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- “We’re not resting on our laurels”: MD
Yokogawa’s managing director claims that what doesn’t beat the industrial automation provider will only make it stronger, in an exclusive interview with PACE magazine.
- Engineering group to bolster plant tech firm
Rockwell Automation is reaffirming its position in the global automation market having announced it will acquire Xi’An Hengsheng Science & Technology Company Limited, a privately-held engineering firm.
- Happy Christmas: Layoffs arrive early
The closure of a Siemens Energy and Automation Inc plant in Ohio, United States, will close earlier than expected, arriving as a late Christmas present for 434 unlucky workers.
- Local business is better safe than sorry
Are we prepared to risk our companies for potential growth? A new survey shows that in troubled times we’d rather be safe than bankrupt.
- Automation analyst takes senior position at research firm
One of the premier global research and analyst firms covering our industry has appointed a manufacturing automation specialist to join its group as Senior Analyst.
- Find flow measurement products on new website
Precision flow measurement instrumentation provider, Exact Flow, has launched a new website offering expanded product information for demanding instrumentation applications.
- Zenith Awards: You be the judge
PACE magazine on behalf of the Zenith Awards is looking for experienced members of the process and control engineering industry who might be interesting in taking part in the judging panel for the 2009 Zenith Awards being held in June next year.
- Fieldbus uncovered: How much does it really cost?
A new approach to FOUNDATION Fieldbus segment design yields dramatic economic benefits for plant operators.
- Communicating from the HART
Nine billion dollars… that’s the value of the 761 million gallons of architectural coatings the paint industry shipped in 2006 – but suppliers would be nowhere without valuable enterprise information systems like HART.
- Oil & Gas Expo hotting up in Perth
The Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition (AOG) will draw the eyes of the oil and gas world to Western Australia in February, with international participation at the biennial industry event at an all-time high.
- Mixed results for automation giant
Rockwell Automation Inc said on Tuesday that 2009 will be a challenging year for the manufacturing solutions provider, with profits expected to fall 18.5 per cent by the end of the fiscal year, according to a report from Reuters.
- Electrical engineering scholarships boost industry
The winners of the 2008 ElectroComms Contracting Foundation Post Apprenticeship Scholarships have been announced in Sydney, helping electrical engineering graduate.
- Limited FREE tickets for Australian Made conference
A limited number of free tickets are available for the annual Australian Made conference in Sydney on Tuesday 18 November.
- Is there really a skills shortage?
There is a skills shortage in Australia in many trades, none more so than process instrumentation, but the Australian Government would have us think otherwise, says an industry expert.
- BlueScope’s bold instrumentation scheme
When one of the world’s top-three painted steel products suppliers drafted plans in 2004 to set up an inline paint facility, the company made a crucial but rather unusual decision.
- Automation supplier re-structures distribution
Rockwell Automation has changed its distribution model, signing Inaco Automation Controls and NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd as key distributors to supply its products in Australia and New Zealand.
- Automotive industry needs to unite: Ai Group
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) has announced that it supports the federal government’s plan to assist ailing car manufacturers to produce ‘greener’ cars, saying it is a “strong package that will… provide much-needed support.”
- Govt gives $6.2b to ailing automotive industry
The Rudd government has announced a $6.2 billion plan designed to boost the automotive industry in Australia, and make it more “economically and environmentally sustainable by 2020”.
- Power technology company wins Asia Pacific award
Technology and consulting firm, Invensys Process Systems (IPS), has been named the Bronze Winner of the 2008 Most Innovative Power Technology of the Year awards by Asian Power magazine.
- A society for us all
Industry analyst and commentator, Jim Pinto, muses about the process and control engineering industry today, including the future of robots in the factory and the ISA’s new name in the industry.