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  • Engineers look at mining water on the moon

    A team of UNSW Sydney engineers has an ambitious plan to prove the commercial viability of mining water from the moon to produce rocket fuel. In an announcement yesterday at the SIAA Space Industry Forum discussing Australia’s role in the Moon Treaty at UNSW, the group outlined steps to put together a multi-university, agency and … Continue reading Engineers look at mining water on the moon

    February 11, 2019 0 comment

  • Technology takes over mining in Seek’s highest paying jobs list

    While mining dominated the list of top earning jobs on Seek in 2013, information and communication technology (ICT) has taken the number-one spot in 2018. The highest paying job, in the 2017/18 financial year, was an architecture role in the ICT sector. The salary came in at $138,144. In the 2012/13 financial year, the mining, resources and energy … Continue reading Technology takes over mining in Seek’s highest paying jobs list

    July 27, 2018 0 comment

  • Rugged panel widescreen PCs for easy maintenance

    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

  • New salinity system for increased flow assurance in oil & gas production

    Emerson Automation Solutions launched the Roxar Salinity Measurement System for the sensitive, accurate and real-time measurement of saline water in gas production well streams at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston this week.

    May 4, 2017 0 comment

  • Danish sensor technology helping ease traffic congestion

    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

  • 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 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

  • Wireless data loggers

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

    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

  • Kaeser delivers compressed air to wastewater plant

    As part of the Malabar Waste Water Treatment Plant Process and Reliability and Renewal Improvement Project, an ageing compressed air system at the plant was recently upgraded with three Kaeser CSDX series rotary screw compressors, along with a Sigma Air Manager 4.0 compressed air management system.

    April 20, 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

  • HVAC particle sensor

    Honeywell has announced a new particle sensor designed to help building owners and consumers monitor the air for potentially harmful particulate contaminants caused by dust, soot and smoke.

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • New fanless embedded computer

    Backplane Systems Technology has launched Neousys Technology’s Ultra Compact Atom and Pentium Apollo Lake Fanless Embedded Computer, the POC-300 Series.

    April 11, 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

  • Australian Ambassador visits Pilz HQ

    Australia’s ambassador for Germany, Lynette Wood together with Australian consul general Richard Leather, recently visited automation specialist Pilz at its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany in March to discuss opportunities for industrial scale projects and solutions for ‘Downunder’.

    April 10, 2017 0 comment

  • Precise industrial voltage measurement

    Ipetronik’s X-LINK device series has been extended by a fast 6-channel measurement module for RLDA and STG applications.

    April 9, 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

  • ‘Energy-on-Demand’ offers solution to global energy crisis

    Australian company Infratech Industries, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle has launched a world-first ‘Energy-on-Demand’ system that overcomes the predictability and environmental issues that currently plague existing renewable energy and storage solutions.

    April 6, 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