Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Robotic ice-cream store opened in Melbourne this week

18 September, 2019 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

Salted caramel, rocky road, vanilla and many more flavours will be served by a team of collaborative robots at the Niska store in Melbourne. View the video...


Gentle robotic gripper

17 September, 2019

Engineers from the University of Buffalo have designed a robotic gripper that can adjust the firmness of its grip, preventing anything it holds from breaking.


Warehouse automation increases productivity for Asahi by 250%

29 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

Dematic has helped Asahi boost its productivity by 250% after installing an Automated Storage and Retrieval System in Asahi's Heathwood distribution centre.


Sterling Systems & Controls bulk bag unloading system

29 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Sterling Systems and Controls Inc

The Sterling Systems & Controls customised bulk bag unloading systems are suitable for food industry applications.


Sidel lends Nestlé a cobotic hand at tea facility

27 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Sidel Oceania Pty Ltd

Sidel has introduced its cobotic palletising solution to automate Nestlé's tea facility in Orbe, Switzerland.


Live monitoring of milk supply chains

27 August, 2019

The Milk Supply Chain Project is developing technology to improve the operational efficiency of the collection process and generate revenue for the dairy industry.


Enmin Mi-con flat pack modular conveyor system

22 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Enmin Pty Ltd

The Enmin modular conveyor system called mi-con (Modular Incline Conveyor System) is a hygienically designed full washdown system.


Helping robots come to grips with motive and context

13 August, 2019

Robots need to understand motive and context to perform tasks safely, opening up new avenues of research into multiple complex technologies and robotics.


Sliced finger incident at fruit processor

12 August, 2019

SPC Ardmona Operations Ltd has been fined $25,000 without conviction after a worker's finger was partially severed by moving machinery.


How can food manufacturers halve waste?

08 August, 2019 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

Separator technology from CST is designed to remove 50% of the water from wastewater sludge, creating a more compact output that can save on disposal costs.


Mitsubishi lithium-ion powered forklifts

02 August, 2019 | Supplied by: MLA Holdings Pty Ltd

Mitsubishi forklifts are designed to be smooth, safe and easy to operate, making them suitable for safe, clean and productive lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.


A crushing success for Kaeser and Teusner Wines

01 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Kaeser Compressors Australia

Kaeser's SK 25 rotary screw compressor has been successfully installed at Teusner Wines, providing high-quality crushed grapes.


Flexco Segmented Transfer Plates

01 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Flexco (Aust) Pty Ltd

Flexco has released a segmented transfer plate that is designed to prevent product and falling objects or debris from jamming inside the transfer.


Australis Engineering simPAL Mini Cobot Palletiser

01 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Australis Engineering Pty Ltd

simPAL Mini is a cobot palletiser combining smart software and smart hardware to create a highly flexible palletising solution.


Robotics made easier for food and beverage applications

30 July, 2019 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

Designed to make robotic applications easier, the SMC Wireless Fieldbus System EX600-W was used to develop a solution for a manufacturing process at CopRice.


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