All posts by David Loneragan

Two worlds converging

With the introduction of specific solutions for the process technology market, Beckhoff is not introducing new components, but bringing together two automation concepts that for decades have been developed separately, yet side-by-side. While traditional PLC-based systems were optimised predominantly for short cycle times as a replacement for complex relay technology in machine controls, Distributed Control … Continue reading Two worlds converging

Researchers find water treatment application for graphene technology

UNSW researchers have developed a graphene filter that can purify methane from biogas produced in wastewater plants. The research team, led by Dr Rakesh Joshi of the UNSW School of Materials Science and Engineering, has demonstrated at lab-scale that graphene membranes can be used to extract methane present in biogas generated during the breakdown of … Continue reading Researchers find water treatment application for graphene technology

New ARC centre for automation to be based at RMIT

A new Australian Research Council (ARC) centre co-funded by the federal government and universities will examine the possible uses and potential risks of autonomous decision-making technologies. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society will be based at RMIT University and led by Professor Julian Thomas. The federal government will … Continue reading New ARC centre for automation to be based at RMIT

Sydney Knowledge Hub opens up for tech collaboration

A space dedicated to collaboration between technology entrepreneurs and researchers has opened at the University of Sydney. The Sydney Knowledge Hub is a membership-based co-working space for organisations with high-impact research at the heart of their work. It aims to develop pathways for startups, enterprise and non-profits to work more collaboratively with the University without … Continue reading Sydney Knowledge Hub opens up for tech collaboration

Calix Australia acquires Inland Environmental Resources

Australian technology company Calix Limited has acquired Inland Environmental Resources, a distributor of magnesium hydroxide (MHL) products and other innovative environmentally-friendly process water and wastewater treatment chemicals and equipment. Phil Hodgson, Calix Australia’s managing director and CEO, said that, due to rapid urbanisation and development, and increasing environmental pressure on industrial emissions, there is an … Continue reading Calix Australia acquires Inland Environmental Resources