Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council
Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Grant opportunities

The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream supports large-scale manufacturing projects with:

  • business-to-business collaboration at their core and/or
  • business-to-research collaboration at their core.

The objectives of the Manufacturing Collaboration Stream are to:

  • Foster collaboration between businesses, research organisations, investors and other parties to realise transformation in Australia’s manufacturers towards higher value added segments of the manufacturing ‘smile curve’
  • Support manufacturers to work together to build manufacturing networks and ecosystems, unlock complementary capabilities, overcome barriers to scale and grow, and access global markets
  • Support long-term job creation and a more highly skilled workforce in the Australian manufacturing sector
  • Increase investment in Australian manufacturing, particularly in high-value added activities
  • Increase manufacturing capability, business acumen, knowledge diffusion and expertise.
  • For more information on eligibility please read the Grant opportunity guidelines.


Applications will open on Wednesday 11 August 2021.

To apply, go to


Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council
Industry Capability Network “The Victorian Prospect – July 2021”

Founded in 1984, ICN Victoria exists to support local industry participation, local content considerations and assist with the project procurement process. Read the latest edition of The Victorian Prospect here

To find out more about ICNGateway & to join the networking platform that’s helping Australian business grow go to

Is your business in a position to win work on infrastructure projects and other procurement options across our state?

Yarra Ranges Council and ICN Victoria  held a series of virtual webinar workshops to support local businesses.

If you missed these sessions, you can watch recorded presentation here

These sessions centered on how you can get started with – and significantly improve upon – your ICN Gateway profile, which acts as the way to submit EOIs for projects, connect you to industry buyers, and many other advantages.

  • Welcome to ICN “Let’s start the conversation” 
  • Creating a new profile – targeted to those not yet on the platform
  • Profile improvement – targeted to those already on the platform
Business Services Manager - Acrodyne Pty Ltd
Acrodyne build IECEX Hazardous area approved Limitorque electric actuators.

These Acrodyne Pty Ltd built Limitorque built MX actuators have been in service many years and performing perfectly at one of Melbourne Water water treatment plants.

We are proud to add to our capabilities the unique ability to build IECEX Hazardous area approved Limitorque MX & QX electric actuators.

Acrodyne is now an “Additional Manufacturing Location” nominated on the IECEX Certificate of Conformity.

We now are able to extend the ability to locally build IECEX Limitorque actuators in Australia in our Quick Response Centre.


Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council
Registrations Open for Circular Advantage 2021

Is the Circular Economy on your radar as an emerging opportunity?

If you are unfamiliar with the term, when applied to business strategy, the circular economy is a new approach that applies Japanese kaizen principles and design thinking to enhance profits through resource optimisation

Circular Advantage is an executive education program designed to help organisations produce an impactful circular economy strategy.  Developed by Dr. Scott Valentine of KPMG, Circular Advantage is delivered online through 18-modules over five months.  There is considerable focus on collaboration, and the program seeks to assist companies in understanding the circular economy and its application to their business.  All 20 companies in last year’s program developed critical new insights to improve their operations’ efficiency by considering the way they do business through a circular economy lens.

This year, the Circular Advantage program is being rolled out nationally with the support of Planet Ark and Circular Economy Victoria.

For further information, please contact Sean Trewick (


Business Services Manager - Acrodyne Pty Ltd
Acrodyne approved as IECEx manufacturing location

Acrodyne are pleased to announce after many hours of work together with auditors and international visitors from various agencies that we have been officially recognised as —

“Additional Manufacturing Location”

by IECEx to produce Limitorque MX-A, MX-B and QX electric valve actuators for hazardous areas conforming to IECEx requirements.

A significant milestone yet again has been achieved further entrenching our commitment to the Australian actuator market.

Acrodyne, the Australian Actuator Company.

Business Services Manager - Acrodyne Pty Ltd
Problem Solved – Portable Actuator Adaption for Melbourne Water

This is a job Andrew Hartley successfully delivered to Melbourne Water a little while ago, the task was to operate a number of very old and very large gate valves via our portable actuator system.

Strict adherence to preserving the integrity of some very old assets was of the utmost importance and to achieve this a significant amount of effort was focused on torque protection.

Andrew’s design included some very special bracketry, the inclusion of gearboxes where required and permanently mounted over-torque protectors, the site then utilized our petrol-powered actuator across all valves.

Congratulations on a great result, and as can be seen Andrew is also very proud of his accomplishments.

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Business Services Manager - Acrodyne Pty Ltd
Harry Tan overseeing another successful project delivery at Acrodyne

This application required some very tight valve control associated with a gas application in Australia.

Limitorque QX actuators were selected for a number of reasons including their ability to finely tune the loop as well as their reliable and rugged reputation in the Australian Gas industry.

Harry Tan has a wealth of application knowledge, he is more than happy to discuss your requirements.


#mining #oilandgas #oilandgasindustry #australianmade #actuators #actuator Flowserve Corporation #powergeneration #acrodyne #instrumentation #valves #miningindustry #limitorque

Business Services Manager - Acrodyne Pty Ltd
What Is A Fair Lifetime For An Actuator?

This is a Limitorque model SMA built at the Limitorque UK facility and installed at a major Queensland dam in the late 1960s.

The unit was returned to us for evaluation, apart from some minimal wear on the worm gear the actuator received new bearings, seals gaskets, etc., a fresh coat of paint and it was proudly returned back to service.

Judging by the condition at 50 plus years of service, I would confidently say it would easily provide another 50 years of reliable service.

Having reliability issues? Come talk to Acrodyne, the Australian Actuator Company.

#oil #actuators #oilandgas #mining #actuator #powergeneration #australian #waterindustry #acrodyne #oilandgasindustry #water #limitorque #wastewatertreatment #steelindustry #watertreatment #valves #miningindustry #flowserve

Apprenticeships and Workforce Development Consultant - Australian Industry Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre
Free Webinar – Apprenticeships in Manufacturing and Engineering

Please join us to hear about exciting opportunities and advice on obtaining an apprenticeship or traineeship in Engineering and Manufacturing. We have received a surge in interest from companies (Many in the BBP) looking to engage apprentices in Engineering so looking for as many people to come along and hear about these opportunities and many more.

Business Services Manager - Acrodyne Pty Ltd
Acrogear Spur Gearboxes with Local Indicators

We are proud to be one of AVK Flow Control Pty Ltd suppliers, pictured are a batch of spur gearboxes ready to ship, these units have local position indicators which provides a 0 to 100% valve position over a 270degree scale, perfect solution for buried valves, in addition our fabricated 316SS T-Key adaptors.


#valves #actuators #actuator #waterindustry #watertreatment #wastewatertreatment #miningindustry #oilandgasindustry #powergeneration #gearboxes