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Although the vast majority of application examples covered in CDA are in the industrial sphere, many of the technologies featured can also found across a diverse range of other sectors.

Take for example equipment from Truck Banner, which is used to provide solutions everywhere from pizza restaurants to major tourist attractions like Zip World.

You can read about the company's involvement in the lead story, right.

Charlotte Stonestreet
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Thrills without the spills

One company that knows how to deliver a unique and thrilling experience is Zip World based in Bethesda in Wales. Safety of the participants is paramount, which is why Zip World turned to Turck Banner for its system requirements.

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Omron opens Robotic Innovation Lab

Omron has opened a new Robotic Innovation Lab at the company's UK headquarters in Milton Keynes. The lab, which represents an investment of £600,000 with a creation of five new jobs, is set to demonstrate how robots can be a boon to the UK manufacturing industry, as well as providing customers with a realistic overview of how robots can enhance their own individual applications.

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Brose names Balluff Key Supplier

The world's fourth largest family-owned automotive supplier, Brose has named Balluff as Key Supplier 2018.

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ESPI launches UK subsidiary

ESPI, the French family-owned designer of innovative hardware and software solutions for measuring and controlling machine tool performance, has created a new subsidiary – ESPI DPC UK – and opened a new office in the UK to bring its advanced technology to British precision manufacturers.

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Space-saving bearingless encoders

The range available from Baumer now includes Bearingless Encoders which, as well as being extremely durable for the most demanding environments, are an ideal solution in applications where space is very limited.

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Cooling for all edge scenarios

Rittal has added 20 and 35kW output classes to its portfolio of refrigerant-based IT cooling solutions, meaning it can now offer a cooling solution from 3kW right through to 55kW.

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Enhanced cabling termination

Harting has enhanced its simple, process-safe field installation preLink industrial Ethernet cabling termination system. Alongside its range of 10/100 Mbit/s M-12 D-Code, 10 Gbit/s X-Code and RJ45 connectors and extenders, the product family now includes a preLink PCB jack version which enables flexible cable-to-board connectivity within a device or machine.

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Motor-drive troubleshooting simplified

Fluke has introduced two new motor drive analysers to simplify complex motor-drive troubleshooting. The portable Fluke MDA-510 and MDA-550 Motor Drive Analyzers save time and eliminate the hassle of setting up complex measurements, while simplifying the troubleshooting process.

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Boulting joins MindSphere

Leading industrial systems integrator, Boulting Technology has announced it has joined the MindSphere Partner Program, as Boulting continues to develop and deliver powerful applications and digital services to its growing client base.

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GO. A breath of fresh air in power electronics

Cost-effective and accurate, miniature isolated current sensor GO speeds your drives applications. A unique sensor with an integrated primary conductor achieves optimum temperature accuracy, measuring from -40 to +125 °C in a surface mounted SO8 or SO16 package.

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Reliable navigation with safety laser scanner RSL 400

With its RSL 400 safety laser scanner with measurement value output, Leuze electronic is setting new standards in the reliable navigation of automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

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KELLER Pressure Sensors

KELLER - Europe's largest manufacturer of isolated piezoresistive pressure sensors and a world leader in pressure sensing technology. Specialising in manufacturing products to suit the customer's application, we have modular designs that can easily be adapted to your requirements at little or no extra cost. All Keller products are made in Switzerland which is a guarantee of quality and reliability.

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HARTING presents the ix Industrial®, a miniaturised solution for fast Ethernet delivery

In order to future-proof device technology and embrace the ongoing challenges of Industry 4.0, HARTING have developed the ix Industrial®. This robust and compact interface is around 70% smaller than a standard RJ45, yet still delivers Cat. 6A performance for 1/10Gbit/s Ethernet.

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AI-ready thanks to vision app

The new IDS NXT rio and rome (protection class IP65/67) product families show how a flexibly usable embedded solution for industrial purposes can look like: an AI vision app transforms these robust, powerful standard industrial cameras into high-performance inference cameras.

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CamdenBoss' progressive product introductions

CamdenBoss continues to push the boundaries on delivering customer led solutions. The recent acquisition of Smartboxx has only strengthened the strong portfolio of services and products already available from CamdenBoss.

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WSCAD SUITE X: Next Generation Electrical CAD

For more than 25 years, WSCAD has been offering fast and reliable Electrical CAD solutions covering the entire electrical engineering design and documentation process. With the launch of the brand-new SUITE X in October 2018, WSCAD has taken innovation of the planning, development and construction process to the next level.

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EtherCAT motion controller complements Mclennan's custom build service

Recently launched by Trio Motion and available with full support from Mclennan, the new Flex-6-Nano is a powerful integrated EtherCAT servo/stepper controller for high-speed synchronised motion and machine control.

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Reduce your cabling workload

Weidmüller's needs-based cable assembly services overcome even complex cabling tasks simply and cost-effectively.

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Manufacturers must not delay compliance to new regs

Despite continued Brexit uncertainty, medical device manufacturers mustn’t delay compliance to some of the industry’s new regulation, warns CCL Design UK.

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