Energy

News

  • Elbow flow conditioner for accurate wastewater flow measurement

    Process and plant engineers who can’t find room for the recommended straight pipe run required by liquid flow meters in their municipal water treatment plant retrofit projects will find the Vortab Elbow Flow Conditioner available from AMS, eliminates the problem by removing swirl and asymmetric velocity profiles caused by pumps, valves and other equipment placed too close to the meter.

    May 1, 2017 0 comment

  • Position sensor market set for strong growth

    Research and Markets has released a new report on the position sensor market, which it says is expected to reach AUS$7.93 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.27 per cent between 2017 and 2022.

    April 28, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Why were millions affected by power failures in 2016?

    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