Last week, Toyota Australia reported that its last Toyota Aurion has rolled off the line at Toyota Australia’s Altona manufacturing base after 11 successful years, racking up over 110,000 sales domestically, as well as 70,000 that were built for the export market. It was Toyota’s answer to the big-Aussie V6 family sedan that broke cover … Continue reading Last Toyota Aurion rolls off the line
ABB has achieved almost 100 per cent energy efficiency with its synchronous motor. Tests carried out on a 44 megawatt 6-pole synchronous ABB motor shortly before delivery showed an efficiency 0.25 percent greater than the 98.8 per cent stipulated in the contract, resulting in the world record for electric motor efficiency. This efficiency improvement could save approximately … Continue reading ABB motor sets world record in energy efficiency
New types of touch screens that would be very robust but also sensitive enough to detect ten fingers at once, are to be developed in a research partnership between UNSW Science and Chinese company WeTouch. WeTouch, which is based in Sichuan Province, has grown rapidly since it was founded in 2011 by major shareholder Guangde … Continue reading UNSW developing touch screens with WeTouch
The use of blockchain technology in Australian government and industry would deliver productivity benefits and drive local innovation, according to a review from CSIRO’s Data61. Over the past year, CSIRO’s Data61 Australia’s data innovation group has engaged extensively with industry and government to deliver two reports on the regulatory, technical and societal implications of using … Continue reading Blockchain could drive productivity and innovation for industry
Australia’s energy markets are becoming more complex due to battery storage and rooftop solar, and diversifying the mix of energy sources can ensure the grid remains resilient, according to Dr Michael Ottaviano, CEO and managing director of Carnegie Clean Energy. For the last ten years, Carnegie Energy has been developing utility-scale solar power, wave energy … Continue reading Diversification the key to a resilient energy market
The new multi-million dollar expansion of the Albatross Aviation Technology Park will set the Shoalhaven defence industry on a new path to growth, according to NSW Minister for Trade and Industry, Niall Blair. Blair joined Member for Kiama and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra, Gareth Ward in Nowra last week to tour the expanded facilities. “This facility … Continue reading NSW aviation park expansion an opportunity for local companies
Emerson has announced that it has completed the purchase of Mynah Technologies, a long-time Emerson alliance partner and a leading provider of dynamic simulation and operator training software. Mynah’s solutions enable plant engineers and technicians to test and improve process control strategies, and train plant operators, in offline, real-world scenarios before implementing them in live production. … Continue reading Emerson completes acquisition of Mynah Technologies
Capgemini has released its Smart Factories report, which offers a global snapshot of the adoption of IoT-enabled factories and their impact on the global economy. According to the report, smart factories will deliver a 27 per cent increase in manufacturing efficiency over the next five years, adding $500 billion to the global economy. This increase … Continue reading Smart factories: A global snapshot
Northrop Grumman has announced it will make a AU$50 million investment to develop an advanced defence electronics maintenance and sustainment centre located in Western Sydney. The centre will ultimately be located at the Badgerys Creek precinct, where Northrop Grumman will be the anchor tenant for an advanced aerospace and defence industries precinct. Over the coming … Continue reading Northrop Grumman to invest AU$50M in defence technology
Tasman Sinkware has partnered with Australian company Ailytic to deliver improvements in its manufacturing efficiency with automation, artificial intelligence and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The company is investing in the further development of its South Australian manufacturing plant and securing South Australian jobs. Manufacturing under the Oliveri brand name, Tasman Sinkware produces a range … Continue reading Australia’s only sink manufacturer growing through automation
Panasonic has announced the launch of what it says is the world’s first tablet using centimetre-level RTK GNSS technology, in collaboration with u-blox. Toughpad, the new version of the company’s professional grade notebooks family, is specifically designed for precision agriculture, machine control and robotic guidance applications in harsh environments and conditions. Embedded in the tablet is a … Continue reading Rugged tablet
Leader of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce, Siemens ANZ CEO Jeff Connolly, has visited Hannover Messe to sign a joint collaboration agreement with Germany’s Platform Industrie 4.0 Group. The industry groups have entered into the agreement to see closer collaboration between the two countries in developing modern manufacturing sectors. In addition to creating opportunities … Continue reading Australia and Germany collaborate on modern manufacturing
GeoSlam recently announced a real-time upgrade option for the Zeb-Revo, its handheld geospatial mapping system. Showcased for the first time at the SPAR 3D 2017 Expo, the optional upgrade consists of a revised data logger capable of undertaking SLAM registration (Simultaneous Location and Mapping) in real-time. With its own integrated Wi-Fi, the results can be … Continue reading Upgrade for geospatial mapping system
Ipektronik’s X-Link device series has been extended by a fast six-channel measurement module for RLDA and STG applications. A part of the X-family, Mx-STG2 6 supports TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) sensors just like Mx-SENS2 8, Mx-SENS2 4 and Sx-STG. Compared to CAN-based devices, users benefit from a much faster LAN connection, according to the … Continue reading Industrial voltage measurement solution
The Univeristy of Tasmania (UTAS) has secured a crucial role in the $50 billion Future Submarine Program – the largest defence procurement program in Australian history. The fleet will be built in Adelaide, however the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Launceston will provide teaching and research to the manufacturers that will build 12 Shortfin Barracuda … Continue reading Tasmania secures role in $50 billion submarine development
Panasonic has released a three-in-one handheld tablet – Toughpad FZ-N1 which aims to increase worker productivity whilst protecting health. The company says that the new Toughpad is ideal for markets like transportation and logistics, manufacturing and retail, and is well suited for a wide variety of applications, such as inventory management, shipping and receiving, delivery … Continue reading Panasonic releases three-in-one tablet
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.
A program to teach young people about microchip applications and computer programming is helping underprivileged children in India find a pathway to a better life.
Sick AG is an original partner of Axoom, an IT service provider founded by the laser and machine tool manufacturer Trumpf.
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