A research alliance of the University of Technology’s Rapido prototyping unit, Downer’s Mineral Technologies, and the Innovative Manufacturing Collaborative Research Centre (IMCRC) has reached the one-year milestone in a project revolutionising the way mining products are manufactured using additive manufacturing/3D printing. The project is exploring bespoke 3D printing technologies for precision-engineered mineral separation and mining … Continue reading Research collaboration exploring 3D-printed mining products
Two Western Australian mines are switching to wind, solar and battery power as a way of improving reliability with lower emissions at a lower cost. Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine is already constructing a wind, solar, battery and gas hybrid facility at their site 1,000 kilometres north east of Perth, which has received $13.5 million … Continue reading Western Australian mines power forward with hybrid energy projects
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $3 million in funding to Port Gregory Wind Farm (PGWF) to build a grid-connected wind, solar and lithium-ion battery project to power a remote mine in Western Australia. The project will consist of a hybrid 2.5 MW wind farm, 1 MW solar farm and a 2 MW/0.5 … Continue reading ARENA funds solar, wind and battery project to power mining operations
An APLNG-Armour Energy joint venture is to seek out gas projects in Queensland’s south west for the sole supply of Australian manufacturers. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today announced the joint venture’s successful bid for 18 square kilometres of land 22km south-west of Chinchilla. Under the permit’s conditions, gas can only be sold to Australian … Continue reading Joint-venture prospecting gas projects to supply manufacturers
The federal government is providing over $4 million in funding for eight projects in the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector, focusing on robotics and automation. The grants under Tranche 3 of the METS Ignited Project Funds initiative will be boosted by a further $6.9 million cash contribution from industry. Minister for Industry, Science … Continue reading $4 million grant released for mining robotics and automation projects
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DASYLab is a data acquisition software application that allows users to configure custom acquisition, analysis, and control applications in minimal time and without programmin
The Fourtec DataNet is a wireless data logging system to measure temperature, humidity, voltage, current, frequency, and pulse.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Backplane Systems Technology has launched Neousys Technology’s Ultra Compact Atom and Pentium Apollo Lake Fanless Embedded Computer, the POC-300 Series.
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.