Materials handling & storage and supply chain

CWW load cells

12 March, 2007 | Supplied by: Applied Measurement Australia

The Dacell CWW series hollow type load cells are slim and lightweight. With capacities ranging from 50 kgf to 200 tf, the CWW load cells are IP67 rated. They feature a nonlinearity specification of 1% of rated output, repeatability of 0.5% and a zero balance of 0.5%.


Impact weigher

12 March, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.flowforce.com.au/

The MAGNE//FLO impact weigher is rugged, reliable and user friendly. It can be used to measure the grain flow rate to the first break of the milling process and ensure that the water addition to the grain is controlled correctly.


Australia develops integrated RFID forklift

07 March, 2007

A joint Australian project has resulted in the development of what is claimed to be the country’s first fully-integrated RFID forklift.


$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.


Stainless steel spiral conveyor

12 February, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.icaust.com.au/

ICA has released a spiral conveyor system made from food grade stainless steel specifically for applications in the food and beverage industries.


Vacuum conveyors

12 February, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.piab.com.au/

Vacuum technology company Piab has been developing USDA vacuum conveyors, and claims the PIAB C33 is the first vacuum conveyor to satisfy the requirements of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Silo safety: Australian or imported?

09 February, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

A high-profile incident in a Cootamundra silo has highlighted the many dangers associated with working on or around silos


Belt maintenance tool

19 January, 2007 | Supplied by: Flexco (Aust) Pty Ltd

Faster, simpler lacer installation of wire hooks has been made possible with the Roller Lacer from Flexible Steel Lacing Company. The Clipper Roller Lacer Gold Class portable tool is designed for fast, easy, hook installation and reduces operator fatigue and minimises down time without sacrificing precision.


Self-adjusting multihead weigher

19 January, 2007 | Supplied by: http://www.scanvaegt.com/

Scanvaegt's series of multihead weighers, the ScanCombinator, now comes with automatic feeder adjustment (AFA) technology that ensures a consistent high flow of products to the weighing unit and greater processing accuracy.


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


Non-hydraulic pallet inverter

11 December, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.kinggroup.com.au/

King Materials Handling has developed an electromechanical method of opening and closing the clamps and rotating the load to create a non-hydraulic pallet inverter. Auto pressure load sensing, slow start and stop rotation, and a large aperture with a 1500 kg payload are key features.


Six-axis robot

11 December, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.au.abb.com/

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


Fresh food grippers

11 October, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.romheld.com.au/

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


Automatic vacuum infeed technology

13 September, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.scanvaegt.com/

The ScanFeeder 7700 product infeed system features automatic vacuum infeed technology.


Analytical and top-loading balances

12 May, 2006 | Supplied by: Bio-Strategy Pty Ltd

The Shimadzu electronic balance range includes top-loading balances, analytical balances, semi-micro and micro balances, high precision platform balances and various application balances.


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