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Fatalities on NSW roads prompt heavy-vehicle crackdown

07 February, 2018

26 drivers tested positive for drugs during Operation Rolling Thunder, which was organised on 1 February 2018.


Fluid Components International thermal flow meters and switches

05 February, 2018

Fluid Components International SIL-compliant thermal flow meters and switches for safety instrumented systems comply with standards IEC 61511 and 61508.


Automated mine safety tool developed by students

05 February, 2018

The creation of an automated tool to improve mine safety has won a team of students a trip to Silicon Valley.


Computer models to improve rail safety

28 November, 2017

Rail safety is being improved in Australia and Indonesia via computer models that predict how rail cars will respond to different track conditions.


Simulation and radar technology improves vehicle safety

24 November, 2017

The safety and reliability of vehicles could be improved with new technology developed by NI.


Bestech Australia 8431 and 8432 precision miniature load cells

22 September, 2017

The Bestech Australia 8431 and 8432 precision miniature load cells are designed for precise tension and compression force measurements in limited spaces.


Emerson PolyOil jar handling clamp

07 September, 2017

The Emerson PolyOil jar handling clamp can be used for drilling, DST jars, coil tubing and wireline applications.


Ready for take-off

04 September, 2017 by Dannielle Furness

The use of drone technology is on the increase, with companies across a range of industries electing to utilise unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASs) to carry out expensive or high-risk inspection programs.


Ignore driver safety at your peril

09 August, 2017

Driving is one the riskiest work-related activities, with around 20–40% of workplace deaths in industrialised countries being associated with road crashes.


Mobile technology to boost pedestrian safety

28 July, 2017 by Caleb Radford

Australian tech firm Cohda Wireless has trialled its vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) technology on city streets for the first time.


Rockwell Automation Safety Maturity Index for Machine Builders tool

06 July, 2017

Rockwell Automation has released its Safety Maturity Index for Machine Builders tool to help machine builders bring safety to their machine designs.


Friction: the key to safe and competent haul road operations

30 June, 2017 by Eric Tomicek

A mine's network of haul roads can either be its greatest asset or its greatest liability. Eric Tomicek from Australian Diversified Engineering explains that the path to safe and efficient haul road operations begins with understanding what friction is, being able to measure it and knowing how to manage it.


SMC VP544/744-X555/585 Dual Residual Pressure Release Valves

16 June, 2017

The SMC VP544/744-X555/585 Dual Residual Pressure Release Valves range with Soft Start-up Function is designed to meet ISO13849-1 safety standards.


Automated vehicle safety assurance system under development

13 June, 2017

Australian governments, vehicle manufacturers, transport technology providers and other interested parties have been asked to contribute to the development of a national safety assurance regime for automated vehicles.


Allen-Bradley Guardmaster Lifeline 5 cable-pull switch

31 May, 2017

The Allen-Bradley Guardmaster Lifeline 5 cable-pull switch is a solid-state, cable-pull e-stop with microprocessor-based technology.


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