- Australian Space Agency
- control systems
- Cyber Security
- energy storage
- government funding
- industrial internet of things
- Industry 4.0
- Internet of Things
- lithium-ion battery
- power grid
- Power Supply
- Process Control
- Renewable Energy
- Solar Energy
- solar farm
- Solar Power
- Water Management
- water treatment,
- ABB fertilises Chile
ABB wins a contract worth about $123 million to design, construct, and provide automation for a new fertiliser processing plant in Chile for SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile).
- Beijier leads European HMI
Beijer Electronics wins the 2007 Frost & Sullivan European Human Machine Interface Competitive Strategy Leadership Award.
- Victorian business grant against shortage
Victoria’s Small Business Minister Joe Helper announced the first My Business My People Employee Training Support grant to help a Victorian business tackle its workforce skills shortage.
- Higher drive technology investment
Bonfiglioli celebrates 20 years in Australia by investing more in drives technology for 2008.
- PACSystems turns five
GE Fanuc celebrated the anniversary of its first PAC.
- Landmark PROFIBUS PA project in the USA
The largest PROFIBUS PA installation in the US, with more than 3000 field devices, will have Siemens Energy & Automation as its Main Automation Vendor.
- Selected instrumentation, ‘quick, simple and cheap’
Endress+Hauser announces E-direct, a hardcopy and online catalogue offering a selection of instrumentation for all process industries, at very low prices.
- Certification lab working for interoperability
The OPC Foundation opens its first Independent Certification Test Lab in Germany, to validate and certify OPC products.
- Rockwell grows in safety
Rockwell Automation acquires the Safety and Automation business of CEDES AG, enhancing the company’s machine safety portfolio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
- I S Systems finds new partner
I S Systems signs an ABB Drives Alliance Agreement.
- More PLC and control training from the experts
Schneider Electric will expand its list of training courses offered in 2008.
- Become a certified PROFIBUS engineer
I S Systems, partnered with PROCENTEC (PROFIBUS & PROFINET Competence Center Netherlands), is organising PROFIBUS certification training in Newcastle. The courses will take place in May and October 2008.
- Boge becomes an AMEI member
Boge Compressors is now a member of the Air and Mine Equipment Institute (AMEI).
- Sensor and control solutions for automation at NMW 2008
ifm efector will display a number of new sensor and control products on Stand 5310 during National anufacturing Week at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.
- Staying ahead with digital prototyping
A report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that manufacturers are embracing digital prototyping as a way to stay ahead of market trends, such as the growing demand for superior styling of consumer goods and the need for accelerated time-to-market.
- Reviewing Australian innovation
The new Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research has launched a wide ranging review of Australia’s national innovation system.
- Slight name change for Baldor
Australian Baldor becomes Baldor Australia.
- GE Fanuc wins award
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has been awarded the Product of the Year award for 2007 from Plant Engineering magazine.
- Safety excellency to be shared in Melbourne
Finalists in the WorkSafe Awards and other organisations that have excelled in workplace safety will tell their own stories at April’s Safety In Action workplace safety trade show.
- The best products of the year!
Our sister magazine Control Engineering has revealed the winners of its Engineer’s Choice Awards, amongst eligible products launched between January 1 and November 1, 2007.