process control


  • Grant Anderson to become CEO of leading Global Machine Tool Manufacturer, ANCA

    Grant Anderson to become CEO of leading Global Machine Tool Manufacturer, ANCA
    A new leader positions the company for growth as the market upturn sees a dramatic rise in demand with ANCA receiving double the number of orders than ever before

    August 12, 2010 0 comment

  • FLIR Systems expands Australian reach

    FLIR Systems Australia is expanding and has appointed an IR specialist, Ian Pearce, to head its newly-opened Adelaide office.

    April 19, 2010 0 comment

  • Schweppes control in the can

    When Schweppes Australia wanted to consolidate the process and logic control system in its Huntingwood production facility syrup room, a sophisticated automation and control system was chosen, based on the ‘PlantPAx’ process control solution from Rockwell Automation.

    February 24, 2010 0 comment

  • Drive for efficiency sparks debate

    Kevin Rudd’s plan to fight climate change has led to concerns in the manufacturing industry over rising electricity prices and the subsequent impact on motors and drives.

    February 10, 2010 0 comment

  • Top five ways to lean your supply chain

    There are entire books, thorough training and certification processes all devoted to lean supply chain practices.
    But within any manufacturing environment, there are a few relatively simple steps that will help any enterprise lean their supply chain. Here are my five top tips:

    November 2, 2009 0 comment

  • Pneumatically driving production efficiencies

    Pneumatically operated systems are incorporated into many critical manufacturing processes, but if used inefficiently can impact significantly on overall operating costs. Katherine Crichton writes.

    October 8, 2009 0 comment

  • Research into energy-efficient aluminium smelting announced

    Scientists from CSIRO and five Universities have announced research into sustainable energy-efficient technologies for the Australasian aluminium industry.

    September 16, 2009 0 comment

  • Seize control of safety and productivity

    BECAUSE plant safety is most effective when it is incorporated into the very design of the plant, it makes sense for the plant’s designers and managers to design and manage its safety and control functions too. Unfortunately, this is rare.

    September 7, 2009 0 comment

  • Automation softens hard times

    AS the global financial crisis continues, the ‘economics of manufacturing’ has drastically changed, driving a growing trend for companies to review or ‘reset’ their businesses practices with the view to increase operational efficiencies while reducing capital expenditure – basically, do more with less.

    July 27, 2009 0 comment

  • Probing for productivity

    With quality control in the production environment now standard practice, integrating probes with CNC machines is becoming more widely accepted by Australian manufacturers. Katherine Crichton reports.

    April 30, 2009 0 comment

  • LyondellBasell Australia

    Project: Advanced Process Control Upgrade
    LYONDELLBASELL Australia is one of the world’s largest polymers, petrochemicals and fuels companies with more than 16,000 employees worldwide.

    April 18, 2009 0 comment

  • Automation, Robotics & Production feature

    IN an effort to increase process efficiency and boost productivity, Australian manufacturers are increasingly automating production lines and using robotics in their manufacturing processes.

    July 15, 2008 0 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

  • GE Fanuc expands portfolio of technology assets

    GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, and MTL Instruments Group plc, based in the UK, announced earlier this week that the two companies have agreed that GE Fanuc will acquire the assets of the MTL Open Systems Technology (MOST) product lines.

    April 1, 2008 0 comment

  • Transducerised hand-held nutrunners

    ATLAS COPCO Tools and Assembly Systems has introduced its new cordless Tensor STB, a new generation of transducerised hand-held nutrunners, for the motor vehicle industry and other manufacturing industries.

    February 14, 2008 0 comment

  • Rockwell Automation to acquire Pavilion Technologies

    ROCKWELL AUTOMATION has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Pavilion Technologies Inc, a privately held advanced process control and automation company providing production optimisation and environmental compliance solutions for process and hybrid industries.

    November 7, 2007 0 comment

  • Integrated Architecture goes on tour

    ROCKWELL Automation’s inaugural Automation University event is touring Queensland and New South Wales during February and March 2008.

    November 6, 2007 1 comment

  • Refining industrial instrumentation

    THE QUEENSLAND Alumina Limited (QAL) refinery at Gladstone on Queensland’s central coast is the biggest refinery of its type in the southern hemisphere.

    October 3, 2007 11 comments

  • Industry recognition for Endress+Hauser

    A PROACTIVE initiative by Endress+ Hauser to alleviate the shortage of skilled instrument technicians in the manufacturing industry has been recognised by the RMIT School of Electrotechnology in Melbourne.

    September 4, 2007 0 comment

  • Systems technology agreement

    GE Fanuc Automation has entered into an agreement with Pepperl + Fuchs to provide interface components that create connections in industrial automation systems including Profibus-based analogue signal transfer and digital fieldbus communication.

    August 21, 2007 0 comment