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  • Miniature piezoceramic planar triaxial accelerometer

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

    April 20, 2017 0 comment

  • NASA to launch Australian sensor-rich satellite

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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

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    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

  • Sunlight-readable panel PCs

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    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

  • SCADA set for steady growth over next few years

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    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

  • ABB wins UK-France power contract

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    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

  • Bees set to add buzz to robot vision systems

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    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

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    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

  • IoT will make the world unrecognisable says scientist

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    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

  • IoT-based condition monitoring now a game changer

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    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

  • SEW training courses now open

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    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

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    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

  • Compact tool for simulating rotating machinery measurements

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    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

  • Why were millions affected by power failures in 2016?

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    Power management company Eaton has today announced the launch of its annual Blackout Tracker Report for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), which has revealed 3 million people were affected by more than 240 power outages in 2016.

    April 3, 2017 0 comment

  • Portable humidity generator

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    Fluke Calibration has introduced the 5128A RHapid-Cal Humidity Generator, a portable humidity generator for calibrating a large workload of probes and loggers in the field or in the laboratory.

    April 3, 2017 0 comment

  • Upsolar opens Sydney branch

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    Upsolar, a leading module producer and photovoltaic (PV) solution provider, has announced a new office branch in Sydney opening Upsolar Australia.

    March 29, 2017 0 comment

  • Conductive inks: China to the rescue, again?

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    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.

    March 28, 2017 0 comment