- 20 years
- Australian manufacturing
- competitive advantages
- defence companies
- digital technologies
- factory productivity
- fastening products
- industrial suppliers
- Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC)
- inventory management
- labour and equipment
- LINAK actuator LA36
- Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)
- Mitchelhill family
- Queensland Government
- Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
- R&D facility
- Scallog robot
- Smart Enough Factory program
- United Fasteners
- University of Queensland (UQ)
- Victorian government
Four strategies to increase labour and equipment productivity in manufacturing
Manufacturing in the 21st century is becoming more competitive than ever with margins getting tighter. The businesses in this sector are now having to look closely at their efficiencies and productivity and by re-evaluating the use of known technologies and considering newer relatively untried technologies to introduce competitive advantage to their organisations.
Stryker launches new R&D facility through new partnership
The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) has congratulated its industry partner Stryker, a global medical technology organisation, on establishing its first Australian R&D facility in Queensland, in partnership with the Queensland government.
Smart Enough Factory program digitises Victorian defence companies
A new $1.36 million Smart Enough Factory program will support Victorian defence industry companies to transform their operations by deploying digital technologies to drive value and productivity – spearheading their competitive advantage.
Scallog robot lifts shelves using LINAK actuator
Due to the strong growth in e-commerce, intralogistics is faced with the challenge of handling small batch sizes as well as large quantities in the shortest possible time. With its mobile robot ‘Boby’, the French company Scallog offers a system that can transport even heavy shelves including goods. The lifting system uses the LINAK actuator … Continue reading Scallog robot lifts shelves using LINAK actuator
United Fasteners have been keeping the industry together for the last 20 years
Fast-forward 20 years and the company has expanded significantly, with over 75,000 product SKUs, 11 branches nationwide and over 250 technical experts.