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  • Upgraded data acquisition suite

    DASYLab is a data acquisition software application that allows users to configure custom acquisition, analysis, and control applications in minimal time and without programmin

    April 26, 2017 0 comment

  • In data we trust – or do we?

    According to a recent blog post on the ARC Advisory Group website, data analytics are critical to the concept of IIoT. But what if we don’t trust what the data indicates? Asset condition monitoring and management applications have been the initial IIoT target, but are the benefits being realised?

    April 26, 2017 0 comment

  • Wireless data loggers

    The Fourtec DataNet is a wireless data logging system to measure temperature, humidity, voltage, current, frequency, and pulse.

    April 25, 2017 0 comment

  • Fujitsu to supply Boeing with RFID technology

    Fujitsu has announced that it has signed a contract to supply The Boeing Company with FUJITSU RFID Integrated Labels that will be able to manage individual components, achieve accurate traceability, and raise the efficiency of its aircraft maintenance work.

    April 25, 2017 0 comment

  • New software makes image processing even easier

    The new weQubeVision software module with pattern matching makes Wenglor’s Smart Camera even simpler and more intelligent.

    April 25, 2017 0 comment

  • Will automation become the next job killer?

    Automation is on track to become the ultimate job killer. In fact, much like the industrial revolution 200 years ago, the automation of human tasks is revolutionising both the workplace and society. What this means for the manufacturing sector can be both thrilling and frightening depending on whose point of view you take.

    April 25, 2017 0 comment

  • New materials could turn water into the fuel of the future

    Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and California Institute of Technology have nearly doubled the number of materials known to have potential use in solar fuels.

    April 23, 2017 0 comment

  • Invisible radar a boost for defence

    New radar technology developed in Australia promises comprehensive surveillance of enemy troops without compromising safety.

    April 23, 2017 0 comment

  • New chapters published by IChemE

    The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Safety Centre and the Safety Institute of Australia will publish two new chapters in the Occupational Health and Safety Body of Knowledge next week.

    April 23, 2017 0 comment

  • Miniature piezoceramic planar triaxial accelerometer

    Dytran Instruments has recently announced the release of series 3493A, a miniature, low noise, IEPE triaxial accelerometers.

    April 20, 2017 0 comment

  • Metal-oxide gas sensor

    The SGP gas sensor is a multi-pixel platform, which integrates four gas sensing elements into a very small 2.45 x 2.45 x 0.9 mm3 DFN package featuring a fully calibrated air quality output signal.

    April 20, 2017 0 comment

  • Kaeser delivers compressed air to wastewater plant

    As part of the Malabar Waste Water Treatment Plant Process and Reliability and Renewal Improvement Project, an ageing compressed air system at the plant was recently upgraded with three Kaeser CSDX series rotary screw compressors, along with a Sigma Air Manager 4.0 compressed air management system.

    April 20, 2017 0 comment

  • Australian physicists open door to improved communications

    Research led by ANU on the use of magnets to steer light has opened the door to new communications systems which could be smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibre optics.

    April 20, 2017 0 comment

  • What the IoT means for plant operations

    The advent of the Internet of Things will result in a complete overhaul of industrial operations.

    April 19, 2017 0 comment

  • NASA to launch Australian sensor-rich satellite

    The miniature CubeSat was developed by the University of Adelaide in South Australia and will be sent to the International Space Station tomorrow on board NASA’s Atlas V rocket.

    April 19, 2017 0 comment

  • New motor control reduces energy usage

    Two years ago, Solcon Industries released the DriveStart to deliver on a promise to create a medium voltage motor control that costs less and requires a smaller footprint than a variable frequency drive (VFD).

    April 19, 2017 0 comment

  • Australian battery technology generates buzz from US trial

    Australian battery technology innovator Nano-Nouvelle, recent winner of a Federal commercialisation grant, has proved that its pioneering processes are ready for production.

    April 18, 2017 0 comment

  • Are opportunities increasing in the renewable energy sector?

    With the push for greater development of clean renewable energy sources continuing to gather momentum, is there likely to be an increasing focus on potential opportunities for involvement of Australia’s manufacturing industry in supplying this market segment?

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • 2017 Zenith Awards nominations now open

    This years’ 15th PACE Zenith Awards will recognise the very best in process and control engineering with the 2017 celebration to be held on Tuesday 15 August at the spectacular Doltone House Hyde Park in Sydney.

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • HVAC particle sensor

    Honeywell has announced a new particle sensor designed to help building owners and consumers monitor the air for potentially harmful particulate contaminants caused by dust, soot and smoke.

    April 13, 2017 0 comment