- Implantable sensors for wireless recording of nerve activity
The first in vivo tests demonstrate ultrasound can be used to wirelessly power and communicate with millimetre-scale devices surgically placed in muscles and nerves.
- Thailand’s robotics drive
Thai investment in robotics and automation is rising steadily, but the country is leaving nothing to chance in its efforts to modernise, recently announcing several new incentives in an attempt to speed up its industrial modernisation.
- Solar households to lose subsidies, but it’s a bright future for the industry
Solar households in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales will this year cease to be paid for power they export into the electricity grid. While this may hurt some households, it could ultimately be a good sign for the industry.
- SCADA Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020
The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Market was valued at USD 23.20 billion in 2013, which is expected to reach USD 32.70 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5.0 per cent from 2014 to 2020.
- Residential batteries: the story did not start with Tesla and will not end with Tesla
With the launch of its Powerwall on April 30, 2015 and every progress update on the building of its Gigafactory, Tesla has continued to fuel interest in home battery systems.
- Automotive HVAC system market expected to reach $22.8 billion by 2022
According to a recent report published by Allied Market Research, the world automotive HVAC system market is estimated to reach $22.8 billion, growing at a significant CAGR from 2016 to 2022.
- TCF: Is the end of the downturn in sight?
The Transparent Conductive Films (TCF) industry has recently experienced sluggish growth.
- The future of wireless connectivity in industry
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is constantly growing. This is confirmed by a recent research report from Berg Insight, which has forecast the installed base of wireless devices in industrial applications will grow at a CAGR of 27.7 per cent from 14.3 million connections at the end of 2015 to 62 million by 2021
- Automation can leave us complacent
The recent fatal accident involving a Tesla car while self-driving using the car’s Autopilot feature has raised questions about whether this technology is ready for consumer use.
- Easing the strain of virtualised IT
Virtualisation is an innovative technology that has changed the way businesses work with IT. The virtualising of servers, networks, and storage is now highly commoditised, and businesses of all sizes have adopted it.
- Sensors streamlining the steel production process
The steel industry has managed to implement a number of technical innovations that have helped plants to reduce the cost of the production and improve the quality of its products, while still managing to increase process flexibility.
- Air production lifecycle efficiency
What was once simply a dream is now becoming reality: new products and services in the compressed air production sector are bringing Industry 4.0 to life.
- Crane maintenance goes hi-tech with real time monitoring
One of the biggest advances in crane safety and cost-efficient management over the past decade has been the advent of lifecycle care in real time.
- Xenophon and Katter’s concerns over Ausgrid sale ring hollow
Another political scare campaign has started. It’s not about negative gearing or Medicare. This time it’s the sale of the New South Wales electricity distribution network, Ausgrid.
- Engineering Jihad: Is there a link between terrorism and engineers?
One would have thought that these days, terrorism has become so ingrained in our daily news and across the geo-political discourse that nothing could surprise us by this so-called modern phenomenon.
- How to keep more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
There have been myriad promises made by the major political parties over the years focused on funding programs aimed at increasing the number of women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
- The new world of connected-car apps
STMicroelectronics has announced its collaboration with ETAS, a provider of innovative solutions for developing automotive embedded systems, and ESCRYPT, an ETAS subsidiary focused on security for embedded software, to deliver a complete platform comprising microcontrollers, software tools, and security solutions that accelerates development of new automotive control units for the connected-car age.
- IoT and security: Hype, hysteria or cause for concern?
Any new technology is bound to have its share of challenges and barriers — for example the initial security concerns around cloud computing — and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no different.
- Solar as a Service providing cheap energy for industry
Australian businesses within the manufacturing and process industries often highlight energy costs as the second highest burden their businesses face behind raw material costs.
- From the editor: Why Industry 4.0 should really matter to everyone
This year’s global economic summit in Davos in Switzerland raised awareness of the opportunities of Industry 4.0 for everyone and not just for manufacturers or those with engineering degrees