• Boeing’s Phantom arrives in Australia

    March 12, 2008 0 comment

    CSIRO yesterday welcomed Boeing’s announcement that a branch of its advanced research and development organisation, Phantom Works, which specialises in aerospace solutions, will be established in Australia.

  • Drive solutions on display at NMW

    March 12, 2008 0 comment

    LEADING drive solutions provider, SEW-Eurodrive, will demonstrate its total solutions approach for the manufacturing industry on stand 4806 at National Manufacturing Week 2008, which will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, 27 to 30 May.

  • Lubrication-free polymer ball bearings

    March 12, 2008 0 comment

    IGUS has developed lubrication-free plastic ball bearings in response to rising customer demand for maintenance-free roller bearing solutions.

  • Sound and vibration analysis software

    March 11, 2008 0 comment

    NATIONAL Instruments has announced the NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite Version 6.0 and the newest 16-channel data acquisition module for sound and vibration, the NI PXI-4495.

  • Seven-axis robot

    March 11, 2008 0 comment

    NACHI (Australia) has introduced the new Presto MR20 robot that features a 7-axis arm supporting up to 30kg payload capacity.

  • Actuator software

    March 11, 2008 0 comment

    FLOWSERVE Corporation has announced the debut of a device type manager (DTM) for the Limitorque MX actuator.

  • Boeing R&D operation praised by minister

    March 11, 2008 0 comment

    Launching Boeing’s new R&D arm – Australian Phantom Works – in Canberra Tuesday, Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, said it was a great example of the innovative future the Rudd Government is determined to foster.

  • Air nozzle for precision blowoff

    March 10, 2008 0 comment

    EXAIR’s new Nano Super Air Nozzle has been engineered to produce the highest performance attainable from a tiny nozzle. It delivers precision blowoff with a directed, high volume, high velocity airflow.

  • Rusted nuts and bolts solution

    March 10, 2008 0 comment

    EUROPEAN auto chemical specialist Wurth has released an upgraded rust-dissolver/penatrine called Rost Off Plus, developed from Rost Off, a benchmark for fighting rusted nuts and bolts.

  • There’s $$$ in waste, if you look

    March 10, 2008 0 comment

    EFFECTIVE waste management and recycling not only has benefits for the environment, but can also improve the bottom line, as more manufacturing companies are finding.

  • The good oil on industrial bearings

    March 10, 2008 0 comment

    Correct maintenance of equipment still remains the long-term answer to reducing production downtime. Carole Goldsmith reports for Manufacturers’ Monthly.

  • Plastic bearings are rolling engineers

    March 10, 2008 0 comment

    NOT TOO long ago, anybody suggesting plastic would replace steel in many traditional applications was likely to be tested for sanity.

  • Government announces TCF review

    March 10, 2008 0 comment

    The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr announced on the weekend a comprehensive review of the Australian Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) industries to be conducted by Professor Roy Green in consultation with an industry reference group.

  • Mixed signals with move to 4W RFID

    March 8, 2008 0 comment

    The uptake of RFID has been lagging in Australia compared to the rest of the world, with concerns about standards and regulation further compounding the problem. Katherine Crichton reports.

  • Taking control of energy efficiency

    March 8, 2008 0 comment

    In an effort to reduce costs and energy consumption, manufacturers are undertaking maintenance programs incorporating stringent testing and maintenance of systems. Katherine Crichton reports.

  • Economical forklifts

    March 7, 2008 0 comment

    KOMATSU Forklifts will once again be a major focus on the Red Australia stand 820 at MATEX 2008. The company will showcase Komatsu’s latest innovations in their counterbalance range.

  • Carbon trading expo heads to Melbourne

    March 7, 2008 0 comment

    COMPANIES rushing to meet the 2010 deadline for carbon emission caps announced last month by the federal Minister for Climate Change and Water, Penny Wong, will be able to research their options at a new carbon trading event in Melbourne.

  • Business Process Networks: what have you automated in your supply chain?

    March 7, 2008 0 comment

    ALL manufacturers know that effective collaboration with their trading community of suppliers and customers is necessary for success.

  • Making the move to 3D CAD

    March 7, 2008 0 comment

    DESPITE an estimated 85% of current CAD users only employing 2D drafting, the move to 3D CAD is said to be not as stressful or as painful as many manufacturers believe.

  • Supply chain optimisation

    March 7, 2008 0 comment

    STERLING Commerce has announced the availability of Sterling Inventory Replenishment, a new product in the Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite.