Embedded chip supplier Microchip Technology has published two books for systems and applications engineers using its PICmicro field-programmable 8bit microcontrollers, secure data products and serial EEPROMs.
The first, running to 1,866 pages, is the Embedded Control Handbook of application notes, technical briefs and reference designs.
The second is the company’s In-Circuit Serial Programming Guide to its ICSP technology. This can speed up product time to market where designs have to be changed often, using simple code modifications rather that buying new hardware components.
The IEC has published the first edition of IEC 61512-1 Batch control Part 1: Models and terminology. Aiming to provide a tool for improving the control of batch manufacturing plant, Part 1 tries to avoid the catastrophes that can sometimes occur through misunderstandings over terminology.
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Hydrogen peroxide used as a bleach poses a risk of explosion for users of high temperature textile dyeing machines. Scalding is another hazard.
Guidance notes from the HSE tackle the issues faced by designers, operators and maintenance staff.
The Zimm screw jack system is a precise and cost-efficient means of moving loads up to 500kN, says slide systems supplier Hepco Factored Products. A technical catalogue of schematic drawings and accompanying disk of CAD files of component parts provides engineers with a practical design and applications guide.
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Stainless steel pneumatic cylinders and fittings for the food and chemicals industries are the latest addition to Farnell’s Industrial Catalogue.
Made by Festo, the cylinder range, which meets ISO 6432, is intended as a straight-swap solution for maintenance engineers who need to replace standard cylinders in aggressive environments.
They come in four cylinder diameters from 12mm to 25mm.