GE Fanuc to split

24 August, 2009 | Supplied by: GE intelligent Platforms Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

GE and Fanuc of Japan have announced that the two companies have agreed in principle to dissolve the GE Fanuc joint venture.

Victorian Hydraulics appointed distributor for Internormen Technology

24 August, 2009

Victorian Hydraulics has been appointed exclusive sales agent in Australia and New Zealand for Internormen Technology.

Inaco and Krohne partner in Australia

24 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Rexel Industrial Automation

Inaco Automation Controls have announced a new distribution alliance in Australia with Krohne Australia.

Hawk Measurement Systems announces new distributor in India

24 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Hawk Measurement Systems Pty Ltd

Hawk Measurement Systems has announced EIP Enviro Controls will be its new Indian distributor.

New power plant for south-west Sydney

12 August, 2009

Approval has been given to a $200m gas-fired power station in Sydney's south-west.

ARC predicts continued growth in the process technology market

30 July, 2009

The latest market research from the ARC Advisory Group is mostly positive about the outlook for the automation and process control industry.

New products on display at Bulkex 2009

29 July, 2009

Visitors to next month’s Bulkex will be able to view some of the latest technology on offer to the bulk and powder handling sector. The event, which is expected to attract 2500 attendees, will be held at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, 4–6 August 2009.

NMW/Austech moves to Sydney's manufacturing heartland

23 July, 2009

Reed Exhibitions and AMTIL have jointly announced a number of significant changes to National Manufacturing Week, which will next be held in Sydney in 2010.

Moore Industries' founder receives ISA's highest honour

22 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Moore Industries Pacific Inc

The highest honour bestowed by the International Society of Automation (ISA) — Honorary Member — has been given to Moore Industries’ founder and President, Leonard W Moore.

Rodless linear drive

21 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Festo Pty Ltd

The DGC pneumatic linear drive is available in piston diameters from 8 to 63 mm. The rodless linear drives can be configured with plain bearings or recirculating ball bearing guides and with the option of shock absorbers and a second slide for particularly heavy loads. A common feature across the entire range is improved guidance quality, higher characteristic load values and torque capacity.

Vacuum jets

21 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Griffiths Components Pty Ltd

Vacuum jets are simple but effective devices which allow the movement of any fumes, dusts, powders, residues, liquids or grains without the use of pumps or electricity. They run silently, without heat and, since they have no moving parts, are free of maintenance.

Safety air guns

21 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

Exair’s single air nozzle Super Blast Safety Air Gun delivers 10,432 g of blowing force, equivalent to the force of 30 ordinary air guns. It is suitable for long-distance, wide-area blowoff, drying and cooling applications.

Fluid connection couplings

21 July, 2009 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

The KK series fluid connection coupling provides a quick-release coupling that not only incorporates a locking function (for safer operation) but, through design, provides a minimum pressure drop.

High-impact air nozzles

21 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Sprayflo Pty Ltd

The Sprayflo range of high-impact air nozzles has been extended to include 1/4 and 1/8" BSP 316 stainless steel options in five various flow rates.

Pneumatic grommet

21 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

Pipetite’s pneumatic grommet is a sealing technology suitable for use on air line penetrations through sheet steel. It can seal a connection while allowing for significant movement of the tube. Installation is simple and a large range of sizes is available.

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