Factory automation

Balluff BMF 235 cylinder sensors

26 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The BMF 235 cylinder sensor for T and C slots is a teachable magnetic sensor with two switch points so that it can replace two standard sensors.


Tolomatic ACSI integrated servo motor with Profinet

21 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Pneumatic Products

Tolomatic's ACSI integrated servo motor now features support for Profinet.


Research: Mobile robots that can merge and morph

13 September, 2017 by

Designed by a team of European researchers based in Belgium, mergeable nervous system robots retain full motion control regardless of how they are grouped, so the larger bodies function with a single controller, and once split use independent controllers.


ABB's YuMi robot conducts opera

12 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB's collaborative robot YuMi will be conducting the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra in Pisa tonight, performing along with soloists Andrea Bocelli and Luigia Borsi.


SMC JXC series direct-input step motor controller

11 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

The JXC series direct-input step motor controller now offers three additional communication protocols, namely DeviceNet, EtherCAT and Profinet, in addition to the EtherNet/IP fieldbus protocol that was available on previous models.


Moog RKP high-pressure radial piston pumps

01 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Moog Australia Pty Ltd

With a maximum operating pressure of 350 bar and peak pressure up to 420 bar, the RKP series addresses a wide range of applications including presses, metal forming and heavy industries.


Pepperl+Fuchs SmartRunner light section sensors

01 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

Pepperl+Fuchs' SmartRunner technology is a combination of light section technology and a 2D vision sensor with integrated LEDs.


Omron E5CD and E5ED digital temperature controllers

30 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron's E5CD/E5ED digital temperature controllers are adaptive, using artificial intelligence to adjust PID loop parameters automatically.


World's top AI and robotics companies urge UN to ban lethal autonomous weapons

21 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: University of NSW

Open letter by leaders of leading robotics and AI companies is launched at the world's biggest artificial intelligence conference as UN delays meeting till later this year to discuss the robot arms race.


Annual robotics competition finals in Sydney

18 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

National Instruments has announced the live finals of the 7th Annual Autonomous Robotics Competition, to be held at the University of Technology Sydney in September.


Moog electro-hydrostatic pump unit (EPU)

18 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Moog Australia Pty Ltd

Moog has launched an electro-hydrostatic pump unit (EPU) designed to help machine builders and end users derive the combined benefits of both hydraulic and electric actuation.


Omron appoints new director for Oceania region

17 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron Electronics Oceania has appointed a new director for its operations in the Oceania region.


The new industrial revolution: robots are an opportunity, not a threat

15 August, 2017 by David Flynn and Valentin Robu, Heriot-Watt University*

If robots and AI are our future, we need to embrace the technology and work out how best to collaborate and make it work for everyone.


ICP DAS WP-5231PM-3GWA-CE7 compact PAC PC

14 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

The WP-5231PM-3GWA-CE7 is a compact PAC PC running Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 that provides a solution for integrating HMI, data acquisition and control in a single PAC.


Omron database connectivity seminar

11 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron will be holding a training seminar on its NJ Database Functionality at its Brisbane office on Friday, 18 August.


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