Manufacturers' Monthly http://www.manmonthly.com.au Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:41:35 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 SA tech company signs largest distribution deal http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/sa-tech-company-signs-largest-distribution-deal/ http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/sa-tech-company-signs-largest-distribution-deal/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:15:26 +0000 http://www.manmonthly.com.au/?p=72359 An Adelaide-based Internet of Things (IoT) company has secured a nationwide resale and distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, the world’s largest technology distributor. The three-year deal will introduce Buddy Platform’s latest IoT and smart cities technology to the Canadian market. Ingram Micro distributes products from more than 1,700 suppliers including Apples, Cisco, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft … Continue reading SA tech company signs largest distribution deal

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An Adelaide-based Internet of Things (IoT) company has secured a nationwide resale and distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, the world’s largest technology distributor.

The three-year deal will introduce Buddy Platform’s latest IoT and smart cities technology to the Canadian market.

Ingram Micro distributes products from more than 1,700 suppliers including Apples, Cisco, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft and Samsung, serving more than 200,000 resellers in 160 countries.

“There is one partner that the world’s leading technology companies choose above all others to distribute and resell their product in the Canadian market and that’s Ingram Micro Canada,” said David McLauchan, Buddy Platform CEO.

“We couldn’t be more proud that Ingram Micro Canada sought us out for our innovation, Buddy Ohm, and look forward to working with the very best possible partner to take us into the massive Canadian market.”

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‘Holden closure sad day, Australian manufacturing strong’ http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/holden-closure-sad-day-australian-manufacturing/ http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/holden-closure-sad-day-australian-manufacturing/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:42:49 +0000 http://www.manmonthly.com.au/?p=72353 The final closure of the Holden production line in Elizabeth is a sad day for the auto assembly sector and its workers, writes Australian Industry (Ai) Group CEO Innes Willox. Manufacturing, however, is still going strong and it is promising that many of the displaced workers have found new employment in a big part thanks to … Continue reading ‘Holden closure sad day, Australian manufacturing strong’

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The final closure of the Holden production line in Elizabeth is a sad day for the auto assembly sector and its workers, writes Australian Industry (Ai) Group CEO Innes Willox.

Manufacturing, however, is still going strong and it is promising that many of the displaced workers have found new employment in a big part thanks to the efforts of Holden itself.

Ai Group has been encouraging members to consider hiring the many skilled people Holden has trained so well and given growing skill shortages in Australia many opportunities have opened up in recent months. The national unemployment rate fell to a four year low in September and so the labour market is hotting up for skilled workers.

For auto itself there will still be up to 20,000 jobs in the supply chain nationally. These many businesses will continue to design and make parts and assemble trucks, buses and specialised vehicles.

Read: Holden factory closure marks end to Australian car manufacturing

Another 30,000 people will continue to work in related sectors that design, make and repair our ships, boats, trains, trams and aircraft. Australian manufacturers are already successful exporters and there are strong signs this has the potential to be built upon.

More broadly, manufacturing has been growing in Australia each month for much of the past two-years according to Ai Group’s Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index.

Manufacturing also continues to be a major employer in Australia accounting for just under 900,000 people (August 2017), or 7.3 per cent of the total workforce.

Manufacturing has been particularly strong in the food, beverages and groceries subsector and the high rise and housing boom is creating big demand for building materials, furniture and furnishings. Steel manufacturing is also recovering well and the infrastructure and defence project pipelines are both big positives for the sector.

For Holden, the brand will continue but it is sad nonetheless to see this final chapter close for Australian auto assembly.

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Holden factory closure marks end to Australian car manufacturing http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/holden-factory-closure-marks-end-australian-car-manufacturing/ http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/holden-factory-closure-marks-end-australian-car-manufacturing/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:35:59 +0000 http://www.manmonthly.com.au/?p=72349 The manufacture of Australian-made cars has come to its end as General Motors Holden closes its Elizabeth production line in Adelaide for the very last time today. A private function marking the historic event has been planned for employees, past and present, following the official closure at midday. Holden fans also lined up outside the plant … Continue reading Holden factory closure marks end to Australian car manufacturing

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The manufacture of Australian-made cars has come to its end as General Motors Holden closes its Elizabeth production line in Adelaide for the very last time today.

A private function marking the historic event has been planned for employees, past and present, following the official closure at midday.

Holden fans also lined up outside the plant to celebrate the manufacturer’s history, which began 69 years ago.

“Australia’s automotive industry is up against a perfect storm of negative influences, including the sustained strength of the Aussie dollar against almost all major trading currencies, the relatively high cot of production and the relatively small scale of the local domestic market,” said Holden managing director Mike Devereux.

Following the closures of Holden and Toyota factories this year, analysts have projected a 13,000 reduction to the automotive workforce.

Read: Why Australia’s automotive sector is still hiring

That figure includes 7,000 related to car manufacturing directly and a further 6,000 spread across the supply of tier one and tier two components.

However, the automotive industry is lacking numbers, according to a report released by the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC).

Holden will retain approximately 350 designers and engineers beyond 2017, in addition to approximately 700 corporate staff and almost 6000 people employed across the 200-strong Holden dealer network.

Vehicles will continue to be tuned and tested for Australian conditions and customers with the retention of the famous Lang Lang Proving Ground in Victoria, along with advanced engineering capabilities.

Meanwhile, Holden’s Global Design centre will continue business in Port Melbourne.

“I feel very sad as we all do [that] it’s the end of an era,” said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “You can’t get away from the emotional response to the closure.”

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Thales agree multi-million dollar defence contract with Tasmanian manufacturer http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/thales-agree-multi-million-dollar-defence-contract-tasmanian-manufacturer/ http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/thales-agree-multi-million-dollar-defence-contract-tasmanian-manufacturer/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:56:08 +0000 http://www.manmonthly.com.au/?p=72342 Tasmanian company Penguin Composites has signed a contract with Thales Australia to build bonnets and various parts for the new Hawkei protected army vehicles. The three-year contract, worth more than $8 million, represents the company’s first major defence-related contract, and is expected to create around 15 jobs at its facility at Penguin in north-west Tasmania. “This … Continue reading Thales agree multi-million dollar defence contract with Tasmanian manufacturer

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Tasmanian company Penguin Composites has signed a contract with Thales Australia to build bonnets and various parts for the new Hawkei protected army vehicles.

The three-year contract, worth more than $8 million, represents the company’s first major defence-related contract, and is expected to create around 15 jobs at its facility at Penguin in north-west Tasmania.

“This contract will not only create new jobs in Tasmania, it will also involve the up-skilling of existing personnel to help deliver this work,” said minister for defence industry Christopher Pyne.

“The manufacture of prototype parts is already underway with production parts scheduled to be available from late December.

“This is a textbook example of how Australian small-to-medium enterprises are building their capabilities and contributing to our sovereign defence industry capability.”

In October 2015, Thales Australia signed a $1.3 billion contract with Defence to supply 1,100 Hawkei vehicles and more than 1,000 trailers, and is now ramping up for low-rate production.

Penguin was engaged after Thales identified a number of Australian suppliers who could provide these components.

Founded in 1976, Penguin is a home-grown Tasmanian company specialising in the manufacture of composite products.

The company’s capabilities include design and engineering of moulds and plugs, fibreglass and composite component manufacturing, in addition to specialist composite product manufacturing.

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Smart sensor technology adding value to your business http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/smart-sensor-technology-adding-value-business/ http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/smart-sensor-technology-adding-value-business/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:13:09 +0000 http://www.manmonthly.com.au/?p=72333 Networked production and control processes in complex machine environments determine the industrial future and make Industry 4.0 possible in the first place. Smart Sensors already today support dynamic, real-time-optimised, and self-organised industry processes. They record real operational statuses, turn these into digital data, and share them automatically with the process controller. The added value of … Continue reading Smart sensor technology adding value to your business

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Networked production and control processes in complex machine environments determine the industrial future and make Industry 4.0 possible in the first place.

Smart Sensors already today support dynamic, real-time-optimised, and self-organised industry processes. They record real operational statuses, turn these into digital data, and share them automatically with the process controller.

The added value of sensor communication depends significantly on the quality and reliability of the delivered data. To create the best possible basis for a future-oriented automation system, SICK has equipped its Smart Sensors with four special properties.

Four dimensions of Smart Sensor technology

Smart Sensors generate and receive data and information which goes beyond traditional switching signals or measured process parameters. They, therefore, enable substantial increases in efficiency, more flexibility, and better planning security for predictive plant maintenance. Depending on the requirement, Smart Sensors cover up to four dimensions of Smart Sensor technology.

Enhanced Sensing

The highest possible level of reliability during object detection and recording of measured values is the basis for every Smart Sensor. Benefit from our experience spanning over 70 years in the development and application of groundbreaking sensor technology.

Enhanced Sensing provides you with reliable detection and measurement results, which have a direct impact on your plant availability.

Learn more about Enhanced Sensing with Smart Sensors

Efficient Communication

With superordinate control systems, Smart Sensors communicate via IO-Link: The reliable communication channel, which is used across the globe for sensors and actuators at field level, offers many practical advantages in day-to-day industrial operation. Plug and play thus become a reality in your plants.

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Diagnostics

Depending on your needs, Smart Sensors can do even more: The optional Diagnostics functions comprise automated sensor self-monitoring or process parameter monitoring for the predictive device and plant maintenance. With Smart Sensors, you always know the condition of your process and every single sensor.

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Smart Tasks

Smart Tasks offer intelligent additional sensor functions on the one hand, and direct networking of multiple sensors on the other to manage partial applications faster, more efficiently, and more cost-effectively. Smart Tasks increase the efficiency in your processes: They deliver just the right information at just the right time to your plant process.

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