Factory automation

Balluff ceramic sensor caps

14 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

Balluff has released ceramic caps that can increase sensor life, by withstanding high temperatures, weld spatter and abrasives.

Growing use of mobile robots on factory floors: report

12 November, 2018

Complementary robotics technologies will help to push revenues of commercial robotics to US$22 billion by 2027.

Pepperl+Fuchs 30GM-IO series ultrasonic sensors

01 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Pepperl+Fuchs 30GM-IO series diffuse mode sensors can be used for a range of applications.

ElasitSense EDS capacitive displacement sensor

31 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The EDS sensor is a contact capacitive displacement sensor with a hyper-elastic elastomer stretchable strain gauge.

The robot eye with an all-round field of view

30 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT

Robots can move — but not see — in all directions. A patented laser sensor developed by a Fraunhofer research institution provides a solution.

ABB to build advanced robotics factory in Shanghai

29 October, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB is to build what it says will be the world's most advanced robotics factory, where robots build other robots.

TER TOP rotary limit switch

26 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

The TOP rotary limit switch from TER is suitable for most environments due to its waterproof and heat-resistant aluminium case.

Exoskeleton market growing quickly

26 October, 2018

A new market research report predicts that the robotic exoskeleton market will top US$5 billion over the next 10 years.

Global industrial robot sales doubled over the past five years: report

22 October, 2018 | Supplied by: International Federation of Robotics

The new World Robotics Report shows that 381,000 units were shipped globally in 2017 — an increase of 30% compared to the previous year.

Advantech AIIS machine vision systems

19 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Advantech's AIIS product series aimed at vision inspection applications is suitable for food and beverage industry needs.

Posital IXARC incremental encoders

15 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Plant Control & Automation

The Posital IXARC incremental encoders are now available with a housing that features a cable entry angled at 45° to the device axis.

Machine shop moves into the future of additive manufacturing

12 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Konica Minolta

Amiga Engineering moves into the future of additive manufacturing with Konica Minolta and 3D SYSTEMS ProX DMP 320.

Cobot pioneer Rethink Robotics closes down

08 October, 2018

Pioneer of collaborative robotics closes down, citing failed investment deal.

ABB IRB 1100 small parts assembly robot

05 October, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has announced the IRB 1100, its smallest, lightest robot to date, as part of its growing range of solutions for small parts assembly.

Photoelectric sensors in a hot glass production line

25 September, 2018 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

During peak production periods, well over one million glass bottles per day are made on production lines that use machines manufactured by Heye International.

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