- building products
- circular economy
- Defence Innovation Hub
- electricity prices
- electric vehicle
- electric vehicles
- energy prices
- future submarines
- incitec pivot
- Lily D’Ambrosio
- lockheed martin
- Melissa Price
- Naval Group
- queensland university of technology
- Solar Power
- steel manufacturing
- University of Adelaide
- Weld Australia
- Health products protected from dust
HEALTH FOOD company Sanitarium recently enhanced and enlarged a major component of its food grade OH&S system at its beverage manufacturing plant, located in Berkelely Vale, NSW. The facility commissioned a third production line to add twice the manufacturing capacity of its existing two lines
- Understanding height safety liabilities
Many Australian businesses are unprepared for the liability presented by contractors and employees working at height on their sites, says height specialist Carl Sachs.
- A safety PLC beats a padlock
Frank Schrever explains why administrative controls are never enough to protect employees working in hazardous industries.
- SEW bolsters industrial gear production capabilities
Leading drives solutions provider, SEW-Eurodrive, has announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility alongside its global headquarters in Bruchsal, Germany.
- Creating a custom-built safety system
BROCK Dominish, mechatronic engineer with Lincoln Electric’s automation division, recently had to design and build a robotic welding cell capable of assembling and welding large cable trays.
- Reducing risks with high speed doors
Safety issues have become an important concern for manufacturers. Accidents in North America and Europe have led to changes to national standards. Katherine Crichton reports.
- Vietnam calls for Australian made products
AN AUSTRALIAN-manufactured electrical and safety conduit with halogen-free flame retardant properties has been selected for use in the most advanced cold storage facility in Vietnam.
- Technology rental scheme designed to improve working capital
ROLAND DG Australia has introduced its new Roland Rental Program which enables customers to enjoy the use of Roland equipment without the associated costs of ownership.
- CSIRO Opening the doors to robotics and automation
As part of National Science Week 2007, CSIRO is opening its robotics and automation laboratories in Brisbane for everyone to explore.
- NZ pushes for trans-Tasman partnership
WHILE the All Blacks and Wallabies were battling it out on the rugby field for the Bledisloe cup, Australia and NZ manufacturers put aside their sporting rivalries to come together at a special manufacturing forum held recently in Sydney.
- IT investment turns leads to growth
IF you happen to be driving a vehicle
equipped with an aftermarket harmonic
balancer, it probably came from Precision
Parts’ Wagga Wagga, NSW, manufacturing
- SAFETY: it really is your business
THE risk management process, as prescribed in legislation, is a strategic system that allows employers to identify OHS issues in their workplaces and to methodically control them by the best means available.
- Driving the SOA-enabled enterprise
THE drive right now for efficiency amongst Australian manufacturers is relentless. Not only must manufacturers continue to evolve in order to stay agile and lean, they need to reduce downtime in order to keep up their competitive advantages.
- Industry awards recognise manufacturing excellence
THE ELITE of Australia’s manufacturing industry were recognised at the 4th Annual Endeavour Awards held in Sydney last week (Thursday August 2), with Melbourne-based Production Parts taking out the Endeavour Award’s 2007 Manufacturer of the Year.
- Technology partner announced
GE Fanuc Automation has entered into an agreement with Pepperl + Fuchs North America, to provide interface components that create connections in industrial automation systems including Profibus-based analog signal transfer and digital fieldbus communication.
- Industry lifted in July
AUSTRALIA’S manufacturing activity lifted in July underpinned by stronger domestic demand, with the Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) rising 4.3 points to 57.4 (above the key 50.0 level separating expansion from contraction).
- Robotics innovation competition
STUDENTS from universities across Australia have joined forces with top manufacturing companies to participate in the National Robotics Innovation competition, with each participating educational institution having the opportunity to receive a fifty seat site license of Robot Studio valued at A$100,000, provided by ABB at no cost.
- New Magnesium casting process a boost to car industry
A joint venture involving CSIRO and three South Australian companies has been awarded a $1.95m grant to develop a magnesium casting process that will have significant benefits for the automotive industry and the environment.
- Crunch time for 306,000 young Australians
NEW research released Monday 6th of August reveals that more than one in ten, or 306,000 young Australians are either unemployed, want to work, or are under-employed.
- Reliability the key to dust filter systems
THE LOWEST cost components often have the largest influence on the reliable operation of dust collectors and knowing what makes a reverse pulse jet dust collector operate reliably is essential to preventing system failure.