- Adding precision to plastics testing
Testing precisely how much load these plastic parts can bear has up to now been a very complicated task. A new instrument achieves simpler and more accurate measurements.
- Local manufacturer of meters goes against the flow
A few years back NSW-based Macnaught brought its complete production inhouse. The company is now gearing up to release an innovative range of locally-designed and manufactured flow meters.
- NI co-founder Jeff Kodosky talks about the path ahead for LabVIEW
PACE caught up with the ‘Father of LabVIEW’ in Austin, Texas at NIWeek 2013 to get some clues on the evolution and future of his creation.
- Five minutes with Martyn Hilbers
In the PACE hot seat is Martyn Hilbers, Senior Electrical Engineer, Minerals & Metals, Ausenco.
- Communication is key for effective remote operations
Reliable communications between PLCs and HMIs, intuitive operation and easy maintainability are imperative in remote mining operations.
- How to secure your automation network
A balanced industrial network security framework must address both technical and non-technical element.
- Charting growth of the IICA
The IICA has grown from simple beginnings and a collection of disparate entities into the national body for instrumentation and automation.
- Heading back to Mars with an advanced thermal control system
Seamless, multi-discipline integration between design, analysis and manufacturing enabled JPL to meet the thermal challenges posed by the Mars Science Laboratory.
- Ethernet and wireless enable IoT
The push to adopt an Internet of Things in manufacturing coincides with a concurrent enabling trend toward use of industrial Ethernet and wireless network technologies within the production environment.
- Measurement accuracy determines true cost of a product’s value
The SICK DWS system automatically enables an accurate price to be charged based on either the weight or the volume.
- Explainer: the Internet of Things
The University of Nottingham’s Richard Mortier explains the manufacturing industry’s new development – the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Chunky mobile devices? Soft graphene could help you downsize
Monash University’s Chi Cheng discusses how new materials are helping to shrink electronic devices and processes.
- MES comes to the forefront
Embrace a strategy in which advanced technology is considered as soon as practicable.
- How BYOD affects maintenance environments
Integrating mobility into daily maintenance activities is a priority for companies across industry.
- Invensys on the bidding block
Over the past several years I have predicted that Invensys would be sold off sooner or later. Now it’s happening.
- Custom robots deliver the goods at Electrolux Adelaide plant
At a time when local industry is confronted with substantial challenges, an innovative custom-designed automation system is delivering significant productivity benefits for an Adelaide manufacturer.
- SAGE Automation wins Overall Project of the Year
Using control systems to meet the demands of quality-driven, safety-critical manufacturing processes at the Countermeasures Manufacturing Facility wins SAGE Automation the top award.
- Realising the benefits of integrated security
The largest privately-funded museum in Australia has maximised its building automation capabilities and manages multiple complex systems from a simple single interface
- Ian Gibson’s industry contribution recognised
The 2013 PACE Zenith Awards recognised a professional who has devoted his life to growing and strengthening the process control industry.
- Russell Hughes wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Russell is a well-respected mentor to the engineering community. Over the years he has embraced change and used it to drive innovation.