Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Automation & robotics

Optyx is the Key to quality for cranberry producer

13 July, 2012

By installing an Optyx sorter, L&S Cranberry has increased its production time from one shift a day to two, six days a week.

Dematic layer picking robot

20 March, 2012

Dematic’s 4-axis layer picking robot has a Qubiqa vacuum gripper head that provides versatility in product handling. It can accommodate most pallet stacking patterns, even those with a hole in the middle, and is capable of handling cartons, cases, bags, sacks, cans and bottles.

Nestlé’s robotic layer picker is a winner all round

15 February, 2012

Choosing a Dematic robotic layer picker has helped Nestlé Australia improve safety, quality and productivity - and won Nestlé industry recognition for its system.

Adept Technology s1700D robot

10 January, 2012

Adept Technology has introduced the Adept Viper s1700D, a 6-axis robot designed for material handling, machine tending, packaging, cutting and assembly.

Trio Motion Technology MC464 Motion Coordinator

03 November, 2011

Trio Motion Technology’s MC464 Motion Coordinator is based on the 64-bit MIPS processor and is claimed to help machines run faster. The controller provides interface options for traditional servo, stepper and piezo control together with many digital interfaces for current digital servo drives. Increase the flexibility of equipment with support for up to 64 axes of motion control.

Schunk LEG packaging gripper

07 September, 2011

The Schunk LEG packaging gripper is a servo electric gripper with 22.5 kg capacity and is suitable for packing and palletising cartons.

Tepro Unigripper intelligent vacuum gripper system

06 September, 2011

Unigripper, from Tepro, is an intelligent vacuum gripper system that automatically senses the position of products and creates the necessary lifting force where it is needed.

SAS Automation custom, robotic bag gripper tool

06 September, 2011

The custom, robotic bag gripper tool from SAS Automation can lift heavy bags off a roller conveyor while avoiding interference with the conveyor rollers.

Dematic RapidPick ergonomic split case picking stations

09 May, 2011 by

The RapidPick ergonomic split case picking stations are claimed to be capable of increasing operator productivity rates to over 1000 items/h.

Fibre King 24/7 robotic case packer

06 May, 2011 by

The Fibre King 24/7 robotic case packer integrates ABB robots for product collation with the company’s accurate, reliable and flexible Wraparound Case Packer.

Mobile computers for Parmalat

23 February, 2011

“As we look to expand our manufacturing and distribution capacity in the coming year, we will rely heavily on new technology to enhance our WMS and improve our overall operations,” said Vince Campanelli, Vice President at Parmalat, a global producer of milk and dairy products, fruit juices, cultured products and cheese products. “The use of the CK71s on both the manufacturing and distribution floors will help streamline all aspects of our business, from shipping and receiving to inventory, picking and more.”

Vocollect voice-directed computing technology

16 February, 2011 by

Vocollect voice-directed computing technology is claimed to increase productivity, accuracy and throughput, reduce labour costs and enhanced OHS.

Servus Intralogistik transport robots

16 February, 2011 by

Swisslog and Austrian Heron Group have founded the Servus Intralogistik joint venture to develop and manufacture state-of-the-art transport robots.

igus 3D Triflex R energy chain

07 January, 2011 by

The Triflex R robot accessory package from igus includes more than 200 components. From large welding to small palletising robots, every industrial application can now be covered. Corrugated hoses can kink and tear, which is why igus developed the 3D energy chain Triflex R for robot producers and users.

CCA achieves record productivity with new picking method

05 November, 2010 by

Coca-Cola Amatil is achieving productivity rates of more than 1400 picks/hour at its new Eastern Creek DC thanks to a picking methodology developed by logistics systems supplier Dematic.

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