• 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

  • Aussie exporters enter rough seas

    US sub-prime fall-out to hurt key trading partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

    September 28, 2007 0 comment

  • TraceTech keynote presentations

    TRACETECH, is a two day conference and exhibition designed to inform and educate Supply Chain, transport and Logistics managers about the benefits of improved traceability and how to apply it to everday business operations, will be held on the 23-24 of October at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, Sydney.

    September 24, 2007 0 comment

  • Rudd roundtable discusses the future of Australian manufacturing

    FEDERAL Labor Leader, Kevin Rudd, hosted a national manufacturing roundtable earlier this week to bring together stakeholders and experts critical to the future of Australia’s manufacturing industry.

    September 14, 2007 0 comment

  • FEA keeps RPC on track

    MARK Harrison, engineering manager with RPC Technologies based in Newcastle, NSW, is not sure how the company would operate without FEA technology.

    September 11, 2007 0 comment

  • Induction heaters

    ELECTRO-Mechanical Controls has released the new LINMAST “D” range of induction heaters. These units are manufactured in Australia using the latest design, and technology, ensuring a high quality product.

    September 11, 2007 0 comment

  • Tracking software for mining and minerals

    HONEYWELL has released Material Tracking R100 as part of its Business FLEX manufacturing execution system (MES) applications.

    September 11, 2007 0 comment

  • Two-in-one welding machines

    BOC has released new versions of its Inverweld welding machine. The range includes three models all with stable arc characteristics suitable for both MMA and hot start TIG welding.

    August 31, 2007 12 comments

  • Business Expenditure on R&D soars

    Business Expenditure on Research and Development (BERD) rose to a record $10.1 billion in 2005-06, the seventh successive year-on-year rise, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane announced yesterday.

    August 22, 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

  • CalAir wins innovative industrial product of the year

    THE 2007 Endeavour Award’s Australian Product of the Year – Industrial, was awarded to CalAir Pipe Systems at a gala function held in Sydney on August 2, with Kanga Loaders and Speedshield highly commended.

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

  • CSIRO Opening the doors to robotics and automation

    As part of National Science Week 2007, CSIRO is opening its robotics and automation laboratories in Brisbane for everyone to explore.

    August 8, 2007 0 comment

  • Productivity gains possible with new robot technology

    A MELBOURNE-based specialist stainless steel fabricator has installed a new robotic welder to enhance its production efficiency at a time when stainless steel has risen significantly in price and experienced stainless welders are in strong demand.

    July 30, 2007 0 comment

  • New industry MOU

    TRAINING and employment outcomes for regional areas across Australia are set to expand after a key Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in Melbourne last week.

    July 25, 2007 0 comment

  • Manufacturers form NZ alliance

    Compressor technology group, Sullair Australia, has appointed Goughs Power Systems/Goughs Cat as its exclusive distributor in New Zealand.

    July 24, 2007 0 comment

  • NVH contained

    Because so much industrial equipment is prone to high levels of damaging impact vibration and noise, plant engineers are giving increasing attention to OHS and reliability issues.

    July 17, 2007 0 comment

  • 2006 highlights for Australian manufacturing

    2006 was a do or die year for many of Australia’s manufacturers. Read about the key issues, trends and predictions for 2007 by industry sector, including Food, Beverage & Tobacco; Metal Products and Petroleum, Coal & Chemical Products.

    December 1, 2006 0 comment

  • 2007: not for the faint hearted

    Mining related companies aside, Australia’s manufacturing industry has battled through 2006 counting on the relentless pressures on costs to somehow ease. But as Alan Johnson and Derek Parker report, the world of increased competition coupled with razor-edge margins look set to continue.

    December 1, 2006 0 comment