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Utilising FUTEK’s Miniature Reaction Torque Screwdriver from Metromatics allows operators the ability to monitor the torque applied during the assembly of more delicate products.
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.
Internet of Things (IoT) is the term du jour. As adoption increases the natural question becomes, how has it been secured? To understand an effective security strategy for IoT, we first need to understand where the value from IoT is generated.
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.
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.
According to Bill Ferris, chair of Innovation and Science Australia (ISA), bold action is needed to harness Australia’s innovation potential, and has identified the nation’s six key innovation challenges.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, has announced plans to boost Australia’s innovation overseas by opening a CSIRO US office.
While the language of innovation may have once soothed fears and inspired confidence, the term’s overuse means it now operates as clichéd husk – a fashionable accessory that politicians begrudgingly don when they want to convey a particular message.
Inventions span from a table lamp that relieves stress before bed, to a wearable device that protects medical staff from violent patients, to a means of transmitting off-grid technology to mobile devices through movement.
Yesterday, the world’s largest filled single-dish radio telescope launched in China, and it relies on a piece of West Australian innovation.
As information technology and automation technology continue to converge, cloud-based communication and data services are increasingly used in industrial automation projects.
MIT Technology Review has released this year’s list of the top 35 innovators under 35. Many of these innovators are engineers who are using their skills and talent to work toward a better world.
Australia ranked 19th in this year’s Global Innovation Index, which is two places lower than last year. This puts Australia below other Asia-Pacific nations Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand.
NetComm Wireless has been recognised as an ABA100 winner in two categories of The Australian Business Awards 2016: Business Innovation and Technology innovation for its fixed wireless technology.
This year’s global economic summit in Davos in Switzerland raised awareness of the opportunities of Industry 4.0 for everyone and not just for manufacturers or those with engineering degrees
Schneider Electric has won the 2016 Intersolar Award for Innovation in the Outstanding Solar Projects category.
Reflex’s cloud based data platform Reflexhub-IQ was awarded the both the Most Innovative Collaborative Technology and the Minister’s Award for Excellence in Innovation at this year’s WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) INCITE Awards.
As industrial machines become more sophisticated and connected, the need for ‘smart engineering’ and detailed application knowledge continues to grow to increase productivity and safety, lower risk and reduce costs of compliance.