• Second generation RFID trial achieves 100%

    July 31, 2007 0 comment

    MANY manufactures are familiar with the hype of RFID as a revolutionary technology that will improve operational efficiencies, cut costs and enhance business intelligence, but at this year’s SMART conference it was demonstrated how the technology could deliver this and much more.

  • Watching out for forklift operators

    July 31, 2007 0 comment

    THESE days forklifts are designed with more in-built safety features than ever, including speed limiting, seatbelt interlocking and impact sensors, but they still continue to be one of the most hazardous pieces of equipment on the factory floor.

  • Many drive motors not meeting Standards

    July 17, 2007 0 comment

    AUSTRALIAN manufacturers may be unknowingly using non-MEPS compliant motors in their air compressors, with many cheaper imports not meeting Australian Standards.

  • Sheetmetal awards recognise industry’s youth

    July 17, 2007 0 comment

    CALLED the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, NSW’s finest sheetmetal apprentices were on show at the Sheetmetal Industry Association (SIA) annual awards night held in Sydney last month.

  • Compressor company earns ‘Australian made’ status

    July 17, 2007 0 comment

    Compressed air specialist, Champion Compressors, has been made a licensee of the Australian Made Campaign, earning the right to display the famous ‘green and gold kangaroo’ logo on its range of industrial rotary-screw air compressors.