Factory automation

ABB begins construction of new robotics factory in Shanghai

13 September, 2019 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Factory to open early 2021, utilising latest automated and digital manufacturing processes.


Dytran series 2006 pressure sensor

13 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

The Dytran series 2006 is an ATEX-certified IEPE pressure sensor with a sensitivity of 10 mV/psi.


Opto22 groov EPIC firmware update

12 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Systems 22 Pty Ltd

With firmware update 1.4.1, users can choose between Inductive Automation's Ignition Edge or the full Ignition platform.


Additive manufacturing — changing parts manufacturing

11 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Raymax Applications Pty Ltd

The uptake of 3D metal printing will have a profound impact on manufacturing in the future.


Schaeffler SpindleSense spindle monitoring system

11 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Schaeffler Australia Pty Ltd

Schaeffler is introducing its SpindleSense spindle monitoring system to Australasian industry to optimise machine tool uptime and performance.


Pepperl+Fuchs factor 1 inductive sensors

06 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

Pepperl+Fuchs' broad portfolio of reduction factor 1 sensors is designed to enable maximum flexibility in automation machinery design.


UR still leading cobot market but will face challenges: research

06 September, 2019

There are well over 50 manufacturers of cobots worldwide, but only a handful of these companies have so far deployed cobots on any meaningful level of scale.


Smart manufacturing in action

04 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Mitsubishi Electric Australia

The application of e-F@ctory at Mitsubishi Electric's Kani manufacturing facility in Japan has led to a number of beneficial outcomes.


A miniature stretchable pump for next-gen soft robots

02 September, 2019 by Original article by Laure-Anne Pessina and Nicola Nosengo

Scientists in Switzerland have developed a tiny pump that could play a big role in the development of autonomous soft robots.


AGV navigation: what are the possibilities?

30 August, 2019 by Matthias Göhner, Industry Management Intralogistics | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

Various technologies are available on the market for bringing an automated guided vehicle (AGV) to its destination.


Research team builds robots that can learn to swarm on the go

27 August, 2019

A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is one step closer.


BS Punching Systems integrates IO-Link

20 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

Searching for an efficient punching machine solution, BS Punching Systems looked to Balluff's IO-Link to integrate its automated system.


Robotic warehouses to increase by over 1000% in six years

19 August, 2019

Over 4 million commercial robots will be installed in over 50,000 warehouses by 2025 — up from just under 4000 robotic warehouses in 2018 — according to ABI Research.


ifm IQ flat pack inductive sensors

09 August, 2019 | Supplied by: ifm efector pty ltd

The compact IQ IO-Link inductive sensors in a rectangular housing are suitable for the limited space found in conveyor technology and factory automation.


Pepperl+Fuchs UC-F77 ultrasonic sensors

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

The UC-F77 ultrasonic sensors offer IO-Link, sound beam adjustment, synchronisation, long detection ranges of up to 800 mm and minimal dead bands.


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