Factory automation

Leuze GSX14E two-in-one fork sensor

29 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The GSX14E fork sensor from Leuze combines both ultrasonic and optical detection in a single housing, bringing together the advantages of both principles.

IDEC MicroSmart FC6A I/O modules

21 October, 2020 | Supplied by: IDEC Australia Pty Ltd

IDEC Corporation has expanded its MicroSmart FC6A All-in-One PLC family with three 12 VDC CPUs.

Scientists develop 'mini-brains' to help robots recognise pain

19 October, 2020

Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the AI to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged.

Mitsubishi Electric launches 'cost-effective' industrial robot

16 October, 2020

The company says its RV-8CRL industrial robot offers "a high-quality solution at a lower price point, while not sacrificing on performance".

Phoenix Contact partners with Yaskawa on new PLC platform

12 October, 2020

The companies say they will utilise PLCnext technology from Phoenix Contact in the development of a next-generation controller platform.

Pepperl+Fuchs UC-F77 ultrasonic sensors

09 October, 2020 | 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.

Researchers imitate human hands to make better sensors

09 October, 2020

An international research team has developed 'electronic skin' sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human motion.

World robot utilisation up 12%: IFR

09 October, 2020

A record 2.7 million robots now work in factories around the globe.

Omron announces 'robotic integrated controller'

09 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

The solution offers real-time synchronisation between all automation equipment, including robots, vision components, drives and safety equipment.

ABB acquires Codian Robotics and enhances delta robot range

06 October, 2020 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Codian Robotics' range of robots includes a hygienic design that allows safe, open food processing.

SICK launches sensor-based people-counting system

02 October, 2020 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

A novel application of industrial LiDAR sensing helps maintain safe occupancy in facilities.

Micro Epsilon scanCONTROL 30xx/BL laser scanner

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The scanCONTROL 30xx/BL laser scanner is designed for dynamic measurement applications that require a system with high resolution and accuracy.

The rise of industrial robots

01 October, 2020 by Harry Mulder | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

There's little denying the rapid rise industrial robots have enjoyed over the last few years.

Beijer Electronics Nexto Xpress compact controller

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Global Automation Asia-Pacific

The Nexto Xpress compact controller is designed to enable Industry 4.0 applications via its built-in OPC UA interface.

HYDAC Virtual Fluid Lab VFL sensor with IO-Link interface

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: HYDAC International

The Virtual Fluid Lab determines the remaining service life of a hydraulic filter element.

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