Factory automation

From mass production to mass customisation

06 March, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The Factory of the Future is not just better than the factory of the past — it's different. Using digitalisation and connectivity, the new factory will mass-produce individualised products.

Safe tool changes for catalytic converter machines

05 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Kirschenhofer Maschinen, a specialist machine manufacturer, ensures safe tool changes for truck catalytic converters with RFID.

Veederline APT-TH Series power transducers

28 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Veederline Pty Ltd

The APT-TH Series power transducers are used to monitor the power consumption of three-phase loads and provide an analog signal proportional to the active power consumed by the monitored load.

Digital technology, robots, to expand specialty gas production

22 February, 2018 | Supplied by: BOC Limited

A Western Sydney specialist gas production facility is set to increase competitiveness, exports and safety with the latest technology.

Automation firm hatches plan to boost poultry production

09 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

A Sydney-based engineering company has developed a control system that improves egg production.

Linear guide systems: when to use plastic linear bearings or recirculating ball systems

07 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Choosing between ball bearing guides and plain linear bearings depends greatly on the application requirements of accuracy, speed and working environment.

Detecting impurities on 3D components

06 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

A new fluorescence scanner allows for the inspection of metallic parts for residues of grease, machining chips and cleaning agents.

Panasonic FP0H micro-sized PLC

02 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The Panasonic FP0H micro-sized PLC takes up only 42 mm of DIN rail space, and combines onboard data logging and flexible connectivity options.

Allen-Bradley Bulletin 871FM miniature, metal, flat-pack, inductive proximity sensors

19 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The Bulletin 871FM sensors’ 8 mm and 14 mm stainless steel rectangular housings can be installed in low-profile, space-critical applications.

MicroEpsilon TIM G7 VGA thermal imager

01 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The MicroEpsilon TIM G7 VGA thermal imager is specifically designed for temperature monitoring in the glass industry.

Automating the transformer manufacturing industry

15 December, 2017 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

A strategic collaboration between SMC Pneumatics and AEM Unicore has been a catalyst in the success of manufacturing AEM Unicore's Automatic DUO Core Machine model UCM440A.

JVL ServoStep integrated stepper motors

14 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

The latest generation of integrated stepper motors from JVL, ServoStep, advances previous designs, incorporating users' feedback.

Rockwell Automation acquires Odos Imaging

12 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Imaging technology to enable further leveraging of 3D and time-of-flight for sensing and safety applications.

Rockwell Automation Project Sherlock artificial intelligence module

04 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Rockwell Automation has announced its Project Sherlock artificial intelligence (AI) module, in which a data-driven analytics algorithm is provided that fits directly into a controller chassis.

ABB unveils single-arm YuMi cobot

01 December, 2017 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has unveiled a single-arm, smaller-footprint version of its YuMi collaborative robot.

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