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  • Budget 2017: a glimmer of support for innovation and advanced manufacturing

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    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s 2015 National Innovation and Science Agenda was a call to arms for Australia’s research and industry sectors to collaborate and drive our economy. One and a half years on, you’d be excused for thinking a few pages of notes were missing from Budget 2017. Specifically no comment was made about the … Continue reading Budget 2017: a glimmer of support for innovation and advanced manufacturing

    May 14, 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

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    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

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    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

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    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 salinity system for increased flow assurance in oil & gas production

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    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

  • Online app to simplify cable design

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    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

  • Elbow flow conditioner for accurate wastewater flow measurement

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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

  • Fujitsu to supply Boeing with RFID technology

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    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

  • New software makes image processing even easier

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    The new weQubeVision software module with pattern matching makes Wenglor’s Smart Camera even simpler and more intelligent.

    April 25, 2017 0 comment

  • Will automation become the next job killer?

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    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

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    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

  • New materials could turn water into the fuel of the future

    Scientists at JCAP create new materials by spraying combinations of elements onto thin plates.

    Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and California Institute of Technology have nearly doubled the number of materials known to have potential use in solar fuels.

    April 23, 2017 0 comment

  • New chapters published by IChemE

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    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

  • Metal-oxide gas sensor

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    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.

    April 20, 2017 0 comment

  • Australian physicists open door to improved communications

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    Research led by ANU on the use of magnets to steer light has opened the door to new communications systems which could be smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibre optics.

    April 20, 2017 0 comment