Factory automation

Automation firm hatches plan to boost poultry production

09 February, 2018 by | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

A Sydney-based engineering company has developed a control system that improves egg production.


Linear guide systems: when to use plastic linear bearings or recirculating ball systems

07 February, 2018 by | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Choosing between ball bearing guides and plain linear bearings depends greatly on the application requirements of accuracy and speed, as well as the environment in which the guide needs to operate.


Detecting impurities on 3D components

06 February, 2018 by | Supplied by: Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

A new fluorescence scanner allows for the inspection of metallic parts for residues of grease, machining chips and cleaning agents.


Panasonic FP0H micro-sized PLC

02 February, 2018 by | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The Panasonic FP0H micro-sized PLC takes up only 42 mm of DIN rail space, and combines onboard data logging and flexible connectivity options.


Wenglor PNG//smart photoelectric sensors

31 January, 2018 by | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The Wenglor PNG//smart photoelectric sensor range offers intelligent sensors with five different functional principles, all equipped with IO-Link.


MTS Sensors Temposonics T-Series magnetostrictive sensors with SSI output

24 January, 2018 by | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Temposonics T-Series magnetostrictive position sensors now offer an SSI output, and also now conform to the NEC standards 500, 505 and 506, as well as CEC, ATEX, IECEx.


Allen-Bradley Bulletin 871FM miniature, metal, flat-pack, inductive proximity sensors

19 January, 2018 by | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The Bulletin 871FM sensors’ 8 mm and 14 mm stainless steel rectangular housings can be installed in low-profile, space-critical applications.


MicroEpsilon TIM G7 VGA thermal imager

01 January, 2018 by | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The MicroEpsilon TIM G7 VGA thermal imager is specifically designed for temperature monitoring in the glass industry.


Automating the transformer manufacturing industry

15 December, 2017 by | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

A strategic collaboration between SMC Pneumatics and AEM Unicore has been a catalyst in the success of manufacturing AEM Unicore's Automatic DUO Core Machine model UCM440A.


JVL ServoStep integrated stepper motors

14 December, 2017 by | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

The latest generation of integrated stepper motors from JVL, ServoStep, advances previous designs, incorporating users' feedback.


Rockwell Automation acquires Odos Imaging

12 December, 2017 by | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Imaging technology to enable further leveraging of 3D and time-of-flight for sensing and safety applications.


Rockwell Automation Project Sherlock artificial intelligence module

04 December, 2017 by | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Rockwell Automation has announced its Project Sherlock artificial intelligence (AI) module, in which a data-driven analytics algorithm is provided that fits directly into a controller chassis.


ABB unveils single-arm YuMi cobot

01 December, 2017 by | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has unveiled a single-arm, smaller-footprint version of its YuMi collaborative robot.


IDEC Corporation MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC

30 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: IDEC Australia Pty Ltd

With its expanded I/O capacity of up to 2060 local I/O, the Microsmart FC6A Plus PLC is said to be able to control and monitor the largest machines or entire small-scale manufacturing facilities.


ABB and Kawasaki announce cobot cooperation

28 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have announced that the companies will join forces to share knowledge and promote the benefits of collaborative robots, in particular those with dual-arm designs.


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