• Robotics company celebrates 20 years

    April 16, 2008 0 comment

    ROBOTIC Automation is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in style by running an automation expo at its facility at Knoxfield, Victoria from 6 May to 8 May 2008.

  • Second generation robot launched

    April 16, 2008 0 comment

    WITH increased speed, higher payload and a smaller footprint, the new FlexPicker IRB360 from ABB Robotics is designed to be the “second generation” robot for pick and place applications.

  • Industry faces up to Australia’s skills challenge

    April 16, 2008 0 comment

    THE NATIONAL Skills Policy Collaboration has today released a ten-point plan to meet Australia’s skills challenges head on.

  • Research shows Australian companies pay their own way to go global

    April 16, 2008 0 comment

    Australian companies are compelled to rely upon their own profits to fund overseas expansion due to limited access to finance, according to a new survey by the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) launched today by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stephen Smith.

  • Visualisation and control solution

    April 16, 2008 0 comment

    GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced the latest version of its supervisory control solution Proficy HMI/SCADA – Cimplicity 7.5, offering more diagnostic tools, security, development tools, connectivity and flexibility.

  • Double pallet handlers

    April 16, 2008 0 comment

    GERMAN forklift attachment manufacturer Meyer has introduced a new generation of multiple pallet handlers that incorporate a unique shaft guide system to ensure easy handling, improved visibility, and exact arm travel.

  • Manufacturing and Engineering Centre of Excellence launched

    April 15, 2008 0 comment

    A new centre of excellence established to help businesses attract, recruit, train and retain workers in the crucial manufacturing and engineering sectors has been officially launched.

  • John Button and his artful Australian industrial revolution: Carr

    April 15, 2008 0 comment

    Senator Kim Carr reflects on the numerous achievements of former industry minister John Button.

  • Metalworkers join the automation age

    April 14, 2008 0 comment

    To automate or not – that is the question – but in a highly competitive global marketplace can Australian manufacturers afford not to? Katherine Crichton reports.

  • 2020 summit opportunity to lift our game

    April 14, 2008 0 comment

    Heather Ridout Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group believes a measure of the success of the 2020 Summit will be whether it identifies ways we can lift our game as a nation by setting new national targets and ambitions.

  • HR outsourcing offers bottom line benefits

    April 12, 2008 0 comment

    IN the current tight labour market conditions, many companies are finding it hard to obtain and keep the right employees, and this in turn can have an impact on growth and the bottom line.

  • New filtration systems from Stauff at NMW 2008

    April 12, 2008 0 comment

    OFFLINE filtration systems that offer manufacturers “clean oil” solutions to reduce contamination and wear, thus extending machinery life, will be a new focus for Stauff Corporation on stand 2510 during National Manufacturing Week at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.

  • New castings on show at NMW

    April 12, 2008 0 comment

    A SELECTION of ferrous and non-ferrous castings for general engineering purposes and the rail, mining, automotive, road transport and agricultural industries will be featured by White Industries on stand 2907 during National Manufacturing Week 2008.

  • Innovative pallet runner

    April 11, 2008 0 comment

    DEMATIC has introduced an innovative pallet runner that combines the density of drive-in systems with the benefits of pallet-flow systems.

  • Exports remain key to future growth

    April 11, 2008 0 comment

    ALTHOUGH Australian exporters are faced with numerous challenges, including the escalating Australian dollar, the latest DHL Export Barometer compiled by Austrade and DHL reveals around 70% of manufacturing exporters anticipate their orders will increase over the next 12 months.

  • Going ‘green’ could come at a major cost to industry

    April 11, 2008 0 comment

    WHETHER you believe global warming is due to an increase in greenhouse gases or is a natural occurrence is largely irrelevant. Our present leaders obviously believe the former and their thinking is set to have a major impact on our industry.

  • High precision lathe for complex parts

    April 11, 2008 0 comment

    SHEETMETAL Machinery specialist Power Machinery will have a very specific technology on display on Stand A12 in the Austech section of NMW2008.

  • The dark side of welding helmets

    April 10, 2008 20 comments

    Reduce the risk of injury and provide maximum eye protection by choosing the correct auto-darkening welding helmet. Deborah Adamson reports.

  • 3D profilers

    April 9, 2008 0 comment

    TAYLOR Hobson has released the Talysurf CCI range of non contact optical 3D profilers, said to bring an unparalleled level of performance to non-contact 3D measurement.

  • Scanning electrical safety analyser

    April 9, 2008 0 comment

    THE new Vitrek V5 electrical safety analyser combines ac and dc dielectric strength testing, insulation resistance testing, leakage current and high current ground bond testing in accordance with UL, CSA, IEC and TUV standards.