Factory automation

SMC JXC series direct-input step motor controller

11 September, 2017 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

The JXC series direct-input step motor controller now offers three additional communication protocols, namely DeviceNet, EtherCAT and Profinet, in addition to the EtherNet/IP fieldbus protocol that was available on previous models.

Moog RKP high-pressure radial piston pumps

01 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Moog Australia Pty Ltd

With a maximum operating pressure of 350 bar and peak pressure up to 420 bar, the RKP series addresses a wide range of applications including presses, metal forming and heavy industries.

Omron E5CD and E5ED digital temperature controllers

30 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron's E5CD/E5ED digital temperature controllers are adaptive, using artificial intelligence to adjust PID loop parameters automatically.

World's top AI and robotics companies urge UN to ban lethal autonomous weapons

21 August, 2017 | Supplied by: University of NSW

Open letter by leaders of leading robotics and AI companies is launched at the world's biggest artificial intelligence conference as UN delays meeting till later this year to discuss the robot arms race.

Annual robotics competition finals in Sydney

18 August, 2017 | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

National Instruments has announced the live finals of the 7th Annual Autonomous Robotics Competition, to be held at the University of Technology Sydney in September.

Moog electro-hydrostatic pump unit (EPU)

18 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Moog Australia Pty Ltd

Moog has launched an electro-hydrostatic pump unit (EPU) designed to help machine builders and end users derive the combined benefits of both hydraulic and electric actuation.

Omron appoints new director for Oceania region

17 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron Electronics Oceania has appointed a new director for its operations in the Oceania region.

The new industrial revolution: robots are an opportunity, not a threat

15 August, 2017 by David Flynn and Valentin Robu, Heriot-Watt University*

If robots and AI are our future, we need to embrace the technology and work out how best to collaborate and make it work for everyone.

ICP DAS WP-5231PM-3GWA-CE7 compact PAC PC

14 August, 2017 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

The WP-5231PM-3GWA-CE7 is a compact PAC PC running Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 that provides a solution for integrating HMI, data acquisition and control in a single PAC.

Omron database connectivity seminar

11 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron will be holding a training seminar on its NJ Database Functionality at its Brisbane office on Friday, 18 August.

Recent advances in precision positioning systems

08 August, 2017 by Stefan Vorndran and Scott Jordan, Physik Instrumente LP | Supplied by: Warsash Scientific Pty Ltd

Motion drive and control technologies are advancing rapidly, giving engineers access to an expanding spectrum of options to leverage previously unattainable performance and form factors.

The IoT always starts with a sensor

07 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The Internet of Things (IoT) always starts with a sensor; after all, things cannot capture states or carry out actions unless they are fitted with sensors.

Leuze electronic Global Beam 15 series photoelectric sensors

03 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The Global Beam 15 series sensors are suitable for the detection of objects in conveyor systems, material flow or secondary packaging in which large operating ranges are required.

Malt house retrofits 100 new drives

02 August, 2017 | Supplied by: NORD Drivesystems (Aust) Pty Ltd

Traditionally, beer brewers used to prepare their own malt, but now specialised malt houses often handle this job for them. The processes in these facilities are largely automated and carried out with state-of-the-art equipment.

Aussie robot wins Amazon Robotics Challenge

31 July, 2017

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV), headquartered at QUT, has grabbed the US$80,000 first prize at the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge in Japan.

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