• Demand for engineers expected to grow in 2018


    Inspired by several developed Asian cities, the NSW government’s vision for Sydney is to build high density living around major traffic hubs. As a result, investment in transport and infrastructure is taking off and demand for engineering and construction professionals will be high in 2018. Huge projects underway, or on the horizon, include the M4 … Continue reading Demand for engineers expected to grow in 2018

    February 1, 2018 0 comment

  • How manufacturers can respond to increasing costs


    Australian manufacturers need to find alternative ways of doing business or risk being overrun by competitors with lower costs, according to Epicor. Greg O’Loan, regional vice president, Epicor, said, “As the world has gotten smaller, Australian organisations face increased competition from international businesses. For manufacturers, rising energy costs and strong competition from overseas companies mean … Continue reading How manufacturers can respond to increasing costs

    January 28, 2018 0 comment

  • Secure, scalable, SDN-based network infrastructure for Industrial IoT


    IoTium, a secure network infrastructure company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced the general availability of its Network as a Service (NaaS) offering, designed to securely connect legacy onsite systems in mission-critical environments to accelerate the deployment of Industry 4.0 at scale. Target environments applications include building and industrial automation, oil and gas, … Continue reading Secure, scalable, SDN-based network infrastructure for Industrial IoT

    May 15, 2017 0 comment

  • Medical torque sensor

    #870 Futek Micro Reaction Torque Sensor[1]

    Traditionally, opening a patient’s thoracic wall requires fast movement and consistent torque to minimise trauma.

    May 8, 2017 0 comment

  • Rugged panel widescreen PCs for easy maintenance

    AP 1000 (1)

    B&R has expanded its range of automation-ready Panel PCs with a new series of widescreen formats ranging from 7″ WVGA to 24″ Full HD.

    May 7, 2017 0 comment

  • Light curtain with PROFINET interface


    With the PROFINET interface integrated in the CML 700i, Leuze electronic makes possible simple and fast integration of this light curtain in the fieldbus environment without additional gateway box and extra software.

    May 7, 2017 0 comment

  • Schneider Electric named one of Australia’s most desirable workplaces


    Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has been named as one of Australia’s top ten most attractive employers for job seekers by employment firm Randstad.

    May 7, 2017 0 comment

  • New multichannel mixed-signal Instruments


    NI has announced today the release of a new family of PXI arbitrary waveform generators with up to two channels and 80 MHz of analog bandwidth in a single slot, and a new 100 MHz, 8-channel oscilloscope that builds on NI’s expertise in high-density and software-designed instruments in PXI.

    May 4, 2017 0 comment

  • Bluetooth compatible clamp-on earth tester

    Ppram800 Jan-Feb 2017_FT6381_1C (2)

    The new Hioki FT6380 and Hioki FT6381 are precision earth resistance measurement clamp-on testers.

    May 4, 2017 0 comment

  • Danish sensor technology helping ease traffic congestion

    Mobile smart phone GPS navigator selective focus shallow depth of fileld road bacground

    During a major air show in New Zealand, in order to help ease the traffic flow by providing spectators with live traffic updates, Beca deployed a network of BlipTrack sensors, produced by Denmark-based BLIP Systems.

    May 1, 2017 0 comment

  • 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

  • PACE partners with Women in Industry Awards


    The 4th annual Women in Industry Awards have been launched for another year, focusing on women excelling across a number of fields and PACE has partnered with the awards to acknowledge the exceptional women who have achieved success through their invaluable leadership, innovation and commitment to their sector.

    April 28, 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

  • Upgraded data acquisition suite

    DASYLab 2016 Icon Based Data Acquisition Software

    DASYLab is a data acquisition software application that allows users to configure custom acquisition, analysis, and control applications in minimal time and without programmin

    April 26, 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

  • Wireless data loggers

    Fourtec DataNet Wireless Data Logger System

    The Fourtec DataNet is a wireless data logging system to measure temperature, humidity, voltage, current, frequency, and pulse.

    April 25, 2017 0 comment

  • Fujitsu to supply Boeing with RFID technology


    Fujitsu has announced that it has signed a contract to supply The Boeing Company with FUJITSU RFID Integrated Labels that will be able to manage individual components, achieve accurate traceability, and raise the efficiency of its aircraft maintenance work.

    April 25, 2017 0 comment

  • Will automation become the next job killer?


    Automation is on track to become the ultimate job killer. In fact, much like the industrial revolution 200 years ago, the automation of human tasks is revolutionising both the workplace and society. What this means for the manufacturing sector can be both thrilling and frightening depending on whose point of view you take.

    April 25, 2017 0 comment

  • Striving for gender parity in engineering

    Women at work

    The dialogue around women in work hasn’t changed much over the last decade. Progress has been slow. Engineering in particular faces a number of challenges if it is to become more female-friendly. Not least of these challenges is a male-dominated talent pool and low numbers of female graduates.

    April 24, 2017 0 comment

  • Invisible radar a boost for defence


    New radar technology developed in Australia promises comprehensive surveillance of enemy troops without compromising safety.

    April 23, 2017 0 comment