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Hitachi and Entega enter development partnership
Entega AG and Hitachi Europe have announced the decision to enter a development partnership to further increase the companies’ capabilities in operational optimisation for technical equipment and automated energy trading.
SA government turns to gas to solve energy crisis
The South Australian government has announced its plan to spend $500 million on a new gas-fired power plant and battery storage system, in an effort to stabilise the state’s energy supply.
Smart Sensor Solutions powered by IO-Link: Optimising automation technology in machines and plants
The productivity of a machine is the key to efficient automation. Smart Sensor Solutions powered by IO-Link ensure consistency in automation networks, thus opening up the potential for effective application solutions. “More productivity through flexibility” is the maxim when realising new machine concepts. In this connection, flexibility depends directly on the technical automation functions that … Continue reading Smart Sensor Solutions powered by IO-Link: Optimising automation technology in machines and plants
Google acquires Australian data company to improve AI
Google has acquired Australian data science company Kaggle in an effort to improve its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities.
Carrier cards for data-intensive, high bandwidth applications
Acromag has announced the OpenVPX Carrier, a mezzanine carrier card that provides a simple and cost-effective solution for interfacing a PMC or XMC module to a VPX computer system.
Rugged Windows tablet
Backplane Systems Technology has released Winmate’s M101B 10.1″ High Brightness Rugged Windows Tablet.
Can Tesla fix SA’s power woes?
According to a story in the Sydney Morning Herald, Tesla’s Elon Musk has put domestic battery storage on the national agenda with his offer last week to solve South Australia’s power crisis for free if he did not deliver a large system with 100 days of signing a contract.
FLOWSIC600-XT – Providing you with the perfect gas flow meter for any application
As the follow-up to the successful FLOWSIC600, the FLOWSIC600-XT ultrasonic gas flow measuring device is setting new standards in its market segment. The FLOWSIC600-XT is available in variants with 4, 4+1, 4+4, and 8 measurement paths to meet the requirements of every application, whether it is being used as a stand-alone or system solution. In … Continue reading FLOWSIC600-XT – Providing you with the perfect gas flow meter for any application
ANU: Hydro storage tops Australia’s renewable options
Pumped hydro storage can be used to help build a secure and cheap Australian electricity grid with 100 per cent renewable energy, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU).
High voltage power devices for fan motors
Toshiba’s Storage and Electronic Devices Solutions Company has announced the launch of a new line-up of high voltage intelligent power devices (IPDs) in small-size packages for use in various fan motors including air conditioners, air cleaners and pumps.
Advantech partners with Synnex for IoT solutions
According to the companies, Advantech’s expertise in industrial hardware and software solutions and Synnex’s wide network will allow comprehensive IoT solutions to reach the market faster and with higher quality.
Schneider announces new automation leader and industry VP
Schneider Electric has announced the appointment of Neil Smith as the company’s Automation Pacific Hub Leader and Industry VP Australia.
Researchers develop more efficient organic solar cells
Researchers have developed a semi-transparent organic solar cell that achieves better efficiency and transparency than existing ones, according to a recent study in the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM).
Australian AI startup takes on Google
An Australian software company is so confident its Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology will improve efficiency that it only charges its clients after the program has proved its worth.
Synergy to use Hitachi solution for data security
Hitachi Data Systems has announced that Western Australian energy provider, Synergy, has selected the company to provide a cost-effective and scalable enterprise infrastructure to meet high levels of data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity.
IBM announces universal quantum computing system
IBM has announced an initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems.
New measurement method for instrumentation and complex fluids
Scientists have developed new measurement methods for a specialised, state-of-the-art rheometer that will have wide applications in academic research and industry.
Servo cable series
Igus has released its CF29 servo cable series – one of several new high-end cable families for continuous motion in e-chains with an outer jacket made of halogen-free TPE.
Industrial IoT: Changing the way we work
While the concept of smart machines is not exactly new, never has there been such a widespread movement to create large networks of connected machines, writes Richard Ronc, Product Sales Manager at Advantech Australia. However, in the rush to digitise industrial processes and reach the coveted ‘Industry 4.0’, many people are missing the point.
Chemists improve batteries for renewable energy storage
Chemists from University of Michigan believe redox flow batteries are the best solution to store solar and wind power. Using a predictive model of molecules and their properties, the team has developed a charge-storing molecule around 1000 times more stable than current compounds.