Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Automation & robotics

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.

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.

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.

Güdel gantry robots

02 November, 2010 by

Güdel gantry systems are claimed to expand users’ horizontal and vertical reach for a diverse range of materials handling requirements.

Dematic RapidPick ergonomic picking stations

02 November, 2010 by

Picking rates of up to 1800 items per hour are made possible through the innovative configuration of RapidPick stations, which can be fully tailored to match operators’ individual requirements.

Waste reduction and stock discrepancy management

25 June, 2010

A&D Australasia has used its weighing and measurement technology and local automation engineering expertise to create a valuable customised solution for one of Australia’s leading beverage producers.

Kawasaki RS10L and RS20N six-axis articulated arm robots

01 March, 2010 by

The R-series Kawasaki RS10L and RS20N six-axis articulated arm robots replace the existing F-series robots and have 10 and 20 kg payloads respectively.

Hardy Instruments HI 1756-FC single-feeder control module

26 February, 2010

Hardy Instruments’ HI 1756-FC is a single-feeder control module that mounts directly into an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix chassis.

Supply chain management software

28 October, 2009 by

The Primarius supply chain management software system and analysis toolset optimises the amount of inventory a company needs to support its customers. The system manages the process of working out what raw materials or finished goods a company needs to buy or store to meet future customer demand; it determines when the goods need to be bought and in what quantity with the net impact of reducing the amount of inventory needed to run a business while also increasing the ability of the business to fill customer orders on time.

Pick-and-place robot

28 August, 2009 by

The FlexPicker IRB 360 is a second-generation, high-speed picking robot that claims faster processing and faster payback for packaging applications. The robot offers the ability to handle heavier objects and accommodate the mass of increasingly sophisticated grippers required in handling diverse products. The IRB 360 is the second-generation delta robot solution for precision pick-and-place applications. It features high speed, high payload, accuracy, reliability and ease of use.

End-of-line process automation

06 July, 2009 by

Elettric 80’s scalable Freeway system provides a solution through custom-designed automation for fast-moving consumer-goods plants, especially those with two-shift operations, or more.

Pick-and-place system

03 July, 2009 by

Jorgensen Engineering has developed a robotic system for pick and place.

Racks and spur gears

03 July, 2009 by

Racks and spur gears can be used to transmit power and motion between rotating shafts or convert rotational motion into linear motion.

Robot range

03 July, 2009 by

The Kuka KR5 sixx CR — Cleanroom Robot features a 5 kg payload and is available in two versions: the KR5 sixx R650 CR with 650 mm reach and the KR5 sixx R850 CR with 850 mm reach. Both are compact, high-speed robots that meet ISO Class 3 requirements and are double foil packed under cleanroom conditions.

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