Processing > Software, automation & robotics

GS1 Recallnet national product recall service

29 August, 2011 by

GS1 Australia, AFGC and ECRA have launched a national product recall service, GS1 Recallnet, to remove potentially harmful food, liquor, grocery and other products from the supply chain.


ABB motor and gear unit packages

29 August, 2011

ABB has released a comprehensive offer of motor and gear unit packages that enables robot integrators to create custom solutions for work piece positioners, robot carriers, track motions, servo guns and indexing conveyers. The motor and gear units are designed to optimise cost-efficiency and performance and to simplify integration and operation.


Integrating a network of wireless sensors

02 August, 2011

Nowadays, wireless sensors are a viable solution for a broad spectrum of projects. Being wireless they offer installation cost savings and flexibility and can be integrated with standard control systems.


Lawson M3 Graphical Lot Tracker supply chain traceability tool

29 July, 2011 by

The Lawson M3 Graphical Lot Tracker is a preconfigured supply chain traceability solution. Designed for rapid implementation and ease of use, the solution can help food and beverage companies gain greater control over food supply chain safety and quality, and help them address compliance and traceability.


SEW-Eurodrive Smart Servo Package

30 June, 2011 by

SEW-Eurodrive has launched a Smart Servo Package designed to make a servomotor drive automation task simpler and faster to implement. The offering contains all necessary components for a complete automation solution in a coordinated package.


Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Batch software

30 June, 2011 by

Rockwell Automation has expanded the application development capabilities of the FactoryTalk Batch software to help users design and run batch applications more rapidly. The software features new intelligent recipe capabilities, secure operator overrides, expanded data collection and reporting, and improved material management capabilities. Seamlessly integrated with the scalable PlantPAx Process Automation System, the FactoryTalk Batch software provides solutions ranging from small, basic sequencing to large, complex batch applications.


Marco Profit Portfolio for pack-houses

30 June, 2011 by

Marco has appointed Reactive Engineering as its Australian and New Zealand agent for its pack-house automation system that is designed to improve profitability in the fresh-produce sector.


CSB-System food industry-specific IT solutions

06 May, 2011

CSB-System will showcase software technology that provides business-specific IT solutions for food manufacturers at FoodPro.


Murray Goulburn selects risk management solution

29 April, 2011 by

Murray Goulburn Cooperative (MGC), the largest dairy cooperative in Australia, has implemented Icon Global Link’s (ISES) tool to manage its food safety plans across all its sites.


Omron Trajexia motion control system

22 February, 2011 by

Trajexia is Omron’s motion platform that provides the performance and the ease of use of a dedicated motion system. It is a stand-alone modular system that allows maximum flexibility and scalability. At the heart of system lies the TJ1 multitasking motion coordinator. Powered by a 32-bit DSP, it can perform motion tasks such as e-cam, e-gearbox, registration control and interpolation, all via simple motion commands.


Fanuc M-10iA robot

17 February, 2011 by

As the Australian distributor, John Hart Automation & Robotics will be exhibiting the latest Fanuc robot technology in the M-10iA robot and integrated robot vision with high-speed visual conveyor tracking.


TandD US TR-57DCi handheld data shuttle

07 January, 2011 by

TandD US has introduced the TR-5i compact data logging system. New for this series is the IrDA communications capability with the expanded handheld data shuttle.


Almondco and Simarloo crack the almond data challenge

06 December, 2010 by

The almond industry is undergoing rapid expansion as a result of widespread plantings in recent years, with an increase in harvest volumes of around 25-30% a year - a level of growth which is expected to continue for at least the next five years.


Key Technology Integrated Services Group integration service

04 November, 2010 by

Key Technology has launched a line of integration services through its Integrated Solutions Group (ISG).


Key Technology RemoteMD real-time condition analysis tool

04 November, 2010 by

RemoteMD is a real-time condition analysis tool for Key Technology’s G6 optical sorters - Manta, Optyx and Tegra - as well as G6 ADR Automatic Defect Removal Systems. The tool is an addition to Key’s PROliance suite of services and support solutions designed to keep Key’s installed base of sorting, conveying and processing systems operating at peak performance.


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