Oil and Gas


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Performance leap for new embedded PCs


    With the new CX2000 series of embedded PCs, Beckhoff offers more core processing power in a DIN rail-mountable format.

    May 2, 2017 0 comment

  • Online app to simplify cable design


    Clarke & Severn Electronics has developed an online Cable Assembly Builder to simplify the task of designing and building custom cables, cutting out the need for getting quotes and therefore saving time.

    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 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

  • New chapters published by IChemE

    Pam Pryor and Trish Kerin at Hazards Australasia 2016:

    The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Safety Centre and the Safety Institute of Australia will publish two new chapters in the Occupational Health and Safety Body of Knowledge next week.

    April 23, 2017 0 comment

  • What the IoT means for plant operations


    The advent of the Internet of Things will result in a complete overhaul of industrial operations.

    April 19, 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

  • 2017 Zenith Awards nominations now open


    This years’ 15th PACE Zenith Awards will recognise the very best in process and control engineering with the 2017 celebration to be held on Tuesday 15 August at the spectacular Doltone House Hyde Park in Sydney.

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • Sunlight-readable panel PCs

    BST PR APLEX APC-3082 Press Release

    Backplane Systems Technology has released the APC-3072 & APC-3082 series of IP66 Sunlight Readable 7” & 8” Panel PC’s.

    April 13, 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

    Photo caption: Opening of cooperation on the subject of industry 4.0. The Australian ambassador in Germany, Lynette Wood (middle), and the Australian consul general Richard Leather (left), spoke with Susanne Kunschert (right) about the way to the industry of the future

    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

    #862 Ipetronik Mx-STG2 6

    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

  • Bees set to add buzz to robot vision systems


    According to a report in The Lead, a new study into honeybee eyesight has the potential to improve the vision of robots according to Australian scientists.

    April 9, 2017 0 comment

  • Transparent material sensor with RFID


    The SICK RFU65x RFID sensor detects tags at long range, recording the direction in which objects are moving at the same time.

    April 7, 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

  • Hydro storage tops Australia’s renewable options

    The hills east of Spencer Gulf in South Australia are a potential area for an off-river pumped hydro energy storage site. Image: ANU

    Pumped hydro storage can be used to help build a secure and cheap Australian electricity grid with 100 per cent renewable energy, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU). Lead researcher Professor Andrew Blakers from ANU said the zero-emissions grid would mainly rely on wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, with … Continue reading Hydro storage tops Australia’s renewable options

    April 6, 2017 0 comment