The news that an Uber self-driving vehicle has killed a pedestrian in the US has made headlines around the world. It’s a reminder that the era of self-driving cars is fast approaching. Decades of research into advanced sensors, mapping, navigation and control methods have now come to fruition and autonomous cars are starting to hit … Continue reading Who’s to blame when driverless cars have an accident?
As Australasian industry continues to optimise its efficiency to meet international competition and delivery deadlines, uptime is king. This is where the value of on-site tool services is truly felt. Not having to ship out valuable maintenance and fabrication tools – including torque wrenches, hand pumps or cylinders – just for a service or calibration … Continue reading On-site tool service keeps production flowing
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.
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.
NI has announced today the release of a new family of PXI arbitrary waveform generators with up to two channels and 80 MHz of analog bandwidth in a single slot, and a new 100 MHz, 8-channel oscilloscope that builds on NI’s expertise in high-density and software-designed instruments in PXI.
The new Hioki FT6380 and Hioki FT6381 are precision earth resistance measurement clamp-on testers.
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.
With the new CX2000 series of embedded PCs, Beckhoff offers more core processing power in a DIN rail-mountable format.
Beckhoff Automation has generated global sales of 679 million euros ($AUD 989 million) in 2016, an increase of 9.5 per cent over the previous year.
During a major air show in New Zealand, in order to help ease the traffic flow by providing spectators with live traffic updates, Beca deployed a network of BlipTrack sensors, produced by Denmark-based BLIP Systems.
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.
Bertin Technologies has announced that its Second Sight MS standoff detector of chemical threats has just been chosen by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to equip its troops.
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.
DASYLab is a data acquisition software application that allows users to configure custom acquisition, analysis, and control applications in minimal time and without programmin
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?
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.
The new weQubeVision software module with pattern matching makes Wenglor’s Smart Camera even simpler and more intelligent.
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.
New radar technology developed in Australia promises comprehensive surveillance of enemy troops without compromising safety.
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.