Materials handling & logistics

The Kaizen Paradox

10 July, 2018 by Paul Stringleman* | Supplied by: Swisslog Australia

How incremental improvements can impede innovation in the automation of warehousing and distribution.


Flexicon low-profile screw conveyor

27 June, 2018 by | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd

Flexicon has released a low-profile flexible screw conveyor with an integral bin and castor-mounted frame that can roll below mezzanines and other low-headroom areas.


Intralox OMNI-DIRECTIONAL turner

23 April, 2018 by | Supplied by: Intralox Australia Pty Ltd

The Intralox OMNI-DIRECTIONAL turner is capable of turning packages 90° to the left or right on demand.


Flexicon TWIN-CENTREPOST bulk bag filler

20 April, 2018 by | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd

Flexicon's TWIN-CENTREPOST bulk bag filler with explosion-proof controls has reduced height posts for low-headroom applications.


Efficient automotive production with RFID technology

23 February, 2018 by Martin Demharter, Key Account Manager Automotive Industry, SICK Vertriebs-GmbH, Düsseldorf | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

Production of the Audi A8 in Neckarsulm utilises continuous wireless identification.


HammerTek pneumatic deflection elbows now available in Australia

13 February, 2018 by | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd

HammerTek Corporation is now marketing its line of Smart Elbow deflection elbows in Australia through Flexicon Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd.


Toll innovates with next-gen e-commerce distribution hub

05 February, 2018 by

New fulfilment centre is one of the first of a new breed of automated distribution centres in Australia designed to support the growth of online shopping.


Burster model 8431 and 8432 miniature load cells

01 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

The Burster model 8431 and 8432 precision miniature load cells are designed for precise tension and compression force measurements in limited spaces.


Applications for cameras in retail distribution centres

19 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

When deployed strategically within a facility, image-based data capture technology offers benefits beyond its ability to read 1D and 2D codes.


Adjustable multibeam antenna improves reliability of RFID systems

16 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: Fraunhofer IIS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has developed a multibeam antenna that can be integrated into existing systems and improve their reliability.


Is the belt speed accurate on your conveyor belt scale system?

13 October, 2017 by John Dronette, Siemens | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

The accurate weighing of bulk material on a conveyor is highly dependent on accurate speed sensing.


Integrated approach to coal mine recommissioning delivers maximum benefit

12 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: Chute Technology

A three-pronged approach to mine rehabilitation and recommissioning has paid handsome time, cost-efficiency and community dividends for Glencore as it brings its Integra coal mine in the Hunter Valley back into production.


Omron MK-Z fibre laser markers

22 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron's MX-Z fibre laser markers are designed for deep or shallow engraving on metals and fine mark processing on plastics, including objects with sloped, curved, conical or sphere-like surfaces.


Flexicon BULK-OUT low-profile IBC discharger

18 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd

Flexicon's BULK-OUT low-profile discharger positions intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) weighing up to 1450 kg in the frame using an electric hoist and trolley, discharges bulk solid materials into a surge hopper and conveys the material to a downstream process dust-free.


Automation: the positive future for mining

15 September, 2017 by Clive Gray, General Manager Director, Australian Diversified Engineering | Supplied by: Australian Diversified Engineering (ADE)

Automation is the latest trend in mining with the 'cruise control' setting for many processes now increasingly becoming popular. Many experts say automation is here to stay but as technology continues to evolve, what does this change actually mean to the future of Australian mining?


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