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COVER STORY 6


SENSING EXPERTISE FROM IST AG ENABLES SMARTER MEDICAL DEVICES


SUSTAINABILITY


George Walker, explores how industrial business leaders can simplify the process of managing energy usage


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WAREHOUSING & MATERIALS HANDLING


‘People. Products. Productivity’ for Yale Europe Materials Handlings


PLASTICS & INJECTION MOULDING


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Nigel Flowers explores the important considerations that moulders can plan for


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Sensing expertise from IST AG enables smarter medical devices


Major developments in personal healthcare and diagnostic analysis, together with the ability to screen health issues early and deliver effective and personalised treatment options, is changing lives across the globe


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4. Brexit uncertainty weighs heavy on SME manufacturers looking to recover from Covid-19


FEATURES Hydraulics & Pneumatics


8. New hybrid and pneumatic modules for rugged modular connectors


Sustainability


10. Making production processes more sustainable


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Test & Measurement


14. Contrinex’s analogue inductives ‘get the measure’ of textiles


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Automation 16. Clock in, power up


Plastics & Injection Moulding


24. Tethered trends: Exploring the impact on cap moulding lines


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