- 3d printing
- Australian Defence
- Australian Made
- Digi-Key Electronics
- Gilmour Space Technologies
- green energy
- joint venture
- Medical Technology
- oil and gas
- Port Melbourne
- Renewable Energy
- research facility
- space manufacturing
- Tasmanian government
- University of Adelaide
- University of Newcastle
- University of Sydney
- University of Technology Sydney
- University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
- University of Wollongong
- UNSW Sydney
- WA government
- Western Sydney Aerotropolis
- western sydney university
Smorgon broken up
SHAREHOLDERS in Smorgon Steel Group ended an era in Australian steel production last month when they voted to support their company’s break-up.
HART-based device conversion agreement
YOKOGAWA Electric and Moore Industries-International have expanded their global preferred vendor agreement to include Moore Industries’ HART concentrator system (HCS).
SAP-qualified automation environment software
INTERGRAPH SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators version 3.8, a preconfigured engineering automation environment for plant operators, has gained “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” qualification from SAP AG.
More Chinese problems
TOY giant Mattel has been forced to recall close to a million toys, under the Fisher-Price brand, following the discovery of high levels of lead in a wide range of toys in Australia, NZ, US and UK.
Innovation board to be developed
AUSTRALIAN Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, announced legislation to establish a new Board, Innovation Australia, designed to spearhead the delivery of Government’s innovation programs and enhance the provision of advice on innovation policy.
Taylors Wines gets properly aired
AUSTRALIAN WINE producer and exporter, Taylors Wines, optimises its Clare Valley production facility with the aid of environmentally-friendly compressed air systems from Champion Compressors.
Profibus training courses in Sydney and Perth
THE Australian Profibus Association will be hosting accredited Profibus training courses in Sydney and Perth commencing October 2007.
Process control in action at Honeywell symposium
HONEYWELL Process Solutions (HPS), a part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, will host its 19th Pacific Users Group Symposium in Queensland, Australia next week.
Transforming on site water savings
ABB Australia’s performance services team at the company’s transformer site located in Darra, QLD, has been working hard to improve water usage across the site, resulting in reducing water consumption by up to 60%.
Manufacturing to receive a $100m cash injection
Labor announced earlier this week that it will invest up to $100 million in a national network of manufacturing centres to help foster innovation for small and medium sized businesses.
R&D tax concession having a positive impact
THE R&D Tax Concession is said to be having a long-term impact on business R&D collaboration, management and commercialisation, according to a report released yesterday (13th) by Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane.
Peacock re-launches colour print division
PEACOCK Bros has re-launched its colour print division bringing with it new equipment, technologies and experience. Additional label printing presses have been installed in Melbourne, Sydney, and New Zealand to expand on the label printing capacity and range of printing services.
Tetra Pak on track to meet CO2 target
TETRA Pak, one of the world’s leading food and beverage processing and packaging equipment companies, is on target to reduce CO2 emissions by 10% in absolute terms by 2010, according to the company’s 2007 Environmental and Social Report.
Industry centres to open soon
AUSTRALIAN Industry Productivity Centres (AIPC) are on track for a September opening following Friday’s announcement by Industry minister, Ian Macfarlane, of partner organisations to deliver the AIPC services to SMEs.
Whole-chain view pays dividends
LOOKING at supply chain management from the perspective of ‘lean manufacturing’ can provide important benefits for company performance as well as the environment, according to Professor Peter Hines, a UK-based specialist and consultant in the field who recently conducted a series of workshops in Sydney and Melbourne.
Low OHS risk with disabled workers
THE recent release of a government report titled Are People With Disability at Risk at Work? shows that Australian workers with a disability are not an increased occupational health and safety risk
Health products protected from dust
HEALTH FOOD company Sanitarium recently enhanced and enlarged a major component of its food grade OH&S system at its beverage manufacturing plant, located in Berkelely Vale, NSW. The facility commissioned a third production line to add twice the manufacturing capacity of its existing two lines
Understanding height safety liabilities
Many Australian businesses are unprepared for the liability presented by contractors and employees working at height on their sites, says height specialist Carl Sachs.
A safety PLC beats a padlock
Frank Schrever explains why administrative controls are never enough to protect employees working in hazardous industries.
Australian Cat for Japan
Heralding a new era in Japanese ferry transportation, the impressive new Incat 112m Wave Piercing Catamaran Natchan Rera has been delivered to Higashi Nihon Ferry.