Factory automation

Piab launches 'super cup' grippers that can 'lift anything'

15 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Materials Handling Pty Ltd

Piab has launched a new suction end effector range for industrial robots that German company robominds has called the 'Super Cup'.

Pixelink PL-X machine vision cameras

15 April, 2021 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The PL-X machine vision camera series with 10 GigE interface is designed to provide speed, accuracy and reliability with a quick and easy set-up.

Yaskawa launches robot for small component processing

09 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Robotic Automation Pty Ltd

Yaskawa has launched a new industrial robot for small component processing, called the Motoman GP4.

A robot that senses hidden objects

09 April, 2021

MIT researchers have developed a system that uses penetrative radio frequencies to pinpoint items, even when they're hidden from view.

Leuze building new plant in Malaysia

01 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

To meet gowing demand in Asia, Leuze is currently constructing a new plant in Malacca, Malaysia. It is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2022.

Universal Robots develops interface for Siemens TIA Portal

01 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

Universal Robots has announced that it will be providing an interface for the Siemens TIA Portal.

ICP DAS VP-x239-CE7 series InduSoft-based ViewPAC

31 March, 2021 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

The ViewPAC combines a WinPAC, a graphic display and keypad into one unit, with InduSoft Web Studio included.

Balluff BML absolute magnetic encoder

30 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The BML absolute magnetic encoder in the SGA series is suitable for applications where high absolute accuracy of position and end-of-travel is required.

Robot race: the world's top 10 automated countries

29 March, 2021

The IFR has reported that the average robot density in the manufacturing industry worldwide has hit a new global record of 113 units per 10,000 employees.

Mitsubishi dedicates factory to industrial mechatronics

29 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Mitsubishi Electric Australia

Mitsubishi Electric said it will establish its Industrial Mechatronics Systems Works as of 1 April 2021 within the premises of the company's Nagoya Works.

ASC congratulates Cognex for 40 years in the MV industry

23 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Automation Systems and Controls Pty Ltd

Cognex Machine Vison is celebrating 40 years in the machine vision industry.

Datalogic acquires Italian sensor company Micro Detectors

22 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Datalogic Automation Pty Ltd

Datalogic has announced that it has acquired Italian sensor company M.D. Micro Detectors S.p.A.

OnRobot launches advanced magnetic gripper for robots

19 March, 2021 | Supplied by: OnRobot

OnRobot says the MG10 offers adjustable force and grip detection features that provide users with greater levels of control.

Chinese robotics sector files "44% of total global patents"

18 March, 2021

A Chinese research organisation has released a report saying that the country's robotics sector generated almost half of total global patents in the last year.

The Internet of Things and 5G: turning digital theory into physical reality

16 March, 2021 by Elizabeth Gil, Robotics Specialist, and Martin Keetels, National Manager Emerging Technology, Konica Minolta | Supplied by: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Leveraging the IoT and 5G in smart connected ways will make it possible to build a strong technology infrastructure to support autonomous robots.

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