- 3d printing
- advanced manufacturing
- advanced manufacturing Australia
- AUSPACK 2019
- Australian Made
- Australian manufacturing
- Australian Research Council
- CSIRO Data61
- CSIRO research
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- Endeavour Awards 2019
- Energy Efficiency
- industry 4.0
- Industry 4.0 Australia
- Karen Andrews
- manufacturing expo
- manufacturing expo Australia
- minerals Australia
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia
- monash university
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- National Manufacturing Week
- NMW 2019
- packaging expo
- Q-ton heat pump
- quantum computing
- Renewable Energy
- RMIT University
- robotics and automation
- satellite technology
- Solar Energy
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- Swinburne University
- Technology Australia
- water costs
- water efficiency
- water heat pump
- water pump
- Workplace Safety
- Eliminating manual links
ONE of the keys in establishing a continuously automated bulk handling system is to iron out the areas where manual handling is involved.
- Automation helps Wrigley’s
AS part of a project to makeover factory in Asquith, NSW, Wrigley’s has installed a FlexLink system to replace manual handling of the product with a fully automated packaging and transportation system.
- Air springs isolate vibration
ANYONE who has ever ridden in air-suspended luxury vehicles will have seat-of-the-pants knowledge of the quality of air isolation.
- Should workers be tested for drugs in the workplace?
AS we continually look for ways to reduce accidents in the workplace one approach being examined by an increasing number of companies is the testing for drugs and alcohol or personality types, particularly when staff are charged with the operation of mobile plant.
- Automation tech trialled for aluminium
A TRIAL of CSIRO automation technology at Rio Tinto Aluminium’s Bell Bay Smelter in Tasmania is underway, aiming to demonstrate future benefits from automated operation of large hot metal carriers (HMC).
- Forklifts boost productivity
VICTORIA’S Australasian Pipeline and Pre-Cast took delivery of Crown forklifts just over a year ago to take the pressure of its overstretched fleet.
- Forklift suits aluminium company
ALSPEC is a distributor of aluminium semi-fabricated products that wanted to make its business more efficient and streamlined.
- AMS achieves ISO certification
AMS Instrumentation And Calibration has been awarded the prestigious the ISO 9001:2000 certification by Lloyd’s Register for the company’s quality management system.
- Enhanced industrial controller
ENHANCEMENTS to the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100 family of industrial controllers from Rockwell Automation provide users with increased speed, power and communication capabilities.
- A new chapter in book distribution logistics
FOR NEARLY 40 years Scholastic (Aust) Pty Ltd has been in the forefront of children’s book publishing in Australia.
Now as part of a $US 2.2 billion global multi-media company, reported to be the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books in the world, the company is currently in the process of publishing the 7th edition in the Harry Potter series of novels in the USA.
- New forklift allows warehouse redesign
COMFORT Uniforms recently purchased its second Aisle-Master articulated forklift from Adapt-A-Lift Forklift Rentals and Sales.
- Warehousing system deals with expansion
THERE are many reasons why companies choose to update their warehouse management system – not the least of which is the significant increase in productivity and cost savings to be gained.
- Protecting Emsworth Locks and Dam on the Ohio River
Metallisation’s Arc170 equipment has been used in a challenging project to protect the Emsworth Lock and Dam on the Ohio River from corrosion.
- Web server control module
ROCKWELL Automation has introduced a new web server module for its Allen-Bradley CompactLogix family of controllers.
- DeviceNet drive interface station
TURCK has added a DeviceNet drive interface station to its line of DeviceNet I/O stations.
- Are chrome plated goods safe?
Amanda Woods, managing director of A-Class Metal Finishers discusses the impact of European directives on chrome plated goods for manufacturers in Australia with Manufacturers’ Monthly.
- China seeks Australian telescopic conveyors
A LEADING Australian telescopic conveyor manufacturer is in the process of exporting six LongReach Telescopic Conveyors to DHL for their facility in Shenzhen, China.
- Rudd roundtable discusses the future of Australian manufacturing
FEDERAL Labor Leader, Kevin Rudd, hosted a national manufacturing roundtable earlier this week to bring together stakeholders and experts critical to the future of Australia’s manufacturing industry.
- Concrete repair solutions that really stack up
WHEN THE maintenance engineers from Loy Yang Power began working on solutions to repair the plant’s concrete chimney stacks they sought Henkel Australia’s expertise in Loctite® Composite solutions.
- Students get hands on with industry in manufacturing product design challenge
Earlier this year students from six secondary schools in Melbourne’s North West were invited to join a pilot project led by Kangan Batman TAFE.