Factory automation

Making walking robots more affordable

21 January, 2019

Recent advances in the development of bipedal walking robots are making them more viable, but cost and robustness continue to be a constraint.

JVL all-in-one step-servo motors

21 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

JVL has released its all-in-one step-servo motor with built-in encoder, drive, controller, Ethernet switch and Safe Torque Off option.

Nook ELZU belt-driven 3-axis actuator

12 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

The ELZU 3-axis actuator system consists of two y-axes and one x-axis that uses two motors and is driven by only one belt.

Pepperl+Fuchs ENA58IL magnetic rotary encoders

01 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The ENA58IL magnetic rotary encoders bring robustness and accuracy together in a compact design while ensuring reliability in the production process.

WAGO PFC200 controllers with EtherCAT

01 December, 2018 | Supplied by: WAGO Pty Ltd

WAGO has increased the application scope for its second generation of PFC200 controllers with the addition of EtherCAT capability.

Amazon launches cloud robotics platform

30 November, 2018

The cloud robotics race is on, with the three key cloud platforms announcing solutions.

Nord Drivesystems joins Open IIoT Panel

30 November, 2018 | Supplied by: NORD Drivesystems (Aust) Pty Ltd

Nord Drivesystems has joined SMC Pneumatics, Beckhoff Automation, Balluff and ZI-Argus in an expert panel.

GE's first scalable additive systems ready for production

16 November, 2018

Modular system architecture with automation supports scalable serial production.

Balluff ceramic sensor caps

14 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

Balluff has released ceramic caps that can increase sensor life, by withstanding high temperatures, weld spatter and abrasives.

Growing use of mobile robots on factory floors: report

12 November, 2018

Complementary robotics technologies will help to push revenues of commercial robotics to US$22 billion by 2027.

Pepperl+Fuchs 30GM-IO series ultrasonic sensors

01 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Pepperl+Fuchs 30GM-IO series diffuse mode sensors can be used for a range of applications.

ElasitSense EDS capacitive displacement sensor

31 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The EDS sensor is a contact capacitive displacement sensor with a hyper-elastic elastomer stretchable strain gauge.

The robot eye with an all-round field of view

30 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT

Robots can move — but not see — in all directions. A patented laser sensor developed by a Fraunhofer research institution provides a solution.

ABB to build advanced robotics factory in Shanghai

29 October, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB is to build what it says will be the world's most advanced robotics factory, where robots build other robots.

TER TOP rotary limit switch

26 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

The TOP rotary limit switch from TER is suitable for most environments due to its waterproof and heat-resistant aluminium case.

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