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- Global company reinforces pallet ownership rights
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
WORKCOVER NSW has issued a reminder about upcoming changes to regulations around licensing of asbestos removalists.
- Combination shrink-wrapping machine
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
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
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
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
INDUSTRIAL automation company Orman Electronics has released Ethernet/IP communication modules (EIP21) for its CS and CJ range of PLCs.
- Open line speaker system
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
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
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
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.