Category: News

Sharing our passion for education through the UOW Summer MasterClass program

Posted on February 13, 2020

It’s no secret that we love engineering. But we’re passionate about plenty of other things here at Soto, including education. We believe you never stop learning and that it’s important to foster that love of education in others too. So, we were honoured this January to sponsor 2 students for the UOW Summer MasterClass.   […]

Read more

Making a splash for Aquathon 2020

Posted on January 21, 2020

It’s that time of year again when Wollongong’s stunning foreshore fills with people for the Australia Day Aquathon, and we are thrilled to once again be a sponsor. This year, however, with a slight twist as some of our team members are also participating! Here at Soto we are passionate about employee health and wellbeing, […]

Read more

SOTO @ i3net

Posted on October 31, 2019

At SOTO, we’re enormously proud of being one of the founding members of an outstanding engineering and manufacturing initiative launched in the Illawarra 10 years ago. In 2009, SOTO enthusiastically supported the formation of the Illawarra Innovative Industry Network – or i3net – which brought together the region’s engineering firms, manufacturers, and industrial suppliers under […]

Read more

Illawarra Academy of Sports – Passion and Integrity

Posted on September 16, 2019

A passion for what we do, the pursuit of excellence and the personal integrity required to push your boundaries are all values we live at SOTO. Those very same qualities are the hall marks of Illawarra Academy of Sport (IAS) and the incredible local athletes they support. Our aligned values made the IAS and SOTO […]

Read more

SOTO works with renewable energy pioneer Wave Swell Energy to harness the ocean’s power

Posted on August 12, 2019

Harnessing ocean waves for energy is a fast-developing area of renewable power technology. Corporations and governments around the world are investing in fixed as well as floating plants to convert wave motion into power, and Australia is part of this quiet revolution. Australian innovators leading wave energy charge SOTO is working on a significant project […]

Read more

SOTO and Flying Robot leading the charge for faster, safer statutory structural audits using drone technology

Posted on March 25, 2019

We’ve been at the forefront of using drones for engineering applications for some time. Now we’re giving mining, heavy industry and construction a much faster and safer means to inspect or audit dangerous and inaccessible areas via the use of the innovative technology. We’ve partnered with aerial photography specialist Flying Robot to use remotely piloted […]

Read more


Posted on February 28, 2019

Energy innovation is an area thriving with activity around the globe, fired by the need to find alternatives to traditional sources. Into this melee now strides a bold Australian with a doctorate in geosciences and a string of high-profile appointments under his belt. While Dr. Kevin Moriarty’s company, intriguingly named 1414 Degrees to get safely […]

Read more


Posted on January 14, 2019

Surge bins installed at the end of colliery conveyer belts are often a critical component of the underground coal transportation process. The word ‘component,’ however, is a bit too modest to describe them, as surge bins are usually big and cumbersome. When the time comes to inspect the inside of a surge bin, the task […]

Read more

SOTO proud to be involved with revolutionary Isodynamics Reviver ‘Adam & Eve Machine’

Posted on December 14, 2018

Innovative engineering by a great Australian inventor Australian inventors have a history of quietly coming up with world-first devices and technologies, including such familiarities as the cochlear implant, WiFi, and the aviation ‘black box.’ The salubrious Sydney suburb of Cronulla is on the verge of being put on the innovation map by another outstanding inventor. […]

Read more

Bulk Materials Handling: DEM Impact Analysis Conveyor Chute Design Comparison

Posted on October 10, 2018

DEM (discrete element modelling) is a powerful technique used to model particle flow in the design of bulk materials handling equipment. Insights gained from DEM analyses can help design more efficient equipment and transfer chutes. Among others, DEM is useful in predicting bulk materials flow patterns and flow rates; wear patterns; and velocity profiles relative […]

Read more