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.
A UK food manufacturer has reduced the time to rebag granular sugar by one-third while needing less labour and still meeting ATEX and hygiene requirements by using an automated bulk bag weigh batching system with an integral flexible screw conveyor.
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.
The National Product Catalogue is GS1 Australia's data synchronisation solution that helps businesses exchange standardised supply chain data including product details, pricing and marketing-related information with their trading partners. Started in 1997, the service has just welcomed its 2000th registration.