Ampcontrol electrical engineers takes over Androck

Electrical engineering manufacturer Ampcontrol has today announced the acquisition of Hunter-based underground mining equipment specialist Androck Engineering & Mining. The acquisition transaction, the first made by Ampcontrol since its takeover by investment group Washington H. Soul Pattinson, is expected to be completed on 31 May 2023. Hunter Valley, NSW based Ampcontrol’s Managing Director & CEO…

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Space Machines reveals Australian space payload

Australian in-space transportation provider, Space Machines Company (SMC) has revealed the payloads to be launched into space by SpaceX aboard the Optimus OSV spacecraft bus (pictured). SMC’s Optimus OTV, one of the largest commercial spacecraft designed and manufactured in Australia, is almost complete, according to the company. Space Machines took to social media and said:…

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Boart Longyear buys scanning instrument business

Drilling equipment and services company Boart Longyear’s Veracio subsidiary is to buy scanning instrument manufacturer Minalyze boosting its instrumentation and software offerings. The company will buy the manufacturer of products which visualise geological data for US$29.3 million, made up of cash and promissory notes which will be convertible into shares. The company’s patented scanner and…

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Join @AuManufacturing for our new webinar and plan Your Digitisation Journey

It is the challenge facing every Australian business – how to digitise your operations – increasing efficiency and effectiveness by linking key operations and gathering, analysing and actioning data. Join @AuManufacturing and SoftLabs enterprise software on Wednesday, October 18 at 11am eastern time for our latest online webinar – Your Digitisation Journey. Editor Peter Roberts…

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State government announces funding for commercialising university research

The Victorian government has announced new co-investment partnerships with five Victorian universities, with $87 million in total to be allocated through the Breakthrough Victoria – University Innovation Platform program  The new partnerships are with Deakin University, La Trobe University, Monash University, RMIT University and Swinburne University, and according to industry minister Ben Carroll “will help…

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Orica speeds decarbonisation efforts

Chemicals and explosives technology manufacturer Orica today announced accelerated climate change targets. The Melbourne company has invested to deliver significant reductions in net operational Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the company. A forecast 19 per cent emissions reduction from FY2019 levels by the end of FY2023, successful low-emissions technology deployments,…

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Hydrogen production technologies new research linkup

A global centre for hydrogen research has been established involving three Australian universities in South and Western Australia. The University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and Curtin University represent Australia in the international Global Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT) Centre, connecting research partners from the US, Canada, the UK, Egypt, and Germany. The centre will focus on…

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