• Arc welding robot

    February 18, 2008 0 comment

    ABB has introduced a new arc welding robot, the IRB 1600 ID. The new model has features that offer benefits over traditional arc welding robots, including integrated processing cable, which enables customers to fully exploit the benefit of off-line programming.

  • Environment-friendly screw compressor

    February 18, 2008 0 comment

    THE CLF Series frequency controlled screw compressor is the latest product development from Boge. An expansion of the CL series, the compact CLF design, provides a small footprint while a built in frequency inverter ensures a minimal carbon footprint.

  • Space saving technology on show at Matex

    February 18, 2008 0 comment

    HUBTEX Australia will be demonstrating the space saving technology that side-loading forklift can offer space conscious businesses on stand 1311 at MATEX 2008.

  • Are you ready to take on the world?

    February 18, 2008 0 comment

    Australian businesses have unprecedented opportunities as business becomes increasingly globablised. But how ready are they for the challenges of fully participating in global supply chains? And how does the ‘global readiness’ of your business compare within your industry sector?

  • More speakers announced for supply chain conference

    February 18, 2008 0 comment

    THE SUPPLY Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) are pleased to announce that Kim Winter, Group Managing Director, Logistics Recruitment and Rob O’Byrne, Managing Director, Logistics Bureau have confirmed that they will be presenting papers at the Sydney Supply Chain Conference, to be held at MATEX 2008 on the 15th and 16th of April.

  • New optical power meter

    February 17, 2008 0 comment

    AGILENT Technologies has released a new optical power meter with four or eight power-sensor channels that provides manufacturing customers with increased throughput and operational efficiency.

  • LXE acquires Åkerströms Trux AB

    February 15, 2008 0 comment

    LXE, a division of EMS Technologies (Nasdaq, ELMG) and a manufacturer of rugged wireless computers that improve the performance of supply-chain execution applications, today announced its acquisition of Åkerströms Trux AB, of Stockholm, Sweden.

  • CNC black oxide finishing system

    February 15, 2008 0 comment

    COMPUTER numerical control (CNC) has arrived for black oxide finishing using the patented TRU TEMP low temperature, non-polluting finishing process.

  • Trumpf and Fisba Optik join together

    February 15, 2008 0 comment

    TRUMPF Laser GmbH + Co. KG has announced that effective from February 1, 2008, it has acquired the laser plastic welding and selective laser soldering segments of FISBA OPTIK AG.

  • Scalable MES

    February 15, 2008 0 comment

    CITECT has announced the release of version 3.2 of its Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Ampla; a highly scalable MES solution that drives the effective planning, operation and improvement of production operations.

  • Speakers announced for Supply Chain Conference

    February 14, 2008 0 comment

    THE SUPPLY Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) are pleased to announce that Hal Morris, Chief Executive Officer for the Australian Logistics Council will be one of the keynote speakers for the Sydney Supply Chain Conference which will be held at MATEX 2008 on the 15th and 16th of April.

  • Protecting Aussie inventions overseas

    February 14, 2008 0 comment

    SENATOR Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, earlier this week launched a national seminar series aimed at reducing the risks faced by Australian small businesses trying to protect their intellectual property (IP) when exporting.

  • Transducerised hand-held nutrunners

    February 14, 2008 0 comment

    ATLAS COPCO Tools and Assembly Systems has introduced its new cordless Tensor STB, a new generation of transducerised hand-held nutrunners, for the motor vehicle industry and other manufacturing industries.

  • Government announces review of automotive industry

    February 14, 2008 0 comment

    THE MINISTER for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, today announced a comprehensive review of Australia’s automotive industry to be conducted by Steve Bracks.

  • Automotive plastics seminar

    February 13, 2008 0 comment

    TO REMAIN competitive, automotive part manufacturers need the best/smartest materials, processes and people, and must have efficient supply chains to back them up.

  • Stronger die cast parts with new heat treatment process

    February 13, 2008 0 comment

    CAR COMPONENTS with doubled mechanical strength, higher fatigue resistance and improved energy absorption are the result of a revolutionary CSIRO heat treatment process for high pressure die casting (HPDC) of aluminium.

  • Move over C-3PO, here comes Snakebot

    February 13, 2008 0 comment

    ROBOTS that look like snakes could be used for search and rescue operations of the future.

  • New era for Australian catamaran manufacturer

    February 13, 2008 0 comment

    MGC Chartering Limited and Australian aluminium high speed catamaran specialists Incat Tasmania are pleased to announce an order for Incat’s third state-of-the-art 112 metre Wave Piercing Catamaran due for delivery in February 2009.

  • To ™ or not to ™?

    February 12, 2008 0 comment

    MAKE no mistake, protecting your enterprise’s core intellectual property is a vital part of prudent business management.

  • Manufacturing back in favour

    February 12, 2008 0 comment

    Industry Minister, Senator Kim Carr, has only been in the seat couple of months, but already it’s clear Australia’s manufacturing industry will no longer be left to “market forces”.