Factory automation

Smart seed packing machine delivers speed and accuracy

05 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Automated seed packing machine improves flexibility and helps to reduce manual handling.


Smart motor sensors enhance condition monitoring for servos

04 November, 2020 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

SICK has introduced an add-on to its EDS/EDM35 motor feedback system, designed to allow condition monitoring of drives right down to each servo axis.


Micro Epsilon optoNCDT 1220 laser triangulation sensor

02 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The optoNCDT 1220 entry-level laser triangulation sensor is suitable for measurement of displacement, distance and position in high-volume applications.


Volkswagen orders 800 ABB robots to build electric vehicles

02 November, 2020 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has received an order for 800 industrial robots from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to support production of a new generation of electric vehicles.


Location tracking improves efficiency for fabrication business

31 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Quuppa

UK company Dyer Engineering employed an indoor tracking solution that not only tackles well the SME's challenges but also its budget.


Moog Modular Electrohydrostatic Actuation System

30 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Moog Australia Pty Ltd

The Moog Modular EAS features standardised modules with a wide number of customisation options available.


Leuze GSX14E two-in-one fork sensor

29 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Leuze electronic Pty Ltd

The GSX14E fork sensor from Leuze combines both ultrasonic and optical detection in a single housing, bringing together the advantages of both principles.


IDEC MicroSmart FC6A I/O modules

21 October, 2020 | Supplied by: IDEC Australia Pty Ltd

IDEC Corporation has expanded its MicroSmart FC6A All-in-One PLC family with three 12 VDC CPUs.


Scientists develop 'mini-brains' to help robots recognise pain

19 October, 2020

Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the AI to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged.


Mitsubishi Electric launches 'cost-effective' industrial robot

16 October, 2020

The company says its RV-8CRL industrial robot offers "a high-quality solution at a lower price point, while not sacrificing on performance".


Phoenix Contact partners with Yaskawa on new PLC platform

12 October, 2020

The companies say they will utilise PLCnext technology from Phoenix Contact in the development of a next-generation controller platform.


World robot utilisation up 12%: IFR

09 October, 2020

A record 2.7 million robots now work in factories around the globe.


Researchers imitate human hands to make better sensors

09 October, 2020

An international research team has developed 'electronic skin' sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human motion.


Omron announces 'robotic integrated controller'

09 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

The solution offers real-time synchronisation between all automation equipment, including robots, vision components, drives and safety equipment.


ABB acquires Codian Robotics and enhances delta robot range

06 October, 2020 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Codian Robotics' range of robots includes a hygienic design that allows safe, open food processing.


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