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Hidden energy savings: how your pumps can save you money - an eBook

Hidden energy savings: how your pumps can save you money - an eBook

Site:

Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

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Extract:
Unseen, and these days often unheard, pumps are at the very heart of most industrial processes. In fact, the huge number of pumps in action worldwide means that pumping systems account for a high percentage of the global energy use. But being ‘out of sight and out of mind’ and usually highly reliable, it is easy to ignore the impact pumps can have on bottom lines.


Optimise your plant processes using the right compressed air solution - an eBook

Optimise your plant processes using the right compressed air solution - an eBook

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Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

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Food is a basic part of our lives and we expect it to be available, safe and of the highest quality. Some of the utilities used in the food industry for ensuring the safety and long life of food products are compressed air, nitrogen and vacuum. These utilities are crucial in the process of manufacturing - mixing, cutting, drying, transporting and packaging of food items.


Google Enterprise - an all-in-one cloud solution for improving your manufacturing processes

Google Enterprise - an all-in-one cloud solution for improving your manufacturing processes

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Vendor:
Google Australia

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Manufacturing is becoming increasingly competitive. Embracing new technology to better service customers, optimise supply chains and fast-track new product development is no longer optional.


The fourth industrial revolution: a case study

The fourth industrial revolution: a case study

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Vendor:
Siemens Ltd

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This white paper takes a look at Siemens’ electronics plant in Amberg, Germany. There, products already communicate with production machines, and IT systems control and optimise all processes to ensure the lowest possible defect rate.  


Improved technology delivers overall savings: magnetic flowmeters

Improved technology delivers overall savings: magnetic flowmeters

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Vendor:
Emerson Process Management

Phone:
03 9721 0200

Extract:
So many companies operate on status quo and lag behind when it comes to effective purchasing based on capital outlay versus ongoing operational cost. This white paper highlights how ‘smart’ process measuring is delivering increased performance, reliability and savings.  


Technology optimising the production line: an eBook

Technology optimising the production line: an eBook

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Vendor:
SICK PTY LTD

Phone:
1800 334 802

Extract:
Only now is technology good enough that production lines can start to think for themselves. This development is based on modern sensor and communication technologies. This eBook will give you insight into some of the advances that are already a reality.      


Industrial track and trace: RFID or vision ID - what's best?

Industrial track and trace: RFID or vision ID - what's best?

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Vendor:
Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 132 566

Extract:
Track and trace technologies are designed to identify issues or inconsistency early in the manufacturing process to promote cost savings on inventory, labour and reduce wastage. This white paper provides a detailed comparison between RFID and vision identification technologies, highlighting benefits throughout the manufacturing process.


Calibrating temperature instruments

Calibrating temperature instruments

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Vendor:
AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9017 8225

Extract:
  Standards determine accuracy to which manufactures must comply, but often they do not determine the permanency of this accuracy. A new, smarter way to calibrate temperature has been introduced to reduce the uncertainty.  


The future of food manufacturing is Industry 4.0 - are you on the journey yet?

The future of food manufacturing is Industry 4.0 - are you on the journey yet?

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Vendor:
Siemens Ltd

Phone:
137 222

Extract:
The journey to Industry 4.0 has begun - it’s time to get on board to ensure the future of your food/beverage manufacturing operation. Robotic mobility, additive manufacturing, technology upgrades and smarter systems are some of the stepping stones towards the 4th industrial revolution. Get this white paper to learn more.  


Reduce the risk of recalls due to packaging and labelling faults

Reduce the risk of recalls due to packaging and labelling faults

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Vendor:
Matthews Intelligent Identification Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9763 0533

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Between 2003 and 2012, Food Standards Australia (FSANZ) coordinated 658 food recalls. 34% resulted from incorrect labelling, including undeclared allergens. Understand the type and cost of recalls in Australia and how they can be avoided.  


Reducing costs, minimising downtime and maintaining hygiene in food and beverage manufacturing

Reducing costs, minimising downtime and maintaining hygiene in food and beverage manufacturing

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Vendor:
SEW-Eurodrive Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9933 1000

Extract:
Recent events, such as the troubles facing SPC Ardmona, have illustrated the immense stress this industry is under to optimise production and keep costs low to remain economically viable. Manufacturers across the world are taking a close look at their operations to see where they can find cost savings. This white paper discusses cost-saving solutions including decentralised drive technologies. Download now to read more.


KATflow ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters for the brewing industry

KATflow ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters for the brewing industry

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Vendor:
AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9017 8225

Extract:
This paper looks at a flow measurement solution for the brewing industry that helps companies increase production process efficiency, save energy and resources, and reduce costs.


Choosing cost-effective coding, labelling and inspection systems: an eBook

Choosing cost-effective coding, labelling and inspection systems: an eBook

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Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
Recalling a product can be very costly, so it’s important to do everything you can to avoid recalls. Modern inspection systems can help you check, detect and respond to problems in your plant. Download this eBook to read more.


Successfully executing a system integration project

Successfully executing a system integration project

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Vendor:
AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9017 8225

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This white paper looks at the four main phases of an integration project and highlights how a streamlined system saves time, reduces costs and increases productivity for your plant.


The benefits of integrating identification and inspection: an eBook

The benefits of integrating identification and inspection: an eBook

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Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
New technologies are making inspection systems in the food industry much easier to integrate, helping to ensure problems with recalls don't happen. This due diligence can protect both consumers and your brand. This eBook reviews the latest identification systems for your food plant. Download now.


Be ready for changing tastes - a new approach to plant software

Be ready for changing tastes - a new approach to plant software

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Vendor:
Invensys Process Systems (S) Pte Ltd

Phone:
0011 65 6829 8638

Extract:
This white paper explores a new platform approach to dealing with the challenging dilemma in standardisation, balancing flexibility with cost and quality improvements.


Track and trace eBook

Track and trace eBook

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Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
Traceability is particularly important in the food processing industry because if something goes wrong there is a genuine risk that consumers may die. The root cause of any contamination needs to be identified and all affected food traced and removed from consumer access with all possible speed.


Increasing MES productivity with workflow

Increasing MES productivity with workflow

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Vendor:
Invensys Process Systems (S) Pte Ltd

Phone:
0011 65 6829 8638

Extract:
Most industrial companies face significant challenges as they adapt their business processes and policies to improve safety, compliance, quality and productivity, as well as reduce their operating costs. These challenges are forcing companies to evaluate and improve their core business processes within their plants, as well as extend those processes into the supply chain and out to their key suppliers/partners.


Government grants can reduce your company’s energy bill by up to 50% - act now

Government grants can reduce your company’s energy bill by up to 50% - act now

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Vendor:
Todae Solar

Phone:
1300 467 652

Extract:
Did you know your company could benefit from up to $500K from Australian Government Energy Efficiency grants for manufacturers? But time may be running out, with the Opposition planning to abolish such carbon tax-driven incentives. This paper shows you how to apply now, including tips to give your application the best chance of success.


Automate your way to lean manufacturing eBook

Automate your way to lean manufacturing eBook

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Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
Companies that are best at managing in a competitive and changing market are those that are innovative. One of the most productive ways to make your manufacturing processes more competitive is through automation. Real-time quality control and system automation is now readily and inexpensively available. Find out more here!


Designing a safer future - local vs international safety standards

Designing a safer future - local vs international safety standards

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Vendor:
Rockwell Automation

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Safety standards give designers tools to quantify risk and provide a structured framework to implement integrated safety lifecycle design.


Emission monitoring – the first step to making your plant safe and sustainable - an eBook

Emission monitoring – the first step to making your plant safe and sustainable - an eBook

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Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:

Extract:
Monitoring of emissions is important for many industries: from the ‘dirtiest’ polluters (coal-fired thermal power stations) through to medium ones (paper mills, cement plants, chemical producers, iron and steel mills) and the ‘cleanest’ polluters (food and beverage producers, water and wastewater plants).


How to test oil quality without the delay of lab tests

How to test oil quality without the delay of lab tests

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Vendor:
ifm efector

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Extract:
Laboratory tests have been the only way to test the quality of oil running critical machinery such as heavy gearboxes and hydraulic power packs.


The new best-in-class flow monitoring technology

The new best-in-class flow monitoring technology

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Vendor:
AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9017 8225

Extract:
Following the industry best practices, your plant probably uses some kind of analyser technology that needs sample flow monitoring (mass spectrometers, optical spectrometers, photometers, etc).


Energy target setting and performance review

Energy target setting and performance review

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Vendor:
Emerson Process Management

Phone:
03 9721 0200

Extract:
This white paper provides best practice methodology that will help process industry users improve their energy efficiency.


The human element of the Safety Advisor's job - things that can (and do) go wrong

The human element of the Safety Advisor's job - things that can (and do) go wrong

Site:

Vendor:
SAI Global Limited

Phone:
1300 727 444

Extract:
Health and Safety Advisors are the heart of the organisation in terms of knowledge about health and safety issues and preventing incidents. However, they are still humans, which means that they, too, can make mistakes.


Intelligent automation systems: state of the art flexibility at reduced costs

Intelligent automation systems: state of the art flexibility at reduced costs

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Vendor:
Burkert Fluid Control Systems

Phone:
1300 888 868

Extract:
Which automation approach will best work for your plant: centralised, decentralised, locally installed, compact pneumatic value block automation system – or a combination of all three?  


Thin client visualisation and remote access

Thin client visualisation and remote access

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Vendor:

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This paper looks into the current trends of industrial and commercial companies employing thin clients and other types of remote access to interface to private clouds.


5 reasons to upgrade your old DCS to a new automation system

5 reasons to upgrade your old DCS to a new automation system

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Vendor:
NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 647 647

Extract:
 An older DCS is typically not capable of running a modern process plant at optimum levels, creating increased costs and possibly causing excessive downtime.      


A design guide: deploying Resilient Ethernet Protocol in a converged plantwide Ethernet system

A design guide: deploying Resilient Ethernet Protocol in a converged plantwide Ethernet system

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Vendor:
Rockwell Automation Australia

Phone:
03 9757 1111

Extract:
This CPwE-REP design guide explores deploying the Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP) within the Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) reference architectures. REP delivers better convergence characteristics and functions as an alternative to the resiliency protocols described in the CPwE Design and Implementation Guide (DIG).


The fourth industrial revolution: a case study

The fourth industrial revolution: a case study

Site:

Vendor:
Siemens Ltd

Phone:
137 222

Extract:
This white paper takes a look at Siemens’ electronics plant in Amberg, Germany. There, products already communicate with production machines, and IT systems control and optimise all processes to ensure the lowest possible defect rate.  


The Importance of Smart Drive Systems Procurement

The Importance of Smart Drive Systems Procurement

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Vendor:
SEW-Eurodrive Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9933 1000

Extract:
Drive systems are the nerve centre of any manufacturing process. Manufactures seeking to optimise drive and control systems are faced with difficult decisions.  Do you ‘mix-and-match’ with components  from various distributors or opt for a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach?   


The latest IPC trends for the manufacturing industry

The latest IPC trends for the manufacturing industry

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Vendor:
Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9797 0100

Extract:
This paper looks at integrating better technology and automation into commercial products and manufacturing to provide users with the highly customised solutions they demand.    


Industrial Ethernet – challenges and opportunities – an eBook

Industrial Ethernet – challenges and opportunities – an eBook

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Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
Connected enterprise requires a technology architecture that is capable of securely moving large volumes of data across many connected devices to the high-level applications and systems used for visualisation and analysis. To maximise output, harness the Ethernet and ePAC to provide a ‘self-healing’, fault-tolerant network.    


Modern flow measuring technology with integrated self-monitoring and verification

Modern flow measuring technology with integrated self-monitoring and verification

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Vendor:
Endress+Hauser Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8877 7000

Extract:
State-of-the-art process measuring technology is the key to ensuring reliability, consistent product quality and accurately priced billing of goods ensuring highly stable measurement results over a long period of time.


The journey to Industry 4.0 - futureproof your manufacturing business

The journey to Industry 4.0 - futureproof your manufacturing business

Site:

Vendor:
Siemens Ltd

Phone:
137 222

Extract:
The journey to Industry 4.0 has begun - it’s time to get on board, or risk going the way of some already extinct manufacturers. Robotic mobility, additive manufacturing, technology upgrades and smarter systems are just a few of the stepping stones towards the 4th industrial revolution. Get this white paper to learn more.  


Industrial track and trace: choosing the technology that measures up to your application demands

Industrial track and trace: choosing the technology that measures up to your application demands

Site:

Vendor:
Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 132 566

Extract:
Barcode/2d matrixes were commonly used to monitor and track processes and store product information. As more and more data is associated with a given product, manufacturers are seeking a more sophisticated solution - radio frequency identification (RFID) - for enhanced visibility throughout the chain of distribution. Download now to read more.


Introducing the next generation PAC - complete with Ethernet backbone

Introducing the next generation PAC - complete with Ethernet backbone

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Vendor:
Schneider Electric Industry Business

Phone:
02 9125 8000

Extract:
The next generation programmable automation controller (PAC), with built-in open ethernet backbone, is set to optimise connectivity and communication, and deliver a higher level of security. Download this white paper to find out more about cloud integration, distributed I/O, platform flexibility and increased lifespan that the new ePAC will deliver.


Assembled vs overmoulded cordsets: understanding the advantages for your connectivity application

Assembled vs overmoulded cordsets: understanding the advantages for your connectivity application

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Vendor:
Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 132 566

Extract:
Connectivity serves as a cornerstone for industrial automation environments delivering production, data and communications.  Cordsets are a commConnectivity serves as a cornerstone for industrial automation environments delivering production, data andon connectivity solution but in-the-field assembly has vulnerabilities and deficiencies.   This white paper discusses the difference between assembled and overmoulded cordsets offering a comparison of the technologies and detail of the advantages. Download now to read more.


Avoiding quality control disasters with machine vision: an eBook

Avoiding quality control disasters with machine vision: an eBook

Site:

Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
Technological advancements in quality assurance, specifically machine vision systems which use cameras in the context of process control, are changing the landscape of the food industry. Download this eBook to read more.


Understanding deep packet inspection for SCADA security

Understanding deep packet inspection for SCADA security

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Vendor:
Daanet Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 322 638

Extract:
In order to stay ahead of today’s advanced security threats on industrial control systems, deep packet inspection (DPI) capability has become a must-have in all industrial firewalls. This white paper looks into how to implement a DPI solution to block malicious attacks.


Upgrading process control systems - what you need to know: an eBook

Upgrading process control systems - what you need to know: an eBook

Site:

Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
Some of the greatest challenges facing process plant operators today are the need to improve plant efficiency, reduce downtime and improve safety. Upgrading your process control system could assist in this area. Read this eBook to find out more.


Calibration in a regulatory environment

Calibration in a regulatory environment

Site:

Vendor:
AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9017 8225

Extract:
For process manufacturers, regular calibration of instruments is common practice. In areas where instrument accuracy is critical to product quality or safety, calibration every few months is not unusual. In chemical and pharmaceutical industries, rigid calibration schedules are necessary in order to maintain compliance.


Strides in automation: streamlining the factory floor

Strides in automation: streamlining the factory floor

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Vendor:
Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9797 0100

Extract:
In the last 150 years, factoIn the last 150 years, factories have gone from totally manual operations with each work station operated byries have gone from totally manual operations with each work station operated by a single worker, to fully automated and integrated processes that can sometimes be operated 'lights out'. This paper looks at the transformation of plant operations and the growth of automation intelligence.


Minimising reactor vessel explosion risks

Minimising reactor vessel explosion risks

Site:

Vendor:
AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9017 8225

Extract:
Accurate and reliable oxygen monitoring in reactor vessels is essential to minimise the risk of a build-up of an explosive mixture of gases. While sensors based on electrochemical cell technology are the lowest cost option, their limited operating life makes them unsuitable for many safety-related applications.


Modernise your plant with wireless eBook

Modernise your plant with wireless eBook

Site:

Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
Reducing operational costs and energy consumption, and improving safety, are some of the biggest challenges facing process plant operators today. Plant maintenance is commonly carried out through manual inspection and scheduled regular downtime, which can lead to safety risks and inefficiencies. This eBook reviews the benefits of adopting wireless technology in your plant.


Advanced pressure diagnostics provide valuable insight into your process

Advanced pressure diagnostics provide valuable insight into your process

Site:

Vendor:
Emerson Process Management

Phone:
03 9721 0200

Extract:
Advanced pressure diagnostic technology provides a means for early detection of abnormal situations in a process environment and enables the user to proactively respond to changes in the process, troubleshoot and prevent future shutdowns. Find out how it can help prevent abnormal situations in your plant.


Gene expression and miRNA data analysis

Gene expression and miRNA data analysis

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Vendor:
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Phone:
1800 331 627

Extract:
Automated analytical pipelines that are modular and flexible, combined with the use of standardised file formats, can facilitate miRNA and whole transcriptome data analyses. This white paper discusses methods and bioinformatics tools that can be logically connected to create such automated pipelines from raw sequences to statistical reporting and mapped counts assigned to each gene or miRNA. Download now.


Hidden energy savings: how your pumps can save you money - an eBook

Hidden energy savings: how your pumps can save you money - an eBook

Site:

Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:

Extract:
Unseen, and these days often unheard, pumps are at the very heart of most industrial processes. In fact, the huge number of pumps in action worldwide means that pumping systems account for a high percentage of the global energy use. But being ‘out of sight and out of mind’ and usually highly reliable, it is easy to ignore the impact pumps can have on bottom lines.


Save up to 15% of your company’s annual fuel cost

Save up to 15% of your company’s annual fuel cost

Site:

Vendor:
Telogis

Phone:

Extract:
Fuel is the largest fleet operating expense, so efficient fuel utilisation is essential for running a profitable business.


What does green retrofitting mean for you?

What does green retrofitting mean for you?

Site:

Vendor:
Schneider Electric Clipsal Partner

Phone:

Extract:
The new trend for designing sustainable, energy-efficient buildings has taken a further step: green retrofitting of existing corporate properties.


The human element of the Safety Advisors' job - things that can (and do) go wrong

The human element of the Safety Advisors' job - things that can (and do) go wrong

Site:

Vendor:
SAI Global Limited

Phone:
1300 727 444

Extract:
Health and Safety Advisors are the heart of the organization in terms of knowledge about health and safety issues and preventing incidents. However, they are still humans, which means that they too can make mistakes.


Improve operational efficiency and provide a better customer experience

Improve operational efficiency and provide a better customer experience

Site:

Vendor:
ClickSoftware Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9946 6400

Extract:
The cloud has taken the place of expensive and often limited on-premise infrastructure. With unprecedented integration to back-office information, the data becomes a new value-creating capability. Now, there is an even greater opportunity for transformational improvements in productivity and service levels. What is this innovation?  


Magnetic flowmeters - improved technology delivers overall savings

Magnetic flowmeters - improved technology delivers overall savings

Site:

Vendor:
Emerson Process Management

Phone:
03 9721 0200

Extract:
So many companies operate on status quo and lag behind when it comes to effective purchasing based on capital outlay versus ongoing operational cost...


Designing a metering system for small and medium-sized buildings

Designing a metering system for small and medium-sized buildings

Site:

Vendor:
Schneider Electric Clipsal Partner

Phone:
1300 2025 25

Extract:
With rising energy costs, environmental pressures and unreliable power supply, there is a need for sustainable design and energy efficiency in new and existing commercial properties. There are a number of ways existing building owners and facilities managers can adapt and benefit by installing an effective WAGES (water, air, gas, electricity, steam) metering system. The ultimate goal is for buildings to produce more energy than they consume.


Tech tips to drive business growth and outpace your competitors

Tech tips to drive business growth and outpace your competitors

Site:

Vendor:
Canon Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
13 23 53

Extract:
Two of the main obstacles to business growth are administrative and process inefficiencies. This white paper outlines some simple technology tips to help optimise your workplace and workflow systems to deliver strong growth where it counts – on the bottom line.


From theory to reality: 3 steps to implementing a sustainability programme

From theory to reality: 3 steps to implementing a sustainability programme

Site:

Vendor:
Schneider Electric Power Business

Phone:
02 9125 8000

Extract:
Software can play a vital role in making sustainability programmes tangible and measurable. Establishing objectives, engaging stakeholders, and evaluating short- and long-term needs are essential to ensuring a positive ROI. Sustainability strategies produce positive financial results and improve enterprise efficiency. A pivotal component of an effective sustainability strategy is software.


Data centre temperature rise during a cooling system outage

Data centre temperature rise during a cooling system outage

Site:

Vendor:
Schneider Electric IT Business

Phone:
02 9125 8000

Extract:
The data centre architecture and its IT load significantly affect the amount of time available for continued IT operation following a loss of cooling. Some data centre trends may actually increase the rate at which data centre temperatures rise.


Reducing the carbon footprint of sewage pumping stations

Reducing the carbon footprint of sewage pumping stations

Site:

Vendor:
Hydro Innovations

Phone:
02 9898 1800

Extract:
Carbon is 'produced' whenever a crew jumps into the truck to go to a site, whenever the pumps are energised and running. This paper describes the vastly improved use of energy, and hence reduced carbon production, when self-priming pumps are used instead of submersible pumps.


Reliable and inexpensive safety shower monitoring

Reliable and inexpensive safety shower monitoring

Site:

Vendor:
Emerson Process Management

Phone:

Extract:
Safety showers and eyewash stations are used in a variety of industries where corrosive or injurious chemicals are manipulated as well as where operations involve the use of air- or water-reactive liquids.


The human element of the Safety Advisor's job - things that can (and do) go wrong

The human element of the Safety Advisor's job - things that can (and do) go wrong

Site:

Vendor:
SAI Global Limited

Phone:
1300 727 444

Extract:
Health and Safety Advisors are the heart of the organisation in terms of knowledge about health and safety issues and preventing incidents. However, they are still humans, which means that they, too, can make mistakes.


Managing a gas detection program: 4 key considerations

Managing a gas detection program: 4 key considerations

Site:

Vendor:
MSA Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 728 672

Extract:
Total cost associated with acquiring, fielding, using and maintaining a gas detection program needs careful evaluation. Many variables should be factored prior to any organisation making a purchase decision...


The real facts about head protection

The real facts about head protection

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Vendor:
MSA Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 728 672

Extract:
Just as no two work sites are the same, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution for head protection. Why then do workers often just reach for whatever is in the back of the truck without any thought of the real risks posed?  


Fall protection and confined space - what you need to know

Fall protection and confined space - what you need to know

Site:

Vendor:
MSA Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 728 672

Extract:
This paper outlines what you need to know about confined working spaces and the equipment needed to help with potential risk scenarios.


Keep hydrated, stay productive: the essential guide to hydration in the workplace

Keep hydrated, stay productive: the essential guide to hydration in the workplace

Site:

Vendor:
Thorzt

Phone:
1800 846 798

Extract:
This guide looks at the importance of staying hydrated in the workplace to help avoid conditions such as heat stress and fatigue, and how electrolyte drinks can help workers stay alert and on track. Download now.


A guide to cut protection

A guide to cut protection

Site:

Vendor:
Ansell Healthcare

Phone:
03 9270 7270

Extract:
It's important for health and safety managers to know about the rating systems used to classify hand safety PPE and which organisations are responsible for setting the standards. This knowledge will assist when determining the protective equipment needed for their employees and help reduce the number of workplace injuries.


Conveyor control solution

Conveyor control solution

Site:

Vendor:
ifm efector pty ltd

Phone:
03 8561 0500

Extract:
The mining industry has recognised the need for an effective conveyor control solution for mineral processing and material handling purposes. The system should be easy to handle, cost effective and have the ability to cover a vast area. This paper looks at a solution based on Actuator Sensor Interface (AS-i). Download now.


Total cost of ownership considerations for managing a gas detection program

Total cost of ownership considerations for managing a gas detection program

Site:

Vendor:
MSA Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 728 672

Extract:
Purchase decisions related to safety equipment such as gas detection are increasingly moving beyond the immediate needs of the safety manager. While purchase price and features such as durability, ease of use and product reliability remain vitally important to the safety community, organisations are increasingly focusing on total cost of ownership (TCO).


A guide to EN Standards for gloves

A guide to EN Standards for gloves

Site:

Vendor:
Ansell Healthcare

Phone:
03 9270 7270

Extract:
Hand injuries are the main contributor to overall injuries sustained by workers in Australia. It is therefore important that both employers and employees are well-versed in standards for protective gloves. This white paper provides detailed insights on different risk categories and standards for protective gloves.


How to ensure that your third-party providers meet customer expectations

How to ensure that your third-party providers meet customer expectations

Site:

Vendor:
Astea International

Phone:

Extract:
Field service organisations with a widespread customer base or those that experience fluctuating demand can benefit from outsourcing part of their business to third-party service contractors.


What does green retrofitting mean for you?

What does green retrofitting mean for you?

Site:

Vendor:
Schneider Electric Clipsal Partner

Phone:

Extract:
The new trend for designing sustainable, energy-efficient buildings has taken a further step: green retrofitting of existing corporate properties.


Benefits of enterprise-grade mobile devices

Benefits of enterprise-grade mobile devices

Site:

Vendor:
Motorola Solutions Australia

Phone:

Extract:
Many field service companies, large manufacturers, logistic companies, healthcare providers and wholesale and retail businesses rush into the mobile era by adapting consumer-grade devices to their complex, multi-environment, multi-workflow operations.


Save up to 15% of your company’s annual fuel cost

Save up to 15% of your company’s annual fuel cost

Site:

Vendor:
Telogis

Phone:

Extract:
Fuel is the largest fleet operating expense, so efficient fuel utilisation is essential for running a profitable business.


Your fleet is your canvas for maximising profits

Your fleet is your canvas for maximising profits

Site:

Vendor:
XL Service Bodies

Phone:

Extract:
Maintaining a fleet of vehicles, no matter how small, is considered a major operating expense for service focussed businesses.


The human element of the Safety Advisor's job - things that can (and do) go wrong

The human element of the Safety Advisor's job - things that can (and do) go wrong

Site:

Vendor:
SAI Global Limited

Phone:
1300 727 444

Extract:
Health and Safety Advisors are the heart of the organisation in terms of knowledge about health and safety issues and preventing incidents. However, they are still humans, which means that they, too, can make mistakes.


Mobile workforce management software and optimisation solutions

Mobile workforce management software and optimisation solutions

Site:

Vendor:
ClickSoftware Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9946 6400

Extract:
The cloud has taken the place of expensive and often limited on-premise infrastructure. With unprecedented integration to back-office information, the data becomes a new value-creating capability. Now, there is an even greater opportunity for transformational improvements in productivity and service levels. What is this innovation?  


Top tips for fuel and vehicle savings

Top tips for fuel and vehicle savings

Site:

Vendor:
Forum Group

Phone:
02 9002 4000

Extract:
As a small business owner with mobile workers on the road, you’ve probably invested a lot of money in your vehicles. But have you ever thought about exactly how much it costs to run them? A set-and-forget strategy can be costly. This guide gives you an overview of how to reduce vehicle running costs and manage fuel costs across your business.


Assembled vs overmoulded cordsets – which industrial connectivity solution is best?

Assembled vs overmoulded cordsets – which industrial connectivity solution is best?

Site:

Vendor:
Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1300 132 566

Extract:
 Connectivity serves as a cornerstone for industrial automation environments delivering production, data and communications. Cordsets are a common connectivity solution but in-the-field assembly has vulnerabilities and deficiencies. This white paper discusses the difference between assembled and overmoulded cordsets offering a comparison of the technologies and detail of the advantages.  


Network and applications troubleshooting on steroids

Network and applications troubleshooting on steroids

Site:

Vendor:
Fluke Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8850 3333

Extract:
The latest in network performance monitoring and diagnostics delivers network engineers a single view of critical applications AND the network infrastructure they run on. This can result in enhanced productivity, cost savings and faster problem-solving - welcome to the world of application-aware network performance management, or AANPM.    


Ethernet in industry, the challenges and opportunities

Ethernet in industry, the challenges and opportunities

Site:

Vendor:
Anixter Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9333 0800

Extract:
Set to operate with frequencies of up to 2 GHz, Category 8 cabling will be able to run at speeds of 40GBase-T for distances up to 30 m. This will help establish peak performance conditions for the data centre environment.


Top tips to avoid power quality disturbances

Top tips to avoid power quality disturbances

Site:

Vendor:
Schneider Electric IT Business

Phone:
02 9125 8000

Extract:
This paper reviews the most common types of power disturbances, what causes them and how to protect your critical equipment using IEEE standards. Download now to read more.  


New-generation signage displays with LCD panel resizing technology

New-generation signage displays with LCD panel resizing technology

Site:

Vendor:
Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9797 0100

Extract:
Being so ubiquitous, it is clear to see that digital signage has today developed into a popular, highly adaptable and effective medium for targeted innovation, entertainment, promotions and advertising, delivering rich multimedia formats designed to attract consumers. Download now to read more.


PPC-615A/6170A - a simple solution for machine vision

PPC-615A/6170A - a simple solution for machine vision

Site:

Vendor:
Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9797 0100

Extract:
There are a number of obstacles in the way of manufacturing automation, such as high entry costs and large space requirements.     To overcome these various problems and efficiently speed up production, machine vision inspection is crucial.     This white paper illustrates how design can conquer various problems faced in manufacturing automation. Download now to read more.  


The future of energy efficient design in existing commercial buildings

The future of energy efficient design in existing commercial buildings

Site:

Vendor:
Schneider Electric Clipsal Partner

Phone:
1300 2025 25

Extract:
Concerns building owners and managers have towards the initial sustainability investment should be negated by issues around reliability, increased market value and the demand for corporate renters/tenants. This paper provides a brief overview of retrofitting sustainability in existing commercial buildings and how to ensure design returns maximum efficiencies and return on investment.  


Designing a metering system for small and medium-sized buildings

Designing a metering system for small and medium-sized buildings

Site:

Vendor:
Schneider Electric Clipsal Partner

Phone:
1300 2025 25

Extract:
With rising energy costs, environmental pressures and unreliable power supply, there is a need for sustainable design and energy efficiency in new and existing commercial properties. There are a number of ways existing building owners and facilities managers can adapt and benefit by installing an effective WAGES (water, air, gas, electricity, steam) metering system. The ultimate goal is for buildings to produce more energy than they consume.


Security and automation eBook

Security and automation eBook

Site:

Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
Technological advancements are dramatically changing the landscape of security and automation, creating multitude of opportunities and challenges. This eBook highlights current industry trends and tips that planners, contractors and installers need to watch for to make sure they are a step ahead.


Cat 8 cabling standards update

Cat 8 cabling standards update

Site:

Vendor:
CommScope

Phone:
02 8884 0818

Extract:
A task group has recently been approved to study the concept of adding ISO/IEC Class II limits to the draft Category 8 cabling standard. The group is expected to review existing Class II specifications and submit recommendations, allowing members of TR42.7 an opportunity to contribute towards the development of Class II cabling specifications. The new standard will impact on the interoperability and portability of cabling, LAN and SAN equipment in data centres. Download this paper to learn more.


Top tips for selecting isolating spark gaps for hazardous areas

Top tips for selecting isolating spark gaps for hazardous areas

Site:

Vendor:
DEHN + SOHNE GmbH + Co KG

Phone:
03 8414 8277

Extract:
Surges caused by a lightning strike, into exposed parts of a pipeline system, may lead to the dielectric strength of insulating joints being exceeded. As a result, hazardous sparking may occur or the insulation material may be damaged. Isolating spark gaps (ISG) and connection cables protect the insulating piece (insulation) against lightning-induced surges, and discharge the lightning energy without uncontrolled arcing in an explosive environment. The AfK recommendation No. 5 (1986 edition) was amended in accordance with the latest lightning current parameters according to IEC 62305. The new version now includes notes on the selection and inspection of isolating spark gaps including their connection elements. Download this white paper for recommendations on selecting isolating spark gaps for use in hazardous explosive environments for protection of insulating pipe joints.


General instructions on lightning safety for shelters

General instructions on lightning safety for shelters

Site:

Vendor:
DEHN + SOHNE GmbH + Co KG

Phone:
03 8414 8277

Extract:
Severe lightning injuries and fatalities are reported each year from all over the world, especially on golf courses, so shelters are vital to protect from the effects of lightning. The following paper outlines instructions on lightning safety for shelters.


Virtualised data centres and 40/100 GbE

Virtualised data centres and 40/100 GbE

Site:

Vendor:
CommScope

Phone:
02 8884 0818

Extract:
Virtual environments offer businesses some very tangible ROI, but getting the infrastructure right is a critical element. It's not just about selecting the right virtual data centre or campus network solution or service provider. Effective planning for and implementation of 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) can allow companies to remove potential roadblocks and fully realise the benefits of a virtualised environment.


The evolution of return on security investment (ROSI)

The evolution of return on security investment (ROSI)

Site:

Vendor:
Schneider Electric Power Business

Phone:
02 9125 8000

Extract:
The GFC of 2008 had a serious impact on the security industry. Although the advanced technology that was non-existent at the turn of the century had now become plentiful for purchasers, the fragile state of world financial markets made corporate leaders hesitant to invest.


Data centre monitoring and management eBook

Data centre monitoring and management eBook

Site:

Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
Whether it's the server under the stairs or the world's largest, the data centre is the hub of any business. In many cases, it is the business itself. Increasingly, data centre security, power consumption and environmental monitoring are considerations on the radar for administrators. This eBook looks at the remote monitoring and management of data centres.


Power quality eBook

Power quality eBook

Site:

Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
With equipment and energy costs rising, it's hard to stress enough the importance of power quality. Power quality issues can hamper production processes, damage costly equipment and lower productivity. This eBook features articles on power quality challenges, managing and reporting problems, improving efficiencies and reducing costs. Download now.


SiC in power electronics

SiC in power electronics

Site:

Vendor:
Semikron

Phone:

Extract:
The total market of SiC power devices is predicted to rise to more than US$1 billion by 2021.


New generation LCD resizing technology

New generation LCD resizing technology

Site:

Vendor:
Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9797 0100

Extract:
Large-sized LCD displays have limitations – poor aspect ratio, high power consumption and low resolution. A technological breakthrough has enabled high quality visual resizing opening up new display opportunities.  


Internet of Things (IoT) and big data combine forces

Internet of Things (IoT) and big data combine forces

Site:

Vendor:
Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9797 0100

Extract:
A primary driving force behind the IoT and big data has been the collection and analysis of data concerning consumer behaviours in order to find out what people buy and why. This paper looks at the future of these trends.


Getting the wider picture and benefiting from it

Getting the wider picture and benefiting from it

Site:

Vendor:
Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9797 0100

Extract:
This paper examines the various reasons why human-machine interface (HMI) display changes are occurring, the benefits behind the changes and why these are essential for successful implementation.


Comparing the incomparable: understanding and comparing IGBT module datasheets

Comparing the incomparable: understanding and comparing IGBT module datasheets

Site:

Vendor:
Semikron Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 8561 5600

Extract:
This white paper explains the component parameters of IGBT modules, points out possible differences in how various parameters are determined to assist with comparison and helps users analyse the data.


Industrial Bus and Network Standards

Industrial Bus and Network Standards

Site:

Vendor:
Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9797 0100

Extract:
With the migration of ethernet TCP/IP to IPv6, ethernet appears to be poised to become the dominant, and perhaps the only, networking technology. It's simple, manageable, has built-in security, and is clearly understood by a very large number of networking professionals both in industrial and commercial environments. The question remains, however, whether there will be a new bus or network structure in the future. Download this white paper and find out.


Global networks for M2M eBook

Global networks for M2M eBook

Site:

Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
M2M has a relatively short history, having been around since 2000 when it became apparent that communication between machines carrying out similar functions would be a good idea. It has since broadened into communication between dissimilar devices, examples being medicine and mining. This eBook explains more about this technology.


Reap the benefits of mobile enterprise applications

Reap the benefits of mobile enterprise applications

Site:

Vendor:
ClickSoftware Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
03 9946 6400

Extract:
How to overcome the challenges of rolling out mobile enterprise applications to improve communications and enhance a field workforce.


Introducing unified critical communications

Introducing unified critical communications

Site:

Vendor:
Tait Communications

Phone:
07 3865 7799

Extract:
The future of public safety communications looks very different. Already, many agencies are using a range of wireless networks, as they increasingly rely on data to address public safety challenges. Undoubtedly, this trend is set to continue. But with this additional choice comes confusion. The answer lies in unified critical communications.


Understanding VoIP: network characteristics, protocols and test tools

Understanding VoIP: network characteristics, protocols and test tools

Site:

Vendor:
Zetron Australasia

Phone:
07 3856 4888

Extract:
This white paper discusses the basics of VoIP technology - the transferring of voice signals over internet protocol (IP) networks - as well as the benefits and pitfalls of using it.


Deploying reliable fibre-to-the-antenna networks

Deploying reliable fibre-to-the-antenna networks

Site:

Vendor:
JDSU Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 8448 2003

Extract:
Mobile network bandwidth demands continue to increase with no end in sight. The subscriber hunger for higher bandwidth and higher capacity services is driving fibre deeper and higher into the radio access network (RAN). This paper explores the challenges of deploying reliable and robust fibre-to-the-antenna (FTTA) networks in addition to reviewing industry standards.


Helping you hear: hearing protection and communication devices eBook

Helping you hear: hearing protection and communication devices eBook

Site:

Vendor:
Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd

Phone:
02 9487 2700

Extract:
Headphones and headsets have not only been used for listening to music over the years, they have played an integral part in safety and communications and are currently used in a wide range of industries. The technology has grown with the times and devices have been redesigned to include features such as noise cancellation and acoustic shock protection to meet strict safety standards and workplace regulations.


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