Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Nature-inspired researchers develop elephant trunk gripper

10 November, 2020

Researchers have developed a soft fabric robotic gripper that behaves like an elephant's trunk to grasp, pick up and release objects without breaking them.

Swisslog automation technology part of major award win

06 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Swisslog Australia

Swisslog ACPaQ automation technology available in Australasia forms key part of major international logistics award win.

Invites out for HVAC&R and building services industry event

06 November, 2020 | Supplied by: ARBS Exhibitions Pty Ltd

The ARBS Seminar Series Online will commence 17 November, with sessions continuing into the new year.

Flexicon high-capacity sanitary bulk bag filling system

05 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Flexicon sanitary bulk bag filling system features dual SWING-DOWN fillers fed by high-capacity weigh hoppers, achieving fill rates of up to 40 bulk bags/h.

Verigo Pod Bluetooth cold chain solution

01 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Butler Techsense

The Verigo Pod environmental data logger records and wirelessly transmits temperature data and excursion alerts to a user's smartphones and tablets using Verigo's app; no cables or readers are required.

Alfa Laval Hygienic Fluid Handling Service Kits

26 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Alfa Laval Pty Ltd

The service kit removes the need for the customer to buy many individual items resulting in less packaging and associated administration.

Frozen food market: what's on trend?

23 October, 2020

The global frozen food market was estimated to be worth around AU$162 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow steadily until 2025.

Plastic pallet rental: built for advanced automation systems

20 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Ozkor Pty Ltd

While renting plastic pallets in Australia has been an option for many years, there is now an advanced plastic pallet for industry to consider.

IDEC HG1P Handheld HMI

14 October, 2020 | Supplied by: IDEC Australia Pty Ltd

The HMI can enhance operator interactions for automated machine tending and robotics applications.

Interroll Crossbelt Sorter MX 025H automatic sorting solution

14 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Interroll Australia

The Interroll Crossbelt Sorter MX 025H automatic sorting solution is capable of handling up to 20,000 conveyed goods per hour.

Pandemic impacts food machinery lead times

09 October, 2020 by Shaughan Syme, Managing Director, Symetec | Supplied by: Symetec

A pandemic-induced shift of focus for food manufacturers has created surges of demand for food machinery, which is impacting lead times.

Tas dairy farmer uses DNA testing for herd management

28 September, 2020

Dairy Plains Tasmania is using a DNA testing tool for driving genetic gain and better herd management.

Brewery clamps down on kegs

07 September, 2020 | Supplied by: B&B Attachments Ltd

To improve its end-of-line logistics, a UK-based brewery equipped its trucks with clamp attachments, each capable of handling up to 18 kegs at a time.

Interworld Electroncis FABS 119PH computer display

01 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Interworld Electronics and Computer Industries

Interworld Electronics FABS-119PH is a 7H anti-scratch, durable projected capacitive touch screen suitable for operator panel and HMI control application.

OMRON HD-1500 mobile robot

28 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

The OMRON HD-1500 mobile robot has a heavy payload capacity of up to 1500 kg.

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