Companies tend to replace their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for one of two reasons. Either an existing system has reached the end of its operational life, or it is no longer providing the level of support required writes Robert Frandsen, Managing Director of InfoMotion.
With a housing size of only 22x32x12mm and a large working range of up to 1000mm, the Wenglor WinTec P1KY001 is suitable for applications where fast and accurate object detection is required in extremely tight spaces.
Companies urged to protect their mobile devices with the same robust security as traditional PCs and networks. Research by Check Point Software Technologies, the largest pure-play security vendor globally, has identified more than 1,400 different malware families globally during February this year. For the second month running, the Conficker, Sality, and Dorkbot families were the … Continue reading The threat of mobile malware is rising
Cut To Size Plastics now has available the Wearlon family of cast polyamides from the international manufacturer of engineering plastics Licharz. According to the company, hard-wearing cast polyamide is increasingly used to cost-efficiently fabricate industrial castors, pallet rollers, flanged and grooved wheels and idler wheels on materials handling machinery, indoor conveyor vehicles and transport wagons … Continue reading Cast polyamide
When it comes to testing for inadvertently unpressed connections for water and compressed air systems, Viega’s Smart Connect-Feature has been designed to provide a failsafe solution. To date, Viega is the first and only manufacturer to incorporate the safety feature on multiple pipe joining systems – both copper and stainless steel. All Viega press fittings … Continue reading Leak detection for pipe joining systems
Toll Global Logistics said recently that it has experienced significant productivity gains through the implementation of the TC8000— the latest enterprise mobile computer from Zebra Technologies Corporation. The enterprise-class mobile computer is designed to drive gains in productivity and decrease worker fatigue. Zebra said it worked with users around the globe to completely re-think, re-design and … Continue reading New mobile computer helps increase productivity
Rydell Industrial (Belting) is the exclusive Australian distributor for Uni-chains comprehensive range of plastic and steel table top chains suitable for a wide variety of industries and applications. Designed mainly for industries that use glass bottles, such as breweries and the wine and soft drinks industries, the steel chains are available in several variants including … Continue reading Plastic and steel conveyor chains
In order to prevent any serious personal injury and damage to equipment due to flammable substances, Hydac has upgraded its hydraulic filters and clogging indicators allowing them to be used in potentially explosive atmospheres. For example, the company has designed its Stat-Free Filter elements to prevent electrostatic charging in the system; also, modified clogging indicators … Continue reading Hydraulic filters and clogging indicators
ALVI Technologies has released the BL540, a compact, accurate, reliable loop-powered isolator from its low-cost BasicLine series. By reliably decoupling the field and control levels, the device prevents system malfunctions. At 1.7V voltage drop, the device needs no auxiliary power supply but can be powered through the loop – this results in the additional advantage … Continue reading Loop-powered isolator
Control loops in process industries often require an analog standard signal to be processed at two different points, with both devices needing to receive the same signal. To prevent falsified signals without any interference, it is necessary to galvanically isolate these signals. The VariTrans A 20300 signal splitter, available from Alvi Technologies, is described as … Continue reading Voltage/current signal splitter
Bestech has released the new optoNCDT laser sensors based on the triangulation measuring principle to perform non-contact displacement, distance and position measurements. The compact optoNCDT 1420 triangulation sensors are said to achieve a high measurement accuracy even with measuring rates of up to 4kHz. The connection is made either via a 3m cable with open … Continue reading Laser sensors with integrated web interface
Scitech has available the AppNano range of conventional and specialised SPM probes for most applications. The probes leverage the company’s extensive experience in nanofabrication technology and research in AFM probes to supply high quality probes utilising the latest technology in the market. Compatible with most commercially available AFMs, the probes will also work with AFMs … Continue reading SPM probes and cantilevers
AMS Instrumentation & Calibration has released the ST98 air/gas flow meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) suitable for measuring dirty landfill gases for co-generation electric power or for flare gas system reporting. According to the company, the meter can measure biogases accurately with virtually no maintenance over a long life to provide a lowest lifecycle … Continue reading Biogas flow meter
Glove boxes are used extensively to handle hazardous or sensitive materials, often with a protective or highly controlled atmosphere. Michell’s XGA301 industrial gas analyser provides a reliable and cost-effective method to monitor for air leaks combined with moisture measurement. The instrument is one of the most adaptable in Michell’s range, offering a choice of zirconia … Continue reading Glove Box Industrial Gas Analyser
“Change is hard and few organisations master it. At best only 30 per cent of such efforts succeed…” Harvard Business Review Accelerating Change, 2012 If this quote is true, it’s a sobering thought that the odds are firmly stacked against successful change. And it’s no wonder so many managers are wary of embarking upon change … Continue reading Change Management Lessons From the Social Media Revolution
Linking computer vision with robotics is a tricky problem, but the benefits in places like factories, fields and the ocean floor are worth the trouble. Brent Balinski spoke to Professor Peter Corke of Queensland University of Technology about giving robots the power of sight. A richer view of the world Lidar is the sensing modality … Continue reading The vision thing: why do we need robots that can see?
Kaeser Compressors Australia will be exhibiting at AWISA 2016 – the trade show for the cabinet, joinery, furniture, timber and panel industries – from 6 to 9 July at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The all-in-one Kaeser Aircenter is just one of many compressed air solutions that visitors to stand number 909 will be … Continue reading Kaeser to exhibit at AWISA 2016
Fluke announces the 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter, the first test tool to integrate a full-featured true RMS (TRMS) digital multimeter (DMM) with a thermal camera in one device to speed troubleshooting. The 279 FC lets technicians quickly and safely check for hot spots in fuses, wires, insulators, connectors, splices, and switches with the imager … Continue reading Thermal Multimeter
Rockwell Automation is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Williams to the role of country manager for New Zealand. As country manager, Nigel will be based in Auckland and responsible for all Rockwell Automation sales activities in New Zealand. He will provide leadership in the development and execution of strategy for New Zealand, in … Continue reading Rockwell Automation appoints new country manager for New Zealand
Rockwell Automation has introduced its new OptiSIS solution, giving industrial operators a pre-engineered safety instrumented system that can help ease deployment and reduce lead times for small and midsized process applications. The OptiSIS solution is ideal for oil and gas, chemical, and petrochemical producers with aging process-safety systems that are either noncompliant or can no … Continue reading Simplifying deployment and lead times for safety instrumented systems