- Profibus training in Sydney and Perth
The Australian Profibus Association will be hosting accredited Profibus training courses in Sydney and Perth commencing October 2007.
- ABB’s $13M substation for Rio Tinto
ABB is undertaking a $13.5 million substation installation for Rio Tinto at Hope Downs
- Three new distributors for Fluke
Fluke Australia has three new distribution agreements: Testing Equipment Solutions (TES) for Queensland, IPI for NSW, and Triple Point Calibration (TPC) for Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia.
- RMIT Head of Physics talks nuclear power
Nuclear power could be as cheap as coal if the cost of carbon capture and storage is considered, according to Professor Peter Johnston, Head of Physics at RMIT and panel member of the 2006 federal government review into the nuclear industry.
- Invensys to integrate Virtual Support Engineer
Invensys is working to integrate support for its Foxboro I/A systems using NextNine Service Automation platform and its Virtual Support Engineer.
- Super efficient German coal power plant, controlled by ABB
ABB will provide control systems and instrumentation to Datteln Unit 4, a new power plant under construction in Germany’s Rhein-Ruhr region.
- Emerson behind world’s leading PTA producer
Emerson Process Management will engineer and manage the automation project for BP’s purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant expansion in Zhuhai, China.
- Foundation Fieldbus connectivity for GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation has entered into an agreement with Softing North America to provide FOUNDATION Fieldbus connectivity to the upcoming release of GE Fanuc’s new Proficy Process Systems control platform.
- Schneider’s Building Automation grows stronger
Schneider Electric expand their Building Automation offering with the acquisition of Calilfornia-based Pelco, leader in the design, development and manufacturing of video security systems
- Invensys, top 7 according to Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has named Invensys Process Systems Japan one of the company’s top seven suppliers for 2006.
- Siemens gets €16 million deal with Moroccan mine
The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) will equip a new Steckel mill with drive systems, to be delivered, installed and commissioned at the end of 2008.
- Yokogawa controls Dampier Power Station
A Yokogawa CS3000 R3 Distributed Control System has replaced an aging control system at Pilbara Iron’s Dampier Power Station.
- Honeywell acquires Enraf Holding B.V.
A deal valued at approximately A$306 million, for this division of privately held Delft Instruments, based in Delft, Netherlands.
- Australian tour to automation show
Endress+Hauser is hosting an Australian tour to Interkama 2008, the world’s leading showcase for industrial technology and automation.
- New jobs due to Russian oil and gas project
PSN will create 100 new specialist engineering jobs in Melbourne.
- Profibus agreement
GE Fanuc Automation will provide interface components to Pepperl + Fuchs North America
- Sullair’s Victorian facility, one year in the Australian market
Sullair has recently celebrated the first anniversary of the establishment of its Australian manufacturing facility, which services the domestic and Middle Eastern markets.
- National Instruments behind next-generation Hubble successor
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), NASA’s next-generation successor to the Hubble, is closer to its 2013 launch thanks to NI’s LabVIEW FPGA.
- Yokogawa and Moore Industries expand their agreement
Their Global Preferred Vendor Agreement will now include Moore Industries’ HCS HART Concentrator System.
- World’s strongest robot
The Kuka KR 1000 titan robot from Kuka Robotics has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s strongest robot.