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23:06 Page 1 NOVEMBER 2016 CONTENTS


INTELLIGENT SENSORS FROM SICK PRIMED FOR INDUSTRY 4.0


INCLUDES PLCS, INDUSTRIAL PCS & HMIS SUPPLEMENT


COVER STORY CONTENTS


RENEWABLE ENERGY


An environmentally neutral energy storage system that utilises electrical energy to liquefy the air around us


PACKAGING 12


Thanks to new safety and sensing technologies, the options for robot-operator collaboration isn’t as black and white as cobot versus fully-fenced


COMMUNICATION & NETWORKING


14


We investigate whether cyber security concerns offer a clear and present threat to Industry 4.0 implementation?


24


Intelligent Sensors from SICK primed for Industry 4.0


Please turn to page 8 for more...


NEWS


4. Manufacturer’s see opportunities post- Brexit


5. Stemmer Imaging wins vision award


Ask the ABB Expert... 19. Motor myths revealed


INDUSTRY FOCUS Renewable Energy...


10. Biomass cogeneration install is sweet solution for sugarcane processing mill


12. Automating the world’s first full-scale liquid air energy storage facility


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Packaging... 14. Rethinking collaborative robotics 15. Flexible entry-level case sealing system 16. Collaborative robot automates packaging


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FEATURES


Automated Warehousing... 19. System solves diverse handling challenges


20. Handling system clocks up 10 years at British Gas


Communications & Networking...


22.Wireless sensor network improves semiconductor wafer fab efficiency


EDITOR Neil Mead Tel: 01622 699110 nmead@datateam.co.uk


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24. Cyber security: a threat to Industry 4.0? 27. No network is an island


Sensing & Sensing Systems... 28.Top 10 level sensing technologies 29. Lifting is going wireless


30. Guided Operator Solutions improve assembly quality and performance


Test Systems...


32. Electrical testing – the missing link in motor condition monitoring?


33. First UK robotic standards test facility


Exhibition Preview... 34. SPS IPC Drives 2016


SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT PLCs, Industrial PCs & HMIs...


S2. Teleservicing unlimited: Further addition to the REX 100 family


S4. New controller needs no maintenance S5.


Innovation by Automation: Three pillars


S6. Beijer Electronics launches new X2 panel S8. PLC & HMI controllers: Selecting smart


S10. SCADA helps generate power from cheese waste


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Features in the December/January 2017 issue will include: • Machine Safety • Manufacturing Software • Machine Vision Systems • Coding, Marking & Labelling • Industry Focus: Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals • Special Supplement: Industry 4.0


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