Factory automation

Ametek stepper motors with built-in controllers

15 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

Ametek has released a stepper motor with an in-built drive and CANopen communications.


ABB Research Award 2019 goes to battery-free sensor project

15 November, 2019 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has awarded Ambuj Varshney a grant for research into more sustainable and easier industrial data gathering.


Polymer company uses cameras for hazardous process monitoring

14 November, 2019 | Supplied by: R. STAHL Australia Pty Ltd

The high-performance adhesive DESMOCOLL is synthesised in a continuous process under potentially explosive conditions.


New control system boosts production for animal feed specialist

07 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Rabar, a leading supplier and manufacturer of commodities and premixes for the animal feed industry, has improved production by 25% with new automation technology.


B&R to present first fully robot-integrated solution at SPS

04 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Daanet Pty Ltd

ABB robots become an integral feature of the B&R automation portfolio.


Opto22 groov EPIC I/O modules

30 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Systems 22 Pty Ltd

Opto 22 has released three groov EPIC I/O modules for switching, analog and temperature inputs.


First Light Imaging C-RED 3 SWIR camera

24 October, 2019 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The C-RED 3 from First Light Imaging is a fast VGA uncooled camera for short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging.


Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces

21 October, 2019

MIT has announced research in which systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from aircraft to space settlements.


AI-powered robot solves a Rubik's cube one-handed

18 October, 2019

In a development in both robotics and AI, a Rubik's cube has been solved not by a program, but by the robot learning how to do it itself.


Sawyer robot returns, while Rethink Robotics gets a new CEO

18 October, 2019

After announcing its shutdown in October 2018, the assets of Rethink Robotics were acquired by German automation firm HAHN Group.


iX Cameras i-SPEED 220 and i-SPEED 221 cameras

16 October, 2019 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The i-SPEED 220 and i-SPEED 221 from iX Cameras have a high-resolution 1600x1600 CMOS fast-transfer sensor allowing for the imaging of minute details even when zoomed in.


Omron FHV7 smart camera

11 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

The FHV7 smart camera for advanced vision inspections on high-mix production lines features a multicolour light and high-resolution image sensor.


Industrial robots finding new roles in hospitals

11 October, 2019 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB demonstrates the concept of the mobile laboratory robot for hospitals of the future.


Robotic welder automates arc welding with no capital investment

11 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

Robot welder for hire solves skilled welder shortage issues.


Collaborative robots: application benefits for manufacturers

08 October, 2019 by Tina Hull* | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Collaborative robot applications, a relatively new innovation, are designed to team up with a human operator to flexibly perform a wide variety of tasks.  


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