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 CONTENTS COVER STORY 6


DIE-CUT STRUCTURAL TAPE PROVES ATTRACTIVE FOR MAGNET MOUNTING


DRIVES & MOTORS


Drum motors:


What are their benefits, and why should you think about specifying these for your application?


RAIL INDUSTRY 20


Networking technologies designed specifically for onboard and trackside installations are providing the reliability and resiliency required


SUPPLEMENT 26


Enclosures & enclosure furniture: Covering enclosures, electronic packaging solutions, customisation, smart sensors and more...


Die-cut structural tape proves attractive for magnet mounting


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NEWS


4. Techsil attains JOSCAR approval 5. The electronic component shortage


FEATURES


Machine building... 9. Say ‘no’ to single use plastics! 10. A flexible solution for machinery 12. The future of machine design


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IIoT & smart manufacturing... 14. Keeping abreast of the IIoT


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Exhibition preview... 16. Advanced Engineering 2018


Hydraulics & pneumatics... 18. Pushing towards the ‘flexible factory’


Drives, controls & motors... 20. Drum roll! The benefits of drum motors 22. Closing the loop


Rail industry... 23. Connecting with the future of rail travel


25. Getting enclosure specification on track 26. Reliable data connection


Belts, pulleys & chains... 29. The benefits of custom chains


Clutches, brakes & couplings... 33. Couplings for eco-friendly ships 34. Robot... stop!


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