New racking standard moves from a “permissible stress” design philosophy to a “limit states” design approach.
While some Australian manufacturers are riding the present mining industry wave, many are missing out. However that could soon change with more transparent participation rates.
A water recovery plant designed to target world’s best-practice water reuse standards in the food and beverage industry has exceeded its designers’ expectations in its first year of service at a brewery in Australia.
Machinery Automation and Robotics illustrates some of the benefits of adopting industrial robots for businesses of any size.
IntraVis Vision Systems of Germany, represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies, has been selected to supply a sample pre-watcher inspection machine to APPE.
CIMdata has released a new research paper focused on the global industrial machinery market which describes the business, product development, and information technology challenges faced by competitors in the industrial machinery market.
Mitsubishi Electric has announced the MV series of new wire-cut electrical discharge machines (EDMs) suitable for cutting applications for a diverse range of products from product parts to those that require high-accuracy processing, including molding die.
A number of major process automation manufacturers have shown their support for the WirelessHART wireless plant communication standard, by joining the HART Communication Foundation at a recent global conference.
Air audits can provide an important means of establishing the efficiency of systems, however no Australian Standard currently exists for the conduct of audits.
Blackwoods is launching a new range of ‘green’ workplace solutions, set to be revealed in the company’s 2012 product catalogue, out in March.
The new model eliminates the potential for contamination of the manufacturing area and the components being processed.
Machine tool company DMG/Mori Seiki Australia is raising its number of service staff members by 30%, to support a 50% market growth strategy in 2012.
Paul McRoberts discusses the importance of intelligent software for increasing productivity in manufacturing plants.
NORD Drivesystems has supplied 2,500 geared motors to the Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation for a heavy plate mill in Pudong which produces sheets for the ship-building Industry.
With the cost of energy continuing to rise, manufacturers are advised to look at alternative ways to reduce their costs and improve operational efficiencies.
Caterpillar has struck a deal to buy Hong Kong-listed ERA Mining Machinery for US$887 million, in a move aimed at clawing back more of a share of China’s lucrative mining industry.
The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) has announced the appointment of two new Directors to the national board.
Australian researchers have developed and manufactured a world-first analyser, which will be used to help create a new breed of healthier starches and other ingredients for inclusion in processed foods.
With noise levels between 90-94 dB(A), France’s leading biscuit maker, BELIN needed to reduce their noise from compressed air usage. By installing Silvent’s 920 Air Knives, the noise level was reduced by 50%.
Automation of processes to improve productivity and operational effectiveness is a major key to success for Australian manufacturers in 2012 and beyond