Autonomous vehicle technology currently being trialled at an aluminium smelter in Tasmania is revealing a range of safety and productivity benefits for industry. Katherine Crichton writes.
A unique Profibus Technology Forum will be held in Brisbane on September 16, 2009 at The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre South Bank.
Carlton’s distinctive 1968 George Thompson building is set for a $13.8 million makeover to boost practical, advanced manufacturing skills training.
AS the global financial crisis continues, the ‘economics of manufacturing’ has drastically changed, driving a growing trend for companies to review or ‘reset’ their businesses practices with the view to increase operational efficiencies while reducing capital expenditure – basically, do more with less.
Reed Exhibitions, owner of National Manufacturing Week (NMW) and AMTIL, owner of Austech, have announced next year’s national manufacturing industry event, will be held in Sydney May 11-14, 2010.
Sescoi’s new short guide is said to offer companies essential information and advice to help them evaluate the risk benefits of automation when applied to CAM programming.
MELBOURNE Airport recently embarked on an upgrade and expansion of its baggage-handling system, enlisting materials handling and automation group, BCS Group, to carry out the redevelopment.
Cincom Systems of Australia in collaboration with Retriever Communications have announced an upcoming seminar on Compliance and Quality Auditing.
Opening today, Tuesday the 16th June at Sydney Olympic Park, Auspack 2009 is said to be the largest biennial packaging and processing machinery, materials and associated technology exhibition in Australia.
Auspack 2009 looks set to be an exhibition filled with new packaging products.
SAFE drive functions are part of the today’s functional safety plant and machinery and are increasingly gaining ground in the market.
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.