• Safe working practices handbooks

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    WORKSAFE has released two handbooks outlining the requirements of new regulations which formalise existing safe working practices in Victoria’s construction industry.

  • HR documentation underpins OH&S

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    Ray Schaffer* argues HR and OH&S functions must be fully meshed for the best protection of a business.

  • Protecting workers against dust and quartz emissions

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    CONSTRUCTION, mining, building material and glass manufacturers, agriculture, and foundry work are all occupations that are frequently at risk of dust and breathable quartz emissions.

  • Returning-to-work education website

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    WORKING on the belief that understanding is an impetus for change, a new website called the Return To Work Knowledge Base seeks to re-educate workers, employers, medical staff and insurers about taking too much time off work after a sickness or accident.

  • Warehousing goes mobile

    March 20, 2008 0 comment

    TRUCKS and other road and transport have always been an important element in Australia’s materials handling and logistics industry that the drivers face increasing pressure to beat the clock to keep handling times down.

  • Sweeping will never be the same

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    SWEEPERS Australia, sole Australian importers of the RCM range of sweeping and scrubbing equipment, proudly present the “Slalom” – the latest addition to the extensive range of RCM ride on suction sweepers.

  • World’s fastest welding robot

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    ROBOTIC Automation will showcase applications for the world’s fastest arc welding robots on Stand 4802 during National Manufacturing Week at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.

  • Carpet manufacturer cuts landfill

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    The world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet tiles has switched its entire Australian production to a new manufacturing process in a bid to cut the amount of old carpet going to landfill.

  • Locally assembled servo motors

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    A NEW family of locally assembled servo motors will be unveiled by drive solutions group SEW-Eurodrive at this year’s National Manufacturing Week.

  • Laser sintering materials

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    ARRK will showcase new Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) materials on Stand 2013 during National Manufacturing Week at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.

  • Resin bench dispenser

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    UV Pacific will demonstrate a new bench dispenser for the accurate and reliable mixing of two resins on Stand 2204 during National Manufacturing Week at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.

  • Counselling after workplace tragedy could do more harm than good

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

    Professional counselling and debriefing after a tragedy or life-threatening accident may actually create additional psychological problems, a mental health expert has warned.

  • Foster’s toast successful robots

    March 18, 2008 0 comment

    NEW robotic palletising system has been installed at one of Foster’s Australian breweries.

  • Innovative companies get $23m funding injection

    March 18, 2008 0 comment

    SENATOR Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, recently announced 40 Australian projects which will receive $23.6 million from the latest announcements of Commercial Ready and Commercialising Emerging Technologies (COMET) grants funding.

  • Self-propelled pallet runner

    March 18, 2008 0 comment

    DEMATIC has introduced an innovative pallet runner that combines the density of drive-in systems with the benefits of pallet-flow systems.

  • Materials handling handbook

    March 18, 2008 0 comment

    ACCU-Sort Systems offers a new handbook: Auto ID in the Material Handling Industry.

  • Knockdown storage container

    March 18, 2008 0 comment

    NAYLA’s KitBin is an innovative way to reduce freight and storage costs.

  • Laser distance measurement sensors

    March 18, 2008 0 comment

    WITH measuring ranges from 30mm to several metres, three Allen-Bradley laser distance sensors from Rockwell Automation deliver non-contact solutions for error proofing, inspection, positioning, and measurement applications.

  • Remote vehicle monitoring system

    March 18, 2008 0 comment

    OWNER of IGA Supermarkets and Campbell’s Cash and Carry – Metcash – has recently implemented a remote vehicle monitoring system in its distribution facility in Crestmead, Queensland.

  • Wrapping machines cut costs

    March 18, 2008 0 comment

    MANUFACTURER Pacific Brands sought to improve the efficiency of handling processes and OH&S at its distribution centres and by implementing CHEPStretch, the company was able to reduce capital outlay, ongoing maintenance and wrapping costs as well as improve safety and productivity.