Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Automation & robotics

Mobile computer

01 June, 2008

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.

Data collection computer for cold storage applications

01 June, 2008

LXE has released what it claims is the smallest and lightest, wireless handheld data collection computer for cold storage.

Robotic packing line

01 June, 2008

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.

Robot control

01 June, 2008

ABB has enhanced its IRC5 controller operating system with the release of RobotWare 5.10.

$1.6 million funding for logistics sector

22 February, 2007

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.

Avoiding risk in the supply chain

11 December, 2006 by Wendy Cramer, Journalist

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

Six-axis robot

11 December, 2006

ABB has released a backwards bending, six-axis robot.

Fresh food grippers

11 October, 2006

The Schunk range of grippers for handling fresh food products has been extended with the release of angular gripper type LMG-44.

Proposed changes to supply chain regulations

22 March, 2006

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has invited public comment on the latest changes being proposed to the Food Standards Code – regulations that cover the content, labelling and handling of food throughout the supply chain.

Software to pack pallets

08 October, 2005

Stacking different products on a pallet in a stable arrangement that makes the best use of space is an art in itself.

Transporting refrigerated food

06 October, 2005 by Amy Han

Food scares, outbreaks of disease and death around the world in the 1990s have triggered major concerns and revisions to food safety arrangements

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