Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Automation & robotics

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.

Efficient process-controlled access guarding without muting sensors

16 July, 2019

Systems such as conveyor lines with safety light curtains must often reliably distinguish between people and merchandise.

SMC EX600 wireless manifold (EX600-W)

20 June, 2019

The SMC EX600 wireless manifold (EX600-W) is a decentralised solution suitable for robotic applications in the food and beverage industries.

NORD Drivesystems drive solutions

15 May, 2019

Intelligent drive technology is the prerequisite for digitalisation and automation of production.

Cobots are the future of manufacturing

02 May, 2019

Universal Robots, a collaborative robots (cobots) manufacturer, will showcase collaborative man and machine workforce solutions at National Manufacturing Week 2019.

Coperion and Coperion K-Tron WYK diverter valve for CIP cleaning

08 April, 2019

The Coperion and Coperion K-Tron stainless steel WYK diverter valve has been redesigned for CIP cleaning and the ZV rotary valve is now also available in larger sizes.

The digitalisation of food manufacturing

01 April, 2019

Tetra Pak will demonstrate how digital technology can change the way food manufacturing plants operate by unveiling a 'factory of the future' at Hannover Messe 2019.

Schmalz JumboFlex High-Stack vacuum tube lifter

20 March, 2019

The Schmalz JumboFlex High-Stack is a vacuum tube lifter that can be used to ergonomically stack goods with a maximum weight of 45 kg and up to a height of 2.55 m.

Advantech UNO-3285C fan-less control cabinet PC

04 March, 2019

The Advantech UNO-3285C is a high-performance fan-less control cabinet PC.

Smart manufacturing for your food and beverage operations

06 February, 2019

Consumers continually seek the new and different, and prioritise taste and nutritional value. That means you must get new, high-quality products through your facility quickly, and keep prices low and food safer.

The truth behind machine vision misconceptions

30 October, 2018 by Harel Boren, CEO of Inspekto

As the machine vision industry goes on to embrace autonomous machine vision, misconceptions remain.

ALC to install an automated meat buffer system

29 October, 2018

The Australian Lamb Company plans to improve efficiency and accuracy at its meat processing facility by installing a meat buffer storage and handling solution from Dematic.

Epson T6 SCARA robot

07 June, 2018

Epson T series SCARA robots lower the barriers to automation and are suitable for automating simple material handling tasks.

Achieving integrated supply chain management

28 May, 2018 by Poul Lorentzen, General Manager, Consoveyo Singapore

In the food and beverage sector, the warehouse is an important component in efficient supply chains, and gaining control of inventory is a core issue facing manufacturers.

Robotic lasers protect wine crops from birds

30 April, 2018

A California vineyard installed automated laser technology which almost entirely eradicated the bird problem and resulted in a yearly cost saving of US$25,000.

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