- Govt supports SMEs with $20m
The Rudd Government is helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in regional areas of Australia grow and develop by donating $20 million nationally to build an Innovative Regions Centre to be run from Geelong, Victoria.
- Awards name best in class
Invensys Process Systems (IPS) has been named the market-leader in safety and critical control at the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards, which recognises superior planning and execution in numerous worldwide industries.
- Consultancy expands amid resources boom
Australian infrastructure services consultancy Cardno Limited has acquired a 51-person, Perth-based specialist survey firm called Spectrum Survey & Mapping, adding an estimated $7 million to its annual revenue.
- ABB gets $10-million contract
They will provide United Group Resources reliable power for Incitec Pivot Limited’s new ammonium nitrate plant at Moranbah in Queensland, Australia.
- ABB is the worldwide DCS leader 2007
An ARC study states that DCS market is poised for strong long-term growth
- A safety champion
Champion Compressors achieves five years without a ‘lost-time injury’.
- Schneider, bloody serious about automation
That’s what Pacific Zone boss Lionel Finidori says about the company’s interest in a business that earns them five billion Euros a year in revenue.
- Leverage your assets
A new website offers information, products and services geared to helping manufacturers find and leverage their under-exploited assets.
- Connecting with SCADA
Under the name CONNECTS, Citect celebrates a big new contract along with its 35th Anniversary and 21 years of CitectSCADA during their User Conference at Port Douglas.
- A world first process control model
Endress+Hauser Australia have designed and built a fully functional fieldbus-based process control model that offers users the opportunity to experience 18 different control strategies, in both Profibus and Foundation Fieldbus environments.
- Schneider’s water world
Schneider Electric has been chosen to supply the complete electrical package for the Western Corridor Water Recycling Project, the largest water recycling project in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest in the world.
- Ethanol upgrade
Bilfinger Berger Services has been awarded a $13 million project to boost production capacity at CSR Limited’s ethanol distillery in Sarina, Queensland.
- Campbell implements ERP
Datalogger, data acquisition and measurement and control specialist Campbell Scientific Australia will implement Cincom’s Priority ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution to improve its business processes and help with its growth plans.
- Improved service for industrial gear
SEW-Eurodrive has upgraded its NSW industrial gear-unit service facility, with an expanded workshop featuring an extensive range service tools and equipment.
- PSN wins contract In Romania
Production Services Network will work with Petrom EP, the exploration and production arm of Romania’s biggest integrated oil and gas company, supporting their five onshore oil and gas production assets across the country.
- QMan to offer seminars
A range of free seminars designed to help Queensland manufacturers become more competitive will be held at the 2008 Queensland Manufacturing Technology Exhibition (QMan) at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 21-23.
- Enterprise Connect’s South Australian debut
South Australian businesses will have even better access to services to help them boost productivity and increase international competitiveness following the opening of the Enterprise Connect Mawson Lakes Manufacturing Centre.
- Free book download
Know Your Machine Tool, a book that helped machine tool metrologists, operators, and researchers measure and understand the capabilities of their machine tools, is now a free download from Lion Precision in the Technical Library portion of their website.
- Meet the METS team
Mineral Engineering Technical Services (METS) has appointed Peter Smith and Dr Bob van Emden to their senior team.
- Flow measurement, an Olympic secret
American swimmers are taking advantage of experimental flow measurement techniques to improve their times at the Olympics.