- 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.
- Module to enable new IoT use cases
The Cinterion LTE Cat. M1 wireless module is suited for use cases not dependent on speed, but rather requiring network longevity and improved indoor coverage such as asset trackers, healthcare solutions, smart meters and industrial sensors.
- Tesla begins battery production at Gigafactory
Tesla has begun mass production of lithium-ion battery cells in its Gigafactory, which once at full capacity is expected to produce almost as many battery cells as the rest of the world combined.
- Broadcast Australia wins award for Photon Energy solar battery system
The international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology (IABM) has given its International Award for Excellence in Sustainability to Broadcast Australia for installing a solar battery solution designed and delivered by Photon Energy.
- Tiny multi-faceted cameras to benefit industry and consumer tech
Researchers from Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany have developed a process enabling the production of a multi-faceted 2mm flat camera, similar to the eyes of insects.
- Memory chips turned into processors to speed up computing tasks
A team of international scientists have found a way to make memory chips perform computing tasks, which is traditionally done by computer processors like those made by Intel and Qualcomm.