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APRIL 2016 SUPPLEMENT CONTENTS 20th Anniversary Supplement COVER STORY


9th


February 2019 - The day when all serialisation


projects need to be implemented and fully validated


INDUSTRY 4.0


Much of what is paraded under the banner of Industry 4.0 today has been common practice at B&R’s own production facilities for a decade


MACHINE SAFETY S4


Manufacturing efficiency and productivity can go hand-in-hand with safety, says control and automation specialist Mitsubishi Electric


ROBOTICS S12


The past 25 years have seen massive leaps forward in robotic technology that have helped to transform the industrial landscape


S26


9th February 2019 - The day when all serialisation projects need to be implemented and fully validated.


Please turn to supplement page S6


FEATURES S4. Industry 4.0 in action


connectingindustry.com /automat ion


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S5. Looking back over the last 20 years of Automation S8. Integrating additive manufacturing with standard CNC machining S10. Proven grippers since 1983 S12. Precise dispensing with easy programming S13. Rise of the robots & Industry 4.0 S13. Evolving machine vision over the last 20 years S16. Electrical safety assured with baying system S17. Industrial Network Partner Association marks its 15th Anniversary S18. Celebrating 20 years of innovation together S19. From weaving mill to global sensor specialist S20. Happy 20th birthday celebrations Automation magazine! S21. The future is bright for machine vision S22. Sourcing automation technology online S24. Chart-topping performance for control, communication & visualisation S26. The robot revolution S27. Keeping ahead of trends in industrial automation


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