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  CONTENTS COVER STORY 8


LET’S TALK ETHERNET CONNECTIONS with Murrelektronik


FASTENINGS & ADHESIVES


Weight, cost, ease of installation and product standardisation are the key features to consider when specifying fasteners


BEARINGS, SEALS & GASKETS


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Mark Townsend, service engineering manager at SKF, outlines how to avoid mistakes when removing bearings and seals


SENSORS & SENSING SYSTEMS


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In order to successfully utilise the benefits they can offer, it is important to understand how sensors measure colour


30 CONTENTS


Let’s talk Ethernet connections


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NEWS


4. Network Rail stays on track with customised switchgear


5. UBRacing prepares for its 20th year of Formula Student


FEATURES Fastenings & Adhesives...


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12. Case clamped shut: A permanent fixture of industry


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14. Motion control and electronics for sorting lines


16. Moving precisely into the future


19. A look at the latest motion control products


Materials in design & prototyping...


20. Future forecast: four 3D printing predictions for the months ahead


22. Accurate data for accurate tyre modelling


Bearing, seals & gaskets... 24. Rolling bearing selection - A look at the bigger picture


27. Controlled dismount: The right way to remove bearings and seals


Sensors & sensing systems... 28. Sensible sensing


30. Understanding non-contact colour measurement


SPECIAL FOCUS


32. Getting maintenance on track with fluid analysis


TECHNOLOGY FILE 34. New advanced instrument enclosures


Hydraulics & pneumatics • Linear Motion • Drives, controls & motors • Machine building, frameworks & safety Supplement: Enclosure & safety solutions


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