Business

Go ahead for Portland wind farm

31 January, 2008

The third stage of Australia's largest wind farm development at Portland, Victoria, has been given the go-ahead by the state government.


Climate change report puts Australia low on global list

30 January, 2008

Australia has been given a low global ranking for environmental performance, mainly because of its assessment as a climate change laggard.


Closing the gender gap in the mining industry

21 January, 2008 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

In 2006, mining giant BHP Billiton published its annual sustainability report that featured case studies on women and their high-profile roles within the company


Automating Australian mines

15 January, 2008

Endress+Hauser will be holding two Australian Mining Automation Forums late February 2008 in Brisbane and Perth.


SA Regional Roadshows approaching

15 January, 2008

The Regional Roadshows tour will be traversing South Australia this year from 31 March to 4 April, displaying the very latest in industrial automation, instrumentation and process technology.


Industrial biotechnology — uncoupling economic growth from environmental impact

20 December, 2007 by Glenn Johnson

The chemical processing industry provides the building blocks for many products. By chemically transforming natural materials, it helps to meet the world’s most fundamental needs for food, shelter and health, as well as products that are vital to such advanced technologies as computing and telecommunications. The chemical industry is one of many industries facing major challenges to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations, and one way industries are changing to meet these demands is through the adoption of biotechnology.


Leak-free sealing technology

13 November, 2007

Avoiding leakage is one of the more significant elements contributing to process safety at any petrochemical or chemical processing plant


Hose and tubing company acquired

12 November, 2007

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has acquired Arrow Hose & Tubing Inc.


Safe instrumentation market booming in automation industry: report

29 October, 2007

Safety-rated process instrumentation is becoming one of the fastest growing segments of the automation industry, according to a report recently published by American engineering consulting firm Exida.


Energy optimisation system

12 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Boge Compressors Ltd

Optimised operating costs, reduced maintenance costs and energy efficiency are all key benefits which are claimed to be achieved by integrating the Airtelligence energy optimisation system into a compressed air system with multiple compressors.


Fault-tolerant fieldbus system

20 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Moore Industries Pacific Inc

MooreHawke has announced the availability of the Trunksafe brochure, which contains technical details on the world's only redundant fieldbus system.


Pneumatic brakes

13 August, 2007 | Supplied by: PT Hydraulics Australia Pty Ltd

PT Hydraulics has introduced a line of pneumatic brakes for its Globe Vane Air Motors. Globe BN brakes are claimed to be fail-safe brakes (spring engaged, air released). They can be used as a static brake and under certain conditions in dynamic applications.


Product stewardship for environmental improvement

19 July, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

According to the Environment Protection and Heritage Council, Australians are keen to see industry support a healthier environment by exercising producer responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of its products


Yong Park appointed controller of Moore Industries

26 June, 2007

Moore Industries has appointed Yong Park to the position of controller. Park brings nineteen years of progressively responsible experience within the manufacturing, construction and international trading industries. Most recently, Park held the title of controller with Plastic Services & Products, Inc., where he successfully completed a merger with a competitor company, as well as two outside acquisitions.


Customised vacuum grippers

15 May, 2007 | Supplied by: Univer Pty Ltd

The combination of Univer's design and Piab's Coax vacuum technology has enabled a customised vacuum gripper that satisfies the most arduous application. The result is a smaller vacuum unit that is claimed to consume less air than conventional ejectors, while providing up to three times more vacuum flow.


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