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CONTENTS


Connection components offer advantages in spray dosing systems


COVER STORY p12-13


PACKAGING


Flow-wrapping, bagging and weighing equipment ensures supermarket shelves are fully stocked with goodies such as Fox’s Biscuits’ Party Rings


ROBOTICS 15


What does the future of engineering look like? The hope is that robotic technology will create more productive roles for talented apprentices


HYDRAULICS


Examining the potential for intelligent, connected hydraulic products and systems to play their part in industry’s smart 22 factory revolution


25 NEWS Reliable lubrication without lubricating


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04. ‘Lack of economic certainty’ is a concern 05. SET spending is not enough says tax expert


FEATURES


Compressors & compressed air... 08. A slice of the action


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Packaging... 15. It’s a wrap at Fox’s Biscuits 16. Saving your bacon, TIJ offers coding benefits


Robotics... 19. Are PLCs still fit for purpose? 20. The path to creating an ‘automation first’ era


Hydraulics & pneumatics... 25. Modern hydraulics tick the right boxes


Transducers, transmitters & sensors... 29. Thinking outside the pipeline


Pumps, valves & actuators... 33. The shape of things to come


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Event previews... 37. Achieving the perfect balance in AD 38. ‘Breakthrough to excellence’ in oil & gas


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