Posted: Sep 17, 2014

Dassault Systèmes acquires Quintiq

Dassault Systèmes has completed its €250 million acquisition of Quintiq, a provider of on-premise and on-cloud supply chain and operations planning and optimisation software. Read more »

Posted: Sep 15, 2014

FANUC Corporation and Rockwell Automation announce integrated manufacturing solutions

FANUC Corporation and Rockwell Automation have expanded their collaboration in the CNC and Logix programmable automation controller (Logix PAC) environments, with further integration of robotics, ROBOMACHINEs and enterprise software products. Read more »

Posted: Sep 15, 2014

Car-parts supplier DENSO to cease local manufacturing

DENSO Automotive Systems Australia has announced it will cease all local manufacturing and assembly operations. Read more »

Posted: Sep 15, 2014

NSW moves a step closer to uranium mining

Two years after NSW overturned a uranium exploration ban, six companies have been invited to apply for exploration licences. Read more »

Posted: Sep 12, 2014

ABB unveils human-friendly, dual-arm robot

YuMi is a human-friendly, dual-arm robot designed for a new era of automation, eg, in small parts assembly, where people and robots work hand in hand on the same tasks. Read more »

Posted: Sep 12, 2014

Honeywell promotes knowledge sharing at 2014 Asia-Pacific users group

Industry leaders will converge on the Gold Coast for the 25th annual event. Read more »

Posted: Sep 8, 2014

Intelligent system to avoid 'alarm flood'

Researchers from Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have developed an intelligent system that predicts when alarms might be triggered in industrial plants. Read more »

Posted: Sep 8, 2014

NASA 3D technology creates 'metals of the future'

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are implementing a printing process that transitions from one metal or alloy to another in a single object. Read more »

Posted: Sep 8, 2014

OFS wins Australian industry award

Operations Feedback Systems (OFS), a provider of real-time manufacturing productivity and efficiency software, is the winner of the Australian iAwards Industrial Category for 2014. Read more »

Posted: Sep 8, 2014

Certification in ISO 55001 for asset management assessors

A worldwide partnership has been formed between four national, not-for-profit organisations to provide industry certification for asset management assessors. Read more »

Posted: Sep 8, 2014

Nominations open for Rockwell Automation 2014 Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards

Rockwell Automation is accepting nominations for its Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate the world's safest manufacturing companies. Read more »

Posted: Sep 1, 2014

Asset Management Body of Knowledge releases new publications

AMBoK has released two publications: the 2014 Framework for Asset Management and the Companion Guide to ISO 55001 (Edition 1.1). Read more »

Posted: Sep 1, 2014

2014 HACCP Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2014 HACCP Awards have been announced at an event hosted by SAI Global. Outstanding food safety experts were recognised across five major categories, including the Ross Peters Memorial Award for Excellence in Food Safety. Read more »

Posted: Sep 1, 2014

August a bleak month for Australia's manufacturers

The manufacturing sector in Australia began to contract in August, according to the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group). Read more »

Posted: Sep 1, 2014

optek appoints AMS as distributor

AMS Instrumentation & Calibration has been appointed exclusive distributor for the optek range of analytical instrumentation in its territories. Read more »

Posted: Sep 1, 2014

National pallet guidelines released by ALC

A best-practice pallet guide has been released by the Australian Logistics Council (ALC), which aims to achieve greater efficiencies in the supply chain. Read more »

Posted: Aug 25, 2014

Schneider Electric's Dr Luigi Barone receives Science Excellence Award

Dr Luigi Barone has been awarded the Early Career Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Professional award at the 2014 South Australian Science Excellence Awards. Read more »

Posted: Aug 19, 2014

Vendors respond to demand for online analysers with lower cost of ownership

Frost & Sullivan has released analysis on the global process analytical instrumentation market, which found that high operating and maintenance costs have prompted customers to demand solutions with lower cost of ownership. Read more »

Posted: Aug 19, 2014

ACI Connect moves to Sydney in 2015

Australia's dedicated automation, control and instrumentation conference and exhibition, ACI Connect, will move to Sydney in 2015, following its inaugural success in Melbourne earlier this year. Read more »

Posted: Aug 19, 2014

WFM launches Field Service Business

What’s New in Process Technology magazine has a new stablemate, with the launch today of Field Service Business, Australia’s first dedicated media channel for the booming field service sector. Read more »

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