Factory automation

Agile spot welder

06 December, 2006 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The IRB 6620 is a compact spot welding robot that can be mounted floor standing, inverted and in tilted positions. The low total weight of the robot (900 kg) makes it easy to install and handle without the need for heavy-lifting cranes. The low weight also means it can be put on top of a machine.


Dual-receiver sensors

06 December, 2006 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The 44B photoelectric sensor incorporates adjustable background or foreground suppression. The sensor is designed for industrial applications requiring reliable detection of targets close to a surface - such as a conveyor - that must be ignored by the sensor.


Transformer isolation and noise reduction

15 November, 2006 | Supplied by: Systems 22 Pty Ltd

The SNAP-AITM-8 provides eight channels of thermocouple or millivolt input. Each channel can be individually configured to accept a type B, C, D, E, G, J, K, N, R, S, or T thermocouple or a -75 to + 75 mV, -50 to +50 mV, or -25 to +25 mV input.


Sensor Smarts

06 October, 2006 by Brian Betts, Data Acquisition Group Mgr, National Instruments

A new standard for analog sensors, the most common kind in use today, should make the problems of miscalibration a thing of the past


Factory automation vision appliance

07 September, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.adept.net.au

The VA40 factory automation vision appliance provides end-users and system integrators with a high performance, easy-to-use, compact machine vision system for single or multiple camera inspections. iPD has developed their vision appliances with the two primary vision requirements in mind: power and ease of use. They offer flexibility, speed and choice of camera to match your application needs.


Bearing block

05 June, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.balluff.com.au/

Separation of bearing load and sensor component in belt shaft copying systems leads to a longer service life.


Vacuum management

05 June, 2006 | Supplied by: PIAB Vacuum Technologies

The automatic vacuum management (AVM) system is an integrated control option for highly automated systems using the Piab P6010 vacuum pump.


Mini sensors to fight corrosion

26 May, 2006

An array of mini sensors are poised to change the costly and resource-intensive process of fighting corrosion in industries such as aerospace, shipping, mining, oil and gas.


Standard drives manager appointed

24 May, 2006

Industrial automation company, Rockwell Automation, has appointed Les Cutajar as its standard drives product manager. With 14 years’ sales experience with the company, Cutajar believes his role represents an opportunity to emphasise the commitment that Rockwell Automation has made to the drives market in Australia.


Industrial drives into the future

14 May, 2006 by Sean Richardson, Nat'l Mgr, Electronic Automated Div, Bonfiglioli | Supplied by: Bonfiglioli Transmission Pty Ltd

Industrial drives technology in Australia and New Zealand sits on the threshold of major change as old barriers to progress are broken down by new technologies, spurred on by unstoppable demands of greater workplace safety and efficiency


ZFV vision sensor

04 May, 2006 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron's ZFV vision sensor delivers real-time inspection in a sensor format with simple and quick set-up through an integrated LCD monitor. Optics and illumination are integrated in a single package. It consists of two separate components, a sensor head with an integrated light source and a controller.


Control platform

04 May, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.nupac.com.au/

Nupac has announced that the Tevopharm P-200 and P-2000 flow wrappers and the P-300CA candy wrappers will now come standard with an updated machine control platform from Bosch.


Linear positioner

04 May, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.balluff.com.au/

Balluff's Micropulse BIW transducer uses pulse-inductive technology to provide high performance and reliability with a non-contact design that allows drop-in-fit replacement for pots.


Machine vision appliances

14 April, 2006 | Supplied by: Adept Turnkey Solutions

A new breed of vision system has arrived - Vision Appliances. Powerful and compact, yet friendly, cost effective and easy-to-use, they have been designed for production personnel who are busy looking after their day to day production processes


Vision software

05 April, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.ni.com/oceania/

The NI Vision 8 development module is a comprehensive suite of vision software tools that engineers, integrators and machine builders can use to improve system efficiency and increase quality control in the manufacturing process. The Vision 8 development module combines a collection of vision libraries with acquisition software for thousands of cameras, including those based on the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection standard, all optimised for common programming environments like NI LabVIEW and Microsoft C++, Visual Basic and .NET. In addition, the Vision 8 development module includes new algorithms for golden template comparison, optical character verification (OCV) and data matrix grading that are designed to help engineers identify packaging and assembly errors earlier in production.


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