Factory automation

SICK W10 photoelectric proximity sensor

17 May, 2024 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

The W10 photoelectric sensor does away with slide switches, potentiometers and rotary knobs by providing a touchscreen display.


ABB unveils AMR with Visual SLAM AI technology

17 May, 2024 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB Robotics has announced its first Flexley Tug T702 autonomous mobile robot equipped with AI-based Visual SLAM navigation technology.


Siemens unveils software-based automation technology

10 May, 2024 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Siemens says its Simatic Automation Workstation will provide greater control over factory automation and security, eliminating separate PLCs.


ABB IRB 7710 and IRB 7720 robots

10 May, 2024 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB Robotics has expanded its modular large robot range with the introduction of the IRB 7710 and IRB 7720, for payloads up to 620 kg.


Siemens Simatic S7-1200 G2 controllers

07 May, 2024 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

The Simatic S7-1200 G2 controllers offer higher communication performance and more efficient data processing to help increase production output.


Robots help make wind turbine blades

06 May, 2024

Research at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory has enabled the successful automation of post-moulding operations for wind turbine blades.


Hydac EDS 3300 pressure switch with IO-Link

02 May, 2024 | Supplied by: HYDAC International

The HYDAC EDS 3300 pressure switch features an integrated digital display for relative pressure measurement in the low pressure range.


SMC EQ Series actuators with integrated controller

02 May, 2024 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

SMC Corporation's EQ series of slide-type and rod-type actuators include an integrated controller.


Stratasys announces high-definition 3D printing

29 April, 2024 | Supplied by: TCL Hofmann

The new printing capabilities are designed to allow for more exact, high-definition printing with detailed resolution.


Universal Robots announces seamless integration with Siemens PLCs

29 April, 2024 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

The SRCI is a new standard for robotics manufacturers that aims to create a single interface between PLCs and robots.


Octopus inspires new gripper mechanism for robots

24 April, 2024

A new robotic suction cup that can grasp rough, curved and heavy objects has been developed by scientists at the University of Bristol.


Is smart manufacturing moving fast enough?

23 April, 2024 by John Clemons* | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Manufacturers that embrace smart manufacturing can use those technologies to create a competitive edge, but this still isn't happening for many companies.


Researchers develop new robot collision avoidance algorithm

17 April, 2024

Faster and more accurate than some alternatives, this new approach could be useful for robots that interact with humans or work in tight spaces.


Cognex launches 3D vision system with AI

15 April, 2024 | Supplied by: Automation Systems and Controls Pty Ltd

AI-powered 3D vision system offers fast deployment and more reliable inspections for manufacturing automation.


ICP DAS ALX-9191 programmable automation controller

15 April, 2024 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

The ICP DAS ALX-9191 programmable automation controller is powered by an Intel Atom E3950 processor and runs Linux Ubuntu 20.04 with Kernel 5.4.


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