- advanced manufacturing
- Ai Group
- artificial intelligence
- Augmented Reality
- digital innovation
- energy supply
- federal government
- industrial internet of things
- Industry 4.0
- machine learning
- Maker Games
- National Science Week
- Oil and Gas
- Power Station
- Renewable Energy
- Renewable power
- Swinburne University
- Total construction
- virtual reality
- wind energy
- wind farm
- InMotion moves into the NZ and South American markets
Brisbane-based InMotion Engineering extends its international reach into New Zealand and South America with the deployment of a new Sales and Accounts Manager who will be based in Auckland.
- Impact to operations, a main concern
Impact to plant operations is the leading consideration when upgrading process automation systems, according to recent research. Other very important considerations: manufacturing cost pressures, changes in the process, and getting needed bug fixes.
- Wonderware alliance for energy management
Wonderware System Platform 3.0 software will be integrated with i.LON’s SmartServer from Echelon Corp, enabling the applications to address energy conservation management activities across a wide range of commercial and industrial facilities.
- Focus must be on productivity improvement enablers
The ARC Advisory Group advises that manufacturing companies must begin to deploy appropriate automation systems and enterprise solutions along with other productivity tools.
- 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.