Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Automation & robotics

Disrupting industrial automation with subscription services

01 October, 2021

Subscription software services have the potential to turn the field of industrial automation on its head.

Mobile Industrial Robots MiR250 mobile industrial robot

06 September, 2021

Konica Minolta Australia has announced the availability of the compact MiR250 mobile industrial robot.

SICK Track & Trace System — VML dimensioning with perspective

10 August, 2021

Reliable object detection is essential whenever automated systems are used for object transport.

Pneumatic control for soft robots

21 July, 2021 by Holly Ober, UC Riverside writer

Pneumatic soft robots still use some electronic components to control movements but now engineers have designed a pneumatic RAM chip using microfluidic valves.

Syntegon RPP robotic pick-and-place platform

16 July, 2021

Syntegon RPP is a robotic pick-and-place platform that automates process steps such as handling, feeding and loading.

Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Automation Expert version 21.1

16 July, 2021

Schneider Electric has released version 21.1 of EcoStruxure Automation Expert, its software-centric universal automation system.

Virtual automation tour announced for Coca-Cola plant

07 July, 2021

An Australian Coca-Cola site, which handles 60 million drinks per year, will feature on Swisslog's global virtual automation tour.

Human milk facility to be developed for infant formula

28 June, 2021

US company 108Labs has announced it plans to build a 'Cellfacturing' facility to produce its cell cultured human milk at scale.

Mushroom robot: picks and trims button mushrooms

04 June, 2021

In an effort to automate the harvesting of button mushrooms, researchers have developed a robotic mechanism for picking and trimming.

Bringing Industrial Ethernet direct to the field device with single cable technology

02 June, 2021

Every manufacturer is unique in their needs and requirements, and considering new automation technology can sometimes feel overwhelming.

Rockwell Automation Australia independent cart technology

19 May, 2021

Independent cart technology uses magnets to precisely control motion with frictionless propulsion.

NORDAC ON smart inverters

28 April, 2021

NORDAC ON was specially developed to meet the requirements of horizontal conveyor technology in the field of warehousing.

Using AI to minimise overproduction and food waste

14 April, 2021

German research is using artificial intelligence to show how the production of dairy, meat, bakery and other products can be optimised to reduce food waste.

Cobots for the modern factory

18 February, 2021

SMC Corporation has embraced the collaborative robots (cobots) trend, producing components to complement these applications.

Harting hosts industrial automation webinar series

17 February, 2021

Harting is running a webinar series about Industrial Ethernet trends.

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