Factory automation

Omron offering virtual tours of its Automation Center

22 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Showcase facility for factory automation technology aims to help find solutions for manufacturers using digital transformation to avoid the 'three Cs'.


Manufacturing in the new normal

22 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Mitsubishi Electric Australia

Hajime Sugiyama of Mitsubishi Electric discusses manufacturing in a post-pandemic world.


3D stereo camera system imitates human vision

15 September, 2020

A new 3D camera system is said by its makers to imitate human vision to make robotic inspection cells faster and more accurate.


Fanuc plans to triple robot production

14 September, 2020 | Supplied by: FANUC OCEANIA Pty Limited

Fanuc is planning to triple current monthly production at its main factory in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, mainly concentrating on cobots.


Universal OS makes robots learn from humans and other robots

11 September, 2020

Qobotix coordinates automation between manufacturers' existing robots to boost productivity, lower costs and enable flexibility.


Pepperl+Fuchs factor 1 inductive sensors

08 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

Pepperl+Fuchs' broad portfolio of reduction factor 1 sensors is designed to enable maximum flexibility in automation machinery design.


IDEC MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC software update

04 September, 2020 | Supplied by: IDEC Australia Pty Ltd

IDEC Corporation has announced an update to add EtherNet/IP communications to the MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC.


Compact conveyor roller controller requires no PLC

03 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Beckhoff Automation Pty Ltd

The integrated compact motor controller reduces cabling effort and increases diagnostic capabilities for roller conveyor systems.


Leuze DRT 25C dynamic reference diffuse sensor

02 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The DRT 25C sensor works with three light spots and references the conveyor belt instead of the product.


Red Lion Crimson 3.2 edge controller software

28 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

Red Lion has released version 3.2 of its Crimson software to complement its FlexEdge platform.


Airbus announces success in fully autonomous flight tests

20 August, 2020

Airbus has unveiled an autonomous aircraft the company is using to research and develop pilotless technologies.



High demand for robotics skills in post-corona recovery

17 August, 2020

Education and training urgently needed for the automated economy of the future says IFR.


Modern automation empowers workers with handicaps

10 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Mitsubishi Electric Australia

Even today, manual workstations are still indispensable, because automation is not always profitable with small batch quantities or complex processes.


Giving robots a soft touch

07 August, 2020

Robots might be good at many things, but creating robots that have the sensitivity of a human hand still remains a challenge.


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