Factory automation

Collaborative robots and Industry 5.0 on display at NMW

03 May, 2019

Universal Robots will demonstrate its collaborative man and machine workforce solutions at National Manufacturing Week this year.

Camille Bauer DM5S poly-phase transducers

02 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Power Parameters Pty Ltd

The Camille Bauer DM5S is a DIN rail instrument for measuring in single- and three-phase 3- and 4-wire systems.

Ximea XiQ USB 3 industrial cameras

01 May, 2019 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

Ximea XiQ USB 3 industrial cameras are suitable for a range of applications, including industrial, manufacturing and factory automation, robotics, food and print inspection, face recognition, automotive crash testing and rapid process capturing.

Researching robots that can sort recycling

23 April, 2019

MIT researchers have developed a robotic gripper system that can detect if an object is paper, metal or plastic.

ABB Ability Smart Sensor for mounted bearings

17 April, 2019 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The smart sensor technology provides an early indicator of any potential problems by assessing the condition of bearings from vibration and temperature information.

Opto 22 groov EPIC Learning Center

10 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Systems 22 Pty Ltd

The groov EPIC Learning Center is a hardware and software benchtop system for learning and development.

MIT teaching machines to reason about what they see

08 April, 2019

A new study by a team of researchers at MIT shows the promise of merging statistical and symbolic AI to make machines better at understanding what they see.

Omron NX Series safety network controller

25 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron has released the latest edition of its NX Series safety network controller, which support both the CIP Safety and Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) protocols.

Pilz PMCprimo C2 motion control system

15 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

The PMCprimo C2 offers high cycle counts and a wide number of interfaces as well as an encoder input, digital inputs and outputs, and a USB interface for data import and export.

5G to be de facto connectivity choice for outdoor robots: report

08 March, 2019

Low latency and cloud intelligence are the two main features of 5G that will significantly change the deployment of future robots.

Safe robotics — safety in collaborative robot systems

07 March, 2019 by Fanny Platbrood and Otto Görnemann* | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

Innovations in robotics are facilitating close collaboration between humans and machines, so the safety of these interactions must be effectively planned.

Cobots strong enough to operate in a harsh environment

06 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

Texas-based Aircraft Tooling has found that UR cobots can withstand the high temperatures and harsh environment of a metal powder and plasma spray process.

Two worlds are converging

01 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Beckhoff Automation Pty Ltd

By introducting solutions for the process technology market, Beckhoff is bringing together two automation concepts that for decades developed separately.

Futek TFF400 reaction torque sensor

25 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Futek has introduced a redesigned TFF400 reaction torque sensor with up to 300% overload protection.

Robots connected to the cloud to drive productivity

19 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Visitors to the Microsoft Ignite conference in Sydney were given a taste of the future, with technology that is set to change the face of manufacturing.

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