• Making RFID technology work

    April 7, 2008 0 comment

    MAXIMISING the utilisation of an enterprise’s assets is becoming more and more important to ensure a business maintains its competitive edge.

  • Precision welding with robots

    April 7, 2008 0 comment

    VICTORIAN precision sheetmetal and
    fabrication company, Catten
    Industries, required a solution to
    improve its production processes
    whilst maintaining the quality and
    consistency of their welding processes.

  • AMAus launches manufacturing awards

    April 4, 2008 0 comment

    THE Inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Australia – Awards program recognises the achievements of Australia’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry for the valuable contribution made to Australia and for their pursuit of innovation and excellence.

  • Partners wanted for radical heat treatment process

    April 3, 2008 0 comment

    CAR components with doubled mechanical strength, higher fatigue resistance and improved energy absorption are the result of a revolutionary CSIRO heat treatment process for high pressure die casting (HPDC) of aluminium.

  • Robotics students give industry a hand

    April 3, 2008 0 comment

    BY designing a robotic hand as part of their final year project, a group of engineering students from Swinburne TAFE have addressed an industry need.

  • Innovative nitrogen supply solution developed

    April 3, 2008 0 comment

    BOC has engineered a ground-breaking solution to reliably provide 99.99% pure nitrogen to an Australian vegetable oil-producing facility.

  • Team strategy boosts automotive exports

    April 3, 2008 0 comment

    TEAM Australia Automotive (TAA) is continuing to push an aggressive strategy through the continuing engagement of a contractor on the ground in Detroit and strong attendance for an upcoming mission to the US to showcase the global competitiveness of the Australian automotive supply base.

  • Lifting crane safety standards

    April 3, 2008 1 comment

    OFTEN the most visible pieces of equipment on a construction site or in a factory, cranes also have the potential to be the most dangerous, with accidents resulting in extensive damage to equipment and workers.

  • Matex 2008 exhibition ready for lift off

    April 3, 2008 0 comment

    A NEW and exciting time is ahead for the warehousing and materials handling industry in Australia.

  • Air knife for wide surfaces

    April 2, 2008 0 comment

    EXAIR’s 54″ (1372mm) Super Air Knife produces a laminar sheet of airflow to blowoff, dry or cool wide surfaces.

  • Welding solutions’ catalogue

    April 2, 2008 0 comment

    TURCK has announced its new Welding Solutions catalogue, specifically designed for customers who use sensors and connectivity products in welding environments.

  • Cleaning technology and equipment

    April 2, 2008 0 comment

    TENNANT Company will introducing new cleaning products next month including ech2o, the S30 mid-sized rider sweeper, the M30 large integrated scrubber-sweeper, and the S10 industrial strength walk-behind sweeper.

  • Press brake safety solution

    April 2, 2008 0 comment

    PSENvip, a new, camera-based protection and measuring system from Pilz, uses an innovative optical system, parallel vision to monitor the whole bending process, enabling the operator to work more productively in complete safety.

  • Safety hinge switch

    April 2, 2008 0 comment

    THE SHS3 safety switch from Bernstein implements numerous new user friendly features. For instance, the switching point of the SHS3 is freely settable in an angle range of 270°.

  • Long folder safety kits

    April 2, 2008 0 comment

    JEMTECH has announced the availability of bolt-on safety systems for long-folding machines.

  • Waste reduction and recycling cuts costs

    April 2, 2008 0 comment

    WITH increasing environmental concerns, manufacturers world-wide are looking at ways to reduce waste, support end-of life recycling and use recycled materials for production.

  • Manufacturing activity still subdued

    April 1, 2008 0 comment

    MANUFACTURING activity remained subdued in March with the Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) falling 0.2 points to 51.2 following a 2.2 rise in February.

  • GE Fanuc expands portfolio of technology assets

    April 1, 2008 0 comment

    GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, and MTL Instruments Group plc, based in the UK, announced earlier this week that the two companies have agreed that GE Fanuc will acquire the assets of the MTL Open Systems Technology (MOST) product lines.

  • SOA-based industrial BPM software

    March 31, 2008 0 comment

    GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has announced Proficy Workflow, powered by the new Proficy SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).

  • Condition monitoring of energy chains

    March 31, 2008 0 comment

    IGUS has developed a push-pull force detection system (PPDS) as a condition monitoring solution especially for large energy chain systems.