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  • Sunlight-readable panel PCs

    Backplane Systems Technology has released the APC-3072 & APC-3082 series of IP66 Sunlight Readable 7” & 8” Panel PC’s.

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • Toshiba’s future damaged by nuclear option

    Toshiba has warned that investment in nuclear power may have been the cause of major losses made by the company.

    April 11, 2017 0 comment

  • New fanless embedded computer

    Backplane Systems Technology has launched Neousys Technology’s Ultra Compact Atom and Pentium Apollo Lake Fanless Embedded Computer, the POC-300 Series.

    April 11, 2017 0 comment

  • SCADA set for steady growth over next few years

    The growing popularity of various control systems in industrial processes, organizational procedures, and internal workings of the business environment only lay greater emphasis on the importance of automation.

    April 11, 2017 0 comment

  • Australian Ambassador visits Pilz HQ

    Australia’s ambassador for Germany, Lynette Wood together with Australian consul general Richard Leather, recently visited automation specialist Pilz at its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany in March to discuss opportunities for industrial scale projects and solutions for ‘Downunder’.

    April 10, 2017 0 comment

  • ABB wins UK-France power contract

    ABB has won an order worth approx. €270 million from the UK grid operator National Grid and Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE), the French network owner and operator, to provide key HVDC (high-voltage direct current) technology that will help interconnect the electricity networks of France and the UK.

    April 9, 2017 0 comment

  • Precise industrial voltage measurement

    Ipetronik’s X-LINK device series has been extended by a fast 6-channel measurement module for RLDA and STG applications.

    April 9, 2017 0 comment

  • Bees set to add buzz to robot vision systems

    According to a report in The Lead, a new study into honeybee eyesight has the potential to improve the vision of robots according to Australian scientists.

    April 9, 2017 0 comment

  • Australian RF technology to be used in Joint Strike Missile

    BAE Systems Australia’s technology said it was another step closer to being used in the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) being developed for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, following the signing of a contract between the Federal Government and Norway’s Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace.

    April 7, 2017 0 comment

  • Miniature Torque Screwdriver

    Utilising FUTEK’s Miniature Reaction Torque Screwdriver from Metromatics allows operators the ability to monitor the torque applied during the assembly of more delicate products.

    April 7, 2017 0 comment

  • IoT will make the world unrecognisable says scientist

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at such a rapid rate, leading researchers are predicting a future dominated by autonomous production and logistics – and much sooner than many may expect.

    April 7, 2017 0 comment

  • Transparent material sensor with RFID

    The SICK RFU65x RFID sensor detects tags at long range, recording the direction in which objects are moving at the same time.

    April 7, 2017 0 comment

  • ‘Energy-on-Demand’ offers solution to global energy crisis

    Australian company Infratech Industries, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle has launched a world-first ‘Energy-on-Demand’ system that overcomes the predictability and environmental issues that currently plague existing renewable energy and storage solutions.

    April 6, 2017 0 comment

  • IoT-based condition monitoring now a game changer

    Manufacturing systems and processes are becoming increasingly complex, making more rational decision-making in process control a necessity. Therefore, better information gathering and analysis techniques are needed for effective condition-based monitoring.

    April 6, 2017 0 comment

  • Hydro storage tops Australia’s renewable options

    Pumped hydro storage can be used to help build a secure and cheap Australian electricity grid with 100 per cent renewable energy, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU). Lead researcher Professor Andrew Blakers from ANU said the zero-emissions grid would mainly rely on wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, with … Continue reading Hydro storage tops Australia’s renewable options

    April 6, 2017 0 comment

  • Cisco: IoT Isn’t Just About the ‘Thing’

    Internet of Things (IoT) is the term du jour. As adoption increases the natural question becomes, how has it been secured? To understand an effective security strategy for IoT, we first need to understand where the value from IoT is generated.

    April 5, 2017 0 comment

  • SEW training courses now open

    SEW-EURODRIVE’s DriveACADEMY training courses – which incorporate basic theoretical principles and practical exercises – are designed to prepare motor and drive users for tasks and problems they may face during any given working day.

    April 4, 2017 0 comment

  • Single beam safety lasers

    With the SLS 518, Leuze electronic has expanded its product line of single beam safety devices of the SLS series with a new, compact and economical type 4 model.

    April 4, 2017 0 comment

  • Australian legal powerhouse takes on Toshiba

    A coalition of some of the world’s leading class-action lawyers has combined to bring more than AUD$650 million worth of claims against Toshiba Corp on behalf of institutional investors from across the globe.

    April 3, 2017 0 comment

  • Compact tool for simulating rotating machinery measurements

    Dewesoft’s new VIBRO-KIT is designed for simulating rotating machinery measurements. One of its many applications would be in educational settings, such as schools and university laboratories by providing a playground for countless experiments.

    April 3, 2017 0 comment