• Could robot submarines replace the ageing Collins class?

    April 11, 2016 0 comment

    The decision to replace Australia’s submarines has been stalled for too long by politicians afraid of the bad media about “dud subs” the Collins class got last century. Collins class subs deserved criticism in the 1990s. They did not meet Royal Australian Navy (RAN) specifications. But in this century, after much effort, they came good. Though they are expensive, Collins class boats have “sunk” … Continue reading Could robot submarines replace the ageing Collins class?

  • Productivity gains at Minto plant put Streets ahead

    October 14, 2011 0 comment

    Manufacturing ice cream is a precise and delicate process, requiring tight control to ensure the quality of the final product. The only way to achieve this is through the use of leading technology, like the PCS7 process control solution from Siemens. Sean Cahil writes.

  • WEG drive technology produces more efficient Sullair VSD air compressors

    February 7, 2011 0 comment

    Variable speed drive (VSD) technology is increasingly being deployed in many air-compressor applications to cater for variable loads. As a result, developments for the motor/drive component and the compressor itself continue to improve. Sean Richardson, Product Manager with WEG Australia and Andrew Dove, Product Development Manager with Sullair Australia, discuss the implications of the WEG motor/drive technology incorporated into Sullair’s Champion range of VSD air-compressors.

  • Balancing forklifts

    July 7, 2010 0 comment

    Refrigerated warehousing company VersaCold invests in a fleet of 500 Linde electric counterbalance forklifts to pick and pack food stuffs at its 125 warehousing facilities. Sean Moylan writes.

  • VFD features plug and play

    February 10, 2009 0 comment

    IMPROVED motor control and a simple plug-and-play philosophy for three-phase AC motor control is one of the benefits of WEG Australia’s local launch of the CFW-11 variable frequency drive (VFD).