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Industrial Conveying Australia forms Automation Software Division
The new Division complements its mechanical and electrical design capabilities applicable across the materials handling spectrum, with the skills to meet market demands.
First female President for Engineers Australia
Julie Hammer AM, CSC, an electronics engineer and retired Air Vice-Marshal with the Royal Australian Air Force, has taken-up the leadership of Australia’s peak professional body as National President of Engineers Australia.
SKM to cut carbon emissions
Sinclair Knight Merz Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director Paul Dougas announced the company’s commitment to a 30% reduction per capita in carbon emissions over the next three years.
Invensys expands operations in Indonesia
Invensys Process Systems will be marketing its full portfolio of process automation and optimisation solutions in Indonesia under the new name of PT. Invensys Indonesia.
New Fieldbus Foundation specification
The Fieldbus Foundation has released a FOUNDATION(tm) fieldbus H1 cable test specification. The new specification includes test cases providing greater assurance to automation end-users that their wiring systems are suitable for fieldbus system operation.
Thomas & Coffey finds solution in apprentices
The contract maintenance organisation has been working with the local MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Centre to attract more local young people to their businesses in NSW and Queensland.
ABB on board the Vincent FPSO
ABB was independently selected by Maersk Contractors to supply integrated control and safety systems (ICSS) for the Aibel topside process module, the Türret by APL and for the Hull conversion by Keppel on the floating production, storage and off-loading vessel (FPSO).
Free tickets to Making Australia’s Future!
Australian Made is giving away 50 free tickets to the Making Australia’s Future Conference at Melbourne University this November 29 – but you’ll have to get in quick!
Free download from Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. is offering a technology preview release of Autodesk Inventor LT software; only 5,000 downloads will be available.
ICEX to be part of NMW in 2008/9
ICEX, the exhibition section of the Institute of Intrumentation, Control and Automation Australia (IICA) will again be part of National Manufacturing Week for the next two years.
CSIRO Mining Chief, honored by AATSE
Dr Peter Lilly FTSE, Chief of the CSIRO Division of Exploration and Mining, has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Strachan to head Vipac Engineers and Scientists in Melbourne
Stuart Strachan has joined multidisciplinary engineering consultancy firm, Vipac Engineers and Scientists Limited as General Manager for its Melbourne practice.
Women in Manufacturing will step up again in 2008
The Women in Manufacturing Stepping Up Program, facilitated by apics NSW and subsidised by the NSW Department of State and Regional Development (DSRD), will be offered again during 2008.
Australian leads the engineers of the world
Adelaide-based engineer, Barry Grear AO, will take-up a two-year appointment tomorrow as the President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, at the general assembly meeting in New Delhi, India. Barry Grear is the first Australian to be elected President.
Help ISA, win iPod
ISA is looking for ideas on how to change the image of automation professionals, to make it more appealing for today’s youth.
Schneider signs agreement to support disabled
Schneider Electric’s management and labour organisations have signed a group agreement as part of their commitment to employing the disabled. The agreement will include the company’s subsidiaries for the first time.
Wonderware has a new president
Sudipta Bhattacharya is the new president of Wonderware, reporting to Ulf Henriksson, CEO of Invensys.
Fluke donates multimeters through education program
Fluke Australia will donate new high-performance logging digital multimeters to educational institutions through a new Fluke education grant program.
Chappelow joins Scale Components
Ray Chappelow is the newProduct Manager for Measurement Information Systems at Scale Components
Australia’s manufacturing future to be discussed in Melbourne
Making Australia’s Future, a conference designed to provide engineers and strategists in Australia’s manufacturing sector with the best advice on pertinent industry issues.