- Water from Australia’s desal plants may be bad for health
The government should renegotiate the contract to have the desalination plant process effluent from the Carrum treatment works, because, unlike sea water, the effluent does not contain boron.
- Profibus EXPO in Perth to showcase products and solutions
The Profibus Association of Australia (PAA) and the Profibus International Competence Centre (PICC) are holding a Profibus EXPO in Perth on 10 November.
- Data management and software outsourcing the future for energy industry
JDA Australia says the energy industry will be moving into outsourced data management and software services.
- Leading manufacturer using vibes to evacuate industrial waste
ACCORDING to Enmin Vibratory Equipment, a leading manufacturer of industrial vacuum loaders, hydro excavators and sewer cleaners is using its vibration technology to improve off-loading of industrial waste.
- Emerson to build network facilities for NBN in $100m deal
EMERSON Network Power has won the contract to build ten network facilities centres around Australia for NBN Co, in a deal worth more than $100 million.
- Mitsubishi Electric makes equity investment in ICONICS
The investment will enable Mitsubishi Electric to incorporate ICONICS’ SCADA software in factory and process automation solutions primarily for new social infrastructure opportunities in emerging markets.
- Federal Government plan creates more opportunities for Australian businesses to compete for work
The Government will require future project developers to publish more extensive details on opportunities available to Australian businesses if they want to receive a five per cent tariff exemption on imports.
- Victoria’s State Library reaps the benefits of energy efficient technology
The State Library of Victoria achieved significant reductions in energy consumption. The new setup in the 150-year old heritage listed building slashed power bills and achieved payback in months.
- How to integrate video surveillance with SCADA
Growing security requirements for critical infrastructure in SCADA industries requires operators to efficiently integrate video surveillance into their existing SCADA networks without hindering communications and bandwidth to the control centre.
- Steve Jobs dies at 56
Apple co-founder and chairman Steve Jobs has died at age 56.
- Chevron launches world’s largest solar enhanced-oil-recovery project
The project uses over 7,600 mirrors to focus the sun’s energy onto a solar boiler. The steam produced is injected into oil reservoirs to increase oil production.
- Aussie SME and researchers work on next-generation solar photovoltaic inverter
ADVANCED Manufacturing CRC has announced a new project in the solar energy sector in a joint venture between MIL Systems and RMIT University.
- Energy management practices in the spotlight as we change the way we use energy
The Smart Grid is transforming the way we use all use energy today. By turning the classic linear energy grid into an intelligent and interactive network, it is changing behaviours.
- Honeywell and Virthualis to develop 3-D Simulation Solution for Safety Engineering and Operator Training
Under the agreement Virthualis’ 3-D visualisation technology called MindSafe will be linked to Honeywell’s existing UniSim simulation tool.
- Manufacturers using next gen laser scanners enjoy increased read speed and less downtime
The next generation of high-speed omnidirectional image-based readers is poised to make life easier for manufacturers.
- The first 3rd generation Opcon Powerbox arrives in Australia
Swedish-built Opcon Powerboxes transform waste heat energy into electricity and have numerous applications to industry.
- RMIT and Belden Australia deliver training solutions
RMIT University and Belden Australia are partnering to offer training and certification in Industrial Ethernet skills.
- 40,000th switch rolls off ABB production line in Victoria
The locally designed and manufactured pole-mount capacitor vacuum switches are exported to markets world-wide.
- IDE introduces world’s first green reverse osmosis desalination system
IDE ProGreen reduces operational costs and increases ROI by optimising energy consumption, eliminating the use and handling of chemicals and offering a customisable, self-maintained platform.
- Mass recall for Cochlear’s flagship bionic ear implants
Cochlear has been forced to recall all the units of its Nucleus CI500 hearing implants after a growing number of them shut down and stopped working.