• ABB wins UK-France power contract

    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.

    April 9, 2017 0 comment

  • Precise industrial voltage measurement

    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

  • Miniature Torque Screwdriver

    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.

    April 7, 2017 0 comment

  • IoT will make the world unrecognisable says scientist

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at such a rapid rate, leading researchers are predicting a future dominated by autonomous production and logistics – and much sooner than many may expect.

    April 7, 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

    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

  • Cisco: IoT Isn’t Just About the ‘Thing’

    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.

    April 5, 2017 0 comment

  • SEW training courses now open

    SEW-EURODRIVE’s DriveACADEMY training courses – which incorporate basic theoretical principles and practical exercises – are designed to prepare motor and drive users for tasks and problems they may face during any given working day.

    April 4, 2017 0 comment

  • Single beam safety lasers

    With the SLS 518, Leuze electronic has expanded its product line of single beam safety devices of the SLS series with a new, compact and economical type 4 model.

    April 4, 2017 0 comment

  • Compact tool for simulating rotating machinery measurements

    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.

    April 3, 2017 0 comment

  • Treotham Automation & Lapp Group announce partnership 

    Treotham Automation has been appointed by Lapp Group as an authorised distributor across the Australian market for their cable and connection technology products.

    March 30, 2017 0 comment

  • New safety relays for smaller tasks

    From the monitoring of simple components, such as E-STOP or safety switches, to the integration of optoelectronic sensors or standstill monitoring of motors: with the 22.5 mm housings, the relays have a compact design and can be installed in the switch cabinet in a space-saving manner.

    March 30, 2017 0 comment

  • Aussie company signs UAE solar deal

    Australian renewable energy business, Redback Technologies has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Duserve Facilities Management (Duserve FM) to collaborate on a pilot project trialing Redback’s advanced, low cost solar solutions in United Arab Emirates.

    March 29, 2017 0 comment

  • Upsolar opens Sydney branch

    Upsolar, a leading module producer and photovoltaic (PV) solution provider, has announced a new office branch in Sydney opening Upsolar Australia.

    March 29, 2017 0 comment

  • Laser light engines for machine vision applications

    The SOLE laser light engines from Omicron Laserage combine up to six wavelengths in a compact and rugged design.

    March 29, 2017 0 comment

  • Conductive inks: China to the rescue, again?

    China has already once completely transformed the photovoltaic (PV) industry and maybe about to do so again. This is a major event for the conductive paste industry because the PV industry remains the primary volume market for firing-type pastes, generating a demand in excess of 1450 tonnes per annum in 2016, according to a recent IDTechEx study.

    March 28, 2017 0 comment

  • Perth team produces world’s only clear solar glass

    A team of scientists from Edith Cowan University has developed what they say is the world’s first commercially viable clear solar glass.

    March 28, 2017 0 comment

  • 10 ways a position sensor can mess up your project

    Position sensors are a common component in many engineering projects. Measuring position or speed accurately and reliably is a tricky business.

    March 27, 2017 0 comment