The Machinery Directive and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) form the basis of guidance to machine manufacturers and users on essential risk assessment procedures as well as CE marking.
The Windows-based software includes guidance on preparing technical files, risk assessment forms and other documents. Publisher Expert Consultant can supply a free demo disk.
Described as the definitive guide to pigment and solvent dye classification, application and sourcing, the latest edition of the Colour Index published by the Society of Dyers and Colourists, is available in paper or CD format.
The complexity of electronic products, often with huge parts counts, poses the risk of equipment being designed with inbuilt failure.
A report from ERA Technology, Integrating Reliability with the Design Stage of Electronic Products, takes a practical rather than purely mathematical approach to electronic product design using PC based software. It covers updates to existing products as well as new designs.
Fieldbus has finally become a European standard, approved by Cenelec and ratified by the BSI in BS EN 50 170 General Purpose Field Communication System.
It covers the three established national fieldbus standards: P-Net, Profibus and WorldFip. Copies of the three-volume, 2,000 page, document are available from BSI Customer Services, £319 to non-BSI members.