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NBN will be 50 per cent complete by mid-2017
NBN Co has said it aims to have its broadband network almost 50 per cent complete by 30 June 2017.
Researchers create flame-retardant li-ion battery
Researchers at Stanford University have found a way to incorporate fire-extinguishing materials into lithium-ion batteries.
Cyber security: Most common passwords revealed
Security firm Keeper conducted a study of 10 million passwords that became public through data breaches that occurred in 2016. As a result, the 25 most common passwords have been revealed.
Magnet-less linear position sensors
Bestech Australia has announced the SS-7 Series Linear Position Sensors, which are used to measure the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial, mobile, or subsea applications.
Dyson looking to hire 110 new software engineers
Dyson is currently looking to hire 110 new software engineers, as part of its plans to hire 3000 engineers across the world by 2021.
Machinery Health Monitor
Emerson has announced its AMS 6500 Machinery Health Monitor, which is now certified for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2, providing users greater confidence against asset and process failures.
Sydney physicists solve quantum technology hurdle
Sydney physicists have demonstrated it is possible to overcome one of the most significant hurdles to building reliable quantum technologies, in a major technical achievement.
New tech to drastically cut hybrid vehicle fuel consumption
Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have taken inspiration from biological evolution and the energy savings garnered by birds flying in formation to improve the efficiency of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by more than 30 percent.
High-speed camera for industrial equipment
Fastec Imaging has announced its IL5 High-Speed Camera, which enables users to record any gears, motors, machinery, mechanical or robotic equipment that is moving too quickly to process with the naked eye.
Massive pay cut for Victorian power plant workers
More than 570 workers at Victoria’s Loy Yang power plant will receive pay cuts of up to 30 per cent, following a bid won by AGL energy to terminate a long-standing agreement.
New method for converting wastewater nutrients into fertiliser
Researchers from Aalto University in Finland have developed a new, energy-efficient method for capturing nitrogen and phosphorus from different liquid waste fractions.
Failover safety concept to avoid unnecessary machine interruptions
According to ABB, annual cost savings of $300,000 can be achieved through improved uptime with its safety programmable logic controller (PLC).
National Instruments opens new IIoT lab
National Instruments has announced the opening of the NI Industrial IoT Lab at its Austin headquarters.
Compact ultrasonic sensors can succeed where vision can’t
Sound as a sensing modality is used in the natural world in some well-known examples, perhaps the best known of which is bats. But it seems to be catching on in factories as well, and for some good reasons. While photoelectric sensors have their uses and their strong points, they also have situations where they … Continue reading Compact ultrasonic sensors can succeed where vision can’t
Samsung develops quick-charge EV battery allowing 600km of travel
Samsung DI has introduced a high-energy density battery cell of the next generation that is claimed to have a driving range of up to 600km.
5-port industrial Ethernet switch
Antaira Technologies has announced the new LNX-C500 series, an IP-30 rated compact 5-port industrial unmanaged Ethernet switch embedded with five Fast Ethernet RJ45 ports.
Semiconductor eyed for next-generation ‘power electronics’
Researchers have demonstrated the high-performance potential of an experimental transistor made of a semiconductor called beta gallium oxide, which could bring new ultra-efficient switches for applications such as the power grid, military ships and aircraft.
Salary changes for engineers in 2017
The Robert Walters annual Salary Survey has revealed the professions which are most likely to see a salary rise in 2017.
Engineering skills in demand in 2017, according to Hays
According to the latest Hays Quarterly Report, engineering skills are in high demand this year.
Rotary screw compressors
Kaeser Compressors has announced the launch of its latest generation DSD series rotary screw compressors.