Manufacturing news briefs – stories you may have missed

Phoslock wins Rio contract Large-scale water treatment company Phoslock has won a $2 million contract to clean up one of Rio de Janiero’s main drinking water reservoirs. The company, which does most of its business in highly-polluted Chinese waterways, will bind and remove phosphorous from the reservoir operated by utility Cia Estadual de Águas e…

Australia and the circular economy – a chance to make your voice heard

Boomerang Labs is surveying entrepreneurs, as well as corporations, governments and other large organisations to take a snapshot of the Circular Economy landscape in Australia at present. They will gather this data for a Report ‘Australia and the Circular Economy: The Current Landscape and Opportunities Ahead’. They hope to replicate this each year to track progress.…

Crunch time for the economy – check your business risks and buckle up

It has been an unprecedented period of economic growth in Australia. Decades of continuous growth has made us little used to managing for the risks of an economic downturn or recession. But Australia’s economic good luck is running out, with the main economic indicators all running down since the global financial crisis, a salutary economic…

Schneider Electric partners with AZZO

Automation and electrical systems manufacturer Schnieder Electric has partnered with Adelaide software developer AZZO to incorporate its expert solutions into the company’s power monitoring systems. A manufacturer’s electrical power system incorporates millions of dollars worth of equipment and hundreds of data points, but making sense of it all and keeping power flowing safely and efficiently…