- advanced manufacturing
- advanced materials
- Australian Space Agency
- Cameron Dick
- electric vehicle
- Local Manufacturing
- Renewable Energy
- South Australia
- University of Adelaide
- Western Australia
- Business Process Networks: what have you automated in your supply chain?
ALL manufacturers know that effective collaboration with their trading community of suppliers and customers is necessary for success.
- Making the move to 3D CAD
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
STERLING Commerce has announced the availability of Sterling Inventory Replenishment, a new product in the Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite.
- Visual product communication and collaboration
CONCENTRIC Asia Pacific has been appointed as a reseller for Right Hemisphere and its Right Hemisphere 5 suite of software products to the Australasian region.
- Fast start ERP solution
SAP has launched a purpose-built Australian version of SAP Business All-in-One delivering fast start ERP for Australian midsize companies in six to eight weeks.
- Indoor vehicle positioning system
PEACOCK Bros has introduced Sky-trax, an indoor positioning system that tracks, records and monitors the activities of indoor vehicles such as forklifts and pallet stackers.
- Mini air hoist with travel case
THE JDN mini air hoist is now available with an exclusive JDN carry case, making it a convenient way to travel with the hoist or easier to store when not in use.
- Foot-mounted wire rope hoist
THE FDR foot-mounted hoist is a development of the DR electric rope hoist, originally designed as a travelling hoist for standard cranes.
- Qld attracts insulation makers
CSR’s new $50m glasswool insulation factory at Brendale, in Brisbane’s north, is well on track with the official sod-turning ceremony recently carried out.
- Mentor program seeks participants
THE OHS Mentor Program, a partnership with industry and WorkCover NSW to help small businesses improve their OHS, workers compensation and injury management practices, is searching for participants.
- Prisoners breaking into manufacturing
UTILISING prison labour in industry is not a new concept – Australia was founded on the hard work of convictsand with the current skills shortage affecting much of the country, inmate labour has been touted as a solution.
- Design takes centre stage
Industrial designers and engineers from around the world came together in Southern California recently to see the latest advances in 3D CAD. Alan Johnson was there.
- Brushless DC motors
Portescap has released the N Series slotted brushless DC motors.
- Largest ever mass flowmeter
YOKOGAWA has released the Rotamass XR Coriolis mass flowmeter, which is the largest ever product of its type: it is capable of handling a maximum flow rate of more than 544 metric tonnes/hour (600t/h).
- Extra support needed for Australian exporters
There have been calls for the Rudd Government to start its review of trade policy and look to enhance support for exporters.
- Effective water management reduces usage
MORE and more companies are reaping the benefits of structured water management projects aimed at reducing the volume and cost of mains water in their operations.
- Poor start to the year for Australian manufacturers
GLOBAL market turbulence contributed to a weak start to the year for Australian manufacturers with the Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) falling by 8.4 points in the month to 49.2 (falling below the key 50.0 level separating expansion from contraction).
- Defence opportunities on the way up
Australia’s defence needs are growing, and the opportunities for companies to supply those needs are expanding rapidly. Whether you are an established player in the defence field or have never considered it before, exploring the new possibilities should be on everyone’s ‘to do in 2008’ list. Derek Parker reports.
- Fire extinguisher training
BULLEX Digital Safety has introduced a live fire extinguisher training simulator called the ITS Xtreme, for use by fire departments, emergency responders, companies, and other organisations.
- Pedal-operated tilt cart
PALL Mall has added a Tilt Cart to its range of bins and carts for industry. To avoid the need to manually tilt the entire cart to empty, this cart has a pedal-operated tilt release.