Factory automation

Modern automation empowers workers with handicaps

10 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Mitsubishi Electric Australia

Even today, manual workstations are still indispensable, because automation is not always profitable with small batch quantities or complex processes.


Giving robots a soft touch

07 August, 2020

Robots might be good at many things, but creating robots that have the sensitivity of a human hand still remains a challenge.


Fatek Automation SD3 series servo drive

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

The Fatek Automation SD3 series servo drive is a an AC servo system with advanced functions that supports various motors from 50 W through to 2 kW.


Beckhoff C7015 compact industrial PC

29 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Beckhoff Automation Pty Ltd

The C7015 compact industrial PC is designed to be a high-performance IP65/67 device designed for installation within machine environments.


Soft-fingered gripper allows robots to manipulate cables

28 July, 2020

Research at MIT has shown that it is possible to build a robotic gripper that can be used for the fine manipulation of objects like cables and threads.


BionicSwift as agile as a real bird

24 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Festo Pty Ltd

Robotic birds can swarm and coordinate their flight in an enclosed space.


UR launches virtual cobot expo and conference

21 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

Virtual trade shows, exhibitions and conferences mean that we can experience them without travelling: just as long as we don't mind keeping strange hours.


Fully autonomous mine drilling edges closer

20 July, 2020

Wolff Mining has expanded its range of semi-autonomous equipment, with plans to implement fully autonomous drills in the near future.


Drones learn acrobatics by themselves

14 July, 2020

Researchers from NCCR Robotics at the University of Zurich and Intel developed an algorithm that pushes autonomous drones to their physical limit.


Cloud computing to be great enabler of mobile robotics: report

10 July, 2020

Robot-related services powered by cloud computing are predicted to reach US$157.8 billion in annual revenue by 2030.


FlexLink RI20 semi-open palletising cell

08 July, 2020 | Supplied by: FlexCAM

The FlexLink RI20 semi-open palletising cell is suitable for palletising closed boxes within fast-moving consumer goods industries.


OnRobot Screwdriver

03 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Scott Automation & Robotics Pty Limited

OnRobot has released a screwdriver robot attachment designed to allow manufacturers to automate a wide range of assembly processes.


Micro-Epsilon optoNCDT 1750DR laser triangulation sensor

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

The optoNCDT 1750DR is a non-contact laser displacement sensor specifically designed for measurement of specular surfaces or highly reflective objects.


ICP DAS I-9K and I-97K I/O modules for ICP 9000 series PACs

30 June, 2020 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

The ICP DAS I-9K (analog I/O) and I-97K (digital I/O) I/O modules provide I/O functions for the  ICP 9000 series of automation controllers.


Fugro partners with ASA on new robotics control complex

29 June, 2020

The Australian Space Agency is building a Space Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Control Complex (SpAARC) in WA.


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