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news & editorials

  1. the results of bearing contamination
    12.07.2017
    12.07.2017
    by      In
    Bearing reliability is a crucial component of productivity and uptime in expensive machinery and plant throughout industries such as mining, manufacturing, bulk handling and primary production. If a bearing fails, production can grind to a halt.
    Bearing failures can be caused by a number of factors... Read More
  2. 30.06.2017
    30.06.2017
    by      In
    Just occasionally, a product idea comes along and you have to ask the question: why hasn’t that been done before? And the Eziloader is just such a product, and one that has the potential to revolutionise one sector of the materials handling industry.
    Put simply, the Eziloader is a trailer that can... Read More
  3. 22.06.2017
    22.06.2017
    by      In
    Any manufacturer looking to negotiate a new retail electricity contract is probably bracing for a shock. The uncertainties concerning the future makeup of the Australian energy market have led retailers to increase their offer prices ahead of the current market values, particularly on longer-term... Read More
  4. 13.06.2017
    13.06.2017
    by      In
    The eagerly awaited Finkel Report on Energy Security offers long-term hope for the sustainable future of the Australian energy market, but there is no quick-fix golden bullet for the current energy price crisis, according to critics.
    The report from the Government’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel... Read More
  5. 07.06.2017
    07.06.2017
    by      In
    The March quarter figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics make sobering reading, but at least the economy is not contracting. The headline figure for the quarter showed that the economy grew by 0.3% - a weak figure, but not the contraction of we had been warned.
    One key aspect was the 2.6... Read More
  6. 26.05.2017
    26.05.2017
    by      In
    It goes without saying that hygiene is of paramount importance in any food processing operation. The consequences of poor hygiene at any stage in the paddock to plate journey of foodstuffs can be catastrophic. But, fortunately, the global acceptance of the necessity for the highest hygiene... Read More
  7. 25.05.2017
    25.05.2017
    by      In
    Organisers, exhibitors and visitors alike have hailed this month’s collocated shows in Melbourne as a resounding success. The coming together of National Manufacturing Week, Austech, Safety First and the ISSSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo produced a total visit count in excess of 11,500, and reports... Read More
  8. 17.05.2017
    17.05.2017
    by      In
    You can now access the latest news, views, products and articles from Industry Update anywhere – and not just on paper.
    The Industry Update website has undergone a radical change beneath the surface, and is now fully mobile responsive.
    Anyone accessing the site using any mobile device from a... Read More
  9. 01.05.2017
    01.05.2017
    by      In
    While the food and beverage sector has not been as quick to embrace robotic technology as many other areas of manufacturing, there are signs that the latest technologies are enabling increasing numbers of producers to take their first steps towards “food manufacturing 4.0”.
    The reasons for the... Read More
  10. 28.04.2017
    28.04.2017
    by      In
    The 2017 edition of the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report contains some sobering messages for the manufacturing sector, with both cyber-espionage and ransomware attacks on the increase.
    The report, which is the tenth to be produced by Verizon, includes data from 65 contributing... Read More