ACCORDING to the latest reports, the University of Ballarat’s new manufacturing technology and training centre will be up and running in 2011.
AS the economic downturn continues there is a growing trend for companies to focus on reviewing automation systems with a view to improving performance and deferring capital expenditure.
Many manufacturers are setting their sights on vision systems as a way of increasing productivity, and as Katherine Crichton found out, now might be the time to invest.
CAPABILITY Resources will introduce a new welding safety device at this year’s NMW.
Henkel has received the Manufacturing Process & Capital Equipment award at the 2009 PACE Awards in Detroit, Michigan for its phosphate-free pre-treatment product.
The latest manufacturing technologies for small and medium manufacturers will be demonstrated at the Innovate 09 showcase, which will run alongside Austech and National Manufacturing Week.
STILLAM AU will display EdgeCAM products during Austech 2009 on stand E66.
ON stand D22, during this year’s Austech, NC Computer Systems will showcase the release of CAMWorks 2009.
BOWEN & Groves, the Melbourne-based developer of the M1 ERP soft ware will exhibit the system on stand 1913 during NMW.
NEW Tray sealing machines, head load testers and cartoners will be just some of the many products showcased.
Project: Lil’OZ Pie Making Machine
WITH a manufacturing base in Western Sydney, Lindsay Piemaking Equipment benefits from the distinct advantages of using a local supply chain by working closely with a number of advanced equipment contractors to develop and manufacture precision components for the company’s range of pie making machines.
Project: MiniFAB Microfluidic Tear Sensor
MiniFAB is a privately owned micro and nano fabrication company based in Melbourne, Australia.
Project: National Ceramics World Class Automation
NATIONAL Ceramic Industrie’s manufacturing plant at Rutherford in the NSW Hunter Valley produces up to 8million m² of ceramic tiles a year, equivalent to 720t a day.
Project: MX7 – CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder
BASED in Bayswater, Victoria, ANCA is a vertically integrated world leading designer and manufacturer of high precision CNC grinding machines.
CNC and Robotic offers low cost automation solutions including the Fanuc Roboshot 2000i series injection moulding machines, which will be on stand A62 at Austech.
Australia’s largest ‘one-stop’ manufacturing trade show travels to Melbourne in May for what looks to be a big month for industry. This is the first of six newsletters showcasing some of the products that will be on display.
EARLIER this year, more than 4,000 attendees converged at Disney’s Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, for SolidWorks World 2009.
SAFE drive functions have made their mark on standards, products and applications and may now be considered as state of the art.
One of the highlights of Rockwell Automation’s new travelling industry event–On Tour ’09–will be a series of seminars from key industry players looking at important technology trends for 2009.
Manufacturers are being offered how to achieve maximum productivity while also reducing costs when Siemens embarks on its Productivity Tour throughout Australia and New Zealand from 24 March 2009 to 17 February 2010.