• SolarReserve opens Oz headquarters in SA


    SolarReserve, a developer of large-scale solar power projects and solar thermal technology, has opened two new offices in South Australia – its Australian headquarters in Adelaide and a field office in Port Augusta. With Australia identified as a priority market for the global organisation, SolarReserve’s Adelaide team will focus on delivering the Aurora Solar Energy … Continue reading SolarReserve opens Oz headquarters in SA

    January 28, 2018 0 comment

  • ABB celebrates extended reach of EV charging infrastructure

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    ABB has announced that its charging technology is now available in 95 percent of the worlds countries with an EV presence. This includes countries from Australia to Azerbaijan and India to Iceland. According to an ABB press release, the company’s sales of DC fast chargers has now exceeded 6,500, ranging from 50kW up to 450kW and includes … Continue reading ABB celebrates extended reach of EV charging infrastructure

    January 24, 2018 0 comment

  • Australian tech making batteries safer and more sustainable


    As exploding batteries in mobile phones, computers and headphones continue to make headlines, researchers at Swinburne’s Centre for Micro-Photonics are one step closer to producing commercially viable, chemical-free, long-lasting, safe batteries.

    June 19, 2017 0 comment

  • Schneider Electric named one of Australia’s most desirable workplaces


    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


    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


    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


    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

  • Position sensor market set for strong growth


    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?


    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

  • Striving for gender parity in engineering

    Women at work

    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

  • Invisible radar a boost for defence


    New radar technology developed in Australia promises comprehensive surveillance of enemy troops without compromising safety.

    April 23, 2017 0 comment

  • Metal-oxide gas sensor


    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

  • What the IoT means for plant operations


    The advent of the Internet of Things will result in a complete overhaul of industrial operations.

    April 19, 2017 0 comment

  • New motor control reduces energy usage


    Two years ago, Solcon Industries released the DriveStart to deliver on a promise to create a medium voltage motor control that costs less and requires a smaller footprint than a variable frequency drive (VFD).

    April 19, 2017 0 comment

  • HVAC particle sensor


    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.

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • ABB wins UK-France power contract

    Indoor DC yard

    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

  • 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

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

    Internet of Things cloud icon vector illustration.

    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