Swift action is needed to increase affordable gas supplies and reform the market in line with the long-term interests of industrial gas users, according to Chemistry Australia. The national body, which represents Australia’s chemistry industry, pointed to figures published late last year by the United States Studies Centre, which found that a permanent 25 per … Continue reading Gas price and supply issues impacting GDP, warns Chemistry Australia
RMIT University researchers have developed a nano-enhanced material that can capture 99 per cent of light and convert it to power chemical reactions, paving the way for a more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry. As well as reducing the environmental impact of chemical manufacturing, the innovation could one day be used to deliver technologies like better … Continue reading Researchers harness light to power chemical manufacturing
Traditionally, opening a patient’s thoracic wall requires fast movement and consistent torque to minimise trauma.
Emerson Automation Solutions launched the Roxar Salinity Measurement System for the sensitive, accurate and real-time measurement of saline water in gas production well streams at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston this week.
The Fourtec DataNet is a wireless data logging system to measure temperature, humidity, voltage, current, frequency, and pulse.
Backplane Systems Technology has launched Neousys Technology’s Ultra Compact Atom and Pentium Apollo Lake Fanless Embedded Computer, the POC-300 Series.
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’.
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.
The SICK RFU65x RFID sensor detects tags at long range, recording the direction in which objects are moving at the same time.
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
Infigen Energy has announced that it would proceed to construction of the 113.2 MW Bodangora wind farm near Wellington in New South Wales.
China has already once completely transformed the photovoltaic (PV) industry and maybe about to do so again. This is a major event for the conductive paste industry because the PV industry remains the primary volume market for firing-type pastes, generating a demand in excess of 1450 tonnes per annum in 2016, according to a recent IDTechEx study.
Phoenix Contact has released a parameterisable power supply with the launch of its fourth generation QUINT device.
Alicat Scientific has expanded the communications protocol offerings on its line of mass flow controllers for vacuum coating applications, adding EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet.
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.
UTS scientists have developed a low-cost, easy-to-operate water filtration system to remove arsenic and deliver safe and clean drinking water. The project won a Technology Against Poverty prize of $500,000.
A material made by combining a metal and a polymer can help generate hydrogen and fresh water from wastewater.
Researchers have built a machine that sends messages using common chemicals. Among many potential applications, this system could relay secret messages or allow tiny devices to communicate inside the human body.
Today’s SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems offer a new generation of technology components that are easier to integrate, and provide improved capabilities and functionalities.
Advanced manufacturing systems, featuring state-of-the-art sensors and intelligent networking, are at the heart of the collection of big data and setting the pace for the achievements of Industry 4.0.