• ABB, thankful for the MUSIC

    October 5, 2007 0 comment

    ABB’s System 800xA Extended Automation AC 800M controller has achieved Mu Security’s Industrial Control (MUSIC) Foundation-level Certification.

  • MathWorks seminars, around the corner

    October 5, 2007 0 comment

    The MathWorks will be holding Simulink and MATLAB seminars throughout the country this month.

  • Mining Centre at CQU

    October 4, 2007 0 comment

    The Federal Government will provide $5 million of funding for a $9 million Mining Simulator Research, Development and Training Centre at Central Queensland University’s Mackay campus.

  • CSIRO’s new division

    October 4, 2007 0 comment

    CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) division has been formed to support Australia’s manufacturing industry, from the amalgamation of Melbourne-based Manufacturing and Materials Technology and Sydney-based Industrial Physics.

  • Thermal imaging camera deal for Emona

    October 3, 2007 0 comment

    Emona Instruments has reached an agreement with Electrophysics Corp for the HotShot range of infrared thermal imaging cameras.

  • AirXpert, a compressed air guide on CD

    October 2, 2007 0 comment

    Champion Compressors has released a CD-based customer service resource called ‘AirXpert’.

  • Udstuen back at GE Fanuc

    October 1, 2007 0 comment

    Erik Udstuen rejoins GE Fanuc Automation to lead its software business.

  • Motivating future engineers

    October 1, 2007 0 comment

    ATSE has launched a campaign to make science courses more relevant to secondary school students and to counter their lack of motivation to study science.

  • Three engineers join Danfoss Australia

    September 28, 2007 0 comment

    Tim Makris, Vlad Zilberg and Fong Yee Chang join the Danish based company.

  • Fieldbus, HART, Profibus join forces for wireless

    September 28, 2007 0 comment

    The Fieldbus Foundation has joined the HART Communication Foundation and Profibus Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) in a cooperative initiative for wireless technology in the manufacturing and process industries.

  • Maintenance service for InMotion clients

    September 27, 2007 0 comment

    InMotion Engineering launched InService, a new maintenance division to the service and repair both InMotion and Mercer equipment across the country.

  • New Saudi Arabian desalination plant

    September 27, 2007 0 comment

    Metso Automation will provide valves to a desalination plant to be constructed in Saudi Arabia by thermal desalination specialist company SIDEM (Société Internationale de Dessalement).

  • ATSE honours new Fellow

    September 26, 2007 0 comment

    Michael Taylor AO FTSE, Secretary of the Department of Transport and Regional Services, Canberra since 2004, has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

  • Victoria’s LNG bonanza

    September 26, 2007 0 comment

    The industrial gas company, BOC, will redevelop its Dandenong facility to provide additional LNG for the Victorian market. The main beneficiaries will be the emerging fleet fuelling market.

  • WA to get its own safety show in 2008

    September 25, 2007 0 comment

    The surging growth in Western Australia’s employment will bring a new, large workplace safety trade show and conference to the state.

  • Friendly robots at Germany’s K2007 exhibition

    September 24, 2007 0 comment

    Visitors to the K2007 event in Dusseldorf will be able to shake hands with one of ABB’s IRB140 robots.

  • ABB’s wind farm, the largest in the world

    September 21, 2007 0 comment

    ABB will supply the power equipment that will connect the world’s largest offshore wind farm to the German grid.

  • HART 7 is now a reality

    September 21, 2007 0 comment

    The HART 7 Specification is officially announced, enabling many new capabilities for communication with intelligent field devices including Wireless HART, the first open wireless communication standard specifically designed for process measurement and control applications.

  • Happy birthday, PXI!

    September 20, 2007 0 comment

    The PXI Systems Alliance is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) specification, the PC-based modular I/O platform for test, measurement and control systems.

  • Moore and Emerson’s fieldbus deal

    September 20, 2007 0 comment

    MooreHawke, a division of Moore Industries-International, Inc., and Emerson Process Management have signed an Alliance Agreement to co-market MooreHawke fieldbus interface solutions through Emerson’s worldwide sales network.