Factory automation

Micro-Epsilon optoCONTROL 2520-46(090) optical micrometer

08 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The optoCONTROL 2520-46(090) optical micrometer from Micro-Epsilon has a receiver that is able to rotate by 90°, making it suitable for installations in limited and restricted space.

Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again

07 August, 2018 by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx | Supplied by: IDTechEx

Robotic technology will transform the forklift industry, causing a colossal transfer of value towards spending on autonomous materials handling machines.

Hydac EDS 3300 pressure switch with IO-Link

01 August, 2018 | Supplied by: HYDAC International

The EDS 3300 with IO-Link communication interface is a compact electronic pressure switch with integrated digital display for relative pressure measurement in the low pressure range.

Siemens Simocode pro motor management system

19 July, 2018 | Supplied by: APS Industrial

Simocode pro is a flexible and modular motor control system for low-voltage motors that enables dynamic monitoring of motor performance and smart diagnostics for early problem detection.

Universal Robots e-Series cobots

18 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Universal Robots

The e-Series platform includes technology advances that enable faster development for a wider variety of applications.

Swisslog to introduce CarryStar fully automated solution at CeMAT

17 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Swisslog Australia

Swisslog's CarryStar fully automated order fulfilment system combines automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), KUKA Star robots and the latest Swisslog SynQ software.

ABB launches single-arm YuMi cobot

16 July, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Following on from the dual-arm YuMi robot, introduced in 2015, ABB has developed a single-arm YuMi to expand its collaborative robot range.

Factor 1 sensors: The evolution of metal detection

13 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Turck Australia Pty Ltd

Sensing different metals with traditional inductive sensors is difficult without physically moving the sensor, but factor 1 sensors can detect any metal at the same distance.

Omron MobilePlanner Tablet Edition mobile robot control

12 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron has released a tablet edition of its MobilePlanner control centre software for mobile robots.

Iconic Australian biscuit maker upgrades Adelaide production plant

11 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Arnott's has upgraded its Adelaide manufacturing plant to make its biscuit production more flexible and productive.

Pepperl+Fuchs R10x and R20x sensors

01 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Pepperl+Fuchs (Aust) Pty Ltd

The R10x and R20x Series sensors offer five housing styles with one user interface.

ABB and Kawasaki create common interface for collaborative robots

22 June, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have demonstrated the world's first common collaborative robot operating interface at automatica in Munich, Germany.

Omron NX1 series automation controllers

21 June, 2018 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Based on, and compatible with, Omron's SYSMAC platform, the NX1 series has attained OPC UA certification and provides dual EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT ports.

Australian Robotics Roadmap launched

19 June, 2018

Roadmap to guide and support the development of critical robotic and vision technologies required to support Australian industry in the future.

New ISO standards for greener machine tools

15 June, 2018

ISO has recently published the first two parts of a new International Standard for the environmental evaluation of machine tools.

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