Posted: Jul 29, 2014

Raijin the supercomputer celebrates his first birthday

Australia's National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) is celebrating the first birthday of Raijin, the Southern Hemisphere's fastest supercomputer. Read more »

Posted: Jul 29, 2014

Fieldbus Foundation Board and HART Communication Foundation to merge

The Fieldbus Foundation and the HART Communication Foundation have agreed to form a united industry organisation dedicated to the needs of intelligent devices and their integration in the world of process automation. Read more »

Posted: Jul 29, 2014

Moore Industries-International promotes Scott Saunders to CEO role

Moore Industries-International has promoted Scott Saunders to the position of chief executive officer. Saunders was previously COO and vice president, sales and marketing at Moore Industries, a manufacturer of instrumentation for the process control industry. Read more »

Posted: Jul 29, 2014

Certified Profinet training launched in Australia

The Profibus Association of Australia has announced it will hold a series of 3-day certified Profinet training courses throughout Australia in November 2014. Read more »

Posted: Jul 23, 2014  |  By: Mark Diesendorf

Renewable energy is ready to supply all of Australia's electricity

Mark Diesendorf refutes a recent article by University of Melbourne Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins, which claimed Australia's targets to increase renewable energy will make electricity more expensive, thanks to problems with consistency and storage. Read more »

Posted: Jul 22, 2014  |  By: Roy Green

Australia ranks on innovation - but indolence could cost us

Australia ranks 17th in the just-released 2014 Global Innovation Index (GII) - up from 19th in 2013 and 23rd in 2012. Read more »

Posted: Jul 22, 2014

Biogas facility recognised for innovation at QMBA Awards

A biogas and water treatment plant has won the award for Innovation in ‘Environmental Management Construction’ at the Queensland Master Builders Association (QMBA) Brisbane Regional Awards. Read more »

Posted: Jul 22, 2014

ISASecure cybersecurity certification program expanded

The ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) has expanded the coverage of the ISASecure cybersecurity certification program with the introduction of a system-level cybersecurity certification and the launch of an organisational certification. Read more »

Posted: Jul 21, 2014

New codes of practice for safer NSW workplaces

WorkCover has announced that 12 new codes of practice have come into force in NSW. The new codes replace a number of existing codes that were in place under previous occupational health and safety laws. Read more »

Posted: Jul 21, 2014

Rising LNG prices more significant than carbon tax for manufacturing sector

A report commissioned by manufacturing companies shows more than 14,000 manufacturing jobs could be lost nationally by 2021, if gas prices continue to rise and exports increase. Read more »

Posted: Jul 15, 2014

IChemE signs up its first Australian Technician Member

IChemE has signed up its first Australian Technician Member, following the introduction of a new member grade. Read more »

Posted: Jul 15, 2014

Nominations invited for annual HART Plant of the Year Award

The HART Communication Foundation is seeking qualified nominees from all world areas for the 13th annual HART Plant of the Year Award. Read more »

Posted: Jul 14, 2014

Industry experts ponder the future for Holden's Elizabeth site

The Holden site at Elizabeth, South Australia, is expected to cease manufacturing by the end of 2017. Thoughts are now turning to possible future uses for the site, which currently employs about 1600 workers. Read more »

Posted: Jul 14, 2014

Double blow to NT iron ore sector

The Northern Territory iron ore industry has suffered its second hit this month, with an iron ore company announcing it is going into voluntary administration, just weeks after the declared shutdown of a Top End mine. Read more »

Posted: Jul 8, 2014

BHP looking to second generation in driverless road and rail

BHP Billiton's Jimmy Wilson acknowledges that BHP is trailing Rio Tinto on autonomous trucks and rail in the Pilbara, but he insists that for any technology, the second generation is always better than the first. Read more »

Posted: Jul 8, 2014

Record numbers attend Yokogawa event

The biennial Yokogawa Solutions Conference, the largest and most successful to date, was attended by delegates representing a broad spectrum of the process control industry, along with vendor partner companies. Read more »

Posted: Jul 8, 2014

Automated root-cause analysis earns patent for Metso

Metso Automation USA has received a patent from the US Patent office for Automated Determination of Root Cause. The patented method determines the most likely root cause using a "big data" technique. Read more »

Posted: Jul 8, 2014

HAM-LET launches enhanced stainless steel

HAM-LET is launching PuRight, an enhanced version of 316L stainless steel, which offers lower inclusion content, low carbon content for enhanced welding, low sulfur content for enhanced electro-polishing and better corrosion resistance. Read more »

Posted: Jul 8, 2014

Mathworks' MATLAB free one-day events

MathWorks' MATLAB Tour is a series of free, one-day events which bring together engineers, scientists, technical managers, and academia to discuss how MATLAB and Simulink software are addressing advanced science and engineering challenges. Read more »

Posted: Jul 1, 2014

Pilz to hold robot safety training courses

Automation technology provider Pilz will hold a series of one-day robot safety training courses to provide those who integrate robotic systems with a comprehensive understanding of the essential requirements of robot safety. Read more »

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