• Global company reinforces pallet ownership rights

    January 14, 2008 0 comment

    GLOBAL pallet logistics company Chep Australia and West Australian company, Jason’s Pallets, have reached an agreement over the use of Chep’s distinctive blue pallets.

  • Concerns raised about Mitsubishi’s future in South Australia

    January 14, 2008 0 comment

    A DROP in automotive sales of Mitsubishi’s 380 six-cylinder car, which is produced from its Adelaide plant, has to questions regarding the company’s manufacturing future in South Australia.

  • Machine vision monochrome camera

    January 14, 2008 0 comment

    DALSA’s new Genie high speed GigE Vision cameras are compact easy-to-use digital cameras engineered specifically to accommodate most industrial machine vision applications.

  • Keypad with integral adaptability

    January 14, 2008 0 comment

    EAO has introduced a rugged keypad with integral adaptability that offers greater choice and shorter lead times.

  • A little more investment means a lot more machine

    January 10, 2008 0 comment

    EVEN though the price of a blank sheet in the competitive sheetmetal industry has risen steadily in recent quarters, the clever operators have found a simple way to benefit in a changing, globalised economy which often isn’t justly facilitated by banks and finance bodies.

  • Sustainable fuel with the three F’s

    January 9, 2008 0 comment

    CSIRO’s newly formed Future Fuels Forum (FFF) is bringing together community, industry and government to plan for the future of transport fuels in Australia.

  • Dust: can’t see it, don’t breathe it

    January 9, 2008 0 comment

    Bill Halbert, of dust control specialist Donaldson Australasia, explains why dust shouldn’t be viewed as just a ‘symptom’ of any bulk handling process.

  • Lift trucks

    January 8, 2008 0 comment

    HYSTER has introduced the Fortis line of lift trucks representing a transformation in the way lift trucks are designed, built, and acquired.

  • Pallet dimensioning system

    January 8, 2008 0 comment

    SCALE Components has launched the PalletScan Dimensioning System, designed for transportation, distribution and logistics installations where pallets are weighed, cubed, and tracked.

  • Spot welding robot

    January 8, 2008 0 comment

    NACHI’s newly developed Presto ST robot is suitable for spot welding, palletising, handling, deburring, loading, die casting, press brake and press to press handling applications.

  • New asbestos removal regulations

    January 8, 2008 0 comment

    WORKCOVER NSW has issued a reminder about upcoming changes to regulations around licensing of asbestos removalists.

  • Combination shrink-wrapping machine

    January 8, 2008 0 comment

    PERFECT Packaging has introduced the Combo 55/85, a combination shrink-wrapping machine capable of sealing and shrinking in one operation.

  • Digital wet/wet differential pressure gauge

    January 8, 2008 0 comment

    CRYSTAL Engineering Corporation, a US-based pressure instrumentation company, has developed the XP2i-DP, a new digital wet/wet differential pressure gauge with 0.1% of reading accuracy.

  • Buderim Ginger taps into water savings

    January 8, 2008 0 comment

    Queensland’s iconic Ginger Factory on the Sunshine Coast has slashed its water use by 25.6 million litres a year with the support of the Queensland Government’s $55m Business Water Efficiency Program.

  • Toy factories to close

    January 8, 2008 0 comment

    RECENT reports released from Hong Kong suggest hundreds of Hong Kong-owned toy factories in China may be forced to close after huge global recalls hit the industry.

  • Omron releases Ethernet/IP

    January 8, 2008 0 comment

    INDUSTRIAL automation company Orman Electronics has released Ethernet/IP communication modules (EIP21) for its CS and CJ range of PLCs.

  • Open line speaker system

    January 8, 2008 0 comment

    ADTEC Communications has released the VoiceTrader open line speaker system for use in the transport industry and other industrial sectors.

  • Alcoa sells consumer and packaging businesses to Rank Group

    January 7, 2008 0 comment

    GLOBAL producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities Alcoa, late last year announced it has agreed to sell its packaging and consumer businesses to New Zealand’s Rank Group Limited for $2.7 billion in cash.

  • Endress+Hauser invites Australian engineers to tour Europe

    January 7, 2008 0 comment

    ENDRESS+Hauser, global supplier of measuring instruments and automation solutions for the industrial process engineering industry, is inviting Australia’s instrument technicians, electrical and process engineers, consultants, contractors and project engineers to join a Process Instrumentation Training Tour to Europe.

  • China raises steel export tariffs

    January 7, 2008 0 comment

    ACCORDING to Chinese reports, export tariffs on Chinese steel billets, pig iron, and non-alloy steel ingots were increased from 15% to 25% on January 1, in an effort by the government to restrain its trade surplus, reduce energy consumption, and cut rising air pollution in the country.