Automation delivers five-fold increase in productivity

Automation delivers five-fold increase in productivity

Faced with increased international competition and a steep drop in mining construction, Doyalson-based Kmar Engineering sought to automate its structural steel coping process. As a result, the company achieved a 500-percent increase in production, better finishes and dimensional tolerances, and the ability to produce a wider range of profiles, including pipe work. Located in Doyalson […]

PowerMILL chosen for new additive/subtractive service from Star Prototype

PowerMILL chosen for new additive/subtractive service from Star Prototype

  Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM software has been chosen for a new service from Star Prototype that combines additive and subtractive manufacturing. The new service, which Star Prototype calls AddSub Manufacturing, combines metal 3D printing and five-axis CNC machining to deliver quickly complex, low-volume components that would previously have required the input of two separate bureaux. […]

Rockwell Automation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

Rockwell Automation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cR23lO4xvghttp:// • Fourth quarter sales down 10 per cent year over year; down 2 per cent organically • Fourth quarter Adjusted EPS of US$1.57; diluted EPS of US$1.50 • Full year Adjusted EPS of US$6.40, up 4 per cent despite 5 per cent lower sales; diluted EPS of $6.09 • Record fiscal year free cash […]

Avoid the damage and disruption in mineral processing by unchecked vibration

Avoid the damage and disruption in mineral processing by unchecked vibration

In the picture: Marsh Mellows from Air springs Supply, an engineered solid rubber alternative to coil springs Vibration and noise are old enemies at mine, quarry and mineral processing sites, hazards that have been pushed into the spotlight in recent years by concerns both about worker safety and about plant efficiency and reliability. Vibration occurs […]

World-first universal chute design cuts costs and downtime

World-first universal chute design cuts costs and downtime

A multidirectional rotating underground coal chute system that can be installed in less than a single shift at a typical mine has been developed by Chute Technology in what the Australian technology and manufacturing partnership believes is a world first. The cost-saving universal chute – which can rotate output through 160 degrees left or right […]

Waste water project demonstrates efficiency and OHS gains

Waste water project demonstrates efficiency and OHS gains

High efficiency fine screening technology engineered to deliver low maintenance performance with reduced OHS hazards for municipal and industrial waste water schemes is demonstrating immediate results in one of its new applications. CST Wastewater Solutions has installed SCF screen extractor technology for the co-joined towns of Harden and Murrumburrah to improve the treatment system for […]

C&P2015: Corrosion is not an asset

C&P2015: Corrosion is not an asset

Corrosion has a major economic impact on industry and the wider community. How to manage this corrosion is a challenge for owners and managers of assets ranging from suburban industrial units through to oil and gas production platforms. The design, construction and operation of buildings, processing facilities and support infrastructure represent major investments by companies, […]

Power TechED unlocked technology challenges

Power TechED unlocked technology challenges

Rockwell Automation’s inaugural educational event focused on power and energy. Power TechED was held in September at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland. Advances in technologies such as the Internet of Things, are enabling machines to get smarter and meet endusers networking, integration, diagnostics and intelligence demands. Power and energy applications are no exception. Motors […]

Australasian management strongly supports environmental initiatives

Australasian management strongly supports environmental initiatives

PIC CAP: CST Wastewater Solutions’ Managing Director Michael Bambridge who recently installed a GWE combined green energy and wastewater treatment plant for one of Australia’s major global beef processers, Oakey Beef Exports. (But wants a solution to the gap between promise and performance) A new study of Australiasian management attitudes towards environmental initiatives involving cleaner water […]

Wearply offers outstanding fatigue life in machinery and plant

Wearply offers outstanding fatigue life in machinery and plant

PIC CAP: Wearply is used for applications ranging from vibratory conveyor leaf springs through to electrical motor, generator and transformer components; insulated rail joints, and minerals processing components. A hugely durable reinforced plastic composite that weighs less than aluminium but has up to 10 times the specific strength of 1020 steel is being offered by Cut […]

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