• Hydraulic copy slides for lathes

    January 28, 2008 0 comment

    IF a single point tool or cutter is required to machine a component, then a Mimik copy slide can save machining time, without having to install a CNC machine for the work requirement.

  • Cost-effective grinding alternative

    January 26, 2008 0 comment

    THE Kel-Vista high precision CNC grinding machine from Kellenberger Switzerland offers an optimal view of the grinding process.

  • Highpoint Australia wins manufacturing and logistics award

    January 25, 2008 0 comment

    Dematic customer Highpoint Australia in conjunction with Peter J. Ellis & Associates have been awarded the 2007 John Thompson Trophy for manufacturing logistics at the recent Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards organised by the Supply Chain Logistics Association of Australia (ASCLAA) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Australia (CILTA).

  • Industry let down by NSW Government on OH&S

    January 25, 2008 0 comment

    ‘AUSTRALIAN industry feels very let down by the NSW Government’ was the message Mark Goodsell, NSW Director Australian Industry Group delivered earlier this week.

  • National innovation system and CRC program under review

    January 25, 2008 0 comment

    IN A statement released earlier this week, Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research announced a review of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program as part of a broader review of the national innovation system.

  • Top ten workplace safety tips

    January 24, 2008 11 comments

    BEING in the workplace health and safety industry for many years, I’ve found that the vast majority of small to medium enterprises do not properly comply with workplace health and safety regulations, and many don’t understand the scale of the risks they are taking.

  • Increasing safety during shutdowns

    January 24, 2008 0 comment

    TO ensure a smooth shutdown during construction projects, safety strategies must be implemented so that projects are completed by their expected deadlines.

  • Enumerator tooling system

    January 24, 2008 0 comment

    MATE Precision Tooling has introduced the Mate Enumerator, a sequential numbering tool designed to stamp sequential serial numbers, dates and codes on fabricated parts.

  • RCSA disappointed in delay to OHS reform in NSW

    January 23, 2008 0 comment

    THE RCSA (Recruitment and Consulting Services Association) has expressed its deep disappointment in reports that plans to reform New South Wales’s outdated occupational health and safety laws have been shelved.

  • Campaign targets workplace safety during maintenance

    January 23, 2008 0 comment

    SEPTEMBER 30 1999, at a Victorian fertiliser plant, Alan Newey was applying a drying agent to a running conveyor belt to prevent it slipping when something went wrong.

  • State-of-the-art pallet system

    January 22, 2008 0 comment

    FLEXLINK’s X85conveyor system now includes a state-of-the-art pallet system as well as standardised software to control it.

  • Pedal-operated tilt cart

    January 22, 2008 0 comment

    PALL Mall has added a clever new PM Tilt Cart to its range of bins and carts. To avoid the need to manually tilt the entire cart to empty, this cart has a pedal-operated tilt release.

  • Expanded punch tooling system

    January 22, 2008 0 comment

    MATE has announced the expansion of its XMT tooling system with the addition of the XMT 12.7mm punch, stripper, and Slug Free die to suit the new XMTE10 multi tool.

  • End mill for titanium materials

    January 22, 2008 0 comment

    THE Protostar Ti 40 solid-carbide end mill from Walter AG is equally suitable for both roughing and for finishing titanium materials.

  • Super-compact brushless ac servo motors

    January 22, 2008 0 comment

    BALDOR has introduced a range of ultra-compact brushless ac servo motors offering machine builders a high performance and low-maintenance alternative to stepper motors and dc servos.

  • Inline and 90° hydraulic live swivels

    January 22, 2008 0 comment

    SPRAY Nozzle Engineering has released a complete range of inline and 90° hydraulic live swivels to suit fluid, air and gas applications.

  • Realistic fire extinguisher training

    January 22, 2008 0 comment

    BULLEX Digital Safety has introduced the ITS Xtreme, a live fire extinguisher training simulator for use by fire departments, emergency responders, companies, and other organizations.

  • Pneumatic actuator makes lifting safer

    January 22, 2008 0 comment

    AN Australian primary product manufacturer has halved the time it takes for a heavy lifting task using a simple pneumatic actuator and has succeeded in making the job safer as a result.

  • Alliance to develop minimum OHS standards for SMEs

    January 22, 2008 0 comment

    WORKSAFE Victoria has announced an alliance with Australia’s leading universities and health and safety organisations to help make small and medium sized Victorian companies safer.

  • Keeping employees safe

    January 22, 2008 0 comment

    THE manufacturing industry is one which requires a strong emphasis on managing health and safety risks given the myriad of dangers that can arise in the manufacturing process.