Factory automation

Beijer Nexto Xpress compact controller

16 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Global Automation Asia-Pacific

Beijer Electronics has released the Nexto Xpress compact controller that enables Industry 4.0 applications via its built-in OPC UA interface.

ABB paint solutions for electric vehicle factory in China

06 May, 2019 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB Robotics is to provide advanced robotics painting solutions to SAIC Volkswagen, including environmentally friendly paint technologies.

NZ company Invert Robotics expands into global market

03 May, 2019

Top tech investors support global expansion of the world's first non-magnetic, climbing inspection robot for hazardous environments.

Collaborative robots and Industry 5.0 on display at NMW

03 May, 2019

Universal Robots will demonstrate its collaborative man and machine workforce solutions at National Manufacturing Week this year.

Camille Bauer DM5S poly-phase transducers

02 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Power Parameters Pty Ltd

The Camille Bauer DM5S is a DIN rail instrument for measuring in single- and three-phase 3- and 4-wire systems.

Ximea XiQ USB 3 industrial cameras

01 May, 2019 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

Ximea XiQ USB 3 industrial cameras are suitable for a range of applications, including industrial, manufacturing and factory automation, robotics, food and print inspection, face recognition, automotive crash testing and rapid process capturing.

Researching robots that can sort recycling

23 April, 2019

MIT researchers have developed a robotic gripper system that can detect if an object is paper, metal or plastic.

ABB Ability Smart Sensor for mounted bearings

17 April, 2019 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The smart sensor technology provides an early indicator of any potential problems by assessing the condition of bearings from vibration and temperature information.

Opto 22 groov EPIC Learning Center

10 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Systems 22 Pty Ltd

The groov EPIC Learning Center is a hardware and software benchtop system for learning and development.

MIT teaching machines to reason about what they see

08 April, 2019

A new study by a team of researchers at MIT shows the promise of merging statistical and symbolic AI to make machines better at understanding what they see.

Pepperl+Fuchs UCC*-50GK ultrasonic sensors

01 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Pepperl+Fuchs UCC*-50GK ultrasonic sensor series is designed to offer maximum flexibility and efficiency to users.

Omron NX Series safety network controller

25 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron has released the latest edition of its NX Series safety network controller, which support both the CIP Safety and Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) protocols.

Pilz PMCprimo C2 motion control system

15 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

The PMCprimo C2 offers high cycle counts and a wide number of interfaces as well as an encoder input, digital inputs and outputs, and a USB interface for data import and export.

5G to be de facto connectivity choice for outdoor robots: report

08 March, 2019

Low latency and cloud intelligence are the two main features of 5G that will significantly change the deployment of future robots.

Safe robotics — safety in collaborative robot systems

07 March, 2019 by Fanny Platbrood and Otto Görnemann* | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

Innovations in robotics are facilitating close collaboration between humans and machines, so the safety of these interactions must be effectively planned.

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