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Perth team produces world’s only clear solar glass
A team of scientists from Edith Cowan University has developed what they say is the world’s first commercially viable clear solar glass.
New German screw jack range
Pfaff Germany has introduced five (5) new screw jacks; standard screw jacks SHE, High performance jacks HSE, quick lifting screw jacks SHG, special lifting elements SSP, and the standard cubic Merkur jack.
10 ways a position sensor can mess up your project
Position sensors are a common component in many engineering projects. Measuring position or speed accurately and reliably is a tricky business.
Aussie cars need more emissions control says study
A new study aimed at ensuring car manufacturers comply with emissions regulations has revealed Australia’s top-selling new vehicles are using up to 60 per cent more fuel than advertised.
Energy management company appoints new CEO
Energy management technology and services company Energy Action has announced the appointment of Ivan Slavich as Chief Executive Officer, effective 3 April 2017.
Parameterisable power supply device
Phoenix Contact has released a parameterisable power supply with the launch of its fourth generation QUINT device.
High-speed cable taping solution
For those cables that require helical taping, Rosendahl has introduced the ROTA 500 helical tape applicator.
Mechanical & electrical engineers top Austal’s job search
Global shipbuilder Austal, which is currently tendering for the Commonwealth of Australia’s Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) SEA 1180 program, is seeking expressions of interest from experienced candidates for jobs in Adelaide.
Will e-textiles take the next step towards the mass market?
The electronics industry is in the midst of a major paradigm shift ranging from the introduction of limited stretchability through to ultra-elastic and conformable wearable electronics, says research company IDTechEx.
Micro reaction torque sensor
Futek recently released the QTA141 Micro Reaction Torque Sensor.
UK autonomous vehicle manufacturer to establish base in SA
UK autonomous vehicle designer RDM Group plans to trial its ‘Pod Zero’ vehicles in South Australia, and to establish a base at Adelaide’s Tonsley Innovation District.
New automation protocols for vacuum flow control instruments
Alicat Scientific has expanded the communications protocol offerings on its line of mass flow controllers for vacuum coating applications, adding EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet.
Polymer energy chains with low noise
For applications where a low-noise energy chain, high dynamics or very low abrasion is required, motion plastics specialist igus has developed the E6.1 series of energy chains.
Federal minister bemoans ‘lack of respect’ for science
Industry innovators must “embrace change” if Australia is to remain open to business in the global marketplace, it has been claimed, federal industry minister Arthur Sinodinos told the AFR today.
Schneider Electric wins court battle over brand name
After a three-year legal battle, Schneider Electric has successfully defended its iconic brand, Clipsal, from intellectual property infringement by Clipso Electrical.
Six key challenges for Australian innovation
According to Bill Ferris, chair of Innovation and Science Australia (ISA), bold action is needed to harness Australia’s innovation potential, and has identified the nation’s six key innovation challenges.
Torque sensors for robotic joints
Futek has announced its TTF series of reaction torque sensors, which are combined with a servo motor for smooth and steady motion in robotic armatures where complex repetitive tasks are required.
CEFC to finance biggest Australian grid-scale battery storage project
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has confirmed it is working with the South Australian Government to develop a financing package to support the accelerated delivery of Australia’s largest grid-scale battery storage project, for the South Australian energy market.
New technique to prevent hacking of multirobot systems
A new technique could provide an added layer of security in multirobot systems that encrypt communications, or an alternative in circumstances in which encryption is impractical.
Data security threat grows as businesses stagnate on solutions
According to a new report from Thales Security, organisations are putting more money toward data security solutions, only to experience more security breaches than ever.