Factory automation

ABB and Kawasaki create common interface for collaborative robots

22 June, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have demonstrated the world's first common collaborative robot operating interface at automatica in Munich, Germany.

Omron NX1 series automation controllers

21 June, 2018 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Based on, and compatible with, Omron's SYSMAC platform, the NX1 series has attained OPC UA certification and provides dual EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT ports.

Australian Robotics Roadmap launched

19 June, 2018

Roadmap to guide and support the development of critical robotic and vision technologies required to support Australian industry in the future.

Coca-Cola Amatil boosts efficiency with robotic mixed pallet technology

15 June, 2018 | Supplied by: Swisslog Australia

Fully automated robotic palletising technology boosts the efficiency of Coca-Cola Amatil's Auckland distribution centre.

Collaborative robotics pioneer reveals end-of-arm tooling venture

15 June, 2018

Enrico Krog Iversen's OnRobot will grow by strategic acquisitions and technology innovation, addressing the market for collaborative end-of-arm tooling.

New ISO standards for greener machine tools

15 June, 2018

ISO has recently published the first two parts of a new International Standard for the environmental evaluation of machine tools.

How zoomorphism can teach us to make better robots

12 June, 2018 by Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director, EU Automation | Supplied by: EU Automation

Making more natural robots may be the answer to industrial woes.

Tolomatic RSX080 and RSX096 actuators

05 June, 2018 | Supplied by: Tolomatic Inc.

The RSX080 and RSX096 electric actuators offer high force capabilites up to 80 kN and 130 kN respectively.

Pepperl+Fuchs SmartRunner light section sensors

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

Based on an innovative combination of light section technology and 2D vision, SmartRunner from Pepperl+Fuchs is a family of high-precision sensors.

Demystifying the fears around collaborative robots

23 May, 2018 by Shermine Gotfredsen* | Supplied by: Universal Robots

As cobots modernise the factory floor, there's a misconception that robotic operations will replace people as the world's primary workforce.

Omron partners with Techman to develop cobots

21 May, 2018

Omron and Techman Robot have entered into a strategic alliance to develop collaborative robots (cobots).

Terasense Tera-4096 terahertz imaging camera

17 May, 2018 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

There is an increasing interest in THz imaging technology in the industrial areas of manufacturing process control, product and material inspection, food inspection, hidden defects inspection, and petrol and oil quality control.

Robo-picker recognises random objects

14 May, 2018

Smarter than traditional pick-and-place robots, a newly developed robo-picker prototype can decide how to pick items up, what they are and where to put them.

Firestone AirPicker and AirGripper end effectors

14 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd

The AirPicker and AirGripper ranges comprise precision-engineered rubber product handling devices that inflate gently and evenly to manipulate delicate products or containers.

When I grow up, I want to be a sense maker

14 May, 2018 by Mike Pinkerton, Aurecon | Supplied by: Aurecon Pty Ltd

The digital age is accelerating at a magnificent rate and changing business as we know it: but there are some types of jobs that cannot be replaced.

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