Factory automation

Hypertherm XPR rotational torch sleeves

18 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Hypertherm

The XPR rotational torch sleeves are designed for robotic plasma-cutting applications.

QUT wins grant from Amazon for better robot gripping

15 February, 2019

Amazon has awared a grant of US$70,000 to Australian reseachers working to improve robot gripping by studying human object handover behaviour.

Opto 22 groov EPIC edge programmable controller

13 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Systems 22 Pty Ltd

Opto 22 has announced the addition of international standard IEC 61131-3 programming options in its groov EPIC edge programmable industrial controller.

ifm OGD Precision laser distance sensor

04 February, 2019 | Supplied by: ifm efector pty ltd

The ifm OGD Precision is a compact colour-independent laser sensor with a standard M18 thread that utilises time-of-flight technology.

Finland aiming to lead the development of autonomous systems

01 February, 2019

Finland is launching an innovation ecosystem for autonomous systems, aiming for it to grow into one of the world's leading development environments.

Construction and mining to be next frontier for robots: report

29 January, 2019

In the past, for heavy industry-related locations like mines, robots have been mainly controlled by teleoperation.

Winery increases productivity with bottling line upgrades

28 January, 2019 | Supplied by: SEW-Eurodrive Pty Ltd

Yalumba winery redesigned its bottling plant to include new drives for the bottle-conveyor system, air conditioning and hospital-grade air filtration.

Balluff F Series stainless steel fork sensors

23 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The F Series stainless steel fork sensors offer resistance to aggressive cleaning agents, chemicals, coolants and other media.

Making walking robots more affordable

21 January, 2019

Recent advances in the development of bipedal walking robots are making them more viable, but cost and robustness continue to be a constraint.

JVL all-in-one step-servo motors

21 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

JVL has released its all-in-one step-servo motor with built-in encoder, drive, controller, Ethernet switch and Safe Torque Off option.

Nook ELZU belt-driven 3-axis actuator

12 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

The ELZU 3-axis actuator system consists of two y-axes and one x-axis that uses two motors and is driven by only one belt.

WAGO PFC200 controllers with EtherCAT

01 December, 2018 | Supplied by: WAGO Pty Ltd

WAGO has increased the application scope for its second generation of PFC200 controllers with the addition of EtherCAT capability.

Pepperl+Fuchs ENA58IL magnetic rotary encoders

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

The ENA58IL magnetic rotary encoders bring robustness and accuracy together in a compact design while ensuring reliability in the production process.

Nord Drivesystems joins Open IIoT Panel

30 November, 2018 | Supplied by: NORD Drivesystems (Aust) Pty Ltd

Nord Drivesystems has joined SMC Pneumatics, Beckhoff Automation, Balluff and ZI-Argus in an expert panel.

Amazon launches cloud robotics platform

30 November, 2018

The cloud robotics race is on, with the three key cloud platforms announcing solutions.

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