Factory automation

Ximea xiMU industrial cameras

01 June, 2021 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

Ximea xiMU industrial cameras offer 5 MP resolution and weigh only 3.4 g.

Modular-enabled automation: opening up new opportunities

01 June, 2021 by Ralf Jeske, Global Product Manager, ABB | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Many process businesses are starting to adopt modular automation to realise the productivity, efficiency and reliability benefits the technology can deliver.

Claroty finds severe memory protection bypass vulnerability in Siemens PLCs

31 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Claroty

Vulnerability enables hackers to gain read and write access anywhere on the PLC and remotely execute malicious code.

ABB robots increase automation in the solar industry

28 May, 2021 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Producing a solar collector every six minutes, robots make Absolicon's solar technology a cost-competitive alternative to conventional industrial heating.

New law of physics helps understand the friction of touch

17 May, 2021

Researchers in the US say they have discovered a new law of physics governing the friction that occurs when we (or robots) grip objects.

Robotic 3D printer looks to put pedal to the metal

13 May, 2021

South Australian high-tech manufacturer AML3D is ramping up production of its 3D printing and robotic welding units to fuel increasing global demand.

TR-Electronic analog encoders with remote teach-in

06 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

TR-Electronic is offering analog encoders with a multifunctional analog interface.

MiR reports manufacturers turning to greater automation post pandemic

03 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Mobile Industrial Robots has reported a 55% increase in AMR sales in Q1 2021, which the company believes has been triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pepperl+Fuchs UC18GS ultrasonic sensors

03 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The UC18GS ultrasonic sensor offers features that meets a broad range of application needs.

Nissan uses robotic forming and 3D printing to expand heritage parts range

03 May, 2021

Nissan is utilising new technologies that include robotic dual-sided dieless forming for body panels and 3D printing for resin parts.

PCO pco.panda 26 DS double shutter PIV camera

01 May, 2021 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The pco.panda 26 DS sCMOS camera from PCO offers double shutter capabilities, a resolution of 5120 x 5120 pixels and 26 MP images with an inter-framing gap of 1 μs making it suitable for double imaging.

Red Lion FlexEdge DA50A edge automation controller

01 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The DA50A automation controller provides secure networking, protocol conversion, cloud connectivity and IEC61131 automation capabilities in a modular design.

Kuka releases new operating system for industrial robots

26 April, 2021 | Supplied by: KUKA Robotics Australia Pty Ltd

Kuka has released a new operating system that the company says will "mark the beginning of a new era in robotics".

SICK launches 2D vision camera with onboard deep learning

26 April, 2021 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

SICK has launched its first vision camera with a pre-installed deep learning app on board.

MIT start-up unveils fast truck unloading robot

22 April, 2021

MIT start-up Pickle has unveiled a new robot that works with people to get online orders delivered sooner by unloading trailers "blazingly fast".

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