Cama’s latest robot, the Triaflex, is a custom-made robot that can reach speeds of up to 150 cycles/min, with the capability to function on a single or double line tracking system and carry out tasks which are particularly complicated technically, such as managing and loading products on continuous motion machines.
The IRB 2400, an industrial robot from Tecnopack, is an anthropomorphic robot, with 6 axis. It is suitable for general product pick-and-place operations, especially when it is necessary to handle many components at the same time. It is available in three versions, with a managing capacity from 5 up to 16 kg.
The Oystar A+F Twinline twin-axis robot has been developed for the Twinline pick-and-place machine.
Two Marel Food Systems companies — AEW Delford and Scanvaegt — are pioneering loading and batching technology with the IPL Batcher and RoboBatcher systems to provide meat, fish and poultry processors with intelligent robot batching machines and systems.
ABB has enhanced its IRC5 controller operating system with the release of RobotWare 5.10.
CipherLab has built its latest mobile computers called the 9400 series. These handheld PCs have 520 MHz computer power, 128 MB of SDRAM and many standard features all built within a lightweight compact form that fits easily into a hand.
LXE has released what it claims is the smallest and lightest, wireless handheld data collection computer for cold storage.
At the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) Annual Forum 2007, Mark Vaile, Minister for Transport & Regional Services, announced funding of $1.6 million for the freight and logistics sector.
ABB has released a backwards bending, six-axis robot.
An unmanaged supply chain can compromise customer service and affect profitability. Australian retailers are also guilty of putting pressure on manufacturers, with some threatening to cut contracts with businesses that don't streamline their processes
The Schunk range of grippers for handling fresh food products has been extended with the release of angular gripper type LMG-44.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has invited public comment on the latest changes being proposed to the Food Standards Code â€“ regulations that cover the content, labelling and handling of food throughout the supply chain.
Stacking different products on a pallet in a stable arrangement that makes the best use of space is an art in itself.
Food scares, outbreaks of disease and death around the world in the 1990s have triggered major concerns and revisions to food safety arrangements