- 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.
- Australian National University researchers prove that solar power is no pipe dream
The technology can be integrated with existing coal-fired power stations as it produces steam and could provide a solar boost to the existing water-steam stream of the electricity generation cycle.
- Acquisition for Perth-based electrical engineering and mining control systems firm
The move to acquire Intellect Systems will endow RDG with electrical engineering and control systems expertise, allowing further growth.
- Design software makes solar modules more accessible and affordable
Clean technology company SunPods is using software to design and manufacture modular solar array units that help make solar power more accessible and affordable.
- Save manufacturing as it drives innovation and technological change
Without a solid manufacturing base, Australia faces the prospect of losing scientific, engineering and computing expertise that has taken generations to nurture in research and production.
- Innovative development can be made simple
The greatest investment required when modelling the behaviour of a machine occurs at a very early phase of the development cycle but once done delivers numerous benefits.
- Australia’s first utility-scale solar power farm to be set up near Geraldton
The solar farm scoped to be 10 times larger than any other operating solar project in the country is expected to be fully operational mid 2012.
- Rapid recovery for flood-hit pumps
The South East Queensland flood affected huge areas of residential and rural land, including the Gatton operations of vegetable grower Barden Produce. Losses were large, but staff got the facility up and running again in a week.
- Autodesk Acquires Numenus Ray Tracing Technology
As a result of the acquisition, Autodesk software users should gain more accurate visualisation of surfaces and spend less time preparing quality visualisation data.
- Perth company to commence carbon nanotube production next month
Eden’s catalyst production system can deliver sufficient catalyst to produce 3 to 4 tpa of carbon nanotubes or 20 to 30 tpa of carbon nanofibres.
- How to achieve real-time efficiency and boost profits in food and beverage production
Choosing the right process technology can help food and beverage manufacturers reduce on-shelf product errors and achieve real-time efficiency.
- How to cut emissions and boost profitability
Companies must embrace an integrated approach to reducing energy operating costs and emissions and sustaining energy performance.
- Fieldbus-enabled field control increases loop performance
Fieldbus adoption has skyrocketed over the past several years. The total market for fieldbus products is rapidly approaching a billion dollars.
- Downsizing to build a better spray dryer
A scaled down spray dryer uses water instead of air to facilitate a better understanding of fluid dynamics. The aim is to get as complete a picture as possible of the turbulent flow pattern in a spray dryer for as many different case scenarios as relevant.