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Applidyne Director attends Warman Design and Build Competition

Our Technical Director, Paul van de Loo, once again spent the weekend judging the National Finals of the Warman Design and Build Competition for engineering students. This year was the 30th anniversary of the competition, which has been generously sponsored by Weir Minerals since inception.

Eighteen teams competed, fourteen from Australia, two from New Zealand and one each from China and Malaysia. The task this year was to separate balls representing uranium ore represented by golf balls, from the waste represented by squash balls and hand balls. The uranium and the waste then had to be transported to, and deposited in, separate bins. Points were awarded for accuracy of sorting, deposition and for speed. This year there was no score for weight, though devices had to weigh less than 6kg.

 

The competition was won by the University of Canterbury, followed by RMIT and the University of Adelaide. The Canterbury device was beautifully constructed, and demonstrated the adage about reliability being key; as one of the judges remarked “there is no point in quickly failing to perform the task”.

As usual, the quality of design in the devices was inspirational. Paul got a close look at each device during design judging. The design award was awarded to Auckland University who had a very simple and elegant device that used a single roller to sort the balls, exploiting the compliance of the waste ore balls. The same drive motor that powered this roller, after a delay, also extended two arms that deposited the uranium and waste simultaneously into the bins. This all happened simultaneously with the device navigating the track to the bins using an electric drive system with encoder feedback.

Overall, it was another year where NZ punched well above its weight. This has been a recurring theme in the competition and reflects the poor state of design teaching at Australian Universities, something Paul has discussed previously at http://www.applidyne.com.au/index.php?select=204


2017 Scholarship Awarded

The 2017 Applidyne Engineering Design Scholarship winner has been announced.

This year’s Applidyne Mechanical Engineering Design Scholarship has been awarded to Andrew Smulders.

Andrew is an University of Adelaide student in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Andrew pictured left, will join Applidyne in mid November and will undertake a work experience placement over the November – February period of his University Holidays.

The scholarship which is open to all Australian and New Zealand students was highly competitive this year. Initially fifteen candidates were shortlisted after marking of the tests was completed with six then progressing to the final round of interviews.

Andrew is the first recipient of the scholarship from the University of Adelaide since 2012. Andrew's exposure to his family's electrical contruction business and an interest in machines and how they work intially drew him to study engineering. His invovlement in the national finals of the 2016 Warman design and build competition encouraged him to apply for this year's Applidyne Engineering Design scholarship.

We again thank all applicants for their interest in the scholarship and encourage those shortlisted to apply for graduate positions on completion of their degree.


Applidyne tours Holden factory

We were lucky enough to be invited by Holden to do a site tour this morning!

Thanks to Dave, Jed, Toni and the whole Holden team for their time it was a fascinating tour.

Anyone that gets the chance to see the Holden's factory at work should. It's just incredibly disappointing to think this part of Australian history will be closing later this year.

 


Applidyne has moved to new premises!

It is with great pleasure that we announce our relocation to more comfortable and spacious premises.

Our new location is 104 Coglin Street, Brompton SA 5007. However, our phone number remains the same at (08) 8234 8211 and our primary email address remains the same at admin@applidyne.com.au.

Since we first opened our doors in 1993, your business and support has spurred our growth. We've been searching for the ideal location for a while and are happy to announce that we've finally found it. 

Our new premises provide us with better facilities including increased workshop and lab space for prototyping and testing. Located 5 minutes from the CBD and roughly 15 minutes from the airport, hopefully we’re in a convenient location for you.

We are located on the corner of Coglin and Hawker Streets and are easily accessible from South Road, Torrens Road and Park Terrace. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning the new location or our services. We look forward to continuing to do business with you at our new location. 

 


Applidyne attends Adelaide Uni Industry Night

Applidyne joined local industry leaders at the Adelaide University Engineering Industry Night on Thursday 11 May.

Applidyne staff were invited to attended the Industry Night to talk to students about Applidyne's Engineering Design Scholarship and Graduate employment Programs.

Staff were kept busy throughout the night answering student questions and telling them of the many exciting and varied projects they too could have a chance to work on as an Applidyne employee.

Did you attend the industry night and have a question you did get to ask or wanted to forward your application for the scholarship or a graduate position send us a message on Facebook or e-mail us.


2017 Scholarship Applications are now open!

Applications for the 2017 Applidyne Engineering Design Scholarship are now being taken.

University of Auckland Graduate Kade Turner was invited to talk with University of Adelaide students about his experiences at Applidyne as the 2014 Applidyne Engineering Scholarship winner.

Kade told students of the types of work Applidyne has been involved with over the years before touching on projects he personally has been involved in as the 2014 Scholarship winner. After successfully completing his work placement in 2014/2015 summer holidays at Applidyne Kade returned to Auckland to complete his final year of study. He has since returned to Applidyne after accepting a graduate position with us late last year.

For more details on the 2017 scholarship and an application form please follow the link.


Applidyne's latest recruit graduates

Applidyne's latest recruit Max Bardwell has officially graduated. Max pictured below with UniSA Chancellor, Mr Jim McDowell, was presented with his Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) in a ceremony held at  the Adelaide Convention Centre on 28 March. 

Max joined the team at Applidyne in mid February having completed his studies at the University of SA late last year.

His interest in automotive engineering and experience as the Uni SA Formula SAE Design Project Manager sees Max seamlessly fit in with the Applidyne team.

Max looks forward to working with Applidyne's client on their individual projects as well as working on sister company Red Automotive Technologies' pet project, the design of an Electric SUV.

Applidyne congratulates Max and all the 2016 Mechanical Engineering Graduates on completing their studies.


2016 Scholarship Awarded!

The 2016 Applidyne Engineering Design Scholarship winner has been announced.
This year’s Applidyne Mechanical Engineering Design Scholarship has been jointly awarded to Owen Milner and Albert Nisbet.

Owen is a University of Wollongong student in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Originally working as a mechanic and electronics technician after finishing high school Owen (pictured left) decided he wanted to get a more in depth understanding of how things worked and open up more interesting career paths for the future and decided to enroll in Mechanical Engineering.

When not studying Owen enjoys completing small projects in the garage and helping friends with race cars.

Owen is the first recipient of the scholarship from Wollongong University.

Albert is a University of Canterbury student in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. A love of mathematics and science at high school was what originally drew Albert (pictured left) to Engineering. His passion for designing and analysing mechanical and mechatronic systems has since developed through a range of personal and academic based projects.

When not studying Albert enjoys playing the piano, photography and coding. 

Albert is the second recipient of the scholarship from the University of Canterbury.

Both Owen and Albert will join Applidyne in mid-November and will undertake a work experience placement over the December – February period of their University Holidays.

The scholarship which is open to all Australian and New Zealand students was highly competitive this year. Around 280 applicants from Australia and New Zealand applied for this year’s scholarship. After marking of the two rounds of scholarship tests only six candidates were shortlisted with the two winners being selected from this group of candidates.

We again thank all applicants for their interest in the scholarship and encourage those shortlisted to apply for graduate positions on completion of their degree.


Local innovation to help house refugees

Applidyne client Humanihut Pty Ltd has been featured in 'The Sydney Morning Herald' with their unique pop-up accommodation. Having secured an IVP from the SA state government Humanihut approached Applidyne to create concept designs to meet their requirements.

Some time down the track and Humanihut have now been listed on the Disrupt 100 list, an index of the most promising start-ups around the world and are set to address the refugee housing crisis currently engulfing Europe. Funded by several private investors Humanihut is now undertaking a trial production run and preparing for their first contract.

To read the entire article click here.
 


Applidyne technology appears on SBS News

Applidyne client Ecological Horizons has appeared on SBS News demonstrating one of Applidyne’s more recent projects, the Ecological Horizons ‘Cat grooming trap’ as part of a story on the last known colony of Australian Night Parrots.

The rare bird thought for many years to be extinct was recently captured on camera in south western Queensland but remains under threat from feral cats in the area.

Feral cats are the greatest threat to native wildlife in Australia. They have been implicated in at least 27 mammal extinctions across Australia and currently threaten more than 100 native species, including mammals, lizards and ground nesting birds.

Feral cats are notoriously difficult to control as they are reluctant to take baits or enter traps, particularly when prey, such as small native mammals, are abundant. All cats are fastidious cleaners that groom regularly. Ecological Horizons came up with the idea of targeting the natural grooming behaviour of the cat and approached Applidyne to help make the idea a reality.

After 18 months of research and development Applidyne recently delivered five grooming traps to Ecological Horizons who will now commence testing. Conservation group Bush Heritage Australia will be one of the first to trial the Applidyne designed and built grooming traps in the area where the Night Parrots have been seen hoping to reduce cats numbers and protect the parrots from extinction.

For more information on Ecological Horizons and the grooming trap visit www.ecologicalhorizons.com.


Applidyne client Ecological Horizons featured in 'The Guardian'

Ecological Horizons and the ‘Cat grooming trap’ developed with Applidyne has again made the news over the weekend.

The well publicised traps developed for Ecological Horizons by Applidyne engineers have now been deployed in south-west Queensland to help protect the last known colony of the Australian Night Parrot.

To view the article click here.


Applidyne attends Flinders University Industry Night

Applidyne joined local industry leaders at the Flinders Univeristy Industry Night on Monday 21 March.

Applidyne staff were invited to attended the Industry Night to talk to students about Applidyne's Engineering Design Scholarship and Graduate employment Programs.

Staff were kept busy throughout the night answering student questions and telling them of the many exciting and varied projects they too could have a chance to work on as an Applidyne employee.

Did you attend the industry night and have a question you didn't get to ask or wanted to apply for the scholarship or a graduate position? Send us a message on Facebook or e-mail us.


Applidyne technology appears on Channel Nine News

Applidyne Director Paul van de Loo has appeared on Adelaide Channel Nine News demonstrating one of Applidyne’s more recent projects, the Ecological Horizons ‘Cat grooming trap’ to the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews.

Feral cats are the greatest threat to native wildlife in Australia. They have been implicated in at least 27 mammal extinctions across Australia and currently threaten more than 100 native species, including mammals, lizards and ground nesting birds.

Feral cats are notoriously difficult to control as they are reluctant to take baits or enter traps, particularly when prey, such as small native mammals, are abundant. All cats are fastidious cleaners that groom regularly. Ecological Horizons came up with the idea of targeting the natural grooming behaviour of the cat and approached Applidyne to help make the idea a reality.

After 18 months of research and development Applidyne recently delivered five grooming traps to Ecological Horizons who will now commence testing in a number of National Parks with known feral cat populations.

For more information on Ecological Horizons and the grooming trap visit www.ecologicalhorizons.com.


2015 Scholarship Awarded

The 2015 Applidyne Engineering Design Scholarship winner has been announced.

This year’s Applidyne Mechanical Engineering Design Scholarship has been awarded to Declan Williams.

Declan is a University of Western Sydney student in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Declan pictured left, will join Applidyne in mid November and will undertake a work experience placement over the December – February period of his University Holidays.

The scholarship which is open to all Australian and New Zealand students was highly competitive this year. Initially ten candidates were shortlisted after marking of the tests was completed with five then progressing to the final round of interviews.

Declan is the first recipient of the scholarship from the University of Western Sydney.

We again thank all applicants for their interest in the scholarship and encourage those shortlisted to apply for graduate positions on completion of their degree.


Applidyne addresses Senate inquiry on future of Australian car industry

Our new spin-off automotive venture was mentioned in the media today. We were fronting a Senate enquiry on the future of the Australian car industry and the Advertiser were there to cover it. 

I don’t think I said that Australian manufacturing is an IP free zone, rather that some of our automotive manufacturers are. In fact, most of our successful manufacturers are growing precisely because they do have IP that gives them an advantage in the global market place, and there are some great local examples.

For information on our automotive venture go to the website for Red Automotive Technologies www.redautotech.com.


Applidyne's new venture

For those glued to live senate broadcasts you will by now know that we have an exciting new spin-off venture underway. Senator Ricky Muir did an excellent job of outlining our new venture which can be viewed on YouTube. We’re designing and building a new electric car in Australia. An off-road capable range-extended SUV to be exact. More news soon…..

For media inquiries please e-mail us.


Applidyne helping to save endangered night parrots from extinction

Ecological Horizon's cat grooming trap developed with the assistance of Applidyne mechanical and electronics engineers is set to be trialled at the site of the only known location in Australia of the elusive night parrot.  

The rare bird thought for many years to be extinct was recently captured on camera in south western Queensland but remains under threat from feral cats in the area.

Conservation group Bush Heritage Australia will trial the Applidyne designed and built grooming traps in the area hoping to reduce cats numbers and protect the parrots from extinction.

A full article on the newly developed conservation site and night parrot can be read on the Guardian website here or ABC News website here.


Applidyne finalist in TIA 2015 Excellence in Innovation Awards

Applidyne in partnership with client Envirovision has been selected as one of six finalists in the the 2015 Excellence in Innovation Awards.

The Envirovision Enviroview Energy Monitor has been named as a finalist in this year's awards. Applidyne is one of six finalists named in the Innovative Award Category.

Envirovision approached Applidyne for assistance in developing the Enviroview Energy Monitor (or EV Pro), a smart energy management solution for commercial, industrial and residential applications. It accurately monitors electricity, gas and water usage in real time, empowering consumers to identify wasteful practices and make significant cost reductions and savings. 

The 2015 TIA Wards will be presented at the TIA Achievement Awards to be held on Friday 24 July.

For more information on the Enviroview Energy Monitor click here.


Applidyne attends Engineering Industry Night at Adelaide University

Applidyne joined local industry leaders at the Adelaide University Engineering Industry Night on Wednesday 15 May.

Applidyne staff were invited to attended the Industry Night to talk to students about Applidyne's Engineering Design Scholarship and Graduate employment Programs.

Staff were kept busy throughout the night answering student questions and telling them of the many exciting and varied projects they too could have a chance to work on as an Applidyne employee.

Did you attend the industry night and have a question you did get to ask or wanted to forward your application for the scholarship or a graduate position send us a message on Facebook or e-mail us.


Local innovation to help protect endangered native animals

South Australian company Ecological Horizons has been awarded an Innovation Grant  of $50,000 to engage the services of Applidyne. The grant will be used to to develop a grooming trap for managing feral cats.

Feral Cats have been a hot topic in recent months with the CSIRO estimating cat numbers have increased to almost 15 million, with each killing an average of five animals per night. In addition to these startling figures Parks Victoria recently estimated approximately 80 endangered and threatened species are at risk from feral cat predation in Australia and that the annual cost caused by feral cats to the state of Victoria alone is close to $150 million.

Ecological Horizons run by ecologist Dr John Read and his wife Dr Katherine Moseby, will work closely with Applidyne engineers to develop a grooming trap that sprays a measured dose of toxin onto the cat’s fur, which it consumes while grooming itself and causes it to die peacefully in its sleep.

The grooming trap is set to help protect endangered wildlife such as bilbies, wallabies and quolls by humanely controlling feral cats.

To view the full press release from the Department of State Development click here.


2014 Scholarship Awarded

The 2014 Applidyne Engineering Design Scholarship winner has been announced.

This year’s Applidyne Mechanical Engineering Design Scholarship has been awarded to Kade Turner.

Kade is a University of Auckland student in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Kade pictured left, with Technical Director Paul van de Loo joined Applidyne in mid November and will undertake a work experience placement over the December – February period of his University Holidays.

The scholarship which is open to all Australian and New Zealand students was highly competitive this year. Initially twelve candidates were shortlisted after marking of the test was completed with only three then progressing to the final round of interviews. Kade is now the second recipient of the scholarship to be based in New Zealand.

We again thank all applicants for their interest in the scholarship and encourage those shortlisted to apply for graduate positions on completion of their degree.


News Bulletin July 2014

So what have the staff at Applidyne been working on? Read Applidyne's July 2014 News Bulletin for the latest updates on our Projects and Staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Applidyne helping to develop the perfect slice of toast.

Applidyne client SensAbility Pty Ltd has been featured in ‘The Advertiser’ with their optical sensing technology that makes the perfect slice of toast. 

The hi-tech toaster determines when toast is ready based on its colour, rather than how long it has been in the toaster.

SensAbility is currently working with Applidyne Engineers on developing their third generation prototype.

Another article on SensAbility's technology can be found by clicking here.

 


LEDmas Tree

What happens when Applidyne engineers decide to tinker with the traditional Christmas tree lights?...You end up with a LEDmas Tree.

 

The engineers at Applidyne have developed this prototype LEDmas tree on a whim and have had some great fun developing the concept and animations.

With stunning animations, the LEDmas tree can morph from a traditional Christmas tree to a psychedelic light display. 

A video of the LEDmas tree can be seen on Youtube while the original prototype is on display at 'Two Pears' at 145 Magill Road, Stepney until the new year.

Additional photos of the construction of the tree can be seen on our Facebook page.


Applidyne cards of Christmas' past

Each year Applidyne employs the services of local artist Harry Slaghekke to design Applidyne's annual Christmas Card. These cards usually depict the successes or events of the previous year and are sent to our clients and suppliers to thank them for their support or service throughout the year.

With 2013 celebrating the twentieth year of business for Applidyne this year's card was influenced by the changes in technology over the past twenty years.

We have taken the launch of the latest card as an opportunity to look back at Applidyne cards of Christmas past....

 

 

 

Applidyne 2013 Christmas card celebrating 20 years since Applidyne began business. This year's card reflects upon the changes in technology (and fashion) that have occurred over the past 20 years.

 

 

 

 

Applidyne 2012 Christmas card celebrating Applidyne's success at the 2012 Australian International Design Awards and the TIA Excellence in Innovation Awards with the MineLab F3 metal detector.

 

 

Applidyne 2011 Christmas card taking a lighter side to the controversial carbon tax passed by the Australian Parliament in November 2011.Suggesting new 'green' technology developed by our engineers could assist with evasion of the carbon tax.

 

 

 

 

 

Applidyne 2010 Christmas card celebrating the release to market of the MineLab F3 compact metal detector and successful rescue of thirty three trapped Chilean miners in October 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applidyne 2009 Christmas card which reflecting on the global financial crisis which forced many businesses to downsize during 2009.

 

 

Applidyne 2008 Christmas card showing the possibilities of what our engineers can do is limited only by your imagination.

 

 

 

 

Applidyne 2007 Christmas card giving some insight into the inner-workings of the creative process of our engineers.

 

 

 

 

 

Applidyne 2006 Christmas card showing the Applidyne team working on one of their more creative 'projects'  as always looking to streamline Santa's operations. 

 

 

 

 

Applidyne 2005 Christmas card celebrating the successes of the 2005 Australian Design Awards with the Ozroll 'Smartdrive.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applidyne 2004 Christmas card showing 'Santa's little helpers' who not content with the previous year's 'Supa-Sled' did away with the traditional reindeer and sleigh and created 'Rudolph the Robot!'

 

Applidyne 2003 Christmas card showing Santa and the Reindeers enjoying an early Christmas Party thanks to the help of Applidyne and the 'Supa-Sled.'


Intellectual Property creation and protecting IP

Our clients often use our services to develop new products and concepts and in turn new intellectual property or IP. On completion of each project any IP developed is signed over to our client, which often leads many of our clients to ask: What is the best way to protect this intellectual property?

We often refer then to one of a number of patent attorneys we have consulted over the years but more recently Patent Attorneys Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick have published an interesting article in POF - Issue 21- Spring 2013 self published magazine. The article discusses exactly what the differences between some of the options are and the strategy behind using them including:

  • Copyright ©
  • Registered trademarks ®
  • Unregistered Trademarks ™
  • Patent Pending

To view the article follow the link here to POF's Q&A about product marketing.


Applidyne client Dalie Guitar stands now on facebook

Applidyne client Dalie Guitar stands is now profiling it's range of  unique personalised guitar stands on Facebook. The guitar stands are the first of Dalie's products to be released and has been developed with the assistance of Applidyne's engineers and industrial designers. A number of other new products and musical accessories are expected to follow. Follow Dalie's journey at:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dalie-Guitar-Stands/213549608836819?sk=app_100265896690345


Applidyne a SEA 1000 Future Submarine Program IPT member

Applidyne has successfully tendered to become a member of the SEA 1000 Future Submarine Program Integrated Project Team (IPT).

The IPT will develop two costed, scheduled and technically balanced submarine concept designs for the replacement of the Collins Class submarine to meet the 2009 White Paper Future submarine capability. Applidyne has been chosen as one of a number of suitable companies to provide secondees in a range of disciplines and roles into the IPT.

If you are interested in being part of the design team of the future submarine project, forward a copy of your resume to our HR department . New positions are currently becoming available as part of the IPT and we are looking for suitable staff (preferably with Australian Security Clearance to the level of Negative Vetting 1) to fill those positions. 


Applidyne Client - StaminaLift International wins Safework SA Award

Applidyne client StaminaLift International has been announced as one of the 2012 Winners of the Safe Work SA Awards, StaminaLift one the 'Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Issue' with the Applidyne assisted hospital bed mover.

Applidyne congratulates StaminaLift International on another award recognising the cleverly designed bed mover reducing healthcare worker injuries both in Australia and Internationally.

Information on how Applidyne assisted with the hospital bed mover design can be found by following this link to the projects section of the website. 

 

 

 


Guest speaker at Manufacturing Works Strategy Launch

Technical Director Paul van de Loo was a guest speaker at an  the South Australian Government Manufacturing Works Strategy launch. The function held on Thursday 25 October by AusIndustry was aimed at launching the Innovative Voucher Program designed to support Manufacturers who innovate. The voucher scheme helps connect firms with Registered Research Service Providers who are able to assist with research and development.

Mr van de Loo presented a short 10 minute presentation on the types of services Registered Research Providers like Applidyne can provide and the potential outcomes. The presentation focused on the success of one specific project the 'MineLab F3 Compact Metal Detector' a recent recipient of two Australian International Design Awards.

To read more about the event or listen to the presentation follow the link to the AusIndustry article on their website.


Applidyne features in The Advertiser article

Applidyne Director, Paul van de Loo can be seen in SA Business Journal found in The Advertiser, 16 October 2012. The article details a new initiative of the SA State Government, the Innovation Voucher Program.

The new program is designed to encourage SME to engage the services of research providers like Applidyne to develop new manufactured products or systems with the offer of a voucher worth between $10,000 and $20,000. More information on the scheme can be found at DFEEST website. To read the article click here.
 


Applidyne 2012 Design Award Winners

Congratulations to the Applidyne, MineLab and Cobalt Niche staff involved in the multi-award winning MineLab F3 compact mine Detector winners  the 2012 Australian International Design Awards.

The Awards presented at Sydney's City Recital Hall Angel Place on Friday 20 July saw the Applidyne/MineLab/Cobalt Niche entry walk away with two of the prestigious awards, the best in category for Business and Technology and the inaugural Patrons Award.

Applidyne Director, Paul van de Loo pictured left with his wife Sue attended the black tie event in Sydney. Mr van de Loo was quoted as saying it was quiet an honor to have received the awards. 

Mr van de Loo said he felt particularly honored to have been awarded the inaugural Patrons Award introduced to 'recognise and celebrate the best Australian designed product or service that has the potential to positively shape the future economic, social, cultural and environment aspects of our planet.'

The award chosen by the Patron of Good Design Australia, His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce was dedicated to Sapper Darren Smith, Sapper Jacob Moreland and Sapper Smith's bomb detector dog Herbie who were killed by an improvised explosive device in June 2010 in Afghanistan.

His Excellency acknowledged in his presentation of the award that the MineLab F3 Mine detector was a fitting example of a product with social responsibility and humanitarian values at the core of its design, with great potential to save lives.

Video footage of the Mr van de Loo and MineLab representatives Simon Mazurek and Lawrence Stamatescu receiving the Patron's Award can be seen on the Good Design Website. Articles on the F3 Compact's win were also written in The Advertiser and The Sydney Morning Herald, follow the links to read more.


KwikZIP HD series qualifies for Design Award trademark

Congratulations to Applidyne and KwikZIP Pty Ltd for qualifying for the Design Award trademark on the KwiKZIP HD series centralisers.

The KwikZIP HD series Centralisers was recently listed as a finalist in the Australian International Design Awards, Heavy Machinery category and was profiled in BRW magazine. The Centralisers was one of the products on display at the 2012 Australian International Design Awards pictured left with Applidyne Director Paul van de Loo when the awards were presented on Friday 20 June  in Sydney.

Applidyne looks forward to continuing to work with KwikZIP on its other series of centralisers.


Applidyne an AusIndustry guest speaker

Technical Director Paul van de Loo has been invited to be a guest speaker at an   AusIndustry organised Research and Business Breakfast. The function held on Friday 3 August by AusIndustry was aimed at connecting local businesses with Registered Research Service Providers who are able to assist small and large companies with research and development.

As Mr van de Loo was unable to attend in person a short video presentation was prepared and shown in his absence.

 


A high definition version of the above video is available for download here (58mb)

 

Research Service Providers like Applidyne enable companies to access the R&D Tax Incentive who would not have otherwise qualified. By using a registered service provider the need to spend in excess of $20,000 per year on eligible expenditure is no longer an issue. Any money spend on eligible expenses with a registered service provider is able to be claimed under the tax incentive, regardless if the amount.

For more information on how Applidyne can assist you with R&D and product innovation please contact us via e-mail.


Award entry profiled in BRW Magazine

BRW Magazine as part of it's coverage of the 2012 Australian International Design Awards has profiled Applidyne client, KwikZIP and its HD series Centralizer in a short pictorial of the awards. The centralizer designed with the assistance of Applidyne engineers is one of the finalists in this year's awards to be presented next month. 

To view the KwikZIP article click here to read the BRW article click here.


Applidyne a Winner!

Applidyne were awarded the TIA Excellence in Innovation Award at the Technology Industry Association Awards dinner on Friday 21 October 2011.  This was awarded jointly to Applidyne and Minelab Electronics for the F3 Compact Mine Detector.  This class leading product was developed by Applidyne and Minelab in a team effort and has been enthusiastically received in the world market.  

We wish to thank TIA, the sponsors and most of all our client Minelab who remained steadfast in their commitment to developing an excellent product rather than just a good one in the face of the many challenges associated with achieving the conflicting aims of robustness, light weight, compactness, great ergonomics and superior mine detection capability.  

Applidyne Technical Director, Paul van de Loo, (centre of picture) commented that "it was a great team effort on the part of the engineers at Minelab and Applidyne who worked closely and effectively to achieve an outstanding result of which every team member can be justly proud".

For further information on the Annual TIA Awards and to view more pictures click here.


Applidyne valve featured in Journal of AWA

Applidyne's Fluid control device and system has been featured in 'Water' Journal of the Australian Water Association.

The article featured in November's edition of Water discusses the difficulties of providing secure, reliable reticulated potable water supply in rural and regional council areas and the solution Applidyne has provided.

The unique Applidyne designed pressurised valve facilitates the supply of reticulated recycled water to homes using a low cost low pressure reticulation system retrofitted in existing suburbs. 

Used in conjunction with a rainwater collection tank, it also delays the flow of water into the storm water system, giving wetlands a chance to cope with heavy rainfall events.  It also meters both recycled water in and dumped water out.  

The full article can be viewed by clicking here, while further information can be obtained by contacting us via e-mail.