• Upcoming manufacturing industry events

    Upcoming exhibitions, conferences, seminars, workshops and major events in the manufacturing calendar from Australia and overseas.

    January 29, 2010 0 comment

  • Rudd accused of not protecting industry with his ETS

    Senator Ron Boswell has slammed Kevin Rudd’s proposed Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) pointing to the high number of protected industries in the EU.

    September 28, 2009 0 comment

  • Green air conditioner announced

    NSW manufacturer, Air Change, has announced plans to build ‘The Green Machine’, a world-first air conditioning system which is expected to be up to 12 times more power efficient than traditional systems.

    August 6, 2009 0 comment

  • Driving change in electric motors

    Growing concern about carbon emissions is motivating industry to develop energy efficient motor solutions that benefit the environment but don’t compromise operational requirements. Katherine Crichton writes.

    July 29, 2009 0 comment

  • Put a stop to leaking profits

    In these financially difficult times, compressor users can’t afford to let energy efficiency disappear into thin air. Katherine Crichton writes.

    June 9, 2009 0 comment

  • Champion and Bidell unite

    CHAMPION Compressors has been named as the exclusive Australian distributor for Bidell Equipment LP, a Canadian-based supplier of reciprocating and rotary-screw natural gas compressors.

    May 6, 2009 11 comments

  • Godfrey Hirst Carpets

    Project: Compressed Air Upgrade
    ESTABLISHED in 1865, Godfrey Hirst is Victoria’s first commercial woollen mill.

    April 18, 2009 0 comment

  • Towards a new age of efficiency

    With the global financial crisis and environmental pressures intensifying, the drive to reduce energy consumption is on. Katherine Crichton writes.

    February 16, 2009 0 comment

  • Fuel system proven to cut pollution and bills

    FUEL saving system proven internationally to also cut engine wear and reduce environmental emissions from mobile and stationary diesel engines is being introduced to Australia by FuelSave Australia.

    November 24, 2008 0 comment

  • “Revolutionary” compressors hit the road

    WITH manufacturers now having a strong focus on cutting energy costs and reducing their carbon footprint, CompAir believe it’s on a winner with the company’s new Quantima air compressor range.

    November 20, 2008 0 comment

  • Reducing Murray Goulburn’s carbon footprint

    JUST five months after installing a
    new Quantima air compressor,
    Australia’s largest milk processor,
    Murray Goulburn (MGC) is on track
    to save $147,000 in annual energy and
    maintenance costs and reduce CO2
    emissions by more than 1,908 tonnes
    over 12 months.

    October 17, 2008 0 comment

  • Silent air compression lines

    SIAD Macchine Impianti, from Bergamo Italy, has modified the Tempo² range of PET-blowing compressors, to only produce 75dB(A) at 1m in any direction – proudly naming the new development ‘the Silent box®’.

    September 23, 2008 0 comment

  • Innovative technology provides efficiency solutions

    A revolutionary advance in compressor technology, now available in Australia, is said to be able to provide major environmental benefits and substantial cost savings for industry.

    September 4, 2008 0 comment

  • Compressors & Pneumatics feature

    Compressors & Pneumatics
    WITH energy efficiency becoming a major
    concern for businesses and communities
    combined with the development of industry
    energy standards, compressors and pneumatics
    have never been more under the spotlight.
    With users more energy conscious than ever
    before, the October issue of Manufacturers’
    Monthly will include a special feature on energy
    reduction technologies specifically designed for
    compressors and pneumatics. Editorial will also
    contain interviews with

    August 14, 2008 0 comment

  • Breakfast Seminar: Successful strategies for emission trading

    An environmental consultant reveals the strategies manufacturers need to develop to be fully prepared for
    emissions trading and a Managing Director involved in the High Performance Consortium will discuss how
    smaller manufacturing companies can collaborate to beat the multinationals.

    August 12, 2008 0 comment

  • Clearing the air on ‘MEPS2’ compressors

    THE latest revision to the MEPS scheme has raised the benchmark of electric motor efficiency in Australia.

    June 4, 2008 0 comment

  • Blowing off inefficient compressor systems

    Waste not, want not: new design technologies are helping manufacturers eliminate excessive air usage in compressed air systems, with some remarkable results. Katherine Crichton reports.

    June 4, 2008 1 comment

  • Plant automation and control

    THE latest process control system Simatic PCS 7 has now been expanded by Siemens with telecontrol functions.

    May 12, 2008 0 comment

  • Taking control of energy efficiency

    In an effort to reduce costs and energy consumption, manufacturers are undertaking maintenance programs incorporating stringent testing and maintenance of systems. Katherine Crichton reports.

    March 8, 2008 0 comment

  • Efficient compressed air production

    THE SK 21-SFC rotary screw compressors from Kaeser has been developed in Kaeser’s research and development centre in Germany.

    February 20, 2008 0 comment