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22.06.201722.06.2017by Laurence Marchini In Industry NewsAny 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
13.06.201713.06.2017by Laurence Marchini In Industry NewsThe 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
07.06.201707.06.2017by Laurence Marchini In Business & FinanceThe 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
26.05.201726.05.2017by Laurence Marchini In Plant & MachineryIt 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
25.05.201725.05.2017by Industry Update In Industry NewsOrganisers, 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
17.05.201717.05.2017by Laurence Marchini In Industry NewsYou 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
01.05.201701.05.2017by Laurence Marchini In RoboticsWhile 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
28.04.201728.04.2017by Industry Update In Industry NewsThe 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
24.04.201724.04.2017by Industry Update In Safety in the WorkplaceThe 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
10.04.201710.04.2017by Industry Update In Industry NewsWith 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