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Five soft skills to future-proof your people
Managing director of training company Innovate Learn speaks with Manufacturers’ Monthly about five important soft skills of employees to succeed.
Tackling climate- and nature-related financial disclosures for a more sustainable manufacturing sector
By Samantha Arnold, Transaction and Compliance and Tim Flower, Technical Director, Golder As disruptive as the COVID-19 pandemic has been to businesses worldwide, the escalating environmental crisis remains the biggest global risk. The need has never been greater for manufacturing companies to intensify efforts toward sustainability and to build resilience to future climate impacts.
Staying relevant through learning and training
Manufacturers’ Monthly caught up with Rod Beath, head of product, compliance and assurance learning (Australia) for SAI Global to find out more about the importance of training for the future.
How to consistently check your industrial network’s security
Global industrial connectivity supplier Moxa, distributed in Australia by Madison Technologies, reveals tips when using software to perform configurations to ensure industrial network security.
Kicking off a whole new world of energy production
Caroline Tung speaks with Energy Renaissance development director, Brian Craighead, and Innovative Manufacturing CRC CEO, David Chuter, about the advent of lithium-ion battery manufacturing in Australia, and how it could spur an entire industry. Lithium has been touted as the new power source that will revolutionise energy production in Australia. The big ambition for Energy Renaissance, Australia’s first lithium-ion battery manufacturer, is to … Continue reading Kicking off a whole new world of energy production
UNESCO: “The world needs more engineers”
Innovative engineering solutions will be vitally important in the next 10 years to help create a more resilient and equitable world, but to achieve this, more engineers are needed.
From simple to complex
With new pressure sensors and level switches, VEGA becomes a full-range supplier for level and pressure in pharmaceutical applications.
Customised Marine Solutions from Bonfiglioli
Answering to the needs of the maritime industry, Bonfiglioli delivers customised solutions for the docking and mooring division of Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure’s operation in Melbourne. Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation is the world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance fender systems, docking and mooring, navigation and piloting solutions as well as oil … Continue reading Customised Marine Solutions from Bonfiglioli
Moving Australia from a lucky country to a smart country
Jobs top the agenda of most nations – and what a lucky country we have been. For decades, we have leveraged our abundant natural resources, turning our bounty into wealth and employment, with one direct mining job creating more than six indirect jobs in adjacent sectors. It doesn’t take a prophet to see that we will eventually run out of our largely commodity-based luck. But as long as we are a lucky country, we have some runway left to transition to a smart country – one that is resilient and provides well-paid jobs. A smart country can make complex things. A country that cannot do so, while still doing well, is a lucky country. Manufacturing is the … Continue reading Moving Australia from a lucky country to a smart country
Why circularity in the manufacturing sector is key to achieving net zero emissions by 2050
By Rob Stummer, Asia Pacific CEO at SYSPRO It has been hotly debated for two decades, but adopting “circularity” at scale in the manufacturing and industrial sectors in Australia will have a significant impact on whether we achieve the net zero emissions target by 2050. Circularity refers to a system aimed at the continual use … Continue reading Why circularity in the manufacturing sector is key to achieving net zero emissions by 2050
Markforged Announces the Metal X Gen 2, Next Day Metal, and the X7 Field Edition
New printers and software updates to The Digital Forge allow manufacturers to overcome challenges more quickly and easily than before. Markforged, creator of the integrated metal and carbon fiber additive manufacturing platform, The Digital Forge, today announced three key additions to the platform: the Metal X Gen 2, Next Day Metal, and the X7 Field Edition. Together, … Continue reading Markforged Announces the Metal X Gen 2, Next Day Metal, and the X7 Field Edition
Welders need to be safe at work – both physically and mentally
Welding can and should be considered a safe occupation; when proper precautions are taken, welders have no cause to fear accident or injury. But when safety isn’t taken seriously in the workplace, the risk of a severe incident becomes a real concern. Education is the key to ensuring a safe and productive working environment for everyone. Employers … Continue reading Welders need to be safe at work – both physically and mentally
CAPS compressor instrumental to University of Melbourne research
When University of Melbourne PhD researcher Junqiu Jiang walks into the Mechanical Engineering laboratory to conduct tests on hydrogen gas with a Plug Flow Reactor, one of the first things he does is to turn on the high-pressure Sauer compressor unit the lab has received from CAPS Australia. The unit, which CAPS Australia’s Melbourne division helped design and deliver, can compress air at a maximum pressure of 80 bars, at a 30 grams-per-second … Continue reading CAPS compressor instrumental to University of Melbourne research
The role of predictive maintenance in Industry 4.0
By Philipp H. F. Wallner, industry manager, Industrial Automation & Machinery, MathWorks Predictive maintenance offers the ability to anticipate equipment malfunctions before they occur, arrange repairs proactively, avoid stalling factory floor operations and most importantly, prevent the failure of machinery to keep businesses running efficiently. Figures from Deloitte show predictive maintenance can reduce the costs … Continue reading The role of predictive maintenance in Industry 4.0
PMI commits to achieving carbon peak and carbon neutral
With global warming being an issue, manufacturers need greater awareness in their production chain and sustainability in its aluminium production is something that PMI takes seriously.
Robot guidance with SICK 2D LiDAR sensor
The LMS4000 2D LiDAR sensor is particularly well-suited for use in intralogistics, material handling and in all areas in which goods must be quickly and systematically analysed and moved. With the LMS4000, SICK is offering the ideal solution for measuring objects regarding their position, shape, volume or surface quality and evaluating and processing them correspondingly. … Continue reading Robot guidance with SICK 2D LiDAR sensor
Why compressed air audits are important for your business
Sullair explains what a compressed air audit can do for your business.
The key to operational resilience: OT cybersecurity
Global industrial connectivity supplier Moxa, distributed in Australia by Madison Technologies, explores the importance of protecting OT networks from cyberattacks by enhancing operational resilience. Securing operational technology (OT) networks and increasing network durability are key to enhancing operational resilience, as OT network protection still lags behind information technology (IT) cybersecurity. This article explains the reasons … Continue reading The key to operational resilience: OT cybersecurity
A reliable coupling for HVAC systems
When asked to describe the most important features of Rexnord® Addax® composite couplings, Steve Hittmann, National Product Manager – Mechanical Drives at CBC, has a long list to go through: Corrosion resistance, high-misalignment capacity, excellent fatigue resistance, low weight, ease of installation and ease of maintenance, to name a few. As the pioneer for advanced composite couplings, Rexnord first introduced … Continue reading A reliable coupling for HVAC systems
Schneider Electric calls for collaboration in future industries
Schneider Electric, leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has introduced its Industries of the Future vision. The industry-wide call to action urges industrial enterprises to embrace universal automation, sustainable efficiency and digitalisation to boost global economic recovery and advance manufacturing and process industries. As the most sustainable corporation in the world and a … Continue reading Schneider Electric calls for collaboration in future industries