A report released by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) says that Australia has the potential to lead the world in developing large and home scale energy storage systems if public uncertainty can be overcome. The report, The role of energy storage in Australia’s future energy mix, shows that Australia has a wealth of … Continue reading Bright future for Australian energy storage despite uncertainty
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.
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.
With the new CX2000 series of embedded PCs, Beckhoff offers more core processing power in a DIN rail-mountable format.
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.
The Fourtec DataNet is a wireless data logging system to measure temperature, humidity, voltage, current, frequency, and pulse.
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.
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.
New radar technology developed in Australia promises comprehensive surveillance of enemy troops without compromising safety.
The SGP gas sensor is a multi-pixel platform, which integrates four gas sensing elements into a very small 2.45 x 2.45 x 0.9 mm3 DFN package featuring a fully calibrated air quality output signal.
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.
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’.
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) said that it will be working through Enspire ME, a fifty-fifty joint venture established between MC and Eneco, an integrated energy company from the Netherlands, to provide services based on a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS).
ABB has won an order worth approx. €270 million from the UK grid operator National Grid and Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE), the French network owner and operator, to provide key HVDC (high-voltage direct current) technology that will help interconnect the electricity networks of France and the UK.
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.
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
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.
Dewesoft’s new VIBRO-KIT is designed for simulating rotating machinery measurements. One of its many applications would be in educational settings, such as schools and university laboratories by providing a playground for countless experiments.
Infigen Energy has announced that it would proceed to construction of the 113.2 MW Bodangora wind farm near Wellington in New South Wales.