• Robotics safety white paper released

    Rockwell Automation has released a white paper that shares its insight on major technology advances, safety and governing international guidelines.

    January 18, 2010 0 comment

  • Automating responsibly to increase efficiencies

    Advances in robotics is making the technology an attractive option for many applications, however by not matching the technology to the task, many are failing to see the benefits.

    November 4, 2009 0 comment

  • FEN to launch industrial buyers’ guide

    Factory Equipment News (FEN) will release an industrial product buyers’ guide in early 2010 showcasing new manufacturing products.

    October 26, 2009 0 comment

  • NMW/Austech to move to Homebush for 2010

    Reed Exhibitions, owner of National Manufacturing Week (NMW) and AMTIL, owner of Austech, have announced next year’s national manufacturing industry event, will be held in Sydney May 11-14, 2010.

    July 21, 2009 0 comment

  • Robot solves skills shortage for Australian coatings specialist

    FINDING specialised qualified staff and the need for greater efficiency motivated Peter Harrison, GM of Hilustre Coatings, to investigate the possibility of using a robot at the company’s spray painting facility.

    June 19, 2009 0 comment

  • Free robot safety training workshop

    ABB has announced a new series of training workshops that highlight safety considerations for robotic production systems.

    June 3, 2009 0 comment

  • Automation providing manufacturers the edge

    AS the economic downturn continues there is a growing trend for companies to focus on reviewing automation systems with a view to improving performance and deferring capital expenditure.

    May 7, 2009 0 comment

  • Future of Australian manufacturing up for discussion at NMW

    A series of panel discussions, featuring high-level industry representatives, will look at the future of Australia manufacturing, including key issues such as competitive advantage, innovation and tariffs, during National Manufacturing Week.

    May 7, 2009 0 comment

  • Robotic vision has never looked so good

    Many manufacturers are setting their sights on vision systems as a way of increasing productivity, and as Katherine Crichton found out, now might be the time to invest.

    May 6, 2009 0 comment

  • Machine tool technology at Austech

    JOHN Hart will be exhibiting its wide range of flexible, productivity enhancing machine tools, robotics and automation systems, laser processing machinery and advanced manufacturing technology.

    April 30, 2009 0 comment

  • Automation solutions at Austech

    CNC and Robotic offers low cost automation solutions including the Fanuc Roboshot 2000i series injection moulding machines, which will be on stand A62 at Austech.

    April 15, 2009 0 comment

  • National Manufacturing Week 2009 Preview

    Australia’s largest ‘one-stop’ manufacturing trade show travels to Melbourne in May for what looks to be a big month for industry. This is the first of six newsletters showcasing some of the products that will be on display.

    April 8, 2009 0 comment

  • Automation seminars to hit the road

    One of the highlights of Rockwell Automation’s new travelling industry event–On Tour ’09–will be a series of seminars from key industry players looking at important technology trends for 2009.

    March 9, 2009 0 comment

  • Automation to hit the road

    One of the highlights of Rockwell Automation’s new travelling industry event–On Tour ’09–will be a series of seminars from key industry players looking at important technology trends for 2009.

    March 3, 2009 0 comment

  • Visions for the future – a question of perception

    While the financial crisis threatens economies worldwide, contrary to popular belief, it’s not all doom and gloom for Australian manufacturing. In fact, as Katherine Crichton discovers, it could be more the opposite.

    February 23, 2009 0 comment

  • New fire/security area for safety show

    THE 10,000 or more visitors expected to return to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre for Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling next month will see plenty of fresh OHS exhibitors and an entirely new fire and security feature area.

    February 2, 2009 0 comment

  • Laser cutters – an edge for global competitiveness

    LASER cutting is gradually gaining its place in Australia and New Zealand. If adoption of this technology overseas is an indicator, as our fabricators grow their markets we can expect more laser cutting technology to come into play.

    January 7, 2009 0 comment

  • Latest government manufacturing centre in Victoria bodes well for NMW

    The Federal Government’s recently announced Victorian Enterprise Connect Manufacturing Centre is set to have a positive impact on National Manufacturing Week 2009.

    December 17, 2008 0 comment

  • The ’10 good reasons’ campaign

    ABB, a power and automation technology group announced the Australian launch of its campaign to encourage manufacturers to take a serious look at investment in robotics and automated plants, with advice on how to maintain a strong position against competitors around the world.

    December 8, 2008 0 comment

  • Going through the motions can be beneficial

    Imagine, at the click of a button, being able to simulate an entire production process and analyse the most efficient use of resources. This is now a reality, with the launch of Product Lifecycle Management Australasia’s (PLMA) Tecnomatix Plant Simulation software. Paula Wallace reports.

    December 7, 2008 0 comment