Factory automation

First unmanned aircraft flown solo in public airspace

14 August, 2018

An unmanned aircraft has flown for the first time in public airspace, unaccompanied by a safety chase plane.

Micro Epsilon optoNCDT 1750 laser sensor

14 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The Micro Epsilon optoNCDT 1750 laser sensor is able to measure distance and displacement up to 500 and 750 mm, bringing the total measurement range from 2 to 750 mm.

AI teaches dexterity to a robotic hand

13 August, 2018

Researchers at non-profit AI research company OpenAI have taught an AI system called Dactyl to manipulate a robot hand with human-like dexterity.

CL Encoder Tru-Trac measuring wheel

09 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The Tru-Trac encoder from CL Encoder features an adjustable spring-tensioned mounting with the option of either a rubber or aluminium wheel.

Micro-Epsilon optoCONTROL 2520-46(090) optical micrometer

08 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The optoCONTROL 2520-46(090) optical micrometer from Micro-Epsilon has a receiver that is able to rotate by 90°, making it suitable for installations in limited and restricted space.

Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again

07 August, 2018 by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx | Supplied by: IDTechEx

Robotic technology will transform the forklift industry, causing a colossal transfer of value towards spending on autonomous materials handling machines.

Hydac EDS 3300 pressure switch with IO-Link

01 August, 2018 | Supplied by: HYDAC International

The EDS 3300 with IO-Link communication interface is a compact electronic pressure switch with integrated digital display for relative pressure measurement in the low pressure range.

Siemens Simocode pro motor management system

19 July, 2018 | Supplied by: APS Industrial

Simocode pro is a flexible and modular motor control system for low-voltage motors that enables dynamic monitoring of motor performance and smart diagnostics for early problem detection.

Universal Robots e-Series cobots

18 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

The e-Series platform includes technology advances that enable faster development for a wider variety of applications.

Swisslog to introduce CarryStar fully automated solution at CeMAT

17 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Swisslog Australia

Swisslog's CarryStar fully automated order fulfilment system combines automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), KUKA Star robots and the latest Swisslog SynQ software.

ABB launches single-arm YuMi cobot

16 July, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Following on from the dual-arm YuMi robot, introduced in 2015, ABB has developed a single-arm YuMi to expand its collaborative robot range.

Factor 1 sensors: The evolution of metal detection

13 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Sensing different metals with traditional inductive sensors is difficult without physically moving the sensor, but factor 1 sensors can detect any metal at the same distance.

Omron MobilePlanner Tablet Edition mobile robot control

12 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron has released a tablet edition of its MobilePlanner control centre software for mobile robots.

Iconic Australian biscuit maker upgrades Adelaide production plant

11 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Arnott's has upgraded its Adelaide manufacturing plant to make its biscuit production more flexible and productive.

Pepperl+Fuchs R10x and R20x sensors

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

The R10x and R20x Series sensors offer five housing styles with one user interface.

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