Vector drives

21 March, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.bonfiglioli.com.au/

The Synplus SPL200 and SPL400 series of sensorless vector drives complement the VVVF drives range designed to enhance process control and facilitate the ongoing introduction of mechatronic drives technology.

Washdown motor

21 March, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.mrutty.com.au/

The washdown motor range is based on AC servomotors from the Mavilor BL series of synchronous electric motors.

Dust and waste extraction

21 March, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.eximo.com.au/

The Ace-Quattro vibration and acoustics analyser from Data Physics is portable and is claimed to provide 40 times faster data and signal transfers as well as provide nanometer displacement measurements.

Jet sensors help sort waste

15 March, 2006

Advanced sensors originally designed for fast jet aircraft and battle tanks have been used to develop a new machine that can automatically identify and sort recyclable domestic waste.

Self-sufficient composting

03 March, 2006

The Environmental Biotechnology CRC (EBCRC), together Organic Resource Technologies (ORT) and Murdoch University, is using biotechnology in a $1.3m project to enhance a process that can convert large amounts of organic waste to compost more efficiently

Disposing of FOD at airports

03 March, 2006

Reynolds Engineering Services has designed a FOD (foreign objects and debris) station to address problems associated with the existing FOD/waste collection points on airport aprons

Manual dumping station

22 February, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.flexicon.com.au/

A Manual Dumping Station with integral flexible screw conveyor collects dust created during manual dumping of powder and bulk solid materials from bags, boxes, drums and other containers.

Pollutant Inventory released

16 February, 2006

The amount of phosphorus entering the Murray Darling Basin from sewerage and water treatment plants fell 31 per cent during 2004-05, the reduction reported in the annual National Pollutant Inventory which was released recently.

Scrap metal yard open day

13 February, 2006

The inside story of recycling scrap metal will be on show this month when Simsmetal opens up its St Marys’ yard for a public information day.

Solvent recovery system

27 January, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.novasys.com.au/

OFRU Recycling from Babenhausen/Germany has introduced a small solvent recovery system.

Calibration station

27 January, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.indsci.com/Australia/

The Cal Plus Calibration Station features simple, two-button operation for quickly and easily calibrating or function (bump) testing the GasBadge Plus Monitor. The large LCD and LED indicators then show whether or not the instrument passed or failed the desired function.

Mass bleaching tipped for Keppel region

17 January, 2006

Central Queensland University's coral obervers are tipping a possible mass bleaching of the Keppel region for the first time since 2002.

Electronic nose puts end to landfill smell

12 January, 2006

Scientists at the University of Manchester have invented a device which remotely monitors bad odours and methane gases at waste landfill and water treatment sites.

MicroLogix 1100 microcontroller

19 December, 2005 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100 controller is a microcontroller complete with online editing functionality. The controller allows program modifications without interrupting operation.

Drive mounting system

19 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.sew-eurodrive.com.au/

The TorqLOC keyless hollow shaft drive mounting system was originally available for gear sizes of 37 to 97, the range now accommodates parallel shaft helical and helical-bevel gear sizes up to 107. This allows the mounting system to be used for applications with output torque requirements of up to 8000 Nm - nearly double the driving torque supported by the original range.

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