- We must make IC&A careers more attractive
Instrumentation and automation courses feature low down the priority list and this has to change.
- Drive down energy costs
Escalating demands to save energy in manufacturing facilities coupled with rising energy prices have lead equipment suppliers to develop new, more efficient motor and drive systems.
- Aluminium pre-treatment plant automates and doubles output
The automation of Rylock’s aluminium pre-treatment plant in Melbourne has resulted in the doubling of production output.
- Dust control made simple
Process dust is a huge problem in many industries but, as Tasmania’s Impact Fertilisers plant found, taking control can be simple.
- Software tool enables intelligent operations
Analysing data in motion leads to faster decision making says Honeywell’s David Dickson.
- Batting for Profibus
Noted networking specialist and trainer, Andy Verwer, offers PACE readers some rare insights into the world of Profibus.
- Will the plant of the future be controlled by the mind?
Festo introduces new operating concepts between humans and machines.
- Flexible printing systems replace pre-fabricated labels
In industrial buildings, whoever can make control cabinets the fastest will win the contract.
- Companies taking up the digitisation challenge drive more profitable businesses
The seamless interoperability across the entire process control system enables the rapid identification of production losses and immediate rectification of faults thereby minimising process downtime.
- The Mine of the Future is here
Rio Tinto’s Yandicoogina mine has been designated as the ‘Mine of the Future’ and ongoing development is delivering significant benefits.
- HUG 2012 focused on Sustain.Ability
Garry Mahoney, Pacific Director, Honeywell Process Solutions took time out at the Symposium to speak with PACE about key aspects of the company’s technology solutions.
- How can you benefit from additive manufacturing?
Companies in Australia have discovered that direct digital manufacturing is a powerful alternative, rather than a direct replacement, to the conventional manufacturing processes.
- Understand the role of Technology Expos
Expos allow end-users to experience the latest products and services.
- How to test leaks
Think about the elasticity of every capital expenditure and its real economic life if and when product designs change.
- What are the advantages of maintainable software?
Clients are often naive when negotiating with suppliers about the quality of the software they receive but there are business advantages in insisting on maintainable software.
- A smarter way to inspect wind farms
A Melbourne-based company has developed an innovative system for the inspection of wind farm turbine blades.
- Surge protection for measurement and control systems
Measurement and control systems are vulnerable to transient surges and therefore require robust lightning and surge protection to avoid plant outages.
- Cut time-to-market for coal-to-liquid energy projects
CTL plants cost billions of dollars to get established so it is critical to ensure the project viability before proceeding.
- Enough incentives to go wireless as security concerns are overplayed
Industrial wireless standards incorporate a host of security features and are robust and secure enough to provide a valid solution for any industrial process application.
- Are smart plants causing tired operators?
Plants are becoming more complex and to succeed in today’s competitive business environment, companies must focus on the operator’s ability to add value in uniquely human ways.