Factory automation

OnRobot VGC10 compact electric vacuum gripper

20 January, 2020

Based on the design of the OnRobot VG10 electric vacuum gripper, the compact VGC10 is smaller and lighter than its larger counterpart.

Competition looking for smart, low-cost robotics applications

17 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Industrial plastics company igus is offering a €5000 prize to the winner of the ROIBOT Award for smart, low-cost robotics applications worldwide.

IFR names ABB executive as new president

16 January, 2020

Steven Wyatt of ABB has been elected as the new president of the International Federation of Robotics.

Monnit ALTA propane tank monitor

15 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

The ALTA propane tank monitor has been developed to enable propane distributors and energy firms to check the levels of propane tanks remotely.

Carlsberg reduces risk of accidents with cobots

13 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

Carlsberg says it has almost eliminated the risk of accidents in its Fredericia plant in Denmark.

Leuze CMS 700i 3D contour measurement system

10 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The CMS 700i meters the contour and position of passing objects regardless of their shape and surface structure.

Leuze IPS 400i camera-based positioning sensor

12 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The IPS 400i camera-based positioning sensor is designed for optical compartment fine positioning in high-bay storage devices.

Pepperl+Fuchs UCC*-50GK ultrasonic sensors

06 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Pepperl+Fuchs UCC*-50GK ultrasonic sensor series is designed to offer maximum flexibility and efficiency to users.

Australis Engineering simPAL Mini cobot palletiser

05 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Australis Engineering Pty Ltd

simPAL Mini is a cobot palletiser combining software and hardware to create a flexible palletising solution.

Cloud solution for machine vision AI at the edge

05 December, 2019 | Supplied by: ADLINK Technology Inc

The solution is said to combine Intel toolkit, AWS Greengrass, Amazon Sagemaker and ADLINK Edge to simplify edge AI deployments.

Omron LD-250 heavy-duty autonomous mobile robot

03 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

The LD-250 autonomous mobile robot (AMR) offers a payload capacity of 250 kg and can safely navigate without the use of floor magnets or wall-mounted beacons.

Omron 1S servo range

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

Omron has released additional models in its 1S servo range.

Motion control market to exceed $15bn by 2023: report

25 November, 2019

Market research company Interact Analysis has released a market report that points to strong growth over the next four years for motion control products.

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.

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