Factory automation

Collaboration on automotive repair robotics announced

27 August, 2018

AMA/Gemini joins Tradiebot Industries and Swinburne University in repair technology collaboration.

ICP DAS XP-9x71-WES7 series PACs

27 August, 2018 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

The XP-9x71-WES7 series are WES7 (Windows Embedded Standard 7) based PACs that combine computing, I/O and operator interface into a single unit.

Micro Epsilon optoNCDT 1750 laser sensor

14 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The Micro Epsilon optoNCDT 1750 laser sensor is able to measure distance and displacement up to 500 and 750 mm, bringing the total measurement range from 2 to 750 mm.

Automated warehousing solution a highlight of CeMAT 2018

14 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Swisslog Australia

A fully automated order fulfilment solution from Swisslog signposted the future of warehousing and attracted attention at this year's CeMAT exhibition.

First unmanned aircraft flown solo in public airspace

14 August, 2018

An unmanned aircraft has flown for the first time in public airspace, unaccompanied by a safety chase plane.

AI teaches dexterity to a robotic hand

13 August, 2018

Researchers at non-profit AI research company OpenAI have taught an AI system called Dactyl to manipulate a robot hand with human-like dexterity.

CL Encoder Tru-Trac measuring wheel

09 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The Tru-Trac encoder from CL Encoder features an adjustable spring-tensioned mounting with the option of either a rubber or aluminium wheel.

Micro-Epsilon optoCONTROL 2520-46(090) optical micrometer

08 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The optoCONTROL 2520-46(090) optical micrometer from Micro-Epsilon has a receiver that is able to rotate by 90°, making it suitable for installations in limited and restricted space.

Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again

07 August, 2018 by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx | Supplied by: IDTechEx

Robotic technology will transform the forklift industry, causing a colossal transfer of value towards spending on autonomous materials handling machines.

Hydac EDS 3300 pressure switch with IO-Link

01 August, 2018 | Supplied by: HYDAC International

The EDS 3300 with IO-Link communication interface is a compact electronic pressure switch with integrated digital display for relative pressure measurement in the low pressure range.

Siemens Simocode pro motor management system

19 July, 2018 | Supplied by: APS Industrial

Simocode pro is a flexible and modular motor control system for low-voltage motors that enables dynamic monitoring of motor performance and smart diagnostics for early problem detection.

Universal Robots e-Series cobots

18 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

The e-Series platform includes technology advances that enable faster development for a wider variety of applications.

Swisslog to introduce CarryStar fully automated solution at CeMAT

17 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Swisslog Australia

Swisslog's CarryStar fully automated order fulfilment system combines automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), KUKA Star robots and the latest Swisslog SynQ software.

ABB launches single-arm YuMi cobot

16 July, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Following on from the dual-arm YuMi robot, introduced in 2015, ABB has developed a single-arm YuMi to expand its collaborative robot range.

Factor 1 sensors: The evolution of metal detection

13 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Sensing different metals with traditional inductive sensors is difficult without physically moving the sensor, but factor 1 sensors can detect any metal at the same distance.

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