DP World convicted for ethyl acrylate leak

22 April, 2009

DP World Australia (formerly P&O Ports ANZ) has recently paid $80,000 after a damaged valve in a storage container leaked ethyl acrylate at its Coode Island terminal in Melbourne.

Innovative control solutions at Auspack 2009

20 April, 2009

Industrial automation leader Rockwell Automation will be showcasing its scalable solutions for the packaging industry at Auspack 2009, to be held in Sydney 16 to 19 June.

70-year-old engineer attends online classes

14 April, 2009

Edwin Wakefield, a 70-year-old South African engineer, has just successfully completed a three-month, part-time course in PLCs and SCADA Systems, offered by IDC Technologies.

ControlVision to distribute LMI Technologies

08 April, 2009

Vision and robotic products manufacturer ControlVision has signed an agreement to distribute the LMI Technologies maestro and FireSync products throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Increased international cooperation on standards for energy efficiency needed

08 April, 2009

Cooperation on International Standards to promote energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions was given a major boost by a workshop in Paris, France, on 16–17 March 2009, which brought together 290 experts from the public and private sector. Presentations and discussion panels provided insights on the requirements and challenges related to energy efficiency and related standardisation work in a variety of fields, including industrial systems.

Yokogawa opens office in Taranaki

08 April, 2009

Industrial automation and control manufacturer Yokogawa has established a presence in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

High-force nozzle

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

Exair’s 1¼" Super Air Nozzle delivers 4252 g of force when mounted 305 mm away from the target. The force is more than 12 times that of ordinary air nozzles, making it suitable for blowing heavy materials or for applications where the air nozzle can’t be mounted close to the surface to be blown off, dried or cooled.

Pneumatic cutting press

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: IDM Instruments

The IDM Cutting Press Pneumatic is a pneumatically operated cutting press which is used to prepare samples of various-sized test pieces applicable with paper, cartonboard, polyurethane, plastics, foil, textiles, rubber and many other materials. It is used together with tool steel and ruler cutting dies that can be interchanged with ease, allowing a large range of dies to be used with the cutting press.

Food-grade tubing

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

Suitable for temperatures up to +260  °C and with high chemical compatibility, the TD series flexible tubing has been independently tested to comply with food sanitation standards (US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) test 177-1550). Therefore, it is suitable for food, pharmaceutical and other life science environments.

IPS wins customer service award

07 April, 2009

Invensys Process Systems has received the 2009 Frost & Sullivan South East Asia Industrial Technologies Award for 'Customer Service Leadership for Safety Systems' at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Splined shafts and bushings

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: TEA Transmissions Pty Ltd

The 3000 series Metric Splined Shafts and Bushings are designed for applications in the mechanical engineering sector and the automotive industry.

Study finds alarming use of resources in newer manufacturing processes

03 April, 2009

Modern manufacturing methods are stunningly inefficient in their use of energy and materials, consuming from 1000 to 1,000,000 more energy than traditional industries according to a MIT study.

Pressure piping

02 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Calair Pipe Systems Pty Ltd

The FRAS range of halogen-free, flame-retardant, anti-static pressure pipes is engineered for use in underground applications such as coal mining and methane extraction.

Workplace injuries cost $57.5bn in 05/06

02 April, 2009

The ASCC has released a report that shows work-related injuries and illnesses cost Australians $57.5bn in the 2005–2006 financial year, amounting for 5.9% of Australia's GDP in that period.

F1 Cooling Nozzle

02 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Spray Nozzle Engineering

Manufacturing processes such as milling, drilling, grinding and turning can generate unwanted heat, which can degrade both production and production tools. Silvent has developed the F1 Cooling Nozzle that is especially designed for spot cooling, while blowing away unwanted matter, dust etc.

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