Companies tend to replace their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for one of two reasons. Either an existing system has reached the end of its operational life, or it is no longer providing the level of support required writes Robert Frandsen, Managing Director of InfoMotion.
With a housing size of only 22x32x12mm and a large working range of up to 1000mm, the Wenglor WinTec P1KY001 is suitable for applications where fast and accurate object detection is required in extremely tight spaces.
Cut To Size Plastics now has available the Wearlon family of cast polyamides from the international manufacturer of engineering plastics Licharz. According to the company, hard-wearing cast polyamide is increasingly used to cost-efficiently fabricate industrial castors, pallet rollers, flanged and grooved wheels and idler wheels on materials handling machinery, indoor conveyor vehicles and transport wagons … Continue reading Cast polyamide
Data has completely revolutionised how we live from the way we utilise technology and interact with our loved ones to how we go about our work. In fact, almost 90 per cent of all the data in the world today has been generated over the past two years alone. People and machines are gaining easier … Continue reading Leveraging data for smarter energy management
When it comes to testing for inadvertently unpressed connections for water and compressed air systems, Viega’s Smart Connect-Feature has been designed to provide a failsafe solution. To date, Viega is the first and only manufacturer to incorporate the safety feature on multiple pipe joining systems – both copper and stainless steel. All Viega press fittings … Continue reading Leak detection for pipe joining systems
A new era for Bosch has begun in Australia with the recent opening of its new headquarters and technical centre at its 120,000 square meter Clayton campus in Victoria. The AUD $40 million development is the single largest investment by the Bosch Group in Australia since the company established its wholly owned subsidiary in 1954. … Continue reading Bosch opens new hi-tech centre in Melbourne
Rockwell Automation has announced that its board of directors has elected Blake D. Moret, a 30-year veteran of the Company, as president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2016. At that time Keith D. Nosbusch, 65, who has been president and chief executive officer since 2004, will transition from those roles while continuing as … Continue reading Rockwell Automation announces leadership changes
InnovMetric Software has announced PolyWorks 2016, the latest release of the company’s universal 3D metrology software platform. Available from Hi-Tech Metrology, the software package fully supports probing and laser scanning on stationary CNC CMMs that is said to delivers a truly universal 3D metrology workflow that will allow users to operate any type of portable … Continue reading 3D metrology software
ALVI Technologies has released the BL540, a compact, accurate, reliable loop-powered isolator from its low-cost BasicLine series. By reliably decoupling the field and control levels, the device prevents system malfunctions. At 1.7V voltage drop, the device needs no auxiliary power supply but can be powered through the loop – this results in the additional advantage … Continue reading Loop-powered isolator
The Thomson Electrak HD actuator, now available from Treotham Automation, is described as the next generation heavy duty linear actuator. Said to provide the best on-board controls currently available in electric linear actuators, eliminating the need for standalone controls, the actuator offers advanced performance and superior environmental protection. The higher power and longer stroke lengths … Continue reading Heavy duty linear actuator
Backplane Systems Technology has released InduKey’s TKV-084-FIT-Touch-IP65-MGEH series of stainless steel keyboards with integrated touchpads. The new range of stainless steel keyboards includes three compact versions, which are suitable for use in tough industrial applications in a variety of environments as the silicone seal between the top and bottom parts of the keys protects against … Continue reading Stainless steel keyboard with integrated touchpad
AMS Instrumentation & Calibration has released the ST98 air/gas flow meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) suitable for measuring dirty landfill gases for co-generation electric power or for flare gas system reporting. According to the company, the meter can measure biogases accurately with virtually no maintenance over a long life to provide a lowest lifecycle … Continue reading Biogas flow meter
Antaira’s industrial gigabit managed Ethernet switch line (LMX-0800G series) has been designed to fulfill applications in harsh or outdoor environments. Some applications where the LMX-0800G switch works well includes: power/utility, solar grids, windmills, mining infrastructures, factory/process control automation, ITS – roadway traffic control/monitoring, building facility outdoor infrastructures or security surveillance and access control systems. Each … Continue reading 8-port managed ethernet switch
Fluke announces the 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter, the first test tool to integrate a full-featured true RMS (TRMS) digital multimeter (DMM) with a thermal camera in one device to speed troubleshooting. The 279 FC lets technicians quickly and safely check for hot spots in fuses, wires, insulators, connectors, splices, and switches with the imager … Continue reading Thermal Multimeter
Rockwell Automation is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Williams to the role of country manager for New Zealand. As country manager, Nigel will be based in Auckland and responsible for all Rockwell Automation sales activities in New Zealand. He will provide leadership in the development and execution of strategy for New Zealand, in … Continue reading Rockwell Automation appoints new country manager for New Zealand
Rockwell Automation has introduced its new OptiSIS solution, giving industrial operators a pre-engineered safety instrumented system that can help ease deployment and reduce lead times for small and midsized process applications. The OptiSIS solution is ideal for oil and gas, chemical, and petrochemical producers with aging process-safety systems that are either noncompliant or can no … Continue reading Simplifying deployment and lead times for safety instrumented systems
Schneider Electric has introduced TeSys H, a 22.5mm-wide multi-functional, ultra-compact starter for electrical motors. Using innovative technology, TeSys H saves a significant amount of space in control cabinets and can be used in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, logistics, and durable goods. It’s a perfect starter solution for machines in material handling … Continue reading Ultra-compact, multi-functional starter for electrical motors
The optoNCDT laser sensors based on the triangulation measuring principle perform non-contact displacement, distance and position measurements. The sensors achieve a high measurement accuracy even with measuring rates of up to 4kHz. The connection is made either via a 3 metre-length cable with open ends or via a 0.3 metre-length pigtail with M12 connector. The … Continue reading The smart sensor with integrated web interface
To say that the global manufacturing industry has undergone an era of profound upheaval (or disruption) would be an understatement. Today, there is another, more far-reaching form of disruption in the manufacturing sector, also known as the Internet of Things or IoT. The IoT is fast becoming one of most disruptive forces that Australia’s and … Continue reading Disruption in the form of the IoT
According to the World Energy Outlook 2014, global energy demands are expected to rise by 37 per cent by 2040.