The NSW government is funding Asset AI, a $2.9 million trial – currently involving 32 sensors installed on 32 public transport buses across Greater Sydney area – which is being led by Transport for NSW and the Roads and Transport Directorate.
Australian researchers have developed a technology that allows autonomous vehicles to track moving pedestrians hidden behind buildings and cyclists obscured by cars, trucks and buses.
We hear from Michael Matheson, electrical and instrument engineer for explosives at Orica Yarwun, and Graeme Corder, Brisbane area manager for VEGA Australia, about how the “VEGAPULS 64” non-contact radar level transmitter has been instrumental in maintaining operations at Orica.
In the world of factory automation, there is a constant desire to improve efficiency of machinery. Essentially, machine builders are looking for ways to do things smarter at a lower cost. Data is the key driver for that as countless components interact and support the industrial network with real-time information.
A Curtin University research team will work to bring leading broadband fibre optic sensing technology to the Australian oil and gas, mining and environmental monitoring industries, offering a more cost-effective and safer resource extraction process.
Monash University researchers have developed a fast, cheap tape-paper sensor test to detect bilirubin in jaundiced newborns, which could be commercialised for point-of-care diagnosis of neonatal jaundice. The joint development by Monash University’s Faculty of Engineering, the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering and Monash Health, aims to provide results in under 10 minutes at a cost of around 60 cents each. The small volume of samples … Continue reading Tape-paper sensor test by Monash could detect jaundice in infants
Western Sydney Uni research team gets grant to develop world first event-based underwater sensing technology
Western Sydney University researchers have been awarded a ‘Global-X’ research grant worth US$45,944 from the United States Office of Naval Research Global to lead an exciting new project utilising world-first event-based underwater sensing technology. Lead researchers, Dr Moritz Milde, and Associate Professor Gregory Cohen from the University’s International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS), have successfully developed event-based sensing … Continue reading Western Sydney Uni research team gets grant to develop world first event-based underwater sensing technology
Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts. The prototype device developed by a team at RMIT University can electronically replicate the way human skin senses pain. The device mimics the body’s near-instant feedback response … Continue reading RMIT develops electronic artificial skin
The 8640 valve unit system is designed to solve diverse and complex control problems due to its systematic modular construction and combination of pneumatic and electrical interfaces. By putting together a row of pneumatic modules with different numbers of valves, 2 to 24 valve functionalities may be realised on one valve unit. Electrical connectivity is … Continue reading Type 8640 – Customised pneumatic systems solutions for processing industries
The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN), Sydney Water, SA Water and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) are collaborating on a acoustic sensing pilot project that aims to reduce leaks and breaks in water networks. The project, which involves acoustic sensors monitoring a total of 13km of pipes across the Sydney CBD, is part NSSN’s … Continue reading Acoustic sensing project to help Sydney Water prevent pipe breakage
Melbourne Water has developed a pipe protection and air monitoring device to help protect its infrastructure network and provide information on air quality. Developed in collaboration with the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and Green Technology Services, the device is Internet-of-Things-enabled and has the ability to alert Melbourne Water to any corrosion in its pipes … Continue reading Melbourne Water to install IoT devices for pipe protection and air monitoring
Mining is making strides in the implementation of digital data-driven systems and processes. PACE talks to Endress+Hauser’s global mining and metals industry manager, Andrew Reese, about how mining is managing its move into the world of the Industrial Internet of Things. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is transforming industries across the world. The mining … Continue reading Mining and the Industrial Internet of Things
Australian water utilities are developing smart sensing projects in condition assessment and leak detection to prevent breaks in critical water pipe infrastructure. Co-ordinated by the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN), the collaboration brings together several research universities together with key water utilities in five sub-projects: Quantum sensing, distributed in-pipe sensing, advanced acoustic and pressure transient … Continue reading NSSN partnering with universities and water utilities in advanced leak detection research
The 2019 ABB Research Award has been awarded to a project exploring ultra-low power and long-range communication system (LoRea) for battery-free sensors that harvest small amounts of energy from the ambient environment. Dr. Ambuj Varshney’s research, which will receive a grant of US$300,000 over three years, reportedly has the potential to pave the way for … Continue reading Battery-free sensor project receives industry award
CSIRO researchers have developed a new groundwater sensor system that it says will make environmental monitoring faster, more reliable and less labour intensive for the resources industry. SENSEI is an advanced in-situ sensor system that gives mining operators and water managers real-time data to monitor and manage groundwater impacts efficiently and faster than ever before. … Continue reading CSIRO develops new groundwater sensor system
ifm is introducing some very technically advanced and quite revolutionary products to ensure the safety and quality of your valuable food and beverage products during manufacture and clean-in-place (CIP). Glenn Thornton, national product and brand manager at ifm, explains. ifm has recently introduced new technology with a new approach to protecting your product with our … Continue reading Protecting the quality of your food and beverage production
Written by Martin Hummel, product manager for encoders in the Motion Control Sensors division of SICK Stegmann GmbH, Donaueschingen, Germany. The use of intelligent sensors in the field is a key requirement for process digitisation, which is becoming increasingly widespread in factory and logistics automation. In addition to measuring posi-tions and speeds in machines and … Continue reading Smart encoders with IO-Link: the ideal solution for digitised automation systems
The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) has held its first information session on the successful adoption of sensor technology and how industry can best link up with research institutions. THe event was the first in the “Successfully Adopting Smart Sensing Technologies” series, and was held at the Western Sydney University Launch Pad at Werrington in … Continue reading Western Sydney University Launch Pad hosts event on sensor technology and industry collaboration
An Internet of Things (IoT) project bringing together key industry and research partners will research new satellite navigation monitoring sensors for infrastructure design and construction projects. Monitum, a Brisbane company of professional surveyors and geologists, has teamed up with researchers at QUT and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), in the Mthing project that … Continue reading Research project to explore potentials of IoT sensor technology in infrastructure construction
Sensor specialist Innovation Sensor Technology IST AG, an Endress+Hauser Group subsidiary, has officially opened an expansion of its plant in Ebnat-Kappel in eastern Switzerland. The facility, built at a cost of nearly 15 million euros (AUD $24 million), now offers double the floor space. Mirko Lehmann, CEO of Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG, Matthias Altendorf, … Continue reading Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG expands its plant in Switzerland