Factory automation

Scientists develop 'mini-brains' to help robots recognise pain

19 October, 2020

Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the AI to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged.


Mitsubishi Electric launches 'cost-effective' industrial robot

16 October, 2020

The company says its RV-8CRL industrial robot offers "a high-quality solution at a lower price point, while not sacrificing on performance".


Phoenix Contact partners with Yaskawa on new PLC platform

12 October, 2020

The companies say they will utilise PLCnext technology from Phoenix Contact in the development of a next-generation controller platform.


Researchers imitate human hands to make better sensors

09 October, 2020

An international research team has developed 'electronic skin' sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human motion.


Omron announces 'robotic integrated controller'

09 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

The solution offers real-time synchronisation between all automation equipment, including robots, vision components, drives and safety equipment.


World robot utilisation up 12%: IFR

09 October, 2020

A record 2.7 million robots now work in factories around the globe.


ABB acquires Codian Robotics and enhances delta robot range

06 October, 2020 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Codian Robotics' range of robots includes a hygienic design that allows safe, open food processing.


SICK launches sensor-based people-counting system

02 October, 2020 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

A novel application of industrial LiDAR sensing helps maintain safe occupancy in facilities.


HYDAC Virtual Fluid Lab VFL sensor with IO-Link interface

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: HYDAC International

The Virtual Fluid Lab determines the remaining service life of a hydraulic filter element.


Micro Epsilon scanCONTROL 30xx/BL laser scanner

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The scanCONTROL 30xx/BL laser scanner is designed for dynamic measurement applications that require a system with high resolution and accuracy.


The rise of industrial robots

01 October, 2020 by Harry Mulder | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

There's little denying the rapid rise industrial robots have enjoyed over the last few years.


Beijer Electronics Nexto Xpress compact controller

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Global Automation Asia-Pacific

The Nexto Xpress compact controller is designed to enable Industry 4.0 applications via its built-in OPC UA interface.


element14 offers Omega sensing and process control products

28 September, 2020 | Supplied by: element14

element14 now stocks Omega's full range of temperature, pressure, flow and level sensors, as well as transducers and automation and control products.


Autonomous industrial inspection robot does the rounds

24 September, 2020

Four-legged industrial inspection robot aims to reduce inspection costs and increase personnel safety.


Custom vacuum solution improves pet food pouch unloading

24 September, 2020 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

Used to unload pouches of pet food from trays, the machine offers high speed in a small footprint.


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