ARANZ Medical named Supreme Innovator of the Year

ARANZ Medical named Supreme Innovator of the Year

ARANZ Medical, a specialist in 3D scanning and informatics solutions for the healthcare sector, has been named the winner of the Bayer Supreme Innovator of the Year in the 2016 New Zealand Innovators Awards. The company was also named the winner of the Innovation in Technology Solutions category for its key innovations Silhouette and FastSCAN. […]

Why modernise control platforms?

Why modernise control platforms?

As products age and give way to new technologies, the need arises to proactively plan and manage the transition from existing equipment to leading-edge products and technologies. Automation components, software and systems represent major capital investments that are instrumental to the success of industrial operations. In the face of rapidly changing markets and technologies, the […]

Image analysis system detects facilities failures

Image analysis system detects facilities failures

An image analysis system supports quality improvements and increased productivity by detecting signs of operational failures in production line facilities and deviations in worker activities on the front lines of manufacturing. The image analysis system is expected to be able to dramatically improve the in-process guarantee rate(1) for products through a transition from “representative point […]

How new technology is changing market research

How new technology is changing market research

-Bill McMurray, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Qualtrics  The rapid evolution of technologies such as mobility, data analytics, and cloud computing, is changing the way organisations gain insight into their markets. This technology is making it easier for manufacturers to accelerate business decisions through insight gained from market research platforms. Of all the new […]

3D happy with EMEX

“We have been exhibiting at Emex for the past five years, with good results. However this year we had an outstanding success with multiple large orders for our new UP BOX 3d printers. The UP BOX allows customers to 3d print in a multitude of industry plastics, including wood! ” -Bruce Jackson, 3D Printing Systems […]

Networked Manufacturing

Networked Manufacturing

– Dieter Adam, CEO of the NZMEA The next wave of technological developments, described as Industry 4.0, have the potential to substantially change the nature of manufacturing, around the world and in New Zealand. Though its future and realities are uncertain, it could represent huge opportunities for those who can leverage technology, and risks if […]

Five steps to protecting Industrial Internet of Things infrastructure

1. Implement layer-7 inspection technologies for improved visibility Granular visibility of ICS protocols is a helpful step to increasing intelligence over data traffic. Linking this visibility to users and inspecting file-bearing applications is an essential part of this process. Next-generation firewalls employing advanced deep-packet inspection technology can help to deliver this capability. 2. Apply zero-trust […]

Creating a new era of connected consumer products

Creating a new era of connected consumer products

by Diego Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist at Autodesk Every day, more and more connected devices are coming to market, from phones and home appliances, to cars and buildings. Their potential to make consumers’ everyday lives more efficient, convenient, and easier is endless — but they also present new challenges to the designers, engineers, manufacturers and […]

Konecranes real time monitoring for lifecycle care

Konecranes real time monitoring for lifecycle care

One of the biggest advances in crane safety and cost-efficient management over the past decade has been the advent of lifecycle care in real time. New remote digital monitoring and analytical technologies – such as Konecranes’ Truconnect – can look inside the performance of a crane or whole fleets of cranes to accurately predict the […]