Large businesses can allocate funding to introduce the latest robotics, to automate factories and implement cloud computing solutions by parting with a small percentage of their annual revenue. But for small businesses, the risk of committing money to Industry 4.0 technologies can be greater. This is what industry experts anticipate as a sticking point for … Continue reading Industry 4.0 possible for all manufacturers with collaborative approach
A new partnership between Swinburne University and a research facility at the University of Stuttgart in Germany will see collaborative research to develop new materials and production processes. Swinburne has become the first Australian university to be made a full member of ARENA 2036, a flexible factory of the future on the University of Stuttgart’s Baden-Wuerttemberg campus. Swinburne … Continue reading Swinburne joins new partnership on advanced materials, production processes
A robotic arm controlled by facial expressions, a solar-powered Tuk Tuk set to circumnavigate the globe and 3D printed body implants all made by the next generation of engineers will be on display at EnGenius 2018 – an annual exhibition organised by RMIT University that showcases third and fourth year projects from students in the … Continue reading Next generation of engineers showcase their work at EnGenius
University of Sydney scientists have developed a chip that speeds up the time required for the transfer of digital information. With an ever-expanding volume of data now being sent around the world on the internet via fibre optic networks, increasingly complex digital signal processing and laser-based ‘local oscillator’ systems are needed to transfer photonic information … Continue reading Researchers develop photonic chips that speed-up networks
Schneider Electric has four new partners to the Master Level of Schneider Electric’s System Integrator (SI) Alliance Program. The new Australian partners, Sage Automation, Hunter H20, Cromarty and Alliance Automation, bring a range of expertise and experience to the program, which provides specialist support to Schneider’s customers. The Schneider Electric SI Alliance Program was developed … Continue reading New Australian partners for Schneider’s SI Alliance Program
In June 2017, Oracle has released a report stating that Australian businesses are rapidly embracing cloud infrastructure (IaaS) to boost performance and innovation levels. While negative perceptions around security, complexity and loss of control still present barriers to adoption, they are shown to be outdated myths, with those that have moved to IaaS proving the … Continue reading Australian businesses fast embracing IaaS: Oracle
Honeywell has introduced a range of new products to help Australasian manufacturers increase efficiency and safety across their supply chains. The range of products range from a 3D dimensioning system that automatically captures the volume of parcels to connected solutions that increase the productivity of workers in physical stores. Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions CEO … Continue reading Honeywell introduces range of new solutions for manufacturers
A frequently-used case study on what Australian advanced manufacturing encompasses – including a global mindset, high-value products and sophisticated technology – ANCA is a local manufacturers’ manufacturer. Co-founder Pat Boland told Brent Balinski a few things about what guides the company’s approach to innovation. WHEN we spoke to ANCA co-founder Pat Boland, shortly after the … Continue reading How an export champion maintains its innovation edge
Financial services firm Deloitte has warned that Australian governments and businesses need to toughen their defences against cyber attacks, according to Sky News. Australia currently has the fifth highest level of cyber attacks in the world and Deloitte says that distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS) will become more sophisticated, harder to combat and more … Continue reading Deloitte: Australia needs to beef up cyber-security
PACKAGING robots from Australia fitted with cameras to allow remote troubleshooting are helping to streamline South East Asia’s surging food and beverage industry. HMPS is based in Adelaide, South Australia, and is one of the largest automation manufacturers in the country. It designs and develops bespoke machines to fill specific industry needs, including packaging, organising, … Continue reading Robotics company is complete package for South East Asian food industry
A frequently-used case study on what Australian advanced manufacturing encompasses – including a global mindset, high-value products and sophisticated technology – ANCA is a local manufacturers’ manufacturer. Co-founder Pat Boland told Brent Balinski a few things about what guides the company’s approach to innovation.
First released in October last year, the Synergy platform was officially launched by Renesas in Australia recently. Brent Balinski spoke to the company and one of its local independent design house partners about developing products for the Internet of Things.
According toAutodesk, Australian manufacturers are cautious in adopting a collection of trends that are redefining how things are made. Brent Balinski spoke to Autodesk’s Rod Hunt about local interest in some of the disruptive technologies highlighted by the company.
Over 550 manufacturing professionals gathered in Barcelona at the World Manufacturing Forum in May this year to consider Industry 4.0 strategies. Bruce Grey shares some observations.
Research firm MarketsandMarkets is predicting that the global market for analytics across the manufacturing sector will more than double to reach a value of $8.45 billion by 2021.
Gartner, Inc. has highlighted the top 10 Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that should be on every organisation’s radar through the next two years.
Cisco and a large group of partners have launched Innovation Central, an effort to develop start-ups based on connected devices.
Fujitsu has released its Internet of Things (IoT)-ready Edgeware management platform.
Raya has acquired Australian Internet of Things electronics company Xped, which has developed technologies to improve the control and monitoring of devices.
Those who have prepared for the IIoT trend can consider its growth as a natural progression of their current practices and successes, rather than a disruptor.