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A Sensor That Makes Total Sense
Not all photoelectric sensors in industrial environments are accurate including photoelectric sensors on production lines, in factory processes, construction, and mining sites and in other industrial environments. Inadequate sensors can cause unnecessary downtime and cost companies profit and reputation. The key problems with many photoelectric sensors are that they have inadequate background suppression. This means … Continue reading A Sensor That Makes Total Sense
WA to receive nation’s largest renewable energy microgrid
The West Australian town of Kalbarri will be home to the nation’s largest microgrid, which will integrate distributed solar, a 1.7MW wind farm and 2MWh battery system.
NSW workers demand clarity on Essential Energy job cuts
According to Electrical Trades Union organiser Mick Koppie, many NSW workers say they have been left in the dark, wondering when and where these cuts will be taking place.
EtherCAT P specification documents released
The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has published a first draft of the official EtherCAT P technology specification, together with the extension of all corresponding documents on its website.
Unique CSIRO technology used in Chinese electricity generation
Australia’s solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.
Ultra compact IPC
Beckoff has introduced the ultra compact C6015 Industrial PC, designed for universal use in automation, visualisation and communication tasks, as well as EtherCAT-based applications.
HMI with CODESYS 3 PLC and Visualisation
Turck has announced a new HMI series: the TX500 HMI PLCs. The HMIs are suitable for use in small- to medium-size machines whose processes have to be controlled, displayed and operated locally.
Japan’s plan to end Chinese supercomputer dominance
Japan plans to thrust itself back into dominance by building the world’s fastest supercomputer, a record which has been held by China for the past seven years.
Huawei CEO argues WTTx superior to NBN
WTTx is a wireless broadband access solution with performance comparable to fixed broadband access, which Huawei believes will be the first major commercial use case for 5G.
Battery breakthrough could see phones charge in seconds
A team of scientists from UCF has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading.
IBM will pay $30M for its role in Census bungle
According to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, IBM will pay around $30 million in compensation for its role in this year’s online Census bungle.
Water treatment company looks to expand into municipal sector
An Adelaide water treatment company is expanding its zero discharge filtration systems into the municipal sector.
Sew-Eurodrive launches revamped website
Sew-Eurodrive has launched a new website for the Australian market, offering a wide selection of new and expanded content and functions and can be accessed from a range of devices, from PCs and tablets to smartphones.
Essential Energy to slash 600 jobs in regional NSW
One of the biggest employers in regional NSW, electricity distributor Essential Energy, now has the power to forcibly cut 600 jobs after a ruling by the Fair Work Commission.
IoT device security: problems and recommendations
The Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) has released a report detailing the security issues with IoT devices and a range of recommendations to solve these issues.
VIDEO: Tesla showcases sensor-packed Model X
As reported in PACE last month, Tesla Motors intends to release a fully autonomous Model X with eight cameras, 12 enhanced ultrasonic sensors and a forward-looking radar.
Differential pressure transmitter/switch
Alvi Technologies has introduced the 984M differential pressure measuring transmitter with LED display.
Capacitive displacement sensor system
Bestech Australia has introduced the capaNCDT 6110, a compact single-channel system capable of thickness, coordinates, level, tilt and vibration measurements.
200 new jobs with Oracle’s digital sales hub
Oracle Australia has announced that it will create 200 new jobs as part of its support for cloud technologies.
How To Choose Machine Vision Software – An Invitation To Learn and Participate
All too often, in our experience, our customers choose their vision system based predominantly on hardware specs without giving due attention to the part of the system that orchestrates the image capture, image processing, feature-detection and measurement and outputs a result. While Machine Vision software is often closely matched with a particular hardware unit, it … Continue reading How To Choose Machine Vision Software – An Invitation To Learn and Participate