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
FLIR Systems Australia is expanding and has appointed an IR specialist, Ian Pearce, to head its newly-opened Adelaide office.
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.
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.
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:
Pneumatically operated systems are incorporated into many critical manufacturing processes, but if used inefficiently can impact significantly on overall operating costs. Katherine Crichton writes.
Scientists from CSIRO and five Universities have announced research into sustainable energy-efficient technologies for the Australasian aluminium industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IN an effort to increase process efficiency and boost productivity, Australian manufacturers are increasingly automating production lines and using robotics in their manufacturing processes.
THE latest process control system Simatic PCS 7 has now been expanded by Siemens with telecontrol functions.
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.
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.
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.
ROCKWELL Automation’s inaugural Automation University event is touring Queensland and New South Wales during February and March 2008.
THE QUEENSLAND Alumina Limited (QAL) refinery at Gladstone on Queensland’s central coast is the biggest refinery of its type in the southern hemisphere.
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.
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.