BY adopting lean, forward-thinking manufacturers are able to improve production efficiencies, reduce waste and cost, better utilise space and resources and engage staff. Claire James reports
Industrial robot technology is on the move, with advances in design now producing robots with human-like flexibility. Katherine Crichton reports.
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Pavilion Technologies Inc, a privately held advanced process control and automation company providing production optimisation and environmental compliance solutions for process and hybrid industries.
ROCKWELL Automation’s inaugural Automation University event is touring Queensland and New South Wales during February and March 2008.
WITH globalisation affecting the manufacturing industry world-wide, it’s no surprise to see South Australia in a period of industrial flux. Alan Johnson reports.
THIS year has been a significant one for Tooling Australia, with the launch of Advanced Manufacturing Australia (AMAus), at Tooling Australia’s annual Dinner on October 19.
ROCKWELL Automation will showcase the full range of its machine safety capabilities at the Safety Show 2007, to be held in Sydney during October.
BACKPLANE Systems has announced the release of iBase Technology’s MB900 ATX motherboard, an LGA775 Pentium D (Dual core) platform integrating the Intel 945G Express chipset.
With a major skills shortage in Australia, the very technology creating a need for higher skilled workers is also helping to address it. Katherine Crichton reports.
HELD recently in Brisbane, Rockwell Automation’s annual technical training forum, RSTechED, provided system integrators, end-users, distributors and OEMs with four days of informative seminars, practical lab work and networking. With an emphasis on education and knowledge-sharing.
A TRIAL of CSIRO automation technology at Rio Tinto Aluminium’s Bell Bay Smelter in Tasmania is underway, aiming to demonstrate future benefits from automated operation of large hot metal carriers (HMC).
Frank-Peter Kirgis explains how robots are keeping companies competitive.
WITH Australian manufacturers working hard to buck the downward growth curve of recent years, new technology in the manufacturing process is being used to drive up final product value for customers.
ROMHELD Australia has introduced the Roboworld range of protective suits designed for robotic equipment operating in extreme environments.
RFID technology is now increasingly gaining importance in various sectors of the manufacturing industry. The advantages become apparent when this technology is used in conjunction with devices capable of integrating the related benefits into a new design model of industrial automation using Manufacturing Execution System (MES).
A PROACTIVE initiative by Endress+ Hauser to alleviate the shortage of skilled instrument technicians in the manufacturing industry has been recognised by the RMIT School of Electrotechnology in Melbourne.
SCHNEIDER Electric has released its innovative TeSys T intelligent motor management system. Designed to protect and monitor installations demanding high levels of production equipment availability, the TeSys T increases process performance and reduces operational costs.
A MAJOR retail outlet currently offers a very cute robot manikin labelled “RoboSapiens –A fusion of technology and personality” with a $244.00 price tag. The reality in the manufacturing world is vastly different.
THE 2007 Endeavour Award’s Australian Product of the Year – Industrial, was awarded to CalAir Pipe Systems at a gala function held in Sydney on August 2, with Kanga Loaders and Speedshield highly commended.
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.