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SENSORS & SENSING SYSTEMS


SICK has extended its Sensor Integration Machine family


8 INDUSTRY 4.0


Operations need to get the basics in place in order to become ‘smart’ says Maginus


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STORAGE OPTIMISATION


Manufacturers turn to ‘outsourcing’ to combat economic uncertainty


19 NEWS


YOUNG CALIBRATION EXPANDS ISO 17025 WITH LIQUID MICRO-FLOW CALIBRATION


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5. LPR and Goggins Transport celebrate five years serving the Irish market


FEATURES Sensors & Sensing Systems


8. Sensor integration machines boost SICK’s ‘edge’ processing power


10. Contrinex fibre-optic sensors ensure fast and safe automotive brake cable production


Industry 4.0


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14. Operations need to get the basics in place to become smart


18. Axoim GB automates Lynas Food hub in Ireland


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Storage Optimisation


22. Manufacturers turn to ‘outsourcing’ to combat economic uncertainty


23. Autonomous mobile robots in warehouses


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