- 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
- 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.