Factory automation

ICP DAS XP-9x71-WES7 series PACs

27 August, 2018 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

The XP-9x71-WES7 series are WES7 (Windows Embedded Standard 7) based PACs that combine computing, I/O and operator interface into a single unit.

Collaboration on automotive repair robotics announced

27 August, 2018

AMA/Gemini joins Tradiebot Industries and Swinburne University in repair technology collaboration.

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.

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.

Automated warehousing solution a highlight of CeMAT 2018

14 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Swisslog Australia

A fully automated order fulfilment solution from Swisslog signposted the future of warehousing and attracted attention at this year's CeMAT exhibition.

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.

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