New webinar, seminar and training course dates will be covering a diverse range of technologies

A webinar for food companies on inspection issues, an online seminar on changing machine safety standards and training courses resume on introducing pneumatics in August.

August 12 and 13

This Wednesday and Thursday, Yamato Scale Dataweigh, manufacturer of weighing equipment, metal detectors and x-ray inspection machines, is hosting a series of webinars to help food processing firms understand the importance of inspection in their production lines.

In the increasingly competitive food sector, it has never been more important to ensure product safety and during the two informative webinars, attendees will learn more about the role of inspection in their production lines.

The webinars will be presented by Mark James, Yamato’s product inspection manager, along with a panel of experts. The first, ‘Weighing Inspection and Detection Challenges’, will focus on the common challenges facing manufacturers in achieving accuracy in their products in conjunction with metal detection. The second webinar ‘Different Types of Contamination and How X-Ray Can Help You to Avoid Them’ will detail the role x-ray can play in safely inspecting products to identify unwanted ingredients.

Sign up for the free webinars by following the links below:

Wednesday 11am August 12: Weighing Inspection and Detection Challenges:

Thursday 11am August 13: Different Types of Contamination and How X-Ray Can Help You to Avoid Them:

August 20

Phoenix Contact is holding an online seminar on 20 August at 11am to help participants get ready for the revised ISO 13849-1 & IEC 62061 machinery standards.

Get an insight into the new machinery standards that will begin to come into effect later this year and learn how these significant changes will affect how cyber security is managed in relation to machinery safety, says the company. Other changes focus on requirements for safety software and risk assessments.

Carsten Gregorious from Phoenix Contact Germany will host the discussion and he is a TUEV expert with over 25 years of experience in machinery safety and functional safety as well as being an active member of several standardisation committees such as EN ISO 13849 & IEC 62061. New solutions will be introduced in the session and there will also be an opportunity to take part in a Q&A to get your questions answered.

Find out more here.

August 25 – 27, and then monthly thereafter

SMC has announced the resumption of its customer training course: Introduction to Pneumatics and Electro Pneumatics at its UK facility in August where delegates will receive a thorough background knowledge of pneumatic principles.

The company is currently accepting bookings for its three-day, non-residential course with the first session running from 25-27 August, and then monthly thereafter.

SMC’s learning and development manager Nik Watson says social distancing measures have been at the heart of the planning to allow these training sessions to resume. “First and foremost, we want everyone involved to be able to take part safely,” he said. “Working with our inhouse COVID-19 planning team, these sessions will include social distancing at every stage, giving delegates the confidence to focus on the training with complete assurance of their health and safety.”

All sessions will be held in SMC’s dedicated training unit and the number of delegates attending each session will be capped, allowing plenty of space for both the practical and theory-driven elements of the course. Suitable for newcomers to compressed air use, the training is also ideal for long-standing users who want to refresh their knowledge of new technologies and best practices. The course modules include circuit design, pneumatic symbols and troubleshooting, with a certificate of completion provided at the end of the three days.

For more information or to book a place, email [email protected]