- 3d printing
- australian dollar
- building products
- Endeavour Awards
- energy costs
- food and beverage
- government and regulation
- grants and funding
- Innes Willox
- Mergers And Acquisitions
- process control
- Automatic Transfer Switches in Low Voltage Applications
This whitepaper discusses a number of common methods and design considerations for Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) used in low voltage power distribution systems.
- Ethercat Is For Everyone
There is a perception that EtherCat is only suitable for highly complex automation processes. However, this whitepaper shows as an example of a Victorian abattoirs illustrates, the protocol can and should be used in all types of operations, regardless of their size or level of complexity.
- How Australian Manufacturers Can Tackle Rising Energy Costs
It is no secret Australian manufacturers have been experiencing a tough time of late. The high Australian dollar, a tough international market and high commodity prices have all contributed to a prolonged period of difficult trading conditions. Among these high commodity prices, and perhaps having the biggest impact, is the significant rise in energy prices … Continue reading How Australian Manufacturers Can Tackle Rising Energy Costs
- Beyond Sales: Why Manufacturers Need to Look at CPQ through a New Lens
Many Australian Manufacturers may allow Business to Slip through Process Cracks. Even if the order is fulfilled to the customer’s expectations, there are still areas of efficiency and productivity that Australian manufacturers need to examine to ensure they are maximising the value of every sale. Download this free whitepaper to understand how manufacturers misunderstanding of … Continue reading Beyond Sales: Why Manufacturers Need to Look at CPQ through a New Lens
- The Eyes and Ears of the Food and Beverage Industry
Australia’s food and beverage processing industries are worth approximately $26 billion to the economy and employ almost 235,000 people. It is a vital industry because it not only produces goods for the local market, it is also a net exporter of foodstuffs and beverages. When combined with the related industries of agriculture, forestry and fishing, … Continue reading The Eyes and Ears of the Food and Beverage Industry
- No More Risky Business – A Guide to Risk Reduction in Modern Manufacturing
Machine safety and risk management is a major concern. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the highest rates of workplace injuries are found among more manual, blue-collar occupations such as labourers (88 injuries per 1000), machinery operators and drivers (86), and technicians and trades workers (78) . These groups are also identified as those … Continue reading No More Risky Business – A Guide to Risk Reduction in Modern Manufacturing
- Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions
This whitepaper shows how Bosch’s engineers from the Manufacturing Solutions division are highly skilled at understanding the entire lifecycle of a project, starting at its genesis and can help you implement better manufacturing solutions.
- Bridging The Gap Between Truck and Loading Bay: How The Right Dock Leveller Optimises Your Supply Chain
Warehouses and distribution centres are becoming increasingly important. In Australia, while service related sectors are booming, manufacturing continues to decrease. This decrease has meant more goods are being imported. These goods are then stored in distribution centres and deployed to locations across the country. To underline this development, Deloitte has published a report, which shows a 3.49% higher … Continue reading Bridging The Gap Between Truck and Loading Bay: How The Right Dock Leveller Optimises Your Supply Chain
- Ensuring Structural Integrity of Pipelines
Pipeline integrity is essential to Australian manufacturing. There are 33,000km of pipelines in Australia so ensuring they are well maintained and structurally sound are the highest priorities for Australian manufacturers. This whitepaper shows how Bestech’s technology helps manufacturers detect technical problems as they occur, saving manufacturers time and money.
- How To Save With Wholesale Energy Purchasing
This whitepaper shows how companies can save on their wholesale energy purchasing how to make that possible and how to achieve maximum savings on their energy. With PG Energy, your business can start paying significantly lower energy rates by accessing wholesale market prices.
- Smart, Safe and Sanitary Transfer of Materials for the Food & Beverage Industry
In a 2014 survey of food & beverage processing professionals by Food Processing Magazine, an overwhelming 59% of respondents stated that food safety was their number one priority for 2014. This whitepaper provides an overview of this issue and available solutions.
- Does The Iso Standard Always Deliver The Best Product?
While ISO standards play an important role in design, they are not the be all and end all. This whitepaper shows that engineers should be prepared to occasionally look beyond the standard in their quest for the best industrial solutions.
- Thales’ Back Office Benefits From Cincom’s Control ERP
The global economy demands small to large sized businesses have a cost effective and coordinated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Businesses without an effective ERP solution have disparate operations, face information silos and communication problems between business functions. Using the example of the manufacturer, Thales Underwater Systems, this whitepaper shows how Cincom’s Control Enterprise Resource … Continue reading Thales’ Back Office Benefits From Cincom’s Control ERP
- Troubleshooting 4 to 20 mA Process Control Systems Without Breaking The Loop
Anyone who works in any kind of manufacturing plant knows that nothing can ruin a day faster than unscheduled downtime. The lost production time means lower output, which can have a sizable price tag. In a process plant that lost productivity can be magnified because an entire batch of a product could be ruined if … Continue reading Troubleshooting 4 to 20 mA Process Control Systems Without Breaking The Loop
- How Smart Sensing Can Give Human-Like Perception To Tour Factory Automation
Accurate, 3D sensing for factories has previously been prohibitively expensive. Time-of-flight chip advancements recently seen in personal mobile devices help make this is no longer the case.
- Making food traceability easier and simpler
In this whitepaper, Packaging Industry Manager and Member for Datalogic at AIM’s Track and Trace committee, Daniele Lippi looks into several automatic identification traceability processes and how they conform with international standards.
- Gasless flux cored arc welding (FCAW) wires vs. MIG?
There are a range of factors to consider when weighing up choices for wire-feed welding on a particular job. The most important thing to decide upon is whether to use MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding with a solid wire, or to opt for a Flux Cored Arc Welding wire. This whitepaper will examine the benefits of gasless … Continue reading Gasless flux cored arc welding (FCAW) wires vs. MIG?
- Troubleshooting 4 to 20 mA process control systems without breaking the loop
Anyone who works in any kind of manufacturing plant knows that nothing can ruin a day faster than unscheduled downtime. The lost production time means lower output, which can have a sizable price tag. In a process plant that lost productivity can be magnified because an entire batch of a product could be ruined if … Continue reading Troubleshooting 4 to 20 mA process control systems without breaking the loop
- A Manufacturer’s Guide to Operating Lean with CPQ
There is great uncertainty in the business climate these days. Many folks are still just a bit hesitant to reach for their wallets. The biggest culprits in terms of sowing seeds of uncertainty can be debated, but it definitely is putting a rather large wet blanket on the enthusiasm that we all would like to … Continue reading A Manufacturer’s Guide to Operating Lean with CPQ
- The power of design and product development for the food & beverage industry
Across the world, the Food and Beverage Industry demands mission-critical components that can work seamlessly within hygienic and corrosive wash down environments while also fitting seamlessly into tight dimensional spaces, conserving energy, ease of installation and long cycle life. Find out how SMC can deliver solutions for your Food & Beverage manufacturing needs by downloading … Continue reading The power of design and product development for the food & beverage industry