Factory automation

A guide to collaborative robot safety

16 May, 2022 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Strategies for ensuring safe operation in collaborative applications.


Manufacturing COVID-19 rapid diagnostic tests

11 May, 2022 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

In an Australian manufacturing success story, Ellume has automated the high-volume production of rapid COVID-19 home tests using the latest technologies.


Pepperl+Fuchs VOC industrial event camera

06 May, 2022 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Pepperl+Fuchs VOC industrial event camera allows event-driven video recording up to 60 s before and after a trigger signal.


CLICK PLUS programmable controller

06 May, 2022 | Supplied by: Direct Automation Pty Ltd

The CLICK PLUS PLC is designed to combine the simplicity of the original CLICK PLC with additional features that include Wi-Fi, MQTT, data logging and mobile access.


Monash University opens new robotics research facility

03 May, 2022 | Supplied by: Monash University

The Monash University Faculty of Engineering has announced that it has launched a new world-class robotics research facility.


An easier way to teach robots new skills

29 April, 2022

Researchers have developed a technique that enables a robot to learn a new pick-and-place task with only a handful of human demonstrations.


MiR and Universal Robots building new joint HQ

28 April, 2022 | Supplied by: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) has announced that construction is beginning on a new joint headquarters with Universal Robots in Odense, Denmark.


Robotics-as-a-service a growing market in logistics

27 April, 2022

Between 6% and 8% of total revenue in the mobile robotics for logistics market comes from robotics-as-a-service, according to research company IDTechEx.


Ball screw or lead screw? Choosing the right one for the application

26 April, 2022 by Thomson | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

When determining if an application calls for a lead or ball screw, the decision should be guided through evaluating the inherent advantages and disadvantages of each.


3D printing: the move into mainstream production accelerates

21 April, 2022

From robotics to dentistry and from food to metals, 3D printing is exponentially maturing.


ABB announces large robots designed for precision material handling

20 April, 2022 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB says its latest large robots increase speed and flexibility for material handling in EV battery production amongst other complex applications.


Turck DR-M30-IOL radar sensors

19 April, 2022 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Turck has released a range of robust radar sensors for distance measurement up to 15 m, designed for use in rugged application areas.


Leuze ODT 3C multifunctional sensor

14 April, 2022 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The ODT 3C sensor from Leuze is designed to handle both measuring and switching tasks.


Fine whisky detector to combat fraudsters

14 April, 2022

In an effort to combat counterfeits, UTS researchers have developed an e-nose that can distinguish different types of whisky in less than four minutes.


ABB GoFa CRB 15000 collaborative robot

13 April, 2022 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The easy-to-use GoFa CRB 15000 collaborative robot features greater reach and speed for payloads up to 5 kg.


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