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  • 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

  • Australian physicists open door to improved communications

    Research led by ANU on the use of magnets to steer light has opened the door to new communications systems which could be smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibre optics.

    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

  • NASA to launch Australian sensor-rich satellite

    The miniature CubeSat was developed by the University of Adelaide in South Australia and will be sent to the International Space Station tomorrow on board NASA’s Atlas V rocket.

    April 19, 2017 0 comment

  • Door and Zone Controllers 

    The new L99DZ100G/GP for front-door applications and L99DZ120 for rear-door controls enable designers to save space as well as boost reliability and energy efficiency.

    April 18, 2017 0 comment

  • Australian battery technology generates buzz from US trial

    Australian battery technology innovator Nano-Nouvelle, recent winner of a Federal commercialisation grant, has proved that its pioneering processes are ready for production.

    April 18, 2017 0 comment

  • Is radar the answer to industry’s liquid level challenges?

    Liquid level measurement is integral to many applications, ranging from hydraulic fluids, diesel fuel tanks, and water and wastewater, to biohazards and even deionised or potable water.

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • Sunlight-readable panel PCs

    Backplane Systems Technology has released the APC-3072 & APC-3082 series of IP66 Sunlight Readable 7” & 8” Panel PC’s.

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • Toshiba’s future damaged by nuclear option

    Toshiba has warned that investment in nuclear power may have been the cause of major losses made by the company.

    April 11, 2017 0 comment

  • New fanless embedded computer

    Backplane Systems Technology has launched Neousys Technology’s Ultra Compact Atom and Pentium Apollo Lake Fanless Embedded Computer, the POC-300 Series.

    April 11, 2017 0 comment

  • SCADA set for steady growth over next few years

    The growing popularity of various control systems in industrial processes, organizational procedures, and internal workings of the business environment only lay greater emphasis on the importance of automation.

    April 11, 2017 0 comment

  • Australian Ambassador visits Pilz HQ

    Australia’s ambassador for Germany, Lynette Wood together with Australian consul general Richard Leather, recently visited automation specialist Pilz at its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany in March to discuss opportunities for industrial scale projects and solutions for ‘Downunder’.

    April 10, 2017 0 comment

  • 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-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

  • 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