Factory automation

Exoskeleton market growing quickly

26 October, 2018

A new market research report predicts that the robotic exoskeleton market will top US$5 billion over the next 10 years.


Global industrial robot sales doubled over the past five years: report

22 October, 2018 | Supplied by: International Federation of Robotics

The new World Robotics Report shows that 381,000 units were shipped globally in 2017 — an increase of 30% compared to the previous year.


Advantech AIIS machine vision systems

19 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Advantech Australia Pty Ltd

Advantech's AIIS product series aimed at vision inspection applications is suitable for food and beverage industry needs.


Posital IXARC incremental encoders

15 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Plant Control & Automation

The Posital IXARC incremental encoders are now available with a housing that features a cable entry angled at 45° to the device axis.


Machine shop moves into the future of additive manufacturing

12 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Konica Minolta

Amiga Engineering moves into the future of additive manufacturing with Konica Minolta and 3D SYSTEMS ProX DMP 320.


Cobot pioneer Rethink Robotics closes down

08 October, 2018

Pioneer of collaborative robotics closes down, citing failed investment deal.


ABB IRB 1100 small parts assembly robot

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

ABB has announced the IRB 1100, its smallest, lightest robot to date, as part of its growing range of solutions for small parts assembly.


Photoelectric sensors in a hot glass production line

25 September, 2018 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

During peak production periods, well over one million glass bottles per day are made on production lines that use machines manufactured by Heye International.


ABB IRB 910INV invert-mount SCARA robot

24 September, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

By mounting the IRB 910INV on the ceiling, manufacturers can increase the space efficiency and flexibility of each cell and do more complex tasks even in confined spaces.


Konica Minolta partners with Mobile Industrial Robots in Australia

17 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta has partnered with Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) to bring a greater level of automation to its clients in Australia.


Nachi Robotics CZ10 six-axis collaborative robot

12 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Nachi Australia Pty Ltd

Featuring power- and force-limiting technology, the CZ10 can work safely with, or in close proximity to, humans, as it has a safety mechanism to stop instantaneously should it come in contact with an operator.


GE Automation & Controls CPL410 controller

04 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The CPL410 PLC combines an embedded Linux Ubuntu OS with GE's RX3i programmable logic controller platform.


igus drylin linear guides

01 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Unlike recirculating ball systems, drylin linear guides run on sliding elements made of high-performance polymers and achieve better wear rates and coefficients of friction.


Pepperl+Fuchs RAVE radar motion sensor

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

The Pepperl+Fuchs RAVE radar motion sensor is designed to meet flexible application requirements and weather conditions.


Leuze electronic ODS 110, HT 110 and HRT 25B L distance sensors

28 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

Leuze electronic is expanding its series of distance sensors and is offering a large selection of different designs with long operating ranges and several switching points.


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