A key focus for our combined July/August issue is a look ahead to the Sensors & Instrumentation exhibition – a new, dedicated exhibition, conference and seminar programme, taking place on 25th-26th September at the NEC in Birmingham.

The show combines the solid industry foundations cemented by previous shows Sensing Technology and Sensors and Systems, and is co-located with Micro | Nano | Mems 2013, The Machine Building Show 2013, TCT Live and Mediplas. Due to the significant overlap in technology usage within these sectors, more visitors than ever are expected to attend the UK’s only event of this kind. So, I hope to see you there! A full event preview can be found on page 32.

There’s plenty of other content in our latest issue from sectors including pneumatics & hydraulics, aerospace & marine, plus an industry focus on the oil & gas market.

Click here to view the digital issue for July/August 2013.

Joe Bush, Editor