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TURCK has expanded its HF portfolio with three new IO-Link read/write devices, offering improved performance with password protection and condition monitoring. TURCK’s new RFID read/write devices with IO-Link come in three designs: M18 and M30 threaded barrel options; and a Q40 rectangular design. With the new devices, RFID can now be effortlessly integrated into existing IO-Link applications. The fast COM3 interface and 32-byte process data width enable HF readers to significantly improve...
Supported by St.George Bank, Complementary Medicines Group (CMG) has adapted to the changing landscape of Australian manufacturing, carving out a profitable niche by...
With so much going on in the world it is exceptionally hard to know what is the most important subjects to write about. On the positive side, trade exhibitions have made...
FoodTech Qld 2022 is expected to be this year’s main destination for food industry professionals to come together, browse the latest global advancements in food and learn...

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Scott Filby
With so much going on in the world it is exceptionally hard to know what is the most important...
Sylwia Przybyla
You may have come across the term “circular economy” during your day-to-day life. But do you have a...

Industry Voice

The Australian Government handed down the 2022 Federal Budget with very few surprises, unlike the largesse of the past several years, as the fight went on to counter the economic shock from COVID, according to Australiawide Finance broker, Collin Cooper.
This year’s Budget contained incentives for...

Safety in the workplace

A five minute ‘stop and think’ prior to commencing a job could save your or a colleague’s life.
That five minute check of the surroundings can help identify potential risks or hazards, as well as help to provide a moment to regroup and focus on the risky job at hand.
Those in the industry know that...
The anticipated return of the Workplace Health & Safety Show 2022, will see industry trailblazers and game-changing newcomers unite to present a series of live, interactive two-way learning experiences. These will cover all the latest trends, technologies and issues faced by Australian...
 
A laboratory-validated air filtration system can help help industry fulfil product purity and OH&S obligations to protect plant workers on-site and customers downstream by helping to neutralise the spread of viral and other airborne health hazards within process, packing, office, logistics,...

Australian Made

Australians are renowned for being a proud and patriotic lot – for ‘sticking up’ for their country. With that in mind, recent Roy Morgan research...
The second annual Australian Made Week will run from Monday June 6 to Sunday June 12  with  the campaign focusing on encouraging consumers to...
Workspace Commercial Furniture has been a leader in Australian manufacturing and design for over 110 years. Specialising in project-based solutions...

Business & Finance

It’s never too early to get organised to protect and maximise the future value of your business....
By Besa Deda, Chief Economist St.George Bank, Westpac Business Bank, Bank of Melb, BankSA & BT
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has joined other major central banks, including the US Federal...

Education and Training

Sandvick Coromant is re-invigorating its in-person training programs at the company's specialist centres in response to an alarming engineering skills shortage brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
The Department of Science and Technology has opened a $13 million STEM diversity grants round while the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering has been given $41 million to run...
Reopening skilled migration to supplement Australia’s talent pool will be crucial to securing the enormous pipeline of projected growth in the resources and energy industry.
“Today’s announcement on...
Whilst there is a chronic trade skill shortage impacting most industries, Kaishan Australia has taken on the enormous commitment to implement an ongoing, specialised skills training program that...

Industry Politics

The Federal Government has a vision to meld high level technology with traditional manufacturing to create a “smart manufacturing” sector. In an exclusive interview with Industry Update, the Minister for Industry, Energy and...
Creating a future made in Australia is one of the biggest lessons the country has learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Shadow Minister for Industry and Innovation Ed Husic.  While strengthening manufacturing...
The Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor met with the Industry Update team late last week during an exclusive tour of the Brickworks Design Centre at Horsley Park, NSW.The tour of the state-of-...