- Bringing back the human touch: Industry 5.0 creating factories of the future
Picture this: Robots brandish the tools and perform all tasks while human workers oversee operations. Supported by smart technology, humans and machines collaborate simultaneously on the factory floor.
- A snapshot of the HMI market
Human-machine interface (HMI) technology is becoming increasingly more prevalent; not just in everyday life, but in industry too.
- Are we losing the battle against Legionnaires’ Disease?
While one would hope Sydney’s recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease is an isolated incident, the fact is that over 50 cases have been reported this year.
- Smart devices rely on even smarter engineering
As industrial machines become more sophisticated and connected, the need for ‘smart engineering’ and detailed application knowledge continues to grow to increase productivity and safety, lower risk and reduce costs of compliance.
- In a connected world it’s all about the network
Businesses in all sectors, whether they admit it or not, are fast becoming technology businesses in their own right. The banking and retail sectors are a great example of this shift in action
- Nanoscience is not just for researchers
UNSW is home to a vast array of world-class of nano and micro-fabrication tools, which are available to manufacturers looking for an edge in product development.
- Getting new smarts
Today most Australian manufacturers incorporate a high level of technology into the products they produce, plus in the processes they use to produce these products.
- Embracing change
Change is inevitable and manufacturers who resist it will struggle to survive in today’s competitive market.
- A skilled workforce now a must-have
A range of training courses, from competency based apprenticeships through to mature age workers’ programs, can help raise the skill levels of a workforce.
- Small is beautiful with IIoT
It appears, many companies are still daunted by IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) when in fact simple, small steps can lead to success, as Alan Johnson reports.
- Alarm management for safer, smoother operations
Every year, poor alarm management results in the loss of billions of dollars due to accidents, equipment damage, unplanned plant or unit outages and costs related to environmental and safety infractions.
- PLC-controlled hydraulics allow users to build bridges safely and precisely
The logistics of heavy lifting is never simple, but Enerpac has taken their infrastructure maintenance systems to new levels of efficiency and safety, writes Sam Murden.
- Use the super computer in your pocket for new levels of productivity
Anyone with a smartphone or tablet can now connect securely in an industrial setting to access performance metrics and data analytics.
- Functional safety in human/robot collaborations
One of the major issues associated with Industry 4.0 is making workflows flexible with a closer interaction between humans and machines.
- How agile software is helping Williams fulfil their need for speed
Seattle-based Avanade has been partnering with the Williams Martini Racing team since January 2015 in a three-year partnership focused on helping the team transform and perform better by leveraging digital technologies.
- Selecting the right safety logic system
Choosing the correct system for an application can help optimise safety, enhance productivity and reduce costs.
- How SDN can deliver big benefits for enterprise users
Software Defined Networking (SDN) has proven to be a very attractive technology among service providers and data centre operators, however enterprises are taking longer to be convinced of its benefits.
- Small and bright: what nanophotonics means for you
Twenty fifteen was UNESCO’s International Year of Light and Light based Technologies. It was a celebration of past milestones in optics and photonics and a look forward into it’s future. We celebrated 1,000 years of Arabic optics, 150 years since James Maxwell’s electrodynamics, 100 years since Albert Einstein’s general relativity and 50 years since the … Continue reading Small and bright: what nanophotonics means for you
- Everything as a Service – how IoT Is Transforming Objects into Services
Customers have become accustomed to the all too familiar process of buying a product and being stuck with it until the time comes to upgrade or replace it. Although the object – whether it is a light bulb or copier, an MRI machine or piece of telecommunications equipment – seems to fit your needs at … Continue reading Everything as a Service – how IoT Is Transforming Objects into Services
- Co-innovation and social innovation: Hitachi takes the lead in the industrial revolution
PACE managing editor Branko Miletic spoke to Hitachi’s CTO/Vice President & Chief Engineer Global Solutions, Strategy & Development IT Platform Division Michael Hay about how the company’s ideas on repurposing IP is leading the way to a better understanding of how innovation can be managed more usefully.