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news & editorials

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 24.04.2017
    24.04.2017
    by      In
    The latest version of the Konecranes CraneQ geometric survey is now available in Australasia, giving crane owners accurate data on the geometry of their cranes, enabling informed maintenance and action to improve safety and optimise crane service life.
    The CraneQ survey is applicable to all kinds... Read More
  6. 10.04.2017
    10.04.2017
    by      In
    With several months to go before its opening, foodpro 2017 has completely sold out. The one-stop destination for technology and solutions for the food processing and manufacturing industry will be held from 16th to 19th July 2017 at the new Sydney International Convention Centre.
    This year marks... Read More
  7. 27.03.2017
    27.03.2017
    by      In
    CleenSonic is offering a cost-effective asset rejuvenation service from its newly opened facility in Glendenning, Western Sydney. The service is based on the company’s own design of ultrasonic cleaning equipment, and is suitable for rejuvenating a wide range of contaminated equipment in industries... Read More
  8. 21.03.2017
    21.03.2017
    by      In
    Australia’s biggest advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition returns to Melbourne in May, and the organisers of Austech 2017 are confident that “The Big Show” will not disappoint.
    “We’ve definitely seen a big surge in confidence this time round,” says AMTIL Event Manager and Austech... Read More
  9. 16.03.2017
    16.03.2017
    by      In
    Major players in the Australian plastics industry are committing to reducing environmental pollution by signing up to Operation Clean Sweep. Founded in the USA in the early 1990s, and already widely adopted in 22 countries worldwide, the programme was launched in Australia last year to address the... Read More
  10. 03.03.2017
    03.03.2017
    by      In
    Cranes and hoists often operate in hazardous, dangerous and potentially explosive areas, where a single incident can cause significant, personal injury, damage, downtime and loss of income or production.
    In addition to being indispensable to manufacturing, processing and distribution operations –... Read More