- ARC 2012 forum addresses ways to transform the industry
ARC Advisory Group founder lists natural gas fracking, smart learning robots and the self-learning thermostat among the top ten industry-transforming processes.
- Smart robots raise performance and quality at towbar manufacturer
Smart robots help one of Australasia’s towbar manufacturers lift performance and create higher quality products in record time.
- Report outlines challenges and opportunities in industrial machinery market
“The Next Industrial Revolution” research paper is all about reaping the benefits of PLM. Download this paper free.
- Profibus Training 2012: Users to pick locations
UK trainer Andy Verwer returns to Australia in May 2012 to conduct a series of Certified Profibus Training courses. Where do you want him to go? Cast your vote.
- Advanced diagnostics embedded in a pressure transmitter can detect integrity issues
Advanced diagnostics technology enables the user to proactively respond to changes in both the process and electrical loop and prevent future shutdowns.
- Apprenticeships allow accelerated training
Challenger Institute of Technology’s new apprenticeships in metals and engineering are giving apprentices the opportunity to save time by accelerating their learning.
- Festo’s adaptive gripper learns from nature
Pressure-sensitive food can be handled quickly and reliably due to the Fin Ray effect which is based on the design of the tail fins of fish.
- Journey to Excellence: Focus for OpsManage’11
Invensys user conference examines ways to apply technology to empower people and drive business optimisation across manufacturing and production enterprises.
- HART names 2011 plant of the year
Engineers get connected to HART Communication to facilitate loop testing, startup, valve tuning, safety systems and remote device diagnostics.
- Manufacturing can benefit from advanced automation
Manufacturing can benefit from integrated architecture – the key lies in its scalability across multiple controllers and graphic interfaces.
- Fuzzy controller delivers improved pitch control for turbines
The pitch control of wind is based today on PD or PID controllers. The use of fuzzy controllers promises a faster and more efficient procedure.
- Modular ore crushing system
A multi-trailer ore crusher required a robust control system. AI Automation was able to deliver a setup consisting of self-generating trailers and a trailer mounted control room.
- Machine vision can boost productivity
Advances in machine vision technology for manufacturing environments can deliver significant quality control and productivity benefit.
- HyperSolar turns wastewater into renewable hydrogen and natural gas
Breakthrough technology produces energy and could be key to addressing the high cost of wastewater treatment.
- Uson offers no-cost videoconferencing for leak detection and visual inspection
Details of part geometry, sealing locations, elasticity and other part characteristics are greatly facilitated by shared and simultaneous viewing of the parts for which a leak detection solution is sought.
- Wet gas test stand to support energy industry
While true multiphase measurement systems have been employed for years, gas flows with some wetness have remained a difficult metering application to solve.
- Local instrumentation manufacturer does brisk business
Sydney-based SensMar is thriving on a brisk export business while retaining product development and manufacturing in Australia.
- Control system boosts productivity in steelmaking
Real Time Systems has recently developed an advanced electrode control system that offers substantially higher productivity and reduced specific energy consumption in electric arc furnaces.
- Australian-first project at Tarong Power Station uses algae to absorb carbon emissions
Under a process called Algal Synthesis, captured flue gases from the coal-fired power station are injected into waste water contained in long plastic membranes next to the station.
- Manufacturing is the third largest targeted industry for cyber attacks
Duqu threats were created to gather intelligence data from industrial control system manufacturers. The creators of Duqu had access to the source code of Stuxnet and were looking for information such as design documents that could help them mount future attacks on industrial control facilities.