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.
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.
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.
Vision and robotic products manufacturer ControlVision has signed an agreement to distribute the LMI Technologies maestro and FireSync products throughout Australia and New Zealand.
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.
Industrial automation and control manufacturer Yokogawa has established a presence in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.