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Igus lightweight lead screws from Treotham Automation

The new dryspin lead screws from igus can reduce weight by up to 60 per cent when compared to stainless steel options.

According to the company, the tribologically optimized plastic lead screw nuts and hard anodised aluminium screws significantly increase the service life and reduce the amount of maintenance and external lubrication required.

They are a great alternative to stainless steel options. Aluminium is not only very light weight, but  the asymmetric geometry also reduces friction, wear rates and vibration.

The wide range of igus lead screw nuts are made from the self lubricating iglidur material, and are available in anti-backlash and different thread options. All the lead screw sizes that were previously only available in stainless steel are now available in lightweight, rugged anodised aluminium. The lead screws are available in diameters from 6mm to 20mm.

Dryspin lead screws are typically used in closing units, automotive and handling. When lubricants are eliminated they are suitable for clean environments such as laboratory automation and medical devices.

Retail outlook: big retailers feel the pressure of new challengers

It’s reporting season, and over the past few weeks some of Australia’s biggest companies have been releasing information on how they’re travelling. These reports reflect key themes of how things are going in key sectors of the economy. Over coming days we’re going to report on the results a handful of major companies in key sectors, transport, construction, retail, mining, insurance and banking. Today we look at the retail sector.


Dominant retail giants Wesfarmers – owner of Coles supermarkets – and Woolworths hold a 70% of market share of Australia’s fresh food grocery market, but have had contrasting fortunes over the past few years. Half-year results for Wesfarmers and Woolworths for 2016 show very different outlooks.



Meanwhile, the major retail players are continuing to feel the disruptive impact of smaller players such as Aldi and highly competitive market conditions; both will have employ new strategies away from the tried and true defensiveness that has worked in the past.

Wesfarmers reported a net profit after tax of $1.4 billion, up 1.2% since the same time last year, while Woolworths reported a net loss of $973 million after a profit of $1.3 billion. Over the last few years Coles has seen stronger sales growth and comparatively better market share.

By contrast, Woolworth’s strategy problems with its home improvement business, Masters, has been widely ventilated. The company attributed $1.8 billion loss to the costs related to its exit from Masters.

Woolworths' underlying profit was $925 million, still down 33% on prior year. Woolworths would hope that its exit from the ultimately costly Masters endeavour will serve as a boost to investor confidence.

Woolworths has also struggled with branding and has seen advertising agency changes over the last few years the most recent being the dropping of Leo Burnett and a return to M&C Saatachi.

Perhaps more revealing to the outlook of the industry are some of the underlying similarities in strategy. Both Woolworths and Wesfarmers emphasised price deflation, cost reduction and further price cutting, as key strategies.

The companies expect highly competitive market conditions and consumers to remain price sensitive, and will largely focus on improving supply chain productivity, through cost reduction. Woolworths is reducing its spending on activities such as marketing, property acquisition and rent as part of $500 million in cost savings during the 2016 financial year (July 2015 to July 2016).

Likewise, Wesfarmers has highlighted similar measures, with cost cutting objectives, the company hopes will allow them to lower their prices in the supermarket even further.

In an industry where profit margins are already low, such intense competition would carry significant risk. If sales don’t meet expectations, the retailers have little room to lower prices when margins are low. As a consequence, covering fixed costs like maintenance and rent of stores becomes increasingly difficult and the likelihood of making a loss is higher.

To some extent these price wars reflect the two retail giants directly competing against each other, but another factor is the disruption caused by new entrant Aldi. The supermarket chain has gained 11% of the market since it came onto the scene in 2002, using its streamlined, low cost supply chain to undercut Woolworths and Wesfarmers on price.

Aldi is a unique player in this space. In the past Coles and Woolworths could exercise their market share and size to squeeze out small producers; but Aldi is a different beast, a global company with a presence in both Europe and the USA.

Aldi may not even be the biggest problem facing the locals, if reports that European retailers such as German retailer LIDL are sizing up the Australian market prove true. LIDL is the fourth biggest retailer in the world, with $128 billion in annual sales. Whatever hold true for Aldi is doubly true for LIDL. Other hypotheticals floated around Danish discounter Netto and UK grovery giant, Tesco.

The traditional defensive strategy against competitors employed by the Aussie giants relies on economies of scale, being larger than your rival and being able leverage this efficiency to deliver a cheaper end product or more controversially to loss lead and force your opponent out of business maintain your market share and eventually maximise your profit.

Woolworths and Coles are falling back on their old ways to try and beat Aldi, the companies' corporate strategy for the most part is focused on a doubling down on the traditional squeeze out all newcomers approach. However Aldi brings global resources to the table that Woolworths and Coles don’t have access to.

In the retail sector Aldi will continue to steal market share from Wesfarmers and Woolworths more so if the companies continue with old strategies and don’t think of a way to innovate the retail space.


Shumi Akhtar is a Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney.

Farida Akhtar is a Lecturer at Curtin Business School, Curtin University.


This article first appeared in the Conversation. You can Read the original here.


Beechworth Honey leading the fight against food fraud

Beechworth Honey, one of Australia’s iconic brands and a BSI client for over eight years, is helping to raise the profile of honey adulteration across the globe.

Their founder and director, Jodie Goldsworthy, has been appointed as president of the Oceania Region of Apimondia, the Global Federation of Beekeepers' Associations, who have created a working group tasked with communicating the problem and then taking steps to prevent adulteration.

Although cases like the 2013 European horse meat scandal normally make the most high profile headlines, it is food categories like olive oil, milk and honey that actually have the highest reported cases of food fraud.

Previously the primary focus in the food industry has been on food safety, however food defence is becoming an increasing concern with food commodities becoming a target for fraudulent practice as some organizations look to gain financially through means such as substituting key ingredients for cheaper alternatives.

In recent years the world has had a global shortage in honey and honeybee products with pests and diseases afflicting bees in various parts of the world. As a result there has been a proliferation of fake honey which is undercutting the price in the global market. The increase of adulterated honey entering the global market has also sparked concern amongst health officials and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [ACCC] has fined companies for importing products into Australia that claimed to be 100 per cent bee honey, when they were mainly made from modified corn syrup. The fake honey is made in a laboratory and is cheaper to produce than real honey from bees, and beekeepers say they can't compete on price.

“It’s great to see an organization like Beechworth raising the profile of honey adulteration in Australia and across the globe,” said Marc Barnes, Global Director Food at BSI. “By raising the profile they are ensuring there is a future livelihood for beekeepers across the world, as well as reducing health risks from potential undeclared ingredients that are being passed off as honey."

Uni-chains plastic/steel table top chains

Specialist belt supplier Rydell is the exclusive Australian stockiest and distributor for the comprehensive range of uni-chains plastic and steel table top chains.

The range of chain is available to suit a wide variety of applications and sectors, including the food industry.

The steel chains in the range prove their worth mainly in the industries that use glass bottles, such as breweries and wine and soft drink production. They come in several variants like straight running, side flexing, with or without tabs, as magnet chains, and in the special uni Super Flex design as well as the uni-chains PLUS range.

The steel chains are strong and suitable for applications running at high speed. Broken glass will not affect the function of the chain.

The plastic chains in the range constitute a light-weight yet strong and silent alternative to steel chains. These chains are used mainly in the food and packaging industry for conveying of many kinds of containers.

EPA fines P & M Quality SmallGoods for emission of offensive odours

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued an $8,000 fine to P & M Quality SmallGoods (Primo), for the emission of offensive odours from its Scone site on 21 January 2016.

 EPA Manager Hunter Region, Adam Gilligan, said the EPA issued the penalty notice following ongoing concerns about offensive odours and non-compliance at this site.

“The EPA has received a number of complaints regarding this site in recent months” Gilligan continued.  

“On this occasion, the odour was caused by a series of breakdowns and a power failure in the abattoir’s rendering plant. During the breakdown the company stored a large amount of fresh offal in refrigerated containers before transporting the offal to an offsite rendering plant. This led to the emission of offensive odours.

“Odours have a real impact on the comfort of local residents. In this case, residents reported that they stopped outdoor activities and remained inside their homes until the odour dissipated.

“The EPA relies on the community to report environmental issues, such as offensive odours, and we will always act on reports where sensitive receptors are impacted. This includes homes, schools, public space adjacent to a residential area or hospitals, or places where a person’s regular daily life might be affected.”

The EPA is considering further regulatory action should offensive odours continue to be emitted from the premises, which may include varying the licence to add a pollution reduction program aimed at tackling the odour issue.

P & M Quality SmallGoods has indicated improvement works are planned to reduce odour issues on site, in particular upgrades to the company’s waste water treatment process.

Image: Newcastle Herald

Wesfarmers chief ‘disappointed’ by effects test introduction

The chief of Wesfarmers believes the effects test, introduced by the Government yesterday, is bad policy and has vowed that it will not affect the retail giant’s pricing policy.

As the SMH reports, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said yesterday that the test is designed to stop big businesses from behaving in a way that has "the purpose, effect or likely effect of substantially reducing competition".

However, Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder said that it will not affect the price cutting behaviour of its brands such as Coles, Bunnings and Kmart.

Calling his reaction to the news "disappointment, to a degree disillusionment, he  said, "We will continue to do what we have always done, which is compete aggressively and provide consumers with great outcomes and if that for some reason gets us in hot water then we will deal with that down the track."

And he even suggested that possible legal action would not change this position.

"We'd be doing the wrong thing by our shareholders to say we'd stop investing and stop reducing our prices and if we end up in court we'll deal with it then,” he said.

Elsewhere the new policy was welcomed.

As the ABC reports, Former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Allan Fels said it will help small businesses compete.

"Small businesses are often stopped from competing by big business just taking actions to crush them and often those small businesses are responsible for innovation and for new ways of doing things,” Fels said.

"Most of the innovation comes from small business, but it is cut down by big business when they discount prices in an often predatory manner, blocking small players from getting into markets by things like exclusivity arrangements.

"This is of huge long-term importance, but tomorrow morning you won't wake up and find you're paying less for goods.

"But in 50 years people will look back and say that's had a big effect over time on preserving competitive small businesses."

Humidity probe that hands control to the user

The HygroSmart HS3 advanced interchangeable relative humidity and temperature probe from Michell Instruments is 100 per cent configurable to allow maximum flexibility to the user. This gives users the ability to alter their RH and temperature measurements to keep step with changes or developments in their process, with no extra costs.

Customers can set the zero/span range, output signals and choose from five output parameters (including dew point). All these changes and settings are easily made on a PC via the application software. For customers who value simplicity above flexibility, they can order their probes fully configured to their specifications directly from Michell.

The new probe also ensures zero process downtime by keeping maintenance to a minimum with an interchangeable sensor. When recalibration is due, the old HygroSmart HS3 sensor is simply exchanged for a new, freshly calibrated one. This is a simple procedure which allows the probe to remain installed, and takes only a few seconds to carry out.

Using the replaceable sensor ensures that the HygroSmart HS3 probe has a low life-time cost, when compared to fully disposable probes. Alternatively, minor calibration adjustments can be easily made on any installed HS3 probe, with a 5-point digital trim adjustment via the application software to ensure maximum accuracy without needing to replace the sensor.

Designed for demanding industrial conditions, the HygroSmart HS3 probe features a solid corrosion-resistant body, 10 bar pressure sealing and IP67 pressure rating. In addition it also has an accuracy of 0.8%RH, making it among the most accurate and reliable RH probes on the market. 

Nestlé Vietnam to invest USD 70 million in new factory

Nestlé Vietnam has begun construction of a new USD 70 million factory at Thang Long II Industrial Park located in Hung Yen province, North of Vietnam. The factory will be built on an area of 10 hectares to facilitate the company’s product innovations for the local consumption.

The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Senior Vice President – Zone Asia Oceania Africa (AOA) Technical Management – Alfredo Fenollosa , the Chairman of Hung Yen People’s Committee, local authorities and the Ambassador of Switzerland in Vietnam.

This investment confirms Nestlé’s confidence in and long-term commitment to Vietnam. The factory is part of Nestlé Vietnam’s strategy to further reinforce its leading position as a nutrition, health and wellness company.

The new factory will help bring Nestlé products closer to the North consumers and will enable the company to further strengthen its supply chain to ensure freshness of its products to local consumers. The factory is expected to create 300 new job opportunities for the local people by May 2017.

Over the last 20 years, Nestlé Vietnam’s investment in Vietnam has been increased significantly – from USD 24 million in 1995 to USD 520 million in 2016.

Jamie Oliver challenges Australia to follow UK lead on sugar tax

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has praised the introduction of a tax on sugary drinks in the UK and urged other countries like Australia, Canada, and Germany to introduce similar taxes as a way to fight obesity.

Speaking in an online video, Oliver declared, “Pull your finger out Australia.”

“This is bold and brave and this will send ripples around the world as far as how these weak, pathetic governments combat the rise in childhood obesity and diet-related disease,” he added.

“It’s about time your governments got on this. I know you’re all talking about it but you’re all scared of industry.”

As reports, the UK tax will come into effect in 2018 and is expected to raise up to $1 billion. It will divide sugary drinks into two categories, those containing more than five grams of sugar per 100 millilitres and those with more than eight grams per 100 millilitres and tax them accordingly.

The tax has received widespread praise in the UK.

Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England, said in a statement, “A sugary drinks levy is fabulous news for children and families in helping them to cut back on sugar.

“This will reduce the risks of obesity, tooth decay and other life threatening diseases. This is public health in action and a great foundation ahead of the child obesity strategy later this summer.”

However, judging by the reaction of Trade Minister Steve Ciobo, Australia is unlikely to follow the UK’s lead.

 “If you ask what’s my personal view, I’m not a fan of that, I think the more you get in and distort these types of things, the more government causes havoc across the system,” Ciobo told ABC TV.

Beumer Group develops smart maintenance system for customer support

There is considerable scope for augmented reality in modern-day industrial applications. For instance, a head-mounted minicomputer could display all necessary information to service employees during maintenance work on intralogistic systems, simplifying their work, hands-free.

The BEUMER Group has now developed a new app for smart maintenance, allowing their customer support technicians to quickly access important data on their mobile devices.

It’s important for companies to repair their machines and systems quickly to avoid costly downtimes. However, the task is increasingly becoming difficult with the advent of more complex systems that require the expertise of highly qualified service technicians. But even the most skilled technicians sometimes have to read through heavy manuals, open up drawings or struggle with outdated plans, resulting in valuable time lost during a critical maintenance procedure.

Given how pervasive and indispensable tablets, smartphones and smartwatches have become in everyday life, the BEUMER Group has developed the new smart maintenance app based on the technological trend of complementing reality with digital information. Dr Andreas Werner, head of the BEUMER Group R&D department explains that the app will help facilitate maintenance work on intralogistic systems for BEUMER Customer Support employees.

App facilitates maintenance

Information on the particular intralogistic system element can be accessed through its AutoID characteristics. For instance, if a conveyor is being serviced, the smart maintenance app will display information about this element such as maintenance instructions or pin assignments on the mobile device. The service technician can look at the defective part and immediately call up every related manual or goods in stock.

Every process step is displayed by the app on the mobile device. In the event of very complex processes, the technician can refer the problem to a colleague using the smartglasses and solve it together via live stream. Measured values could be recorded at the same time and transferred to the backend system in real time. Video recordings and photos can document whether an order was carried out correctly and in compliance with safety regulations.

Smartglasses, tablet or mobile phone?

According to Dr Werner, the user has to consider aspects such as information security, ergonomic user interfaces and suitable IT structures before deciding on the most appropriate and efficient mobile device. The app can be used on smartphones and tablets as these devices offer the advantage of high computing capacity, allowing the user to process the large amount of data required for service tasks. Advantages of these mobile devices also include standardised interfaces; continuous direct access to the Internet; and intuitive and easy handling. One big advantage is that these devices are already accepted technologies at the workplace, having proven their indispensability in everyday life.

On the other hand, smartwatches have a low computing capacity, their interfaces are sometimes specific to the manufacturer, and the user requires additional devices. Smartglasses are also very easy to use with standardised interfaces; however, their availability is still too low for industrial applications. As with smartwatches, the smartglasses user requires additional devices. Though smartglasses have many operating advantages, they are still not developed enough to make industrial use possible.


Choc-macadamia spread Macabella launches smooth edition

MacFarms has launched its second spread variation Macabella Choc’Macadamia Spread in Velvet.

The new spread variation comes off the back of the popular Macabella Crunch, which was voted by over 14,000 Australian consumers as Product of the Year 2016 in the Spreads Category.

Launched in March 2015 and the first of its kind in Australia, Macabella is a macadamia nut infused chocolate-spread, which has a higher percentage of nuts (15 per cent) compared to other spreads.

According to a MacFarms survey reaching over 17,000, 81 per cent of respondents said they would definitely try the velvet version.

Murray Goulburn to build new factory in VIC to meet export demand

Murray Goulburn has announced the biggest investment in infant formula ‘in a decade’ with a new factory 300 kilometres west of Melbourne.

AAP reports that the Koroit plant will meet supply arrangements with Mead Johnson (USA) and Kalbe Nutritionals (Indonesia), as well as increase output of Devondale Natra Start for export to markets including China.

"Devondale Natra Start infant formula will provide a world-class, Australian product to our consumers, 100 per cent controlled by MG from farm gate to shelf," said managing director Gary Helou in a statement.

"We expect there will be strong consumer support for Devondale Natra Start, particularly in China, where Devondale is already a trusted, leading liquid and consumer milk powders brand."

Fairfax reports that this represents a shift for the country’s biggest milk producer away from commodities to value-added branded products.

The investment includes a 45,000-tonne dryer – allowing it to meet the Mead Johnson and Kalbe contracts, the length of these weren’t given – as well as another 45,000-tonne dryer if there was enough demand.

QLD introduces compulsory kilojoule labelling for food outlets

The Queensland yesterday passed legislation forcing all food outlets, cafes and supermarkets to display the kilojoule content of their food and drinks at point-of-sale.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the new laws ensured display of kilojoule information was implemented consistently statewide, spelling a win for the health of all Queenslanders.

“The reality is many of us rely on ready-to-eat meals and snacks from fast food outlets, cafes and grocery stores, to the point where one-third of all Queensland adults are eating takeaway food at least once a week,” he said.

“It is essential for your health to understand exactly what you are eating, but most of us don’t realise how much saturated fat, sugar and salt are in these types of foods.

“These new laws will provide Queenslanders with the nutrition information they need to make informed, healthier food choices.”

The new laws apply to fast-food chains, bakery chains, café chains and supermarkets with at least 20 outlets in Queensland or 50 outlets nationwide.

According to the Government, about 2.5 million adults and children in Queensland are overweight or obese, with obesity in the past estimated as costing the state’s economy more than $11 billion a year.

Mr Dick said food businesses would have 12 months to comply with the scheme.

Special edition Coco Pops flavour now at Gelato Messina

Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Gelato Messina are coming together to release a limited edition flavour ‘Just like a Milkshake’.

Hitting cups and cones for one week only from Wednesday, 16 March, the Coco Pops gelato by Messina is a combination of chocolate milkshake gelato – chocolate cereal milk gelato with crunchy Coco Pop clusters.

Gelato Messina’s Declan Lee said when Kellogg’s approached the team they were excited by the challenge.

“We all have such a deeply nostalgic love of Coco Pops, and of course all the slogans! Playing around with the base flavour of Coco Pops cereal milk gelato and adding the clusters has resulted in something very tasty. We’re happy with the result, but as always, the ultimate test is always once it’s in store,” Lee said.

The limited edition flavour will be in Gelato Messina’s 12 stores across Sydney, Melbourne, Coolangatta, and even Las Vegas, USA.

Australians have been eating Coco Pops for 55 years. The face of the brand, Coco the Monkey, has also been updated with a fresh new look as the new packs appear on supermarket shelves now.

NMW 2016: Paving the way to new markets

Against a solid backdrop of manufacturing industry growth – the AI Group's March figures show that Australian manufacturing has grown for eight consecutive months and is now at its strongest point this decade –  this year's National Manufacturing Week (NMW) will prove a buoyant meeting place for businesses looking for ideas, technologies and solutions that can help their businesses get ahead.

NMW (May 11 – 13, Sydney Showground – Sydney Olympic Park) is Australia's largest, longest-running manufacturing event, bringing the industry together to see, touch and discuss new and innovative manufacturing solutions.  NMW 2016 will showcase hundreds of products and services from around the world, laid out in 12 Product Zones, ranging from Automation & Robotics to Digital Manufacturing, Intralogistics, Advanced Materials and more.

Among dozens of firsts for NMW 2016 will be innovative materials handling systems from Magnet Sales and Millsom Materials Handling, next generation LED lights from LEDified as well as new 3D printing technologies – from Konica Minolta, Amaero Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing Systems, 3D Printing Studios, Sydney 3D Printing and more – that can help boost your production capabilities.

NMW also gives you the opportunity to see new and innovative technologies in action: with a rolling demonstration program of next-generation robotics, welding and super-fast weld cleaning, CNC routing and more.

As Kevin Smith, GM of Millsom Materials Handling describes, "You can tell people that their vacuum lifting technology means you effectively require only one person for a lifting task: but when you demonstrate vacuum lifting, people really get its potential for delivering OH&S and productivity gains."

"There's just nothing like a physical demonstration, which is why we're going to be part of NMW 2016," he said.  

Alongside its impressive showcase, NMW will also present a powerful seminar program featuring industry leaders sharing new ideas and strategies that have delivered proven success.

Among high profile speakers will be Dr Keith McLean, CSIRO's Manufacturing Flagship Director outlining some of the ways in which 400 Australian manufacturers have leveraged CSIRO research to help them target new, high value niche markets. CSIRO, says Dr McLean, stands ready to partner with more businesses to develop new products, processes and materials that can give local businesses an edge.

Also at the NMW Seminar Theatre, Sam Bucolo, Professor of Design Innovation at UTS will share his passionate interest in Design-Led Innovation, the approach used by global brands such as Apple, Nintendo & Alessi to generate creative product innovations.

There will also be a clear focus on reducing operational waste.  Speakers including Peter Meakin from the Opie Manufacturing Group will outline strategies for streamlining production, transport and even innovation processes, to free up time and/or restheirces for new programs.

NMW 2016 will also focus on emerging opportunities through its co-location with the Safety First Conference & Expo, Australia's one-stop workplace safety event, as well as Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, the Sydney edition of the world's largest 3D printing event.

Held once every two years in Sydney, NMW gives business professionals the most comprehensive, focused showcase of new ideas, technologies and strategies for being at the forefront of change and industry growth.

Don't miss out! Entry to NMW is free for trade visitors and registration is now open at By registering now, you'll access a range of services, including updates via the NMW website for this year's game-changing event.

May 11 – 13

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

Adept Turnkey – 4

Amaero Additive Manufacturing – 5

Ampec Technologies – 5

Assembly Technologies Pty Ltd – 5

Australian Inhibitor Pty Ltd – 6

Axelent Automation & Safety -. 6

Better Springs – 7

Bilby3D PTY LTD – 7

Busicom  -. 7

Carl Zeiss Pty Ltd 8

Casey Cardinia Region – 8

CPR SafeInd – 8

Cryonomic Dry Ice Cleaning – 9

Cutler Brands  – 9

Ensitech – 10

Fein Australia – 10

Foxconn Australia Pty Ltd -. 10

Get Healthy at Work – 11

Goodwill Precision Machinery Co Ltd. 11

Gradient Services Pty Ltd & Y&J Industries Co, Ltd. 11

Hoganas AB – 12

HR3 – 12

Jubilee Springs – 12

Impact Robotics – 13

Inno Pac Korea Inc. – 13

Innovative Welding – 13

Kemppi Australia – 13

Kockums Bulk Systems Pty Ltd. 14

Klingspor Australia Pty Ltd – 14

LEDified – 14

Leussink Engineering Pty Ltd – 15

Magnet Sales Australia – 15

Mecca Electronics (China – HK) – 16

Metal Science Technologies – 16

Millsom Materials Handling Pty Ltd 16

Milltech – 17

Multicam Systems Pty Ltd – 17

OMAX Corporation – 18

OneCNC – 18

Pneutech – 18

Reconeng – 19

Qifeng Precision Industry Sci-Tech Corp – 19

Revolution Materials – 19

Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co. Ltd – 20

Sydney 3D Printing – 20

Sunlec International Pty Ltd – 20

Supagas – 20

3D Printing Systems – 21

TechRentals Pty Ltd – 21

Tesuco – : 21

Thinky Corporation – 21

Timotion – 22

Weldbrush – 22

White Industries – 22


Adept Turnkey –

Stand 1406

Adept Turnkey is Australia's largest, independent product and technical resource for machine vision and imaging. Operating for 27 years and carrying a wide range of imaging products, Adept provides a one-stop-shop experience with expert technical advice and support both pre- and post-sale.

At NMW 2016, Adept will feature the latest automated inspection components and systems for factory automation and the most current high-speed cameras for high-speed machinery diagnostics and troubleshooting. Live demonstrations will feature the new BOA2 Smart Camera from Teledyne DALSA as well as LMI’s 3D smart cameras performing measurements and checks on products.

Also to be demonstrated is a new system developed by Adept that performs a full 360o inspection of labels on bottles, as well as a high-speed camera and a wide selection of industrial cameras, optics, lighting and software.

Adept's technical engineers will be available to discuss any applications or issues you may have where automated inspection could be the solution.

Amaero Additive Manufacturing –

Stand: 1604

Recently hailed for its contribution to 'printing the world's first jet engine', Amaero manufactures metal alloy parts for aerospace, defence and biomedical applications by laser-based additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.

Amaero has a combined experience of over 25 years in producing parts by this process and is expert in a broad range of materials including titanium, aluminium, stainless steel and nickel based alloys.  Visit stand 1604 to discuss:

  • Production of components directly from the CAD file
  • Development of existing components to reduce cost and weight
  • An alternative process to casting for complex, difficult components
  • Feasibility studies for manufacture

Amaero is the only company in the Asia-Pacific region to have the Concept Xline 1000 powder bed machine, which has the largest build volume in the world (630mm x 400mm x 500mm).

Ampec Technologies –

Stand 1830

Facing with high MOQ or minimum order value with your existing Cable Assembly supplier?

Ampec Technologies may be able to assist. Ampec specialises in low volume high mix cable assembly manufacturing. They have recently installed several fully automatic cut and strip and crimp machines to improve lead time and effective use of labour. You may find their prices competitive.

Assembly Technologies Pty Ltd –

Stand: 1910

Assembly Technologies specialise in screw assembly systems with automatic screw feeding.  They offer solutions for hand held applications, components for machine builders upto fully automatic systems.  Their supplier, Deprag are known worldwide for their expertise in screw assembly and screw feeding applications.

This year the company will also be showing the Deprag Industrial range of High powered pneumatic grinders, including efficient, compact turbine motor powered grinders.

Australian Inhibitor Pty Ltd –

Stand:  2110

Australian Inhibitor (AI) formed in 1955 celebrates over 60 years of service and product solution supply to the Automotive, Engineering, Marine, Mining, Defense and Arts industries. AI are a specialty niche Research and Development Company dedicated to manufacturing Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor  (VCI) and related products and services.  Their laboratories operating from Dandenong in Victoria Australia allows the close study and consideration of VCI migratory conditions in many packaging materials. 

Australian Inhibitor provides VCI Coated papers of varying sizes and extra-large VCI Laminate barrier bags termed Ferro Foil™. Ferro Foil is virtually moisture and vapour proof forming an integral part of total packaging supply. This product carries MIL SPEC NATO Stock numbered to NSN 8135 -66-158-8104 recognized worldwide. MIL SPEC and NATO NSN military standard packaging materials are provided to the Navy, Army, Air force and engineering industries for short or long term storage or shipment e.g. BAE, RAAF, Boeing and others. Emitters, Silica gel and other forms of desiccants form part of their total supply capability.

Australian Inhibitor has been at the forefront in developing new products locally and internationally receiving prestigious Global Awards for Packaging Materials on (3) separate occasions – 2006, 2011 & 2013/2014. These awards are the result of AI’s rigorous laboratory testing for its solutions for the wider range of Industrial Auto, Engineering, Mining, Defence and Arts.

Axelent Automation & Safety –
Stand 2140

Axelent takes workplace safety very seriously. Manufactured in Sweden to the highest standard, AS4024.1 Safety compliant, and over 4kms of stock warehoused locally to ensure exceptionally efficient order turnaround.

Axelent X-Tray (Cable Management System)

A simple, smart and flexible solution to organise and control cables. The X-Tray can be used in conjunction with the X-Guard, or as a stand-alone product with the ability to be mounted from the wall, floor or ceiling. Five surface treatment coating options are available (including 316L Stainless Steel as preferred by the food industry), all tested and approved by the International Cable Management Standard, IEC 61537.

Axelent X-Guard (Machine Guarding)

13 width and five height options, five different locks plus a multitude of other parts and accessories enable you to perfectly tailor your machine safety needs. Use the special X-Key to remove a panel in just a few seconds to access the guarded area, this reduces cost of ownership by providing quick access to the guarded machinery during a break down or maintenance. The installation process is so quick and easy that you need to see it to believe it. Even their largest panel systems can be installed by one person.

Better Springs –

Stand: 1706

An Australian owned family business established for over 45 years, Better Springs manufacture all types of springs, wire shapes, pressings and leaf springs. Wire sizes range from 0.3mm to 16.0mm and for leaf/flat springs from 0.2mm to 32.0mm thick.

Industries serviced include defence, agricultural, after-market automotive, mining, general and heavy engineering. Any quantity supplied from one off to many thousands.

Design and development work undertaken. Materials utilised include high and low carbon steels, stainless, monel, inconel, phospor bronze, etc.

Bilby3D PTY LTD –

Stand 1800

Bilby 3D are your experts in 3D printers and scanners. Whether you are a school, design studio or manufacturer they have the experience in your industry to advise on the best technology and machine for your needs. Bilby's printers print in plastic filament, liquid resins or nylon powder, as well as metal and rubber elastomer blends and effects. They don’t just sell these machines: Bilby 3D use them in 3D printing and scanning service every day. This gives them a unique perspective on which printer or scanner will best suit your needs. They have a reputation for honesty, not only in reviews, but also their recommendations. If they don't have a machine that fits your needs, they will advise where you can get one that will. Bilby 3D stock a wide range a of plastics, resins and consumables in their Sydney and Brisbane stores, from which they service and repair many models and makes.

Busicom  –

Stand: 2220

The Busicom Group provides a comprehensive solution for all of your welding quality assurance and trade resourcing needs. Their solutions enable you to deliver your projects on time, on budget and at the highest quality level, with:

•    Supplying Trade Skilled and Semi-Skilled Labourers throughout Australia, including welders, boilermakers, pressure and structural welders, mechanical fitters, industrial electricians, pipe fitters and support tradespeople.

•    Providing qualified welding crew accompanied by first class engineering tradespeople supervisor and welding supervisor if required.

•    Customized Welding Quality Assurance Program, Third Party Welding Inspection, Workplace Assessments and Sydney-based Welding Training facility.

  • Ongoing management of resources and 24/7 on call support and more.

Contact 1800 BUS ICOM (287 426) or 0415 613 022.

Carl Zeiss Pty Ltd

Stand: 1710

As a metrology innovation leader, Carl Zeiss IMT manufactures a complete range of coordinate measuring machines (CMM’s) for every quality control need, as well as form, contour and surface testers, micro measuring system for extremely small parts such as medical components and CT x-ray scanner solutions for non destructive testing measure the interior of a work piece, reverse engineer and compare geometries.

Carl Zeiss also offers complete system services, including retrofits, hardware service, software support, training and part measurement service. Carl Zeiss is a recognized partner to the automotive industry and its suppliers with 1300 employees from three manufacturing locations and more than 100 sales and service centers. All relevant modules, such as controllers, software, measuring systems and sensors are developed and manufactured in-house.

The powerful CALYPSO CAD-based programming software for CMMs offers several key functions, options and features that reduce programming time and provide superior results.

Casey Cardinia Region –

Stand: 2216

The Casey Cardinia Region is the place to grow your business in Melbourne’s south east. As the second fastest growing region in Australia, the region represents a new frontier for business growth.

Into the future, the Casey Cardinia region will continue to flourish from the benefits of numerous proposed regionally significantly projects which will complement its strong growth and present exciting new opportunities.

Visit or contact one of their dedicated Economic Development officers to find out why the Casey Cardinia region is the best choice for your business.

CPR SafeInd –

Stand: 1840

CPR SafeInd specialises in the importation, manufacture and supply of industrial machine safety guarding. They supply safety guarding solutions to a wide variety of industries and organisations and operate in all environments where industrial machinery is used and required to be compliant with safety and health standards. Their expertise includes:

•            Machine Safety Guarding

•            Trapped Key Interlocking & Key Exchange Systems

•            Modular Perimeter Safety Fencing

•            Dust & Fume Solutions

•            Lathe Belt Polishing Attachments

While working in close co-operation with their clients, they also have the ability to provide custom safety guarding solutions that are tailored to meet specific requirements, while still meeting the relevant safety standards. If you have a safety issue that requires attention, come and visit us at stand 1840 at National Manufacturing Week 2016 and we will be able to offer you a solution.

Cryonomic Dry Ice Cleaning –

Stand 2126

Dry ice cleaning is a significantly faster and more efficient method compared to any other cleaning system. It's non abrasive – there's no wear to cleaned surfaces, which increases the life of moulds – ecological, economic and, because there's no need for disassembly, delivers productivity increases.

Here's what one dry ice client said: "Our injection machines are running 24/7 but some of the moulds must be cleaned every 48 hours to guarantee quality. In the past we have employed different methods including ultrasonic cleaning, grit blasting, solvents and cleaning with wire brushes. Cryonomic cleaning is by far the most effective and most profitable cleaning method. Now, one single person cleans their 10 main moulds whilst they are still hot and on the presses enabling more regular cleaning and eliminating extended downtime."

In fact, this client reduced the company's cleaning time by 80%!

Cutler Brands  –

Stand 2616

Supporting Local Manufacturers

The most awarded commercial screen printing company in the Southern Hemisphere, Cutler Brands delivers printed bottles, screen & digital printing, and signage.

Cutler Brands recently supported Hoshizaki Lancer to manufacture the locally designed Cornucopia Tower drink dispenser that was exported and installed into over 100 New Zealand KFC stores over the Xmas period.

Cutler Brands assisted with the manufactured of the printed and vacuum formed front and end panels to strict specifications that pushed the vacuum forming process to the extreme and then lighting the panels with some eye catching LED’s to enhance the final product.

Working closely with customers at the design stage is becoming an important and integral part of the success of the final products as this allows all decorating options to be considered before final manufacturing is started.

If you have any needs for advice on enhancing or decorating your products for functional or visual effects, Cutler Brands can be contacted on email at or by phoning Paul or Adrian on 08 82689888.

Ensitech –

Stand: 1430
See Ensitech's live demonstration on Friday 13 May

Ensitech is bringing its easy-to-use and portable TIG Brush® Stainless Steel Weld Cleaning System to NMW 2016 to demonstrate a faster and higher-quality alternative to current weld treatment methods.

Ensitech is the ISO-9001: 2008 registered inventor and manufacturer of the award winning TIG Brush® Stainless Steel Weld Cleaning System. The system uses a proprietary electrochemical process that provides one-step cleaning and passivation (tested to international standards), requires little user training, and gives welders complete control over the surface finishing of their work.

The “TIG Brush Effect” is the wide-eyed look of disbelief frequently shown by first time observers as they view the TIG Brush’s superior weld cleaning and passivation capabilities. Ensitech welcomes you to visit them and  witness the power of the “TIG Brush Effect” for yourself.

Fein Australia –

Stand 1030

Fein Australia are attending NMW 2016 with a range of powerful modular and expandable GRIT belt grinding machines designed for manual trades and for small series. They are ideal for machining stainless steel. There will also be tapper demonstrations, the Fein grinder range with Tyrolit cutting discs and the professional stainless steel sanding range. Cold cut saws and core drilling machines that are compact with high mobility for vertical and overhead installation work will also be on display with live demonstrations. Visit stand 1030 to see how Fein can help your business.

Foxconn Australia Pty Ltd –

Stand: 1504

Located in Sydney, Foxconn Australia is a subsidiary of the largest manufacturer of electronics products in the world. Foxconn Australia provides:

1. Final Assembly: Foxconn is a world leader in electronics design and manufacturing, with a proven track record of quality, flexibility and speed.

2. Customise & Reworking electronics goods to your requirements. With proven processes for high volume, amazing flexibility and excellent quality coupled with fast turnaround to help minimize your time to market.

3. Warranty Repair: including diagnoses, spare parts purchasing, storage and product repair, distribution and refurbishment.

Get Healthy at Work –

Stand  1640

Healthy workers, healthy results

Did you know that healthy workers are more motivated, report higher rates of job satisfaction and have fewer sick days? Or that by valuing the health of your workers you can improve your organisation’s corporate image, reduce staff turnover and increase employee engagement?

 Get Healthy at Work is a free NSW Government service that offers businesses all the tools, resources and support they need to address risk factors for chronic disease in the workplace. Importantly it also includes a confidential Brief Health Check to help workers better understand their risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

To participate, register your business at

Goodwill Precision Machinery Co Ltd

Stand: 1722

Established in 2004, Goodwill Precision Machinery (GPM) offers precision machining services for non-standard mechanical parts, spare parts, metal fabrication, precision welding, design & assembly, fixture and jig with supplied drawings. Management system company with ISO9001:2008 and TS16949 certification, custom made ERP & Barcode Scan System, strict quality assurance system.

GPM services markets in Germany, Europe, America, Japan and Australia, and has established partnerships Panasonic, Philips, TDK, RICOH, APPLE and more, with a catalogue of more than 100 products.

Gradient Services Pty Ltd & Y&J Industries Co, Ltd

Stand: 2520

Gradient Services and Y&J Industries bring together one of Australia’s most reputable suppliers of manufactured equipment with one of Asia’s best manufacturers of custom made castings and forgings. With offices throughout Australia they offer a broad range of engineering and manufacturing services, including

•             Mechanical Engineering and Design

•             Machining and Fabrication

•             Site Services and Labour Hire

•             Contract Procurement Services

•             Contract QA Assessments.

The company's machining capacities include CNC turning and milling on horizontal and vertical lathes, as well as multi-pallet machining centres.

Hoganas AB –

Stand: 1500

Höganäs is the world’s leading manufacturer of iron and metal powders continuously pioneering into new developments. Digital Metal®  is Höganäs revolutionary, proprietary precision ink-jet technology for additive manufacturing and 3D printing of metal components and systems. It offers a unique capacity to rapidly and cost-effectively produce highly complex and intricate designs and features for metallic parts. As the world moves steadily towards more generative and flexible manufacturing methods, Digital Metal is at the forefront of this development.

Höganäs also offers an extensive range of metal powders for additive manufacturing.

HR3 –

Stand 2002

HR3 will be bringing its full range of OHS/WHS management software and services to NMW2016. HR3’s comprehensive range of management software and services are suited to any business size in any market sector.

HR3 provides cost-effective solutions, which means users of the HR3 OHS/WHS product range vary from 15 employee private engineering firms to multinational companies with over 1,000 employees and contractors. This year, HR3 will have its latest HR3people web system as well as their SQL-based OHSpack solution. They’ll also have their HR3mobile APP for smart phones and tablets on display. HR3 OHS/WHS solutions are available as OYO (Own Your Own) or subscription pricing via on premise or cloud deployment options. With a multitude of integration options, HR3 solutions can give you a single database for all your OHS, HR and Payroll requirements. If you’re coming to NMW2016 why not drop by the HR3 stand and see why they’re regarded as one of Australia’s leading employee management software providers.

Jubilee Springs –

Stand: 1542

Established in 1938, Jubilee Springs designs and manufactures compression, tension and torsion springs, wire shapes and flat pressings for customers ranging from small businesses to large national and international companies.

A 100% Australian owned and operated business, Jubilee Springs has built a solid reputation on hard work, reliability and on their integrity. Talk to the team at NMW about professional spring design and manufacture, compression, tension & torsion springs, metal pressings, die springs and more.

Impact Robotics –

Stand: 1010

See Impact Robotics live demonstration on 12 May

Impact Robotics specialises in the supply and integration of collaborative robot solutions for manufacturing, processing and materials handling operations. Impact Robotics is the exclusive Australian & New Zealand distributor for the Baxter & Sawyer Collaborative Robots from Rethink Robotics and the MiR100 Autonomous robot from Mobile Industrial Robots of Denmark.  Impact Robotics works with clients to improve productivity and competitiveness, reduce operating costs and increase safety levels through the use of these world-leading technologies.

Inno Pac Korea Inc. –

Stand: 1940

Reflective tape and reflective film for safety garments, uniforms, sports bags, backpacks, automotive, marine and sports apparel, athletic footwear and anywhere where an extra margin of safety is required.

Innovative Welding –

Stand 1330

Innovative Welding is the Australian distributor for K-Tig keyhole welding systems as well as other welding automation equipment and integration. K-Tig uses CSIRO developed technology to produce single-pass welds in many metals up to 16mm thick. Materials include Titanium, Stainless steels, Duplex, Inconel, Hastelloys, Super alloys, Nickel alloys… and others.

Case studies are available with Customer Documented savings of in excess of 90%.

 Kemppi Australia –

Stands 1325, 1220, 1226

See Kemppi's live demonstration on Wednesday 11 May

Leading international welding equipment manufacturer, Kemppi, will be showcasing its range of welding helmets – the Beta 90 FreshAir, Delta 90 FreshAir and the Delta+ 90 FreshAir. The helmets have been specifically designed to provide the utmost protection against welding, grinding and associated airborne fumes and dust contamination, ensuring your comfort while meeting Australian standards.

Visit the team to talk about Kemppi's innovative welding technologies and productive welding solutions that deliver on the Kemppi promise, 'The Joy of Welding'.

Kockums Bulk Systems Pty Ltd
Stand: 2130

The lifting, powders & packaging experts.
Kockums Bulk Systems specialise in the design and supply of powder handling systems from raw materials in through to packed goods out. Their diverse product range includes bulk bag filling/emptying, IBCs, conveying, discharge aids, weighing, metering, bagging, palletising systems and wrapping/hooding.

Grown from its roots in vacuum lifting, Kockums Lifting Division applies over 25 years of engineering skill to offer custom, quality solutions. Electric, pneumatic and manual cranes and lift carts are all available to complement their unrivalled range of vacuum tube lifters and vacuum gripping attachments.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions –

Stand 1402

Konica Minolta Business Solutions will showcase 3D printing technologies from 3D Systems, that help companies create working prototypes, parts and custom-made products in a fraction of the time currently required, with industry leading service support by Konica Minolta’s national service organisation. Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to provide integrated print and content management solutions and services to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Klingspor Australia Pty Ltd –

Stand 1530

Klingspor Australia is a German based manufacturer of high-quality abrasive tools. Klingspor invented the flap disc and the cutting and grinding disc, and remains a leader in abrasive technology. With 11 highly skilled field sales staff in Australia to help you with problem solving for cutting, grinding and surface finishing.

LEDified –

Stand 2206

LEDified’s latest LED Highbay features lighting automated-technology that can be tailored to suit

a range of commercial applications.

SIGMA combines Nichia’s SMD technology with innovative engineering to produce an LED light that delivers exceptional efficacy, a brilliant lumen output, and a slimline structure carefully engineered to maximise heat dissipation. The result is a long-lasting, reliable and powerful light, with advantages including:

  • Compact -one-third  the size of traditional highbays
  • Instant –  SIGMA illuminates instantly
  • Resilient – Lasts an expected 100,000 hours
  • Efficient – Light savings of up to 90% while still emitting brilliant light

Call 13LEDS (13 53 37)


Leussink Engineering Pty Ltd –

Stand:  1730

Leussink Engineering are manufacturers of the Demmeler World Class Jigging & Fabrication systems for over 30 years & are the Newly appointed FARO Metrology Agent for Australia & New Zealand.

With its simple but ingenious Demmeler Jigging & Fabrication System visitors can be hands on and receive professional demonstrations outlining how Demmeler can improve productivity & provide quality components whilst reducing overall tooling costs.

Visitors  will also witness the latest FARO Metrology Equipment performing reverse engineering & hard probing quality measuring & inspection tasks.

Demmeler Jigging & Fabrication Systems have many configurations to suit any application large or small in any industry that requires Research & Development, Fabrication & Welding. Demmeler has both Expert & ECO line of products that can suit any budget. Product Development, training, comprehensive stock & ongoing support is all value added components that businesses look for & Leussink Engineering prides themselves in all these aspects.

Visit the stand to see:

  • FARO Edge ScanArm & V6 Laser Line Probe can Reverse Engineer components in a matter of minutes not days as has been the case in past years.
  • FARO Laser trackers have been an integral part of large dimensional checking & measuring for some time & this technology will also be available on their stand.

Come along to the Leussink Engineering stand & explore the tools needed to keep up with today’s engineering demands.


Magnet Sales Australia –

Stand 1444

Magnet Sales Australia are established manufacturers and suppliers of industrial magnets for welding, lifting and fabrication solutions. Their range will be displayed at NMW Stand #1444 and feature safety innovation in the workplace.

Magnet Sales' Cable Safety range consists of Cable-MATE, Cable-BUDDY and Powr-Safe lead holders. These feature a high-strength magnet which holds to any steel surface allowing for safe, non-fuss rerouting of cables and prevention of trip and electrocution hazards. 

Each of their Pro-Lift lifting magnet units are fitted with an approved safety latch to protect operators to the highest level. Useful for handling steel sections, beams and components, the Pro-Lift range varies from 100 kg lifting capability up to a massive 6 tonne!

Overbelt and suspension magnets are crucial for extraction of tramp metal in mining, recycling and processing plants for product safety and machinery protection.

MSA will also be displaying the Magswitch range of welding and lifting magnetics. Magswitch technology allows more efficient, faster and safer set up, work holding and lifting in the steel fabrication industry. 

MSA are serious about safety and protecting their ever-growing client base. Detailed safety and operating instructions are provided with every MSA product.

Mecca Electronics (China – HK) –

Stand 2212

Mecca is a Hong Kong based ISO 9001, ISO/TS16949 OEM / ODM manufacturer established in 1984, providing vertically integrated solutions including Electronic Manufacturing Service, Plastic Injection and Metal Stamping.

They undertake both box build assemblies and sub-assemblies for customers from various products ranging from consumer electronics, telecommunication, audio and video to medical, computer, lighting and more. The company is in compliance with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC and WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC and has in-house tooling and paint shops in house to reduce lead times.

Metal Science Technologies –

Stand 1230

Metal Science Technologies proudly presents the latest developments in stainless steel weld cleaning. Among this year's highlights are four new machines, including the lightweight and highly portable EASYkleen TEC, the robust, economical EASYkleen PLUS BRUSH and two powerful EASYkleen PRO models for medium to heavy work.

Metal Science Technologies works with premier Universities and the leading stainless steel companies to provide proven and highly effective post weld finishing electropolishing machines.

Its manufacturing plant is located in Moruya (south of Sydney), NSW, with a new purpose built facility that has increased manufacturing space 10 fold with a dedicated R&D area of 280sq m. The company manufactures machines to strict quality control, and final testing is performed by management staff before any machine leaves the premises. Metal Science Technologies machines are proudly sold around the world.

Millsom Materials Handling Pty Ltd

Stand: 2230

Millsom Materials Handling is one of Australia's leading supplier of cranes, hoists, vacuum lifting systems, vacuum components and materials handling solutions. Through their reliable service you can buy vacuum lifting equipment including carton and sack vacuum lifters, sheet lifters for timber and steel and more with the expectation of quality products and affordable prices.

Millsom is a quality assured company, and provides a full installation, maintenance and repair service to suit all your handling specifications and requirements. With innovation in mind, we have developed a range of equipment that improves your production and safety in the workplace.

They invite you to recognize the Millsom difference and find out more about their hoists, cranes and vacuum lifters available throughout Australia.

Milltech –

Stand:  1552

Since its inception in 1992, Milltech Martin Bright has progressively grown to be Australia’s leading Engineering Bar Processor with a product range which includes:

• Heat Treated Alloy Bar in all surface finishes

• Bright Drawn and Peeled Carbon Bar

• Precision Ground Bar

• Induction Hardened Bar

• Hard Chrome Plated Bar

Milltech employs 60 technicians, production and administrative staff and produce in excess of 20,000 tonnes per annum, with world class equipment such as the SUPERQUENCH advanced technology Continuous Heat Treatment Line for bars up to 150mm Ø as well as the MARCHROME state of the art continuous Chrome Plating Lines.

Multicam Systems Pty Ltd –

Stand: 1820

See Multicam Systems' live demonstration on Wednesday 11 May

Australian made Multicam CNC routing machines are designed for profile cutting sheet product and extrusions including aluminium, and other non-ferrous metals, aluminium composite materials, plastics, insulation materials, foam, rubber, and timber products and laminates.

Multicam machines are an excellent alternative to plasma and laser machines and offer significantly reduced operating costs when compared to plasma and laser.  With a range of specialist software solutions for insulation, ACM, cabinetmaking, shop fitting and kitchen industries to give you the most from your investment. Multicam CNC routers also integrate with industry standard software.

With offices in NSW, Victoria and Queensland Multicam machines are backed by a dedicated team of factory trained technicians ensuring that you get quick, reliable service when you need it.

OMAX Corporation –

Stand: 1026

See OMAX's live demonstration on Wednesday 11 May

OMAX® designs and produces advanced precision waterjet systems sold and operated worldwide. Their easy to use machines cut virtually any material without any heat-affected zone, eliminating the need for secondary operations. Their ultra-efficient pumps use less electrical power  while delivering the highest nozzle horsepower in the industry. With two product lines, OMAX offers a large variety of table sizes and accessories for jobs ranging from one-off prototypes to mass production. Their extensive set of accessories allow you to do 5-axis, taper-free and 3D cutting. All of their waterjet systems are designed, manufactured and tested at their USA facility before shipping to ensure reliable, accurate cutting from day one. With the largest in-house waterjet R&D team in the world, OMAX is able to make use of the latest technology advancements to provide faster cutting speeds and decreased downtime.

OneCNC –

Stand: 2330

OneCNC CAD CAM  is a market leading computer aided manufacturing CAM system for NC part programming. With unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated toolpath generation, it’s the only CAM system you’ll need for milling, turning and mill-turn machining, Wire EDM, Laser, Plasma, Router or Flame Cutting machines. OneCNC has Versions that provide a wide range of capabilities in 2, 3, 4 and 5 axis machining. 

The programming flexibility extends to a comprehensive range of CAM functionality that can be applied to any type of CAD from almost any source . Multi Axis is the ultimate tool for full 4 and 5 axis positional and 5 axis simultaneous machining of parts and OneCNC has solutions for these machines.

Pneutech –

Stand 1916

Pneutech continues to expand its market offering to the plastics industry with new and innovative ideas to increase production rates whilst reducing overheads. This includes through the development of solutions with suppliers. Pneutech now offers a huge range of drop in solutions for the PET stretch-blow industry such as improved spindle tips, compensation bars, oven spindle mandrills, transfer grippers and high pressure blow valves. In addition, the use of MAC valves has proven to be the most reliable and efficient way of controlling blow fill machines in the market. MAC valves continue to increase reliability, improve fill accuracy and reduce downtime in most areas of the blow fill process from mixing of syrups through to the capper. In addition they have developed similar innovative solutions for the thermoforming and continuous extrusion industries that continue to improve their customer’s profits.

Reconeng –

Stand 1630

Reconeng is proud to showcase ProfiStop at this year's NMW. ProfiStop is a revolutionary automated length stop and feeding system suitable for automating simply all your repetitive production positioning tasks. In addition to mechanical automation ProfiStop streamlines workflow management in the most intuitive way possible from your order to finished parts.

High accuracy | Class leading positioning system, accurate time after time.

Simple to implement | Bolt-on, plug-and-run system, even for the most sophisticated automation tasks.

High-value management | Simplest possible jobs management with cumbersome processes made simple.

Australian made, World leading. Talk to the team at NMW about how ProfiStop™ can de-bottleneck your productivity.

Qifeng Precision Industry Sci-Tech Corp –

Stand 2201

Qifeng Precision Industry Sci-Tech Corp., originally known as Zhejiang Qifeng Hardware Make Co.,ltd, was established in 2001. The company has over 200 employees, total capital of RMB 80M (AUD $17M) and its plant is over 28540 square meters. Annual production capacity is 18,000 Ton, of general fasteners , railway fasteners, aerospace and military precision fasteners sold domestically and exported to USA, Japan, Europe and more than 20 other countries.

Qifeng actively invites strategic partnerships in aerospace and military applications.

Revolution Materials –

Stand 2516

Bio-Circle Surface Technology GmbH – Making Green Work!  Innovative, high-quality products for parts cleaning, corrosion protection, lubrication, weld protection and more.   Revolution Materials will be exhibiting Bio-Circle's parts cleaning solutions, from the innovative new Clean Box and Clean Box Flow, through the industry-leading Mini, Compact and Maxi bio-remediating parts washers, to the powerful Bio-Circle Turbo, for both automatic and manual cleaning.  Bio-Circle are a world leader in bio-remediating parts cleaners. The bio-degradation of oil and grease contamination in the washer means the cleaning bath does not require frequent changes. Cleaning power is constant – it does not deteriorate with use, as with solvent cleaners. Water-based, Bio-Circle liquid is non-hazardous, non-flammable, safe for human skin and comfortable to use. 

Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co. Ltd –

Stand 1206

Established in 2002, Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co Ltd. is a national high-tech enterprise which is committed to industrialization of biodegradable materials, such as PLA and PCL. The company has three R&D centres involved in strategic emerging industries projects, key technology research project units of Shenzhen 3D printing materials, national standards leading drafting unit of FDM3D printing materials. Esun has strong relationships with leading 3D printer manufacturers in FDM 3D printing materials, and customers around the world.

Sydney 3D Printing –

 Stand 1404

Sydney 3D Printing provides the latest cutting edge 3D Printing technology by offering a range of 3D Solutions, Services and Products in Australia. They are an authorised reseller for the most comprehensive industry leading 3D printers, print materials and parts on the market. They make 3D printing accessible for everyone.

Sunlec International Pty Ltd –

Stand: 2120

Sunlec International is the trusted, quality-endorsed source for Wire Marking and Cable Marking Systems. They offer a variety of Marking Systems from Automated Marking Printers through to Grafoplast® Manual Wire Marking Kits, and a wide range of consumables.

Bulk marking is a breeze with your own Automated Printer (inc Mobile Units) or you can have Sunlec print the markers for you. Their in-house marking lab works from your supplied numbers and sends you back the completed tags pronto.

Sunlec offer free next day delivery on a wide range of products – backed by friendly, fast and reliable service.

Supagas –

Stand:  1138

Supagas is your local gas supplier and a born and bred Australian company that has been providing gas services since 1997. Supagas has an extensive range of gases, including: Domestic gas, HeatagasTM, Helium, Hospitality gas, Industrial gas, LPG, Specialty gas and Welding gas. Supagas’ state-of-the-art facilities allows them to offer multiple gas types, gas products as well as run specialised laboratories to mix and test specialty gas in their NATA accredited laboratory. With multiple distribution centres, branches and agencies growing nation-wide, Supagas is able to provide fast and reliable service as well as free delivery to most areas with quality service every time.

3D Printing Systems –

Stand 1300

3D Printing Systems offers a powerful range of 3D Printers that change the way we work and live. They specialise in offering systems that don’t use locked or vendor proprietary cartridges, empowering you, the customer to use lower cost and experimental materials. At NMW this year,  3D Printing Systems will be showing some of the latest 3d printing plastics being used in the industry. From wood infused with polymers to Nylon blended with carbon fibre providing 100 MPa. Visit 3D Printing Systems on stand 1300 to see how plastics are being engineered for 3D printing.


TechRentals Pty Ltd –

Stand: 1810
TechRentals offers a vast range of test and measurement equipment for hire, rent, and sale. Located in over 10 convenient sites spread across Australia and Malaysia; the group is committed to putting in the hard work in to provide the right solution to get the job done. They employ a team of over 200 staff members who possess the end-to-end knowledge and experience to deliver the best advice.

TechRentals' extensive range of rental products that include: radio frequency test equipment, physical measurement, general industrial test equipment, environmental, OHS, chemical & laboratory, electronic test equipment, electrical power, construction, building services, data and telecommunications.

Be sure to take advantage of their enormous selection of products that will prevent larger more expensive and time consuming issues in future. If you find a cheaper rental quote, TechRentals will beat it by 10% (Conditions apply).

Tesuco – :

Stand 1426

Tesuco Pty Ltd is a privately owned Australian company based in Sydney that celebrated 25 years in July 2013, Tesuco supplies a wide range of gas equipment to the industrial, scientific, medical and beverage industries. The range includes regulators, manifolds and gas welding, cutting and heating equipment.

At NMW, Tesuco will display the Oxyturbo Set 200, ideal for plumbing, refrigeration and air conditioning. Tesuco will also have interesting new products: including its HEAT SINK CO2 welding gas regulator, that allows for high flow without the need for power, a high pressure dual stage regulator and two styles of gas warmers for CO2 and argon / CO2 mixtures.

Thinky Corporation –

Stand 2340

Thinky Corporation, a leader in industrial mixing and deaeration, will showcase its Planetary Centrifugal mixer / deaerator that disperses materials uniformly and deaerates simultaneously.  Used by many in the plastics industry – especially when making plastic moulds – to remove air bubbles and mix at the same time, the unit can process various materials such as adhesive, silicon resin, epoxy resin, CNT, sealant material for LCDs. Quick processing, easy operation, high reproducibility, and the lack of mixing blades eliminate the need for cleaning the blades are some of the features. Thinky is experienced in vacuum deaeration, emulsification, and nano pulverization.

Timotion –

Stand 2226

TiMOTION is an industry-leading provider of electric linear actuators. Their teams specialize in innovative solutions that help manufacturers of industrial, furniture and medical equipment to provide the best possible solutions to their customers.  TiMotion knows that any problem can be solved with the right technology and that drop-in replacement, customizable electric linear actuators are increasingly used for applications where hydraulic and pneumatic systems are not the best fit.

TiMotion's field is highly specialized and requires close collaboration with each individual customer. Their team understands your unique challenges and has the experience and breadth of knowledge to help you find the right solution.

Weldbrush –

Stand 1340

Weldbrush manufactures weld cleaning and electro polishing machines, delivering real-time and cost savings while lifting the industry standard for weld finishing.

Weldbrush proudly introduces the WB500 WELD CLEANER,  the latest in fast and affordable weld cleaning technology that cleans and polishes metal welds with ease. The WB500 is a fast and inexpensive weld brush that cleans stainless steel, brass, and bronze, after they have been heat tinted, or TIG, MIG, or Spark welded. As well as cleaning, the unit can electro-polish, mark, or brush electro-plate the same metals.

Weldbrush also proudly announces the WB450C, an entry level 450W machine, that is ideal for cleaning and marking.

White Industries –

Stand 2020

White Industries is one of the most established foundries in Australia, with over 60 years creating castings for rail, mining, automotive, road transport, agriculture and general engineering.

Still owned and operated by the White family, they use advanced technology and skill to bring value to your manufacturing operations. Take your castings to a new level of performance and functionality by working with the largest family-owned and -operated foundry in Australia.

White Industries are dedicated to not only creating high quality products, but also to working with your business as a whole to improve efficiency.

Showcasing a selection of ferrous castings as well as the non-ferrous castings they currently manufacture for their customers (including Mack, Drake Trailers and Honeywell Turbo Technologies), the White Industries principal benefit is their highly experienced team.

The team of patterns makers, moulders metallurgists and CNC machinists have decades of knowledge across many industry sectors and can ensure that your business needs are understood.

Visit the White Industries at stand # 2020 to talk directly with the business owners, and explore how this one-stop-shop for castings can give you consistent quality, specialist products and delivery on time for all your metal component requirements.






Investors consider Tegel Foods ahead of share float

Prospective investors in Tegal Foods were yesterday considering the estimated value of the company ahead of its plans to float on the Australian and New Zealand sharemarkets.

DataRoom reported that Deutsche analysts estimate Tegel’s market value sits between $NZ628m and $NZ704m, while Goldman Sachs analysts have opted for a slightly higher range of $NZ628m to $NZ790m.

These estimates are about nine to 10 times the company’s forecast earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for 2017.

As the Business Spectator points out, Tegel benefits from import restrictions in New Zealand and holds a dominant position in that market.

According to the AFR, potential investors will also need to consider factors like the low cost of feed in recent years which has benefitted Tegal and the notion that the company may have already hit peak efficiency after being twice-owned by private equity companies.

Another important factor is the company’s potential for export growth into Australia as well as Asia.

Fanta launches Strawberry Sherbet Fizz

Coca-Cola South Pacific has today announced the newest addition to its Fanta range as it continues its successful strategy to drive brand growth and category interest. The new flavour – Strawberry Sherbet Fizz – is a fruity and refreshing strawberry sherbet flavoured soft drink, with 'extra tingles & bold bubbles' that provide an extra 'zing'. The product joins FANTA's striking range of 'rainbow flavours' which have proved a hit with consumers.

Strawberry Sherbet Fizz will be introduced to market as a 12 month limited edition further bolstering the brand's 2016 strategy to 'bring the fun'. To drive awareness, FANTA has launched a multi-million dollar campaign, led by its flagship Orange flavour and supported by Strawberry Sherbet Fizz, which will target teens and mums.

It will seek to engage teens through outdoor advertising, a radio campaign and a targeted social offering on Facebook and Instagram, as well tapping into the audience of YouTube influencer Tyde Levi, who was involved in last year's #FantaTastesLike campaign. A significant investment will also be put into mobile, covering digital banners, shake banners, selfie props and a Droplet Challenge game. Meanwhile, mums will be targeted with proximity outdoor advertising aligned to path to purchase, radio and mobile advertising, as well as a strong in-store presence.

"Research has verified that Strawberry Sherbet Fizz is perfect for our audience, with strong purchase intent and consumer sentiment among teens and mums. The brand and product range continues to create excitement among consumers and we are working hard to keep the brand evolving to capture the attention of our target consumers," commented Ramona Spiteri, Brand Manager, Fanta.

Video of Kellogg’s worker peeing on production line emerges

US authorities have commenced a criminal investigation following the online posting of a video showing a Kellogg’s worker urinating onto a food production line.

As The Washington Post reports, the 47 second video was posted on the site WorldStarHipHop. In the video, the man urinates onto the operating production line containing cereal product and the camera then pans to a sign carrying the Kellogg’s logo.

According to the company, the incident took place at the Memphis, Tennessee Kellogg’s facility in 2014. Around this time, an industrial dispute saw workers locked out of the workplace.

A Kellogg’s spokesperson said products potentially affected included Rice Krispies Treats, Rice Krispies Treats cereal and puffed rice cake products.


“Kellogg takes this situation very seriously and we were shocked and deeply disappointed by this video that we just learned of yesterday,” Kellogg’s spokesman Kris Charles said.

“We immediately alerted law enforcement authorities and regulators. A criminal investigation is underway as well as a thorough internal investigation.

“Food quality is of the utmost importance to Kellogg Company. We are outraged by this completely unacceptable situation, and we will work closely with authorities to prosecute to the full extent of the law.”

New twist on natural fruit drinks

New Zealand’s Pete’s Natural has added two new brewed fruit drinks to its range and given itself a fresh look.

The company has been brewing natural fruit drinks using New Zealand grown fruit instead of imported concentrates since 2010. The two new flavours on offer are a low sugar Ginger Beer and Lemon Chilli.

Using only premium, fair trade and organic ingredients, Pete’s Natural Lemonade was followed by Currant Crush, Orange Berry Fusion and Lime-o-nade in 2013, all containing no concentrates and nothing artificial.

From mid-March, consumers will be able to recognise all the beverages by their new labels, and crack open a bottle of new honey-sweetened Ginger Beer and Lemon Chilli with a real pepper in each bottle.

According to the company, the range offers a healthier alternative to most bottled beverages, which contain 10-11gr or more sugar, with each flavour around 6gr/100ml and the Ginger Beer at a super low 3.7 gr/100ml.

Foodbank receives boost from ADM

Foodbank, Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation, will be able to provide 35,000 meals to Australians in need thanks to a donation of $18,900 from the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) through its social investment program, ‘ADM Cares’. This program directs funds to initiatives and organisations which drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide.

This donation will be a valuable contribution towards the Foodbank Key Staples Program, which sources essential food items that don’t come via traditional rescue channels. The program produces 6.8 million serves of breakfast cereal a year through an innovative collaboration between Foodbank and Australian grain growers, bulk handlers, traders, millers and breakfast cereal manufacturers.

The Key Staples Program aims to provide a consistent source of nutritious and balanced meals to food relief recipients. Overall, the program is able to supply 5 million meals to hungry Australians annually.

“Our vision is an Australia without hunger but unfortunately more and more people are seeking food relief as tough times hit,” said Sarah Pennell, General Manager Business Operations with Foodbank Australia. “Without the support of the Australian food industry, and caring companies like ADM, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We are very grateful for this contribution to a vital program.”

Tim Henry, ADM Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, said, “As a participant in the grain and food supply chains, ADM is proud to support Foodbank and its Key Staples Program. By providing financial and product support to organisations such as Foodbank, charities around Australia can serve the day’s most important meal to those in need.”