Factory automation

OnRobot increases robot compatibility with standardised EoAT

01 October, 2019

Denmark-based OnRobot has introduced a one-system solution designed to simplify automation.

Universal Robots UR16e heavy-duty payload cobot

30 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

The UR16e combines a 16 kg payload with a reach of 900 mm and pose repeatability of ±0.05 mm.

SMC ZP3P series vacuum pads

25 September, 2019 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

SMC's ZP3P series vacuum pads feature a blue-coloured, silicone rubber pad to prevent wrinkles.

Teledyne Genie Nano M4160 and C4160 cameras

23 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Adept Turnkey Solutions

Teledyne Imaging has announced the latest models in its Genie Nano Camera Link series, the CL M4160 and C4160.

Robot investment reached $16.5 billion in 2018: report

23 September, 2019

The latest World Robotics report by the International Federation of Robotics shows an annual global sales value of US$16.5 billion in 2018, setting a new record.

Schmalz SCPM compact ejector

18 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Schmalz Australia Pty Ltd

The Schmalz SCPM compact ejector can be integrated directly into the vacuum gripping system due to its slim, lightweight design.

ABB begins construction of new robotics factory in Shanghai

13 September, 2019 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Factory to open early 2021, utilising latest automated and digital manufacturing processes.

Dytran series 2006 pressure sensor

13 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

The Dytran series 2006 is an ATEX-certified IEPE pressure sensor with a sensitivity of 10 mV/psi.

Opto22 groov EPIC firmware update

12 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Systems 22 Pty Ltd

With firmware update 1.4.1, users can choose between Inductive Automation's Ignition Edge or the full Ignition platform.

Additive manufacturing — changing parts manufacturing

11 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Raymax Applications Pty Ltd

The uptake of 3D metal printing will have a profound impact on manufacturing in the future.

Schaeffler SpindleSense spindle monitoring system

11 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Schaeffler Australia Pty Ltd

Schaeffler is introducing its SpindleSense spindle monitoring system to Australasian industry to optimise machine tool uptime and performance.

UR still leading cobot market but will face challenges: research

06 September, 2019

There are well over 50 manufacturers of cobots worldwide, but only a handful of these companies have so far deployed cobots on any meaningful level of scale.

Smart manufacturing in action

04 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Mitsubishi Electric Australia

The application of e-F@ctory at Mitsubishi Electric's Kani manufacturing facility in Japan has led to a number of beneficial outcomes.

A miniature stretchable pump for next-gen soft robots

02 September, 2019 by Original article by Laure-Anne Pessina and Nicola Nosengo

Scientists in Switzerland have developed a tiny pump that could play a big role in the development of autonomous soft robots.

AGV navigation: what are the possibilities?

30 August, 2019 by Matthias Göhner, Industry Management Intralogistics | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

Various technologies are available on the market for bringing an automated guided vehicle (AGV) to its destination.

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