When a manufacturer boosts production to cope with burgeoning demand, efficiency-minded operations staff keenly seek out technologies to help them minimise costs and manual labour while maximising safety and ongoing returns. That is what happened with carpet and textiles producer Cavalier Bremworth, which has doubled its production over the last year of its quality wool … Continue reading Cordless electric pump takes over from manual operation
The sale of the Ford manufacturing sites will come no time soon, the company’s Australian boss has said.
Last night Austeng and Imagine Intelligent Materials jointly won an award for the establishment of Australia’s first commercial graphene plant.
Global drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has announced construction has begun on a state-of-the-art facility in Mackay to house its new Heavy Industrial Solutions Service Centre.
Mechanical workshops, metalworking shops and heavy industrial businesses are environments where chemicals, heavy loads, and strenuous use necessitate robustness.
WA owned heavy road transport equipment manufacturer Bruce Rock Engineering (BRE) unveiled its latest 60m road train during the opening of its new workshop in Perth.
The Victorian government has bought Holden’s Fishermans Bend site for a reported $130 million, and has said it hopes to only hold the site temporarily and to see it turned into an advanced industrial hub.
Hedweld Engineering has opened a new manufacturing facility in Mt. Thorley, NSW, to foster innovation in the Hunter region.
Tasmania’s forestry industry is smaller and more specialised than it has been previously, but is currently thriving, according to the boss of Neville-Smith Forestry Products.
Orica and Yara have opened their joint venture Yara Pilbara Nitrates ammonium nitrate plant, located in Western Australia’s Pilbara region and expected to be operational by the year’s end. Phase one of the construction phase of the plant, opened by state premier Colin Barnett on Thursday, has just finished. The JV factory will be integrated … Continue reading World-scale ammonium nitrate factory opens in Pilbara
Flexco has released the PTEZ Belt Trainer tracking idler for its line of belt trainers. Designed with the company’s “Pivot and Tilt” feature, it can be used in any application that requires tracking to prevent damage to the belt or conveyor structure, including single-direction and reversing belts. The Pivot and Tilt feature ensures that the … Continue reading Flexco launches belt trainer for conveyor tracking
Emerson has announced the release of the Rosemount 975 flame detectors, a complete line of optical flame detectors designed to perform in the harshest environmental conditions and connect directly to alarm or automatic fire extinguishing systems. The new line incorporates a variety of flame detection technologies that will provide optimal coverage for a wide range of … Continue reading New flame detectors to help keep staff and facilities safe
A fire at an unnamed automotive factory in Sunshine North, west of Melbourne’s CBD, yesterday morning is being treated as suspicious.
Specialty construction chemicals company Sika Australia has consolidated two plants and three warehouses, opening a new factory at Bibra Lake to improve its logistics and manufacturing processes.
Twenty-five firefighters quickly contained a conveyor belt fire at the Birkenhead Brighton Cement factory at the weekend.
A fire reported early this morning has destroyed a factory at Greenacre in south-west Sydney.
The first graphene factory in the country has been opened in Geelong, which can “consider itself the graphene capital of Australia” according to the company behind it.
Human-machine interface (HMI) technology is becoming increasingly prevalent; not just in everyday life, but in industry too.
A new study from Flinders University has put the cost of Arrium Whyalla factory closing at 40 per cent of all jobs in the city being lost, and a bigger overall impact on South Australia’s economy than what’s predicted from Holden’s closure next year. AAP reports that the analysis from the university’s Industrial Transformation Institute … Continue reading Arrium closure would wipeout 40 per cent of Whyalla workforce: report
A factory fire at the weekend in the Newcastle, NSW suburb of Lambton is being treated as suspicious by police. The Newcastle Herald reports that the Air View Aluminium factory fire began at about 11:50 am, and was extinguished by 20 firemen in an hour and a half. They avoided more serious damage at the … Continue reading Fabricator company suffers suspicious factory fire