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 CONTENTS


SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE Southco enhances transport lighting in the new Crossrail network


8


IOT/SMART MANUFACTURING


It has become clear that ‘digital twins’ can offer many benefits for equipment users and manufacturers alike


CLUTCHES, BRAKES & COUPLINGS


18


An insight into the world of drive couplings, with guidance on how to ensure the correct unit is specified


PROTOTYPING 25


The pitfalls of traditional prototype manufacture and why a new method, based on prioritising final production, can reduce time to market and costs


 29 Safety and performance


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NEWS


4. 1300 people attend RS Components’ inaugural STEMFEST event


FEATURES


Business focus of the month... 7. 78 years of machinery components


connectingindustry.com /designsolutions


Electrical & electronic... 11. Your flexible friend 12. Electrification: the benefits 13. The smart way to prevent cyber attacks


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Springs & shock absorbers... 14. What’s the cost if a spring fails?


16. Springs for extreme conditions and space-critical environments


IIoT & smart manufacturing... 18. Digital twins: the reality


Motion control... 20. Motor selection: Getting the balance right 22. Gantry systems slide into first place


Clutches, brakes & couplings... 25. Coupling up for success


EDITOR Rachael Morling Tel: 01622 687031  


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Materials in design & prototyping... 29. Prototyping goes POP


Mechanical components... 31. A 9-step guide to Slewing ring selection 32. Reducing the cost of custom parts


Exhibition previews... 26. Northern Manufacturing 34. PPMA Total 2019


SALES MANAGER Michelle Brack Tel: 01622 699195  


SALES EXECUTIVE Susan Woods Tel: 01622 699149 " 


ARTWORK EDITOR Claire Noe Tel: 01622 607963


BUSINESS DIRECTOR Jacqui Henderson Tel: 01622 699116  


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INOXLINE – THESE CONNECTIONS ARE JOINING


ALMOST EVERYTHING The push-in fi ttings of the Eisele INOXLINE are completely made of solid material. They are particularly suitable for highly-stained and hygiene-sensitive industrial applications.


EISELE.EU HIGH RESISTANCE PURE STAINLESS STEEL 1.4301 / 1.4307


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