Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Automation & robotics

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.

NHP Electrical Engineering Products electrical and automation solutions

19 April, 2018

NHP customises integrated solutions and brings to life secure technologies that automate production, control power and manage energy.

Coca-Cola Amatil chooses robotic picking solution

13 April, 2018

As part of the automation and major expansion of its Auckland distribution centre, Coca-Cola Amatil is installing an automated robot-based order picking system.

KUKA Agilus Hygienic Machine

13 March, 2018

The KUKA Agilus Hygienic Machine's (Agilus HM) design and materials allow it to be used in applications that involve direct contact with fresh food and even pharmaceutical substances.

Robo-picker can think for itself

28 February, 2018

Smarter than traditional 'pick and place' robots, a newly developed robo-picker prototype can decide how to pick items up, what they are and where to put them.

Bosch Australia and Monash University launch Melbourne ag-tech facility

04 December, 2017

Bosch Australia has collaborated with Monash University on a new ag-tech facility which aims to address the challenges faced by the agriculture sector using new techniques such as automated harvesting, sensing networks and driverless vehicles.

Honeywell ScanPal EDA70 tablet

27 October, 2017

Honeywell's enterprise-ready tablet, the ScanPal EDA70, provides workers with real-time connectivity for business-critical applications and efficient data capture capabilities.

The cobots are coming to a food industry near you

26 October, 2017

A new generation of robots is on the verge of making the breakthrough in the food and beverage industry: the cobots.

Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again?

18 September, 2017 by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

Robotic technology will transform the forklift industry, causing a colossal transfer of value from human-provided driving services towards spending on autonomous industrial material handling machines, thus fuelling an industry revenue boom far exceeding recent growth trends.

Toyota SWE120XR walkie reach stacker

13 September, 2017

The Toyota SWE120XR walkie reach stacker with retractable mast combines the compact size of a stacker with the flexibility of a reach truck.

Andrew Donald Design Engineering Zero Footprint Palletiser

11 September, 2017

Andrew Donald Design Engineering (ADDE) has developed the Zero Footprint Palletiser, which is the first end-of-line automated palletising system for Australian standard pallets. It incorporates the UR10 robot to create a collaborative and flexible palletiser.

Tavil multiformat box forming machine

28 August, 2017

The automatic changeover makes the Tavil multiformat box forming machine ready to work in less than 4 s with different box designs and/or different box sizes pre-loaded into the system.

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