During the COVID-19 pandemic, many manufacturers must keep running to provide essential services. The Institute of Instrumentation, Control and Automation’s Peter Veron shares his observations on how the process engineering market has been operating. As countries continue to reduce exports during the COVID-19 shutdown, Australian-based businesses have been given opportunities to manufacture locally. The Institute … Continue reading Less imports lead to boom in manufacturing opportunities for essential services
The latest general meeting of the IICA in Sydney, which took place at Strathfield Golf Club in mid-April, featured a presentation by Manny Romero, the director of ETM Pacific, who explained how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing the control system environment. Romero began by addressing the inherent woolliness of the concept of … Continue reading Explaining the process: IIoT and the future of control systems
In the early 1940s, Paul Crivelli, general manager of ABACUS Instruments, arranged a regular monthly luncheon with a number of Melbourne men involved in the instrumentation industry. Following a discussion with instrument company representatives on 20 July 1943, a public meeting was called for 24 August 1943 at which a motion for the formation of … Continue reading IICA 75th anniversary
Instrumentation has never been a sexy industry. Peter Veron and Bill Ebzery know this. However, it always used to be an industry that attracted a fair chunk of people – mainly males – to its fold. Today, trying to get people to take a course, or businesses to support apprenticeships, is becoming harder. Veron is … Continue reading Where have all the instrumentation specialists gone?
On the 20th of November, 28 members of the IICA community came together for the Annual Fellows Dinner from all over Australia joined by guest speakers from Bosch and IntelliMedical.
The IICA Sydney Branch’s ever-popular Annual Christmas in July Dinner for members and their partners, will be held on Friday 24 July, 2015 at The Watershed Kitchen, Drummoyne – formerly The Cove.
The Institute’s decisions over the last two years to embark on a number of significant reforms will enable the IICA to enhance its visibility and relevance within the wider community.