• AS-i safety monitors

    March 25, 2008 0 comment

    TURCK’s new AS-Interface (AS-i) safety monitors manufactured by Bihl + Wiedemann are required for controlling power availability for machine safety (emergency stop) systems using AS-i Safety at Work.

  • Melbourne ARBS exhibition biggest ever

    March 25, 2008 0 comment

    FOR the first time in its 10 year history, the Melbourne Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services exhibition will be larger than the Sydney event.

  • Sydney supply chain conference steps up a gear

    March 25, 2008 0 comment

    THE Supply Chain Conference Sydney 2008, which will be held at MATEX 2008 in three weeks, has something for everyone.

  • Three weeks to go until Matex 2008

    March 25, 2008 0 comment

    HAVE you registered to attend MATEX 2008?

    Australia’s premier materials handling and warehousing exhibition, MATEX will be celebrating their 25th anniversary in April and the 2008 event will include live forklift demonstrations, the inaugural two-day supply chain conference and the grand finals of the GREAT FORK OFF.

  • Sustainable packaging gets a boost with new conference

    March 25, 2008 0 comment

    IF YOU are interested in learning about how the packaging industry can become sustainable then the 2008 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) National Conference is for you.

  • Olex acquires leading cable accessory supplier

    March 24, 2008 0 comment

    OLEX, Australia’s leading cable manufacturer, has announced it has acquired Australmold, Australia’s leading supplier of Elastimold and Euromold cable accessories.

  • Safety conference gains high-profile corporate support

    March 21, 2008 0 comment

    ONCE a corporate ugly duckling, safety and the environment is now clearly high on the corporate agenda. This is evidenced by the attendance of 70 high-profile speakers including former Telstra boss Dr Ziggy Switkowski and ANZ chairman Jerry Ellis, at Aprils’ Safety In Action Conference in Melbourne.

  • Responding to safety inspectors

    March 21, 2008 0 comment

    MANY employers don’t know what to do or how to respond when WorkCover inspectors arrive at their premises – often unannounced – to investigate actual or suspected OHS breaches.

  • Amcor upgrades with integrated safety

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    HIGH-throughput manufacturing processes producing millions of units per day often rely on sophisticated process equipment and control systems to help ensure uninterrupted production.

  • Stakes are high for May Federal Budget: AIG

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    Australian Industry Group’s Pre Budget Submission calls for policy coherence and direction.

  • Safe working practices handbooks

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    WORKSAFE has released two handbooks outlining the requirements of new regulations which formalise existing safe working practices in Victoria’s construction industry.

  • HR documentation underpins OH&S

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    Ray Schaffer* argues HR and OH&S functions must be fully meshed for the best protection of a business.

  • Protecting workers against dust and quartz emissions

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    CONSTRUCTION, mining, building material and glass manufacturers, agriculture, and foundry work are all occupations that are frequently at risk of dust and breathable quartz emissions.

  • Returning-to-work education website

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    WORKING on the belief that understanding is an impetus for change, a new website called the Return To Work Knowledge Base seeks to re-educate workers, employers, medical staff and insurers about taking too much time off work after a sickness or accident.

  • Warehousing goes mobile

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    TRUCKS and other road and transport have always been an important element in Australia’s materials handling and logistics industry that the drivers face increasing pressure to beat the clock to keep handling times down.

  • Sweeping will never be the same

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    SWEEPERS Australia, sole Australian importers of the RCM range of sweeping and scrubbing equipment, proudly present the “Slalom” – the latest addition to the extensive range of RCM ride on suction sweepers.

  • World’s fastest welding robot

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    ROBOTIC Automation will showcase applications for the world’s fastest arc welding robots on Stand 4802 during National Manufacturing Week at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.

  • Carpet manufacturer cuts landfill

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    The world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet tiles has switched its entire Australian production to a new manufacturing process in a bid to cut the amount of old carpet going to landfill.

  • Locally assembled servo motors

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    A NEW family of locally assembled servo motors will be unveiled by drive solutions group SEW-Eurodrive at this year’s National Manufacturing Week.

  • Laser sintering materials

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    ARRK will showcase new Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) materials on Stand 2013 during National Manufacturing Week at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.