Factory automation

Mitsubishi dedicates factory to industrial mechatronics

29 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Mitsubishi Electric Australia

Mitsubishi Electric said it will establish its Industrial Mechatronics Systems Works as of 1 April 2021 within the premises of the company's Nagoya Works.

ASC congratulates Cognex for 40 years in the MV industry

23 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Automation Systems and Controls Pty Ltd

Cognex Machine Vison is celebrating 40 years in the machine vision industry.

Datalogic acquires Italian sensor company Micro Detectors

22 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Datalogic Automation Pty Ltd

Datalogic has announced that it has acquired Italian sensor company M.D. Micro Detectors S.p.A.

OnRobot launches advanced magnetic gripper for robots

19 March, 2021 | Supplied by: OnRobot

OnRobot says the MG10 offers adjustable force and grip detection features that provide users with greater levels of control.

Chinese robotics sector files "44% of total global patents"

18 March, 2021

A Chinese research organisation has released a report saying that the country's robotics sector generated almost half of total global patents in the last year.

The Internet of Things and 5G: turning digital theory into physical reality

16 March, 2021 by Elizabeth Gil, Robotics Specialist, and Martin Keetels, National Manager Emerging Technology, Konica Minolta | Supplied by: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Leveraging the IoT and 5G in smart connected ways will make it possible to build a strong technology infrastructure to support autonomous robots.

SMC invests in local assembly

12 March, 2021 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

SMC Corporation ANZ has announced it will now undertake the local assembly and stockholding of a range of electric cylinders.

Thomson Electrak LL electric linear actuator

11 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The Electrak LL electric linear actuator is a long-life, high-duty-cycle component designed to work in harsh conditions and offer high environmental protection.

Rapid robotics for safety: what a bottle picker can do

09 March, 2021

How Heineken brings rapid robotics to its production lines, improving operator safety and job satisfaction.

Stäubli launches three new 6-axis robots

08 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Comtec Australia Pty Ltd

Stäubli is launching three new 6-axis industrial robots for the medium payload range.

SMC Partners with VEX Robotics for national tournament

04 March, 2021 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

VEX Robotics competitions provide a space for students to develop and showcase industry-relevant skills, including engineering, teamwork and prototyping.

OnRobot releases "world’s most powerful electric vacuum gripper"

01 March, 2021 | Supplied by: OnRobot

OnRobot's VGP20 electric vacuum gripper is designed for challenging palletising scenarios including heavy, bulky and porous surfaces.

ASC gyroscopes and inertial measurement sensors for AGVs

01 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Slentech Pty Ltd

Gyroscopes and inertial sensors enable monitoring and optimisation of vehicle dynamics and precision navigation.

Braking distance simulator reduces robotic cell footprint

25 February, 2021 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has announced that its RobotStudio offline programming and simulation software now has a braking distance function to simulate real-world stopping distance.

TWK TRW38 compact magnetic encoder

25 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Veederline Pty Ltd

The TRW38 is an ultra-compact single-turn magnetic encoder developed with safety-oriented applications in mind.

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