- 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
- Insight into innovation – a blueprint for the future intro
Attendees of the recently-held 2016 PROFIBUS and PROFINET Global Forum and the Automation Innovation Summit were inspired by an international roster of experts, learned about the role of Industrial Networks and innovation in their organisations
- Ten ways to increase efficiency in fluid measurement
Accurately measuring the flow and level of the various liquids and gases that travel through a process industry plant is a critical function for effective and efficient plant operations.
- Will conductive inks help electronics go truly wearable?
Recent announcements from Google’s Project Jacquard, in collaboration with Levis, shows that the technology and fashion industries are starting to make real progress through collaboration.
- Bringing back the human touch: Industry 5.0 creating factories of the future
Picture this: Robots brandish the tools and perform all tasks while human workers oversee operations. Supported by smart technology, humans and machines collaborate simultaneously on the factory floor.
- A snapshot of the HMI market
Human-machine interface (HMI) technology is becoming increasingly more prevalent; not just in everyday life, but in industry too.
- Are we losing the battle against Legionnaires’ Disease?
While one would hope Sydney’s recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease is an isolated incident, the fact is that over 50 cases have been reported this year.
- Smart devices rely on even smarter engineering
As industrial machines become more sophisticated and connected, the need for ‘smart engineering’ and detailed application knowledge continues to grow to increase productivity and safety, lower risk and reduce costs of compliance.
- In a connected world it’s all about the network
Businesses in all sectors, whether they admit it or not, are fast becoming technology businesses in their own right. The banking and retail sectors are a great example of this shift in action
- Nanoscience is not just for researchers
UNSW is home to a vast array of world-class of nano and micro-fabrication tools, which are available to manufacturers looking for an edge in product development.
- Getting new smarts
Today most Australian manufacturers incorporate a high level of technology into the products they produce, plus in the processes they use to produce these products.
- Embracing change
Change is inevitable and manufacturers who resist it will struggle to survive in today’s competitive market.
- A skilled workforce now a must-have
A range of training courses, from competency based apprenticeships through to mature age workers’ programs, can help raise the skill levels of a workforce.
- Small is beautiful with IIoT
It appears, many companies are still daunted by IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) when in fact simple, small steps can lead to success, as Alan Johnson reports.
- Alarm management for safer, smoother operations
Every year, poor alarm management results in the loss of billions of dollars due to accidents, equipment damage, unplanned plant or unit outages and costs related to environmental and safety infractions.
- PLC-controlled hydraulics allow users to build bridges safely and precisely
The logistics of heavy lifting is never simple, but Enerpac has taken their infrastructure maintenance systems to new levels of efficiency and safety, writes Sam Murden.
- Use the super computer in your pocket for new levels of productivity
Anyone with a smartphone or tablet can now connect securely in an industrial setting to access performance metrics and data analytics.
- Functional safety in human/robot collaborations
One of the major issues associated with Industry 4.0 is making workflows flexible with a closer interaction between humans and machines.
- How agile software is helping Williams fulfil their need for speed
Seattle-based Avanade has been partnering with the Williams Martini Racing team since January 2015 in a three-year partnership focused on helping the team transform and perform better by leveraging digital technologies.