Factory automation

Robot software

17 April, 2008 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has announced that it has further enhanced its IRC5 controller operating system with the latest release of RobotWare. RobotWare 5.10 adds a host of improvements aimed at delivering greater levels of control and accuracy for robot applications.

Gripper systems

17 April, 2008 | Supplied by: PIAB Vacuum Technologies

The VGS series of products comprises three gripper system sizes: 2010, 3010 and 5010. Each system utilises an integrated COAX cartridge, designed to position vacuum power precisely where it's needed, making maximum use of energy and increasing speed by eliminating line losses and inefficiencies

Videoscope system

19 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Maintenance Systems Consolidated Pty Ltd

The ITI V5 videoscope system allows users to use remote viewing technology on site for detailed remote inspection.

CompactRIO controller and chassis

20 February, 2008 | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

National Instruments has released the NI cRIO-9072 and cRIO-9074 CompactRIO systems that give engineers and machine builders a suitable solution for rapidly deploying industrial machines at high volume.

High payload robot

20 February, 2008 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has announced the launch of a new stronger robot, IRB 6640. This new robot is perfect for various applications within material handling, machine tending and spot welding.

Online technical certification

20 February, 2008 | Supplied by: George Brown College

Study online, at your own pace, and earn your technical certificate in electronics, electromechanical and programmable logic controllers.

Colour CCD camera

20 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Adept Turnkey Solutions

The JAI CV-S3200/S3300 CCD camera series comes with high-fidelity colour NTSC/PAL interlaced scan sensors, dual VBS and Y/C video output, an RS232C interface and easy push-button set-up.

NZ motor company going global

22 January, 2008

“This agreement is significant as Wellington’s technology will be in products available through an established, global sales organisation,” WDT managing director Ross Green said.

TDI the least complex of any gauging system

21 January, 2008 | Supplied by: http://www.tmesystems.com.au/

With NDC Infrared every sensor and every scanning frame comes with its own built-in intelligence for higher speed and greater accuracy in measurement. This distributed intelligence is achieved by a state-of-the-art processing engine called a D-BRIC. Each D-BRIC is smaller than 4 x 6" (10 x 15 cm), yet powerful enough to run an entire gauging system on its own.

Programmable controller

21 January, 2008 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric Eco Building

Schneider Electric has released the Modicon M340 programmable controller which complements its Modicon Premium (medium to large controllers) and Quantum (large to extra large controllers) for industry and infrastructures.

NDC Infrared SR7I0 reflectance gauge

19 November, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.tmesystems.com.au

The NDC Infrared SR7I0 reflectance gauge is a sensor designed to allow accurate, online measurement of thin coatings on metal foils or metallised papers and plastics.

Adept Electronic Solutions opens Melbourne office

05 November, 2007

Adept Electronic Solutions is opening an office in Melbourne and is celebrating with a Machine Vision Open Day on 22 November.

O4 series photoelectric sensors

17 October, 2007 | Supplied by: ifm efector pty ltd

The ifm electronic opto family is growing with the release of the O4 series, a photoelectric sensor with ranges up to 50 m.

Non-nuclear X-ray backscatter gauge

19 September, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.tmesystems.com.au

NDC Infrared has announced the model 318 XRB sensor — a non-nuclear X-ray backscatter gauge designed as an alternative to GBS and beta sensors.

Process integration challenges

19 September, 2007 by Glenn Johnson | Supplied by: GE Intelligent Platforms

Being able to integrate continuous, batch and hybrid processing technology into an integrated control system with management, analytic and optimisation capabilities has largely eluded industry to date

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