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  • Cleaning up the chemicals industry with new technology

    RESEARCHERS at the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment and University of South Australia have developed a world-first technique for assessing and remediating the highly-persistent chemicals used for decades worldwide as fire retardants.

    August 4, 2008 0 comment

  • New range of electric hoists released

    MATERIALS handling equipment manufacturer, Pacific Hoists, is pleased to launch its very own electric hoist range to the lifting market.

    July 16, 2008 0 comment

  • Level detection switches reduce spills

    IT is critical that plant managers and engineers choose the right level detection switches as they can prevent the accidental discharge of toxic products into the environment.

    June 20, 2008 0 comment

  • Navigating the spill control maze

    IN September 2001 the then Minister for Environment and Heritage Senator Robert Hill and Senator Nick Minchin released a joint press release regarding an action agenda to assist the environment industry reach a target of $40bn in annual sales by 2011.

    June 20, 2008 0 comment

  • Understanding OH&S compliance laws

    Ray Schaffer* unscrambles the latest OH&S risk assessment omeletter.

    June 19, 2008 0 comment

  • Cleaning technology and equipment

    TENNANT Company will introducing new cleaning products next month including ech2o, the S30 mid-sized rider sweeper, the M30 large integrated scrubber-sweeper, and the S10 industrial strength walk-behind sweeper.

    April 2, 2008 0 comment

  • Laser sintering materials

    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.

    March 19, 2008 0 comment

  • Move over C-3PO, here comes Snakebot

    ROBOTS that look like snakes could be used for search and rescue operations of the future.

    February 13, 2008 0 comment

  • Lubrication-free polymer ball bearings

    IGUS has developed lubrication-free plastic ball bearings in response to rising customer demand for maintenance-free roller bearing solutions.

    February 5, 2008 0 comment

  • Inline and 90° hydraulic live swivels

    SPRAY Nozzle Engineering has released a complete range of inline and 90° hydraulic live swivels to suit fluid, air and gas applications.

    January 22, 2008 0 comment

  • Holden slashes water consumption

    THE global market poses both challenges and opportunities for the Australian automotive industry.

    December 18, 2007 0 comment

  • An environmental difference of opinion

    ACCORDING to recent study by Dow Chemicals, eight out of ten manufacturing managers in the US, Brazil, Italy and Germany view reduction of waste as a higher priority than other environmental factors such as increasing energy efficiency or developing environmentally friendly products.

    December 1, 2007 0 comment

  • Infectious waste cleanup systems

    NEW waste cleanup systems are being introduced by Enware Australia to help public and private organisations protect staff, visitors, clients and customers while complying with WorkCover code of practice for handling body fluid spills.

    November 26, 2007 0 comment

  • Rockwell Automation to acquire Pavilion Technologies

    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.

    November 7, 2007 0 comment

  • Top 10 workplace safety tips

    AS the MD and founder of the SafetyQuip workplace health and safety franchises, I’ve found that the vast majority of small to medium enterprises do not properly comply with workplace health and safety regulations, and many don’t understand the scale of the risks they are taking.

    October 25, 2007 11 comments

  • Water-saving tailings technology

    ENDRESS+Hauser has recently launched a low maintenance, reliable electromechanical system, the FMM 50, which solves the historical shortcomings of other technologies when optimising bed level measurement in thickeners, settlers and clarifiers.

    October 2, 2007 0 comment

  • Air springs isolate vibration

    ANYONE who has ever ridden in air-suspended luxury vehicles will have seat-of-the-pants knowledge of the quality of air isolation.

    September 18, 2007 0 comment

  • Applying fieldbus in hazardous areas

    “IMPLEMENTING Foundation Fieldbus H1 Networks in Hazardous Areas” provides a rigorous discussion of hazardous environments, the standards and practices involved, and considerations for installing a Foundation Fieldbus H1 system.

    September 11, 2007 0 comment

  • Applying fieldbus in hazardous areas

    “IMPLEMENTING Foundation Fieldbus H1 Networks in Hazardous Areas” provides a rigorous discussion of hazardous environments, the standards and practices involved, and considerations for installing a Foundation Fieldbus H1 system.

    September 10, 2007 0 comment

  • CSBP provides the environmental solution

    And the winner is – CSBP for Environmental Solution of the Year; with highly commended awarded to packaging company Amcor and Davey Water Products.

    August 21, 2007 12 comments