Are you leaving productivity on the factory floor?

Those who are not engaged will let it happen, and those actively disengaged may actually undermine the implementation.

Are you leaving productivity on the factory floor?

Gemma Stanbridge, ViAGO International Limited We all have heard how important it is to have workers who are engaged with their roles and motivated to put their best into what they do. Despite this, recent research reports only 12% of construction, manufacturing, and production workers worldwide are engaged in their roles.[1] Sixty-four percent of workers […]

Low cost process monitoring for CNC transfer machines

On transfer machines, it is generally sufficient to monitor just the load (power) of the spindle motors.

Low cost process monitoring for CNC transfer machines

Innovative new application software enables users of high throughput, multi-process CNC machine tools to implement process monitoring without incurring any additional hardware costs. The software is likely to be of especial interest to users of high-end production systems such as transfer machines, where even relatively small operating issues can rapidly escalate into much larger, more […]

New equity deal announced for industry automation specialist

Innovation is at the core of both companies, and CRA won the “Most Innovative Solution” award for ABB robotics at the 2019 ASIA Value Provider Conference.

New equity deal announced for industry automation specialist

CR Automation managing director Peter Jenkins.  An award-winning industry automation specialist is set to significantly extend its market reach thanks to a new equity partnership with a horticultural heavyweight. Following recent collaboration on a number of projects, CR Automation (CRA) has decided to sell a 50 per cent equity stake to Jenkins Group – a […]

Innovative 3D solutions for AEC Industry

The Indoor Mobile Scanner solution combines several leading technologies, including FARO’s patented Focus Laser Scanner technology, which have been optimised to operate in concert.

Innovative 3D solutions for AEC Industry

FARO, renowned for 3D imaging solutions for construction BIM, has an innovative set of 3D solutions specifically developed for AEC professionals. FARO Indoor Mobile Scanner As 3D Laser Scanning becomes more ubiquitous across various industries, there is an ever increasing need to make the scanning process and data processing more efficient. Conventionally, this has been […]

Worried about artificial intelligence?

How fast is the global technological frontier moving? Some argue that it is moving very fast and accelerating. Certainly, in some fields, like artificial intelligence, the evidence points in that direction.

Worried about artificial intelligence?

Productivity Commission Chair, Murray Sherwin, CNZM We’ve been asked at the Productivity Commission to explore the impact of technological change on the future of work. This month we released New Zealand, technology and productivity – the first of four reports on the topic. We’ve been assigned the task because Ministers are genuinely troubled about the […]

Xcelerator  speeds digital future of industry 

Xcelerator  speeds digital future of industry 

Xcelerator is an integrated portfolio of software, services and application development platform that can be personalised and adapted to fit customer and industry-specific needs to help companies of all sizes become digital enterprises. Xcelerator combines the full portfolio of Siemens’ software for design, engineering and manufacturing with an expanded Mendix low-code, multiexperience application development platform. […]

From chicken feathers to fire retardant

The cost around this compound is up to a third lower than the existing standard compounds used as a fire retardant.

From chicken feathers to fire retardant

Researchers at the University of Auckland have developed a way to turn chicken feathers into a high-performing fire retardant. Chicken is a popular source of protein in most parts of the world and millions of chickens are produced each year for us to eat – in New Zealand it’s estimated we each eat, on average, […]

Very smart Australian manufacturing

The company also plans on exporting internationally to European and is in the process of developing more furniture.

Very smart Australian manufacturing

Solar-powered furniture offers off-grid connection South Australian outdoor furniture brand Sedi has developed bespoke benches and shelter options for smart cities and regional areas. Bronte Modra, the director of Adelaide-based modular engineering company Specialised Solutions, created the Sedi range of park benches, parklets and bus stops in February this year. The smart shelters are built from sustainable […]

5G to enhance manufacturing efficiency

 As the Asia Pacific region, and indeed the rest of the world, gears up for the 5G era, its benefits will not be restricted to just telecommunications.

5G to enhance manufacturing efficiency

More than one million people have subscribed to a 5G mobile contract in South Korea, meaning demand for the high-speed technology has easily outpaced the country’s adoption of 4G.  The need for speed isn’t just essential for rapid telecommunication — we’d all rather communicate using faster and more reliable methods.   5G has created quite the […]

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