatres.” Speaking about its return, Grant Jamieson, Chairman, PPMA Group of Associations, said: “The PPMA Total Show brings together buyers and sellers at one of the most visually

dynamic exhibitions of the latest processing and packaging machinery, materials, industrial automation and vision innovations. What’s more as a trade association we have been able to keep stand space pricing as competitive as possible, offering the very best value to members and non-members alike. Attended by thousands of quality buyers and industry experts, this event is not to be missed.” New PPMA Group CEO, Andrew Mint, who joined the association on the 1st February 2016, said: “I am delighted to join the PPMA Group ahead of The PPMA Total Show 2016. The show is a great opportunity for businesses to get their brand, products and equipment in front of a high profile audience and celebrate the innovation that the industry has to offer.” For more information on the PPMA Total Show 2016, or for details on exhibiting please visit www.ppmatotalshow.co.uk, call +44 (0) 20 8773 8111 or email totalshow@ppma.co.uk.

Toyota selects EtherCAT Toyota Motor Corporation has selected EtherCAT as its Industrial Ethernet technology of choice and will base its new factories around the world on EtherCAT. The global announcement was made by Morihiko Ohkura, General Manager of the Production Engineering Innovation Division at Toyota Motor Corporation during an EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) press briefing at Hannover Messe 2016.

Ohkura explains: “I am pleased to announce that Toyota Motor Corporation will make the most of EtherCAT in our new factories to be built around the world. We have conducted thorough analysis and evaluation to compare various industrial Ethernet technologies. I believe the performance, determinism and simple wiring characteristics of EtherCAT, in addition to its openness, best fit with the needs of Toyota to evolve production systems with Industrial IoT concepts.” EtherCAT is also an essential part of Toyota’s new IoT deployment strategy: “In order to smoothly introduce the new IoT concept to our factories, it is critical for us to be able to source necessary EtherCAT components in a timely manner. Thus, we strongly encourage our suppliers to prepare high-quality EtherCAT components with competitive cost. In March 2016, I made such an announcement in Japan to inform local suppliers and I would like to take this opportunity at Hannover Messe to communicate our plan to our suppliers around the world.” Furthermore, Ohkura stressed that Toyota is prepared to take an active role within the EtherCAT Technology Group: “What I expect from the ETG is to support us in becoming one of the leading EtherCAT users in the industry. By growing the community of supporters of EtherCAT technology, I am confident that the transition from our current technology should be a smooth one.” The decision to standardize on EtherCAT also factors in the latest addition to the technology, EtherCAT P: “I should also mention our strong interest in the new technology, EtherCAT P. The concept to integrate communication and power lines perfectly matches our 14 - Automation Update June 2016

lean production philosophy, TPS: the Toyota Production System. Simply put, the fewer cables, the better. While still in preparation to become an ETG specification, Toyota is prepared to actively collaborate with Beckhoff Automation, the inventor of EtherCAT and EtherCAT P, in order to smoothly make the new technology available to us and the rest of the community.” Martin Rostan, Executive Director of the ETG, comments: “The significance of Toyota’s choice to standardize on EtherCAT and EtherCAT P cannot be overstated. As the world’s largest automotive company, Toyota is known for its highly efficient and high-quality production strategies, with many companies and industries following the successful path set by this manufacturing leader. This significant development will further accelerate the global adoption of. EtherCAT within the automotive industry and beyond.” Rostan also welcomes the active involvement of Toyota in the EtherCAT Community: “The EtherCAT Technology Group has always been characterized by active user involvement. Having Toyota on-board will strengthen this vital element of engagement and ensure that user requirements are fully met or exceeded by EtherCAT technologies. In addition, the specification work for EtherCAT P, our latest enhancement of the technology, is in full swing, so the timing is simply perfect. I encourage the many other car makers already using EtherCAT in major manufacturing applications to join Toyota in taking such an active role within the ETG.” For further information please visit: www.ethercat.org

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Heavy duty encoders: BEI’s new LP series encoders suit extreme environments

The recently launched LP series low profile encoders from BEI Sensors are designed for high reliability position and speed feedback in harsh and challenging environments. Available from BEI’s UK distributor, Variohm EuroSensor, the IP66 rated encoder utilises innovative sensing technology with a choice of incremental or absolute single-turn output that allows for accurate position and speed feedback for demanding applications in industrial manufacturing, processing industries, agriculture, oil & gas and building automation. The impressive environmental specification includes temperature extremes of – 40 to +100 degrees celsius, and thanks to encapsulated electronics, shock is rated to 3000 m/s2 (5 ms 1/2 sine) with vibration to 200 m/ s2 (55 to 2000 Hz). The LP series features an aluminium housing with a nominal square size of 90 mm and is offered in three model variants with programmable resolution versions and a wide choice of shaft interfacing and electrical termination options. A compact cable or connector version facilitates straightforward installation in confined spaces whilst a terminal box option makes safe pre-wiring a possibility. Both these options are offered with a width of just 26 mm whilst the third version is 18 - Automation Update June 2016

a 51 mm wide ATEX-IECx rated explosion proof model with a terminal box. Incremental encoder versions have HTL-TTL outputs with a maximum resolution of 10,000 ppr and are optionally available with a programmable resolution which also provides commutation channels. Absolute versions feature a single turn resolution of up to 16-bits with an SSI output – also available as a programmable option. Enhanced electronics options on some models provide protection against mis-wiring, overvoltage protection up to 60V, and strong signal output for longer cable runs. Va r i o h m E u r o S e n s o r i s a m a n u f a c t u r e r, distributor and supply chain partner providing complete sales and application support across a comprehensive range of position, force, pressure, load, and temperature sensor technologies - for demanding measurement applications across industry, construction, agriculture, motorsports, research and more.

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