• Aussies to hit Germany in May

    May 7, 2008 0 comment

    THE AUSTRALIAN team of SSI Schaefer International will be packing their bags at the end of the month to participate in CeMAT 2008 in Hannover, Germany.

  • Conveying innovation moves chemical manufacturer

    May 7, 2008 0 comment

    FOLLOWING the successful installation of the Innovative Conveying System (ICS) into Baileys Fertilisers manufacturing facility in Kwinana, Western Australia, a second system has now been ordered.

  • New heights for Aussie-made forklifts

    May 7, 2008 0 comment

    CROWN Australia is proud to introduce the new locally designed and built SHR5500 Series Crown Power Steered Walkie Reach Truck.

  • Breakthrough local technology attracts world-wide interest

    May 7, 2008 0 comment

    A BREAK-THROUGH technology jointly developed by Dulux Powder Coatings and the CSIRO is attracting world-wide interest because of its ability to reduce the waste, CO2 emissions and damaging volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that result from solvent-based paint finishes used in many industries.

  • Supply chain conference highlights sustainable manufacturing

    May 7, 2008 0 comment

    MORE than 30 leading Australian and International supply chain industry professionals will gather in Queensland in June to present research and strategies aimed at assisting businesses achieve excellence in manufacturing and associated supply chain activities.

  • Technology Application of the Year Finalists

    May 6, 2008 0 comment

    The finalists in the 2008 Endeavours Awards Technology Application of the Year, sponsored by Intercad, can now be revealed.

  • Finalists in the Australian Steel Innovation Award

    May 6, 2008 0 comment

    Showing great innovation and creativity, these companies are all strong contenders in the 2008 Australian Steel Innovation Award, sponsored by BlueScope Steel.

  • Double pallet handlers

    May 6, 2008 0 comment

    NEW generation Wulftec pallet wrappers have been introduced by Australian Warehouse Solutions.

  • Cutting fluid for hard metals

    May 6, 2008 0 comment

    THE Tap Magic range of cutting fluids, available from Specialty Tooling, has been expanded with the introduction of Tap Magic Xtra-thick.

  • Thru-the-tool fluidisation

    May 6, 2008 0 comment

    THE Tornado system is a high velocity, thru-the-tool system for fixed machine tools using coolant inducers with high efficiency lubricants.

  • Unauthorised users of pallets beware!

    May 5, 2008 0 comment

    CHEP Australia said today that it had settled a dispute with a Victorian food wholesaler regarding the use of the company’s distinctive blue pallets.

  • Tracking forklifts of the future

    May 5, 2008 0 comment

    Advances in RFID technology is providing more visibility in the warehouse, with information on product production, forklift movements and inventory control now instantly available. Katherine Crichton reports.

  • Mobile warehouse cuts time-to-market

    May 5, 2008 0 comment

    A LEADING materials handling specialist is calling on manufacturers to ‘fuse’ their warehouse and truck operations to expedite stock movement.

  • AUSTECH 08 – the biggest range of machine tools on show

    May 5, 2008 0 comment

    WITH around 80 exhibitors taking more than 4200m2 of exhibition space, Austech 2008 – to run alongside National Manufacturing Week at the end of May – is shaping up to be the largest Sydney-based Austech exhibition ever held.

  • Industry growth moderate in April

    May 2, 2008 0 comment

    MANUFACTURING experienced subdued growth in activity for the fourth consecutive month in April, with the Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) rising slightly by 0.4 points to 52.7.*

  • Online conveyor configuration tool

    May 2, 2008 0 comment

    MELBOURNE-based company Robotunits manufacturers a range of flexible belt conveyors available to the machine building and intralogistic industry, but have also given integrators and end-users alike the possibility of configuring their conveyors online at www.robotunits.com.

  • The hard word on HSM software

    May 1, 2008 0 comment

    Despite the productivity benefits HSM (High Speed Machining) can offer, many manufacturers may be missing out because they are not using the correct CAM software. Katherine Crichton reports.

  • Revolutionary cutting system moves into Canberra

    May 1, 2008 0 comment

    PREVIOUSLY known only for its numerous roundabouts and public servants, with the delivery of the imaQcut 12.6 vertical plasma cutting machine to its new owner at Man-U-Fact, located in Canberra, the Nation’s Capital can now be known as the place where innovative new machining technologies are found.

  • Measurement productivity – a key driver

    May 1, 2008 0 comment

    AS Australian manufacturers seek out profitable opportunities in the challenging international aerospace and defence sectors, they need to be totally confident that each and every part they produce and supply as part of their global contract conforms to the specifications supplied by their client.

  • Keeping an eye on robotic vision systems

    May 1, 2008 0 comment

    As vision systems get more sophisticated and user-friendly, the range of applications for this technology continues to grow. Katherine Crichton looks at the integration of 3D vision into robotic cells.