Factory automation

KUKA wins Mercedes body-in-white production contract

14 January, 2021 | Supplied by: KUKA Robotics Australia Pty Ltd

The company announced that it has won a contract to supply Mercedes-Benz with technology for body-in-white production.

Schneider Electric TeSys island load management system

01 January, 2021 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

TeSys island is a smart, digital multifunctional load management system that can switch, protect and manage motors and other electrical loads of up to 80 A.

Competition to find the next innovation in machine vision

22 December, 2020 | Supplied by: ADLINK Technology Inc

ADLINK, in collaboration with Intel, has launched a hackathon competition for solution builders to share their ideas for machine vision prototypes.

Universal Robots reaches industry milestone

15 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

Collaborative robot maker celebrates delivery of its 50,000th unit.

New sensors make for soft and sensitive robotic fingers

15 December, 2020

To develop a more human-like robotic gripper, it is necessary to provide sensing capabilities to the fingers.

Ready Robotics launches online marketplace for manufacturers

10 December, 2020

READY.Market is a robot-agnostic online marketplace for manufacturers looking to accelerate their implementation of robotic automation.

Pepperl+Fuchs F77 ultrasonic sensors

07 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The F77 ultrasonic sensors offer IO-Link, sound beam adjustment, synchronisation, long detection ranges of up to 800 mm and minimal dead bands.

South Australian manufacturer automates electronics assembly

07 December, 2020 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

South Australian manufacturer REDARC Electronics has a vision to be a smart factory by 2025.

MIT report examines the state of industrial robotics

27 November, 2020

MIT researchers and members of the Work of the Future Task Force have released a research report on the state of industrial robotics.

Ximea CB654 PCIe industrial camera

26 November, 2020 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The CB654 PCIe industrial camera from Ximea GmbH offers 65 MP at a data rate of 70 fps when streaming in a 10-bit RAW image format.

Acuity long-distance laser rangefinders

24 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Slentech Pty Ltd

Acuity long-distance lasers are designed to help improve the operation of overhead cranes in terms of crash avoidance, automated retrieval and maintenance.

OnRobot announces collaborative automation event

24 November, 2020 | Supplied by: OnRobot

Registration is now open for the OnRobot Expo featuring live demos and interactive keynote insights on collaborative applications.

CSIRO technology licensed for robotic security teams

13 November, 2020

Strategic Elements Ltd subsidiary Stealth Technologies has announced that it has licensed CSIRO technology that enables robots to work together in teams.

TRUMPF and SICK develop the first industrial quantum sensor

10 November, 2020 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

The two companies have announced the successful functional test of the world's first quantum optical sensor for serial production.

Why manufacturers should consider 3D and robotics

09 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Konica Minolta

The federal Budget provides an opportunity for Australian companies to innovate with 3D printing and robotics.

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