Processing > Software, automation & robotics

ABB IRB 360 FlexPicker pick-and-place robot

12 June, 2013

ABB has increased the IRB 360 FlexPicker’s top payload from 3 to 8 kg. Designed for both picking and packing applications, the robot can pick up heavier items, handling up to 100 cycles/min.


Invasion of the banana robots

04 June, 2013

While robots on banana farms may sound like a sci-fi movie plot, a University of Sydney robotics expert says this could be a reality in Australia within 10 years.


ABB IRB 1600 robot

03 June, 2013

ABB has expanded the capabilities of its IRB 1600 robot, which is designed for a range of industrial applications such as machine tending, material handling, arc welding and cutting applications.


Marel IPL Robot

27 May, 2013

Marel has produced a high-performance intelligent portion loading (IPL) Robot that can be configured to virtually any application in the protein sector.


Zubi web-based food compliance information system

08 May, 2013

Zubi is a web-based system that calculates all the compliance information for a food label and provides it in one PDF document. It is fast and can avoid costly mistakes that lead to recalls or label reprints.


ifm efector R360 32-bit safety controller

03 May, 2013

For safety-related applications in mobile machines, ifm efector offers the R360, a powerful 32-bit safety controller. The device is suitable for complex and demanding control functions.


Invensys ArchestrA Workflow Software

01 May, 2013

ArchestrA Workflow Software is an advanced workflow application that allows companies to digitise manual and automated processes that include people, equipment and/or systems.


Gemini 4 Delta robot hardware platform and software controller

26 April, 2013

Bosch says th eGemini 4 platform allows manufacturers to reduce the total cost of ownership of their automated production lines as it offers increased speed and lower changeover time.


New ERP provider for ice-cream icon

23 April, 2013

Infor has announced a deal with iconic Australian company Peters Ice Cream to implement a complete ERP system in just seven and a half months.


Object Solutions launches SA2 Worldsync interface for GDSN

22 April, 2013

Swiss software company Object Solutions Software has announced the launch of a standardised Global Data Synchronization Network, which is based on the SA2 Worldsync standard.


Wonderware MES software

01 April, 2013

Only Wonderware MES software provides dependable consistent quality without sacrificing flexibility. Find out why the leading food and beverage processors and CPG manufacturers choose Wonderware MES solutions.


UK food safety gets an £800,000 boost

27 March, 2013

Food industry standards in the UK will be given a boost to the tune of £800,000 as part of a collaboration between business and academia that will create new software.


Labelmakers extends OFS rollout

15 March, 2013

Having used OFS software on six presses in its label-printing plant, Labelmakers recently decided to extend its OFS rollout at its Somerton facility in Victoria.


Turck BL Compact stainless steel I/O solution

11 March, 2013

Turck has available a stainless steel version of its BL Compact. Stainless steel replaces the exposed metal on BL Compact components, including the receptacle housing, ground plate and window screw.


Measuring OEE at greenfield plastics-moulding site

08 March, 2013

Operations Feedback Systems (OFS) has gone live at the Food Plastics Co’s greenfield moulding facility in Campbellfield, Victoria.


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