Stuck At The Intersection

The other day I was driving around doing some errands in my relatively modern, high-tech car when the engine cut out while I was waiting at an intersection. Luckily, I was able to restart the car again after having put it in neutral and turning the key fully off and...

Tooheys Achieves 35% Improvement On 25-Year-Old Depalletiser

Tooheys is a high-performance manufacturer of well-known beer brands, operating 24 x 7 at Lidcombe NSW. Their need for continuous improvement is a major focus. A percent here or there can have major impact, especially at filling speeds in excess of 1,000 bottles per...

The Cost Of Bad Software

When a local Sydney-based division of Hanson decided to relocate their pre-cast facilities to Mulgrave, they approached us for a potential rewrite of the PLC and SCADA software. Hanson produces pre-cast wall structures out of concrete by creating the casting forms on...

The True Cost Of Crap Code

Is there more than one way to skin a cat in the world of coding? As many ways as there are software engineers, of course! As with all things, people have different takes on how to go about it. Are some coding methods better than others? Absolutely, and there are many...