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33 Contents


In this issue: M2M and the Internet of Things, our special report on industrial computers (p16); Back to basics on servo system design (p28); Intelligent sensors for condition monitoring (p44); Keeping guard of machine safety (p48)


6 INDUSTRY NEWS 6 New centres for design research 10 New robots set to revolutionise market 14 Industry report: rail, aerospace, marine


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16 INDUSTRIAL COMPUTERS 16 How the Internet of Things impacts on factory automation 17 Machine-to-Machine communications in the factory environment


18 DESIGN COMPONENTS Springs, Gas Springs & Dampers 18 Getting ahead of the opposition 20 Reduce costs and make parts more manufacturable


22 ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT & DESIGN Enclosures, Cabinets & Fans 22 Reduce costs with effective enclosure climate control 24 Components for noise reduction screens and acoustic enclosures


28 DRIVES, MOTORS & CONTROLS Electric Motors 28 Back to basics on servo system design 30 Motor feedback – the quiet revolution 32 New weapon in the fight against prostate cancer 33 Intelligent robots for research and football


34 POWER TRANSMISSION Gears, Cogs & Wheels 34 Vacuum rated gears help test ion thrust propulsion system 36 Planetary gears key to helping robot deliver increased performance


38 SENSORS & SYSTEMS 38 Sensors playing key role in electric vehicle development 40 EtherCAT sensors enable real time measurements 42 Breath of fresh air brings control to hands-free fishing system 44 Intelligent sensor simplifies condition monitoring tasks


46 MACHINE BUILDING & AUTOMATION 46 Valves custom engineered for cartridge filling machine 48 Keeping guard of machinery safety


In the next issue of Industrial Technology: Brakes, clutches and couplings • Seals and gaskets • Batteries and power supplies • Fasteners and adhesives • Sensors and systems • Machine building • Linear and rotary actuators


4 ON THE COVER


Quick and easy clamping of shafts see centre spread for details


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UK MANUFACTURING Dig under the surface of Colombia’s past


MARKET UPDATE A look at the future of sensing technology


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EAR TO THE GROUND Becky Silverton on the issues affecting manufacturing


ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Events calendar


Index to Advertisers QR Directory


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