Does The ISO Standard Always Deliver The Best Product?

While ISO standards play an important role in design, they are not the be all and end all. This whitepaper shows that engineers should be prepared to occasionally look beyond the standard in their quest for the best industrial solutions.

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Time to Smarten Up Your Factory

Industry 4.0 guides the German approach to its manufacturing future. There are many reasons why it’s relevant – and even critical – to Australia, and why ignoring it could consign our industry to irrelevance.

Keeping the News Presses going

Simon Leach has a large and complex job, as Electrical Services Coordinator for the Fairfax Media Group, Simon has to ensure that the printing presses are ready to run every day; after all, news is a time critical commodity.

So when one of his machines starts to have an intermittent electrical fault, narrowed down to the servo drive, this becomes a real problem.

No More Risky Business – A Guide to Risk Reduction in Modern Manufacturing

Machine safety and risk management is a major concern. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the highest rates of workplace injuries are found among more manual, blue-collar occupations such as labourers (88 injuries per 1000), machinery operators and drivers (86), and technicians and trades workers (78) [1]. These groups are also identified as those most likely to suffer workplace fatalities. This whitepaper shows how SICK provide a range of services to help organisations maintain machine and personnel safety, ensuring your site is operating to code and with optimum safety provisions in place.

Creating An Enhanced Worksite Safety Ecosystem

In the 12 years from 2003 to 2014, 3000 Australians lost their lives in work-related incidents. This year alone, more than 40 Australians were killed at work in just the first four months. This whitepaper will outline the various safety hazards experienced on worksites, and how Honeywell Analytics’ new MicroRAE gas detector can help combat these issues to create an enhanced safety ecosystem.

Shop floor automation: A necessity for competitive manufacturing

The manufacturing industry has seen great turbulence over the past decade. Global competition has reached new heights. Customers expect products more quickly than ever—and at a lower cost.

To keep up with these demands, manufacturers have to improve their operational processes. Advances in IT and manufacturing technology are widespread, but the most basic process improvement—automating the shop floor—still holds the greatest potential for streamlining activities, trimming waste, and boosting profitability.

How to Survive Australia’s Manufacturing Evolution: Free Whitepaper

The next 12 months will prove testing times for industry, with companies facing rising labour costs, skilled worker shortages, low-cost imports and the high Australian dollar.

This free eBook from ABB, is intended to remind manufacturers of the critical role they play in the longevity of Australia’s economy, and explains how adopting advanced, knowledge-based power and automation solutions can help companies increase productivity, reduce waste, and squeeze every last ounce of value from our finite resources.

Involved in welding? Check out the most important video you will watch this year

Welding is a complex business and it’s no secret that the Australian fabrication and steel industry is going through a tough time at the moment.

The Welding Institute of Australia helps Australian companies prosper through these tough times through securing more work and better development and conditions for their employees.

Find out more in this 2 minute video.

Why Industrial Workplaces Can’t Keep Quiet About Noise [video]

Workplace noise is a major cause of hearing loss in Australia. It contributes to social isolation, a reduced quality of life, increased absenteeism, decreased production output and a lowered work performance. It also leads to workplace injuries and accidents.

Industrial noise reduction is crucial.

Find out more about reducing hearing loss in this short video.

Why I/O Link is a Manufacturing Mainstay

In the highly competitive manufacturing landscape, breakdowns along the production line can lead to lengthy periods of downtime which can have detrimental financial consequences for businesses.

I/O Link is quickly becoming a critical element of industrial networks; transforming relevant information into real-time data that allows diagnostics, process values and parameters to be automated and monitored remotely; a game-changer for reducing maintenance costs and associated downtime.

Watch this video for a demonstration of I/O Link at work, and how it can help your business improve process control, planning and material management, and avoid production line shut downs.

How to Get Complete Visibility & Real-time Intel on Your Operations

As operations become increasingly globalised, the need to keep track of where everything is becomes more important, and more difficult.  Oversight in one area can cause huge problems further down the supply chain, so the ability to make educated decisions in real-time is critical.

Watch this short video to see how the latest RFID technology can help organisations manage inventory, avoid misplacement and operation bottlenecks and deliver a more efficient service.


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