- FDT 2.0 is primed for the future
The FDT standard’s extensibility provides the flexibility to create new software and tools without compatibility issues with new or existing equipment.
- Plant managers must realise that defence is in the depth
The Plant of the Future will take advantage of more security technologies integrated into the control systems with easy to use management and configuration tools.
- New regulation drives energy efficiency improvements
By following this four-step process users are able to do more with less while at the same time achieving significant energy savings.
- Safety always partners productivity
There are five tests for reasonable practicability and each one should be considered in the context of the risk.
- Bridging the education gap
Australia needs graduates equipped with leading-edge skills.
- Focusing on energy efficiency
Energy efficiency in machinery and equipment is one of the main issues facing industries on a daily basis.
- Is Australia ready for direct-digital manufacturing?
Historically applied for one-offs, additive manufacturing is seeing increased use as a method of direct digital manufacturing.
- How to manage risk of wind farm energy production using modelling and simulation
Currently there are more than 760 wind turbines in operation in Australia. Achieving reliable and profitable wind farm energy production is fraught with technical and economic risk.
- Control platform provides technology for soil remediation
Adelaide teams dig deep to design and build a sophisticated control platform for a soil remediation machine.
- Service responsiveness is key
Software Toolbox’s managing partner and president, John Weber spoke with PACE on his recent visit to Australia.
- Understand Embedded OPC UA
OPC certification for OPC UA products will help ensure better interoperability and higher customer satisfaction.
- How to create a safe workplace
Under the new Harmonised WHS Act it will not be just the machine manufacturers’ responsibility to ensure machine safety in the workplace.
- Network security is the key
The convergence of manufacturing and IT relies on networks and business infrastructures are thus increasingly exposed to new security risks.
- Compact and flexible thermal storage
New technology allows the heat generated by biogas plants to be stored lossfree in the smallest of spaces for lengthy periods of time, for use as and when required.
- Virtual plant retrofitting and maintenance
Process plants have useful lives of thirty to fifty years, during which time they are routinely retrofitted. Virtual reality software simplifies and helps keep track of retrofit planning and testing.
- Endress+Hauser’s Frank Hils shares his views on local and global industry trends
Frank Hils, Director of Projects & Solutions, Endress+Hauser visited Australia recently. He took some time out from his schedule to talk to PACE about current and impending developments in the industry.
- Australian manufacturing must address cyber threats
Already reeling from the high exchange rate and cheap imports, the manufacturing sector has also been the target of more web attacks than any other industrial sector in Australia.
- How to choose the right hose
Despite its importance, hose selection is often treated as an afterthought. Proper hose selection starts with an understanding of the four main parts of a hose.
- Smart motors keep conveyors moving
Australia’s largest cold-chain logistics service provider found a cost-effective way to improve reliability of the equipment which was failing due to an ageing conveyor system.
- The IICA and networking
Networking activities will help our industry get on the radar of decision makers.