- What will the factory of the future look like?
The concept of Industry 4.0 was coined in Germany in 2011, and has now been adopted by the manufacturing and logistics industry as the next industrial revolution. However, for many organisations and sectors Industry 4.0, as a goal, is still a vision rather than a reality. “A lot of people are still trying to grasp … Continue reading What will the factory of the future look like?
- Jessica Barber paves her way to the top of the engineering leaderboard
Engineering has been ingrained in Jessica Barber’s life for more than 15 years. Barber has worked as a general manager in the mining industry, and for a company that manufactures bricks in spaces for residential and commercial use. When people think of engineering, they often associate it with men. The reality is that there’s an … Continue reading Jessica Barber paves her way to the top of the engineering leaderboard
- How digitisation kept a company competitive on a global scale
Reliability and flexibility are two key ingredients for component manufacturer GPC Electronics as it tries to meet the requirements of its clients. Being in the highly competitive components space means that the company has to be smart when it comes to the processes it uses to manufacture its products. It has to produce high volumes … Continue reading How digitisation kept a company competitive on a global scale
- Meet the ifm Expert – Robert Denholm
Roland Denholm is a Sales Engineer with ifm who has vast experience working with the food and beverage manufacturing industry and in managing automation and contractor accounts. He explains how the company’s approach to a customer’s business is entirely customer-centric – “It is about them, not about what we do.” Roland enjoys working with customers … Continue reading Meet the ifm Expert – Robert Denholm
- New cyber security event in Germany discusses pros and cons of emerging technology
A new cyber security event is bringing companies such as Microsoft, Siemens and Kaspersky Lab together to discuss the opportunities and drawbacks of new technologies. Command Control kicked off in Munich, Germany, on the 20th of September, with discussions on cyber security as a social phenomenon, and understanding and managing human risk. Messe Munich CEO … Continue reading New cyber security event in Germany discusses pros and cons of emerging technology
- Meet the ifm expert – Chris Dicker
Meet Chris Dicker who is both the Australasian Product Manager and Complex Product Manager for ifm in Australia. Chris has extensive experience working in the industry and with ifm, he has genuine passion for the products because they are such high quality and are designed to be easy-to-use and implement. Hear how Chris gets great … Continue reading Meet the ifm expert – Chris Dicker
- Digitalize 2018: Driving Australia’s digital future
Leading industry experts across the manufacturing, logistics, infrastructure and energy sectors met at the Digitalize 2018 conference to discuss the opportunities that digital transformation will provide and to give advice for turning data into value. Digitialize is an annual conference organised by Siemens and for 2018 the event was held on 8 August at the iconic … Continue reading Digitalize 2018: Driving Australia’s digital future
- Meet the ifm expert – Hao Yang
Meet Hao Yang, Internal Sales Manager with ifm. Hao loves working with a company that is a family business with loyal employees and also loyal long-term customers. He is proud and passionate to be part of the Australian ifm headquarters – a technical centre in the automation world and one of the few, if not … Continue reading Meet the ifm expert – Hao Yang
- Wireless sensors for infrastructure health monitoring
Bestech Australia has released wireless sensors and data acquisition systems from BeanAir Germany for structural health monitoring applications. It is a mature technology with solar energy harvesting and capability to withstand freezing temperatures in winter conditions. In one of the applications it has been used in, BeanAir deployed the wireless sensor networks for large-scale condition … Continue reading Wireless sensors for infrastructure health monitoring
- Meet the ifm expert – Aditya Kunder
Aditya Kunder (who goes by his shorter nickname Adi) is a mobile industry sales engineer at ifm – his expertise is in coming up with cost-effective solutions for customers. He loves the diversity of his role and working with customers to find ideal solutions for their business – tailored solutions that will make a difference … Continue reading Meet the ifm expert – Aditya Kunder
- Meet the ifm expert – Jas Singh
Meet Jas Singh, who is the Systems and Solutions Manager for ifm in Australia. Jas is an expert in Internet of Things (IoT) solutions – and tailoring solutions for customers based on their specific needs. He is passionate about ifm products – both hardware and software – and gets great satisfaction in creating the ideal … Continue reading Meet the ifm expert – Jas Singh
- Meet the ifm expert – Glenn Thornton
National product and brand manager for ifm, Glenn Thornton, explains what differentiates ifm from other high-tech electronics businesses. Besides offering quality well-priced products and quick turnaround of service, Glenn says what really drives the company and his colleagues are the relationships they develop with customers. Originally an electrician by trade, Glenn appreciates that while getting … Continue reading Meet the ifm expert – Glenn Thornton
- Local support key to upgrade
Established in 1986, Blackhead Quarries is a joint venture between Palmer & Son and Fulton Hogan and operates a number of quarries in the region surrounding Dunedin, in New Zealand’s South Island. Opened in the 1950s, the company’s Blackhead Quarry, located on Green Island, produces 300,000 tonnes of aggregate per year. The company also operates … Continue reading Local support key to upgrade
- Meet the ifm expert – Freddie Coertze
Meet expert Freddie Coertze, the Product Manager of Industrial Communications at ifm. Freddie talks about why he loves being part of ifm’s family culture and working with such high quality products. He is particularly inspired by the customers he works with and extending the ifm values of good service to customers, gaining satisfaction from finding the … Continue reading Meet the ifm expert – Freddie Coertze
- Dulux paints a picture of its new smart factory
A need for better profit margins, a reduction in labour costs, reducing fire risk and bringing the company into the 21st century were all part of the reason Dulux decided to build a new paint plant in Merrifield, Victoria. Being the number one paint manufacturer in Australia meant the company had to make sure none … Continue reading Dulux paints a picture of its new smart factory
- Energy storage conference highlighted strong storage potential
Running 23-24 May in Adelaide, the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2018) saw the biggest names and leading companies in energy storage come together to showcase new technologies and processes in the sector. This year’s conference had the largest number of conference delegates and exhibitors compared to past events, with delegates enjoying presentations … Continue reading Energy storage conference highlighted strong storage potential
- Who’s to blame when driverless cars have an accident?
The news that an Uber self-driving vehicle has killed a pedestrian in the US has made headlines around the world. It’s a reminder that the era of self-driving cars is fast approaching. Decades of research into advanced sensors, mapping, navigation and control methods have now come to fruition and autonomous cars are starting to hit … Continue reading Who’s to blame when driverless cars have an accident?
- Back to the future with nano technology
In 1966, 20th Century Fox released a movie called Fantastic Voyage. It was a cold war saga about a Soviet Union scientist who had discovered how to miniaturise matter by shrinking individual atoms. While US scientists had managed to harness the process for an hour, the Soviet scientist knew how to do it permanently. However, … Continue reading Back to the future with nano technology
- Being challenged is key to job satisfaction
A love of science and the realisation that variety and the ability to build something was the key to a fulfilling career was the reason AMS’ analytical product manager Dr Dion Houtman became a process engineer. Having had his current role for the past year, Houtman said he knew during high school that the sciences … Continue reading Being challenged is key to job satisfaction
- Will technology take your job?
We all want to know how many jobs will be threatened by the rise of robots and technology. You might feel vulnerable if your job is one that could be affected. But thanks to a new report, 27 per cent of the 160 million people in the United States labour force can breathe easier knowing … Continue reading Will technology take your job?