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- Women in Industry
- Food and beverage players compete with conveyors
A new breed of flexible conveyor systems is providing local food manufacturers with a competitive edge. Sarah Falson reports.
- Network security is the key for information sharing, automation company says
The rapid development of long distance communication technologies has created a global interconnected platform allowing for boundless information sharing that is not limited by proximity.
- Let’s stick together: composite materials, aeroplanes and you
What do Novak Djokovic’s tennis racket, Mark Webber’s F1 car and the new Boeing 787 have in common? They all extensively rely on composite materials.
- How to create a safe workplace
The national harmonisation of the OHS laws, especially for larger national corporates, promised to reduce administrative costs and create economies of scale.
- No fizzle for green forklifts
Demand for more “green” power options is expected to grow as Australia moves to become a more carbon-efficient economy. Annie Dang writes.
- Australian manufacturing must address cyber threats
The manufacturing industry is an obvious target for cybercriminals, as demonstrated by a recent attack called Nitro which targeted more than 48 organisations involved in the manufacture of chemicals and advanced materials.
- Middleware, bridging the gap between MES and ERP
How manufacturers can use middleware as the glue that binds management systems with the shop floor. By Sarah Falson.
- Lower-cost compressed air
Air compressors can be costly to run, but knowing your system requirements is the first step to reducing unnecessary expenditure.
- Once a cultural icon, is Australia’s surfboard industry destined to disappear?
Is the surfboard industry yet another victim of the high Australian dollar?
- Smart motors keep conveyors moving
With Swire Cold Storage’s Cannon Hill operation handling over 30,000 boxes of chilled product every day, it is not surprising that the site’s vast conveyor system plays a key role in the company’s temperature controlled warehousing and distribution operations.
- Improving motor efficiency
Selecting the right energy efficient motor can deliver significant cost savings for local manufacturers.
- Working in sterile conditions
Intelligence built into operator terminals allows different steriliser cycles to be pre-programmed.
- Government grants: free money
With Federal and State Government grants for manufacturing companies ranging from $20,000 to $10m the effort put into applying for a grant can be well rewarded.
- Lighter, greener cars on the way
Escalating prosperity in China is leading to an increasing demand for automotive mobility, and a focus on more sustainable vehicles.
- Need more money?
The removal of GST anomalies could mean changes to how loans are structured.
- Don’t give up on protecting your IP
With intellectual capital forming an increasing part of company balance sheets, there is an even greater need to protect this valuable asset from the threat of product piracy and counterfeiting.
- Manufacturing in the age of the app
Manufacturers can use mobile apps to manage their processes, hook new customers and improve their products’ user experience.
- It’s time to weigh the cost and benefits when it comes to the car industry
Carmaker Holden will receive a $275 million government package, in return for committing to stay in Australia until 2022 and promising it will invest $1 billion.
- From ideas to profitability
FEA can be used to validate and simulate products such as calculating force required in a hydraulic cylinder.
- Ever expanding role for 3D printing
The ‘sky’s the limit’ cliché is much used, but when it applies to 3D printing, it is a befitting phrase with huge potential for manufacturers.