Choosing between wired and wireless

23 November, 2018 by Maria Torrisi, JMartans Automation

There will be 30 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices active by 2024 according to Statista, so lots of people are having to choose between two main methods of connecting new devices to the IoT — wired or wireless.

Causes of demagnetisation in magnetic separators

23 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Magnattack Global

The strength of a magnet, usually measured in gauss or pull, is one factor that determines the effectiveness of a magnetic separator.

Packing lollies for millennials and everyone else

21 November, 2018

Packaging generates brand identity and sets trends, and it is particularly significant in point-of-sale items like confectionery and snacks.

Review of bottled water extraction welcomed by industry

21 November, 2018

Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair has commissioned an independent review into the impacts of the bottled water industry on groundwater sources in the Northern Rivers.

Martor SECUNORM 500 safety knife

21 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Martor Australia

The SECUNORM 500 safety knife is suitable for cutting all common cutting materials, from plastic strapping bands, film, bagged goods through to textiles and 3-ply cardboard.

How Listeria grows in foods

19 November, 2018

Milder food processing techniques are contributing to the development of pathogens able to withstand the processing.

Mass, flow and pressure gear for F&B

16 November, 2018 | Supplied by: AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

Bronkhorst mass, flow and pressure equipment is now available in Australia from AMS.

Omron NX series Safety Network Controller

15 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron has released the NX series Safety Network Controller, which supports both CIP Safety and Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) protocols.

Automating Australia's wine industry with compressed air

15 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Pulford Air & Gas

Air-compressor manufacturer ELGi Equipments has been helping winemakers in India increase their process quality and speed with pneumatic equipment powered by compressed air.

Lubricate with mucus

14 November, 2018

Modelling how earthworms don't have dirt stick to themselves, scientists have created a lubricated material that reduces friction in solid environments.

Real-time food pathogen detection

14 November, 2018

Imagine if foodborne pathogens could be detected in real time — contaminated food would be less likely to reach consumers and illnesses would be minimised.

Sweetening the sugar industry's energy efficiency

12 November, 2018 by Robert Glass | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

With 35 kg of sugar/head/year being consumed, the sugar industry is thriving. Now, milling electrification is making the industry more energy efficient.

HRS Heat Exchangers Thermblock packaged pasteuriser/steriliser

09 November, 2018 | Supplied by: HRS Heat Exchangers Australia New Zealand

HRS Heat Exchangers has created its Thermblock packaged pasteuriser/steriliser for food products for aseptic filling, as well as any other filling or packing method.

Mining seafood process water for nutrients

08 November, 2018 by Mia Malmstedt

Process waters from the seafood industry are currently treated as waste but they actually contain recoverable nutrients.

Nifty way of detecting toxic strains of E. coli

07 November, 2018 by Aditi Risbud Bartl

Progress is being made on the development of a sensor platform that will be able to distinguish different strains of pathogens.

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