- Digi-Key Electronics enhances online returns and order issues portal
Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it has launched an enhanced online returns and order issues portal for customers.
- Making the switch: The benefits of switching energy providers
As businesses face so much uncertainty, cutting energy costs can help keep overheads low when restrictions continue to change across Australia. Fortunately, cutting energy costs is possible with more independent energy companies offering competitive rates and enhanced services.
- How to consistently check your industrial network’s security
Global industrial connectivity supplier Moxa, distributed in Australia by Madison Technologies, reveals tips when using software to perform configurations to ensure industrial network security.
- UNESCO: “The world needs more engineers”
Innovative engineering solutions will be vitally important in the next 10 years to help create a more resilient and equitable world, but to achieve this, more engineers are needed.
- Using synchronous hydraulics for lifting or lowering during temporary works
Heavy lifting or lowering on a worksite can be complex at the best of times, but when it involves a heritage-listed building, the process becomes even more complex. A new project in Newcastle is a prime example, but with the right expertise, products and a specialised synchronised hydraulic jacking system, the project was completed successfully. Richard Crookes Constructions (RCC) is constructing a new urban … Continue reading Using synchronous hydraulics for lifting or lowering during temporary works
- AI and Machine Learning: Bringing Intelligence in Upstream Production
In today’s operations allocating production asset surveillance across well sites may seem infeasible, where just a handful of engineers are tasked with watching over and responding to alarms for hundreds of locations. But technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are changing what is possible in upstream production operations management, allowing cost-effective scaling and deployment of previously inaccessible intelligence. This shift to smarter autonomous operations can help reduce downtime risk and dramatically improve operational efficiency. Overcoming upstream challenges … Continue reading AI and Machine Learning: Bringing Intelligence in Upstream Production
- ARC Forum for Asia Pacific focuses on accelerating digital transformation
Propelled by recent global health and economic crises, industrial innovation is accelerating. Leading companies that have progressed along their digital transformation journeys are more able to adapt to the changed business reality by, for example, supporting remote connected workers and leveraging wearables and other tech to support the remaining frontline workers in the plant. With … Continue reading ARC Forum for Asia Pacific focuses on accelerating digital transformation
- PowerFlex 755T drive can improve conveyor uptime and performance in mines
Conveyors may have a simple job in mines: move product from point A to point B. But they also introduce complex challenges that can impact a mine’s uptime, efficiency and profitably. For instance, how do you manage the control and mechanical factors that can cause stretched and fatigued conveyor belts? How do you stay ahead … Continue reading PowerFlex 755T drive can improve conveyor uptime and performance in mines
- Top five trends to build a winning IIoT strategy
Developing an IIoT project is extremely complex and expensive, unless you have the right partner to streamline the process. The experts at Global Automation explain.
- Back to basics: How to select and install jaw couplings
Jaw couplings are a popular choice for connecting large industrial machines such as pumps, blowers, compressors and mixers in mechanical power transmission assemblies. The secret to widespread popularity of jaw couplings, according to CBC Australia’s National Product Manager for Power Transmission, Troy Markland, lies in their versatility and robustness. “Jaw couplings are designed to provide … Continue reading Back to basics: How to select and install jaw couplings
- The coated advantage: Why using ceramic coated bearings makes sense
With the growing demand from industries to enhance the energy efficiency in their operations, inverter-controlled motors such as those featuring variable frequency drives (VFDs) are being increasingly favoured due to their versatility and control over operational speeds. The uptake of inverter-controlled motors is expected to continue in the upwards direction as governments around the world … Continue reading The coated advantage: Why using ceramic coated bearings makes sense
- For this engineer, getting Chartered reinforced why good engineering matters
For Alexandra Radulovich, getting Chartered helped to make clear how important engineering can be. Radulovich was not a geotechnical engineer when, nine years ago, she took a job with geotechnical engineering firm Douglas Partners. She wasn’t even a civil engineer. “I had an engineering degree with a major in environmental systems and then I also … Continue reading For this engineer, getting Chartered reinforced why good engineering matters
- Robotics in a Connected World
The world has become increasingly connected. Almost 60% of the entire world’s population and more than 90% of the developed world is now online. It is hard to imagine life without the internet — no smartphone, no online banking, no streaming music or podcasts, no Netflix, no social media, no email. On the work front, … Continue reading Robotics in a Connected World
- Taking guess work out of belt drive maintenance
The optimum performance of any power transmission system relies on getting the belt drive installation right, followed by maintenance best practices. As industry expert Steve Hittmann points out, optimum belt drive performance cannot be achieved with guess work. “You need the right tools for the job,” says Steve, CBC’s National Product Manager for Mechanical Drive … Continue reading Taking guess work out of belt drive maintenance
- IIoT – Innovation in the UK Yet To Hit Our Shores
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution centres on how manufacturing businesses use technology to evolve and improve their operations. It is the application of the interconnectivity of technology, how machines interact via wireless technology, and the understanding of this interaction through data. IIoT is the Internet of Things … Continue reading IIoT – Innovation in the UK Yet To Hit Our Shores
- Industrial Network Vulnerabilities You Need to Mitigate
Global industrial connectivity supplier Moxa, distributed in Australia by Madison Technologies, examines common vulnerabilities in industrial networks and provides tips for strengthening industrial network security. Since industrial networks are primarily built and expanded to address growing business demands, it may be easy for administrators to overlook common system vulnerabilities. For example, when adding a device to a newly built or … Continue reading Industrial Network Vulnerabilities You Need to Mitigate
- Demanding applications need solutions that can go the distance
Reliability and longevity are key to effective and economic actuator performance. LINAK’s LA36 Long Life is designed with these parameters in mind. In the world of autonomous agriculture, industrial automation and AGV/AMR, applications all have one thing in common; failure is not an option. For applications that need to be reliable and long-lasting, manufacturers need … Continue reading Demanding applications need solutions that can go the distance
- AI Is More Than a Model: Four Steps to Complete Workflow Success
Engineers are increasingly looking to successfully integrate AI into projects and applications while attempting to climb their own AI learning curve. To tackle AI, engineers start with wanting to understand what AI is and how it fits into their current workflow, which might not be as straightforward as it seems. A simple search of “What … Continue reading AI Is More Than a Model: Four Steps to Complete Workflow Success
- What’s Trending in IIoT
Keeping its finger on the ‘IIoT pulse’, SMC Corporation continues its journey towards incorporating smarts across its broader component range. According to Jozef Ceh, Global Account and Digital Transformation Manager from SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand (ANZ), the company is taking a holistic approach to product upgrades as part of its commitment to Industry 4.0. … Continue reading What’s Trending in IIoT
- BSC celebrates 100 years of serving the industry
They were known as the ‘yes men’ in the 70s, with a reputation for helping customers and getting the job done. And while times have changed, and language too – to reflect gender-inclusive workplaces – the BSC approach remains the same. They are the ‘can-do people’. “BSC is best known by its customers for delivering positive outcomes … Continue reading BSC celebrates 100 years of serving the industry