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  • Soaking up the water and the sweat – a new super desiccant

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    UNSW scientists have developed a new carbon-based material that could revolutionise moisture control in applications as diverse as electronics, packaging and air conditioning – and which could even be used to keep footwear fresh. The new super dessicant, made from graphene oxide, significantly outperforms current drying agents, and is twice as absorbent as the industry … Continue reading Soaking up the water and the sweat – a new super desiccant

    June 5, 2018 0 comment

  • WaterGroup joins forces with Thinxtra

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    WaterGroup has announced it has signed a five-year partnership with Thinxtra that will enable large water users to detect water leaks and thereby avoid wasting millions of litres of water while realising thousands of dollars in water savings each month. This will be achieved by connecting WaterGroup’s IoT-based smart water meters with the Sigfox Low … Continue reading WaterGroup joins forces with Thinxtra

    July 31, 2017 0 comment

  • Medical torque sensor

    #870 Futek Micro Reaction Torque Sensor[1]

    Traditionally, opening a patient’s thoracic wall requires fast movement and consistent torque to minimise trauma.

    May 8, 2017 0 comment

  • Rugged panel widescreen PCs for easy maintenance

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    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.

    May 7, 2017 0 comment

  • Beckhoff Automation sales increase by almost 10 per cent

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    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.

    May 1, 2017 0 comment

  • Online app to simplify cable design

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    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

  • Danish sensor technology helping ease traffic congestion

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    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.

    May 1, 2017 0 comment

  • Position sensor market set for strong growth

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    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?

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    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

  • Wireless data loggers

    Fourtec DataNet Wireless Data Logger System

    The Fourtec DataNet is a wireless data logging system to measure temperature, humidity, voltage, current, frequency, and pulse.

    April 25, 2017 0 comment

  • Invisible radar a boost for defence

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

    April 23, 2017 0 comment

  • New chapters published by IChemE

    Pam Pryor and Trish Kerin at Hazards Australasia 2016:

    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.

    April 23, 2017 0 comment

  • Kaeser delivers compressed air to wastewater plant

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    As part of the Malabar Waste Water Treatment Plant Process and Reliability and Renewal Improvement Project, an ageing compressed air system at the plant was recently upgraded with three Kaeser CSDX series rotary screw compressors, along with a Sigma Air Manager 4.0 compressed air management system.

    April 20, 2017 0 comment

  • Sunlight-readable panel PCs

    BST PR APLEX APC-3082 Press Release

    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

  • New fanless embedded computer

    POC-300 Series Press Release

    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

  • Australian Ambassador visits Pilz HQ

    Photo caption: Opening of cooperation on the subject of industry 4.0. The Australian ambassador in Germany, Lynette Wood (middle), and the Australian consul general Richard Leather (left), spoke with Susanne Kunschert (right) about the way to the industry of the future

    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

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    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

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    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

  • Transparent material sensor with RFID

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    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