Factory automation

SMC invests in local assembly

12 March, 2021 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

SMC Corporation ANZ has announced it will now undertake the local assembly and stockholding of a range of electric cylinders.

Thomson Electrak LL electric linear actuator

11 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

The Electrak LL electric linear actuator is a long-life, high-duty-cycle component designed to work in harsh conditions and offer high environmental protection.

Rapid robotics for safety: what a bottle picker can do

09 March, 2021

How Heineken brings rapid robotics to its production lines, improving operator safety and job satisfaction.

Stäubli launches three new 6-axis robots

08 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Comtec Australia Pty Ltd

Stäubli is launching three new 6-axis industrial robots for the medium payload range.

SMC Partners with VEX Robotics for national tournament

04 March, 2021 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

VEX Robotics competitions provide a space for students to develop and showcase industry-relevant skills, including engineering, teamwork and prototyping.

OnRobot releases "world’s most powerful electric vacuum gripper"

01 March, 2021 | Supplied by: OnRobot

OnRobot's VGP20 electric vacuum gripper is designed for challenging palletising scenarios including heavy, bulky and porous surfaces.

ASC gyroscopes and inertial measurement sensors for AGVs

01 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Slentech Pty Ltd

Gyroscopes and inertial sensors enable monitoring and optimisation of vehicle dynamics and precision navigation.

TWK TRW38 compact magnetic encoder

25 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Veederline Pty Ltd

The TRW38 is an ultra-compact single-turn magnetic encoder developed with safety-oriented applications in mind.

Braking distance simulator reduces robotic cell footprint

25 February, 2021 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has announced that its RobotStudio offline programming and simulation software now has a braking distance function to simulate real-world stopping distance.

ICP-DAS Win-GRAF WP-9x28-CE7 series Windows-based PAC

18 February, 2021 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

The Win-GRAF WP-9x28-CE7 series is the latest Windows CE 7.0-based programmable automation controller from ICP DAS.

Picking the unknown: flexible automation in logistics

15 February, 2021

Dutch company Fizyr has developed a plug-and-play vsions system that the company says enables robots to detect and pick random objects.

IDEC MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC MQTT support

05 February, 2021 | Supplied by: IDEC Australia Pty Ltd

IDEC Corporation has released a firmware upgrade enabling its MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC CPUs to support the industry-standard MQTT protocol.

Collaborating on real-time data

05 February, 2021 by Jim Wallace, Sales Manager, Balluff Australia & New Zealand | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

We can't be experts on everything, so it is important to seek out partners to achieve the best outcome in real-time data initiatives.

Omron i4L SCARA robot

03 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron says its i4L SCARA robot is capable of high-speed, high-precision motion with payloads up to 5 kg.

ADLINK receives award for innovation in IoT machine vision

21 January, 2021 | Supplied by: ADLINK Technology Inc

An AI smart camera wins the Compass Intelligence IoT Innovator Award.

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