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- Environmentally friendly safety conduits
NEW ranges of environmentally friendly polymer electrical and safety conduit have been announced by CalAir that combine low smoke, halogen-free flame-retardant properties into a product that has no known toxins.
- Versatile automatic vertical saws
POWER Machinery has introduced the MEP Tiger 370 CNC LR sawing machine. As well as being capable of automatically feeding material to the appropriate length it is versatile to use in semi-automatic mode cutting 45° left to 60° right.
- Latest Japanese advances in lean manufacturing
WHAT DO companies like Toyota, Honda, Canon, Kawai, Mazda, and Panasonic have in common?
They are innovative, manufacture in an isolated country which imports all its energy and raw materials and operates with labour costs approx twice that of Australia.
- UK plans for massive underwater energy farm
PLANS for a massive new underwater energy farm, now in their final stages, will harness the tidal streams off the Welsh coast producing enough electricity to power 5,000 homes.
- Matex 2008 ready to launch
A NEW and exciting time is ahead for the warehousing and materials handling sector.
- Customised conveyors on the move
Gone are the days of a ‘one size fits all’ mentality in conveyor manufacture, with increasing demands for customised solutions now seeing systems made to order. Katherine Crichton reports.
- CHEP Asia-Pacific and Woolworths join forces
GLOBAL supply chain solutions provider CHEP, a Brambles company, announced this week a six-year service agreement with Australia’s leading fresh food retailer, Woolworths Limited.
- Automation not just for the ‘big guys’
IN THE PAST many people believed that implementing automation systems and particularly robotic solutions was only possible at large organisations.
- Lean thinking is key to survival
BY adopting lean, forward-thinking manufacturers are able to improve production efficiencies, reduce waste and cost, better utilise space and resources and engage staff. Claire James reports
- New robots axes all areas
Industrial robot technology is on the move, with advances in design now producing robots with human-like flexibility. Katherine Crichton reports.
- Weigh scale module
SCALE Components, distributor for Hardy Instruments, has introduced the HI 1746-WS weigh scale module.
- New product catalogue released
THE NEW Seton Australia catalogue and sourcebook has just been launched.
- Interest rate rise – big decision with big implications
“The decision by the Reserve Bank to lift official interest rates today is a big decision which has big implications for large sections of Australian industry and for domestic policy settings,” Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Heather Ridout said today.
- RFID adoption gets easier
WHILE used by over 7000 companies around the world, the latest version of Microsoft’s Biztalk Server looks set to have major implications for the manufacturing industry. Alan Johnson reports.
- Rockwell Automation to acquire Pavilion Technologies
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Pavilion Technologies Inc, a privately held advanced process control and automation company providing production optimisation and environmental compliance solutions for process and hybrid industries.
- Integrated Architecture goes on tour
ROCKWELL Automation’s inaugural Automation University event is touring Queensland and New South Wales during February and March 2008.
- Lightweight operator panel
BEIJER Electronics has introduced a new member of its user-friendly series of operator panels – the EXTER M70.
- Machine Visions Open Day
ADEPT Electronic Solutions will be holding their Machine Vision Open Day on Thursday November 22 to celebrate the launch of the company’s new Melbourne office.
- Checkweighers for fast lines
WARD Materials Handling Solutions has been appointed the official agent in Australia and New Zealand for the Nemesis range of checkweighers.
- Who should get your vote – Carr or Macfarlane?
WITH the federal election to be held very soon, Alan Johnson, Manufacturers’ Monthly editor, asked what the two major parties have to offer the manufacturing industry; why they should vote for them on November 24.