Processing > Software, automation & robotics

ABB Pick-and-place robot

01 August, 2008

ABB Australia’s second-generation FlexPicker robot, the IRB 360, is more productive with increased speed, higher payload and a smaller footprint than its predecessors.

Clean area automation

01 July, 2008

Baldor has launched a family of frequency inverter drives for AC motors.

Lean production management

01 July, 2008

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has available its latest version of its Proficy Tracker software that helps companies realise lean initiatives by managing the execution of orders and the related flow of materials.

Compressed air energy management

01 July, 2008

An energy-management system from Parker domnick hunter is designed to save up to 80% of power consumed during drying compressed air.

Laboratory information management system

01 June, 2008

LabWare has introduced the next major version of its LabWare LIMS.

Intelligent management production software

01 June, 2008

Innova software is designed for intelligent production control. The technology is built on the extensive software development experience of Marel Food Systems’ four global brands AEW Delford, Carnitech, Marel and Scanvaegt.

Process improvement software

01 June, 2008

Minitab has released its Quality Companion Dashboard, a tool for users of Quality Companion.

Automating fish sorting

18 March, 2008

Norwegian scientists have developed a program that can analyse and sort fish according to quality.

Aussie software revolutionising packaging design

13 March, 2008

After three years in development, an Australian online software application is set to revolutionise the impact of packaging on the environment.

Nutrition/ingredient labelling software

12 November, 2007

Label Live is a software product that calculates the ingredient listing, nutrition information and allergen declaration for products based on information entered only once for each raw material. Any time the formulation is changed, the software will recalculate the ingredient listing etc, cutting the time it would otherwise take to do this task every time a product is reformulated.

Better brewing with automation from Siemens

23 August, 2007

Thanks to a control system from Siemens, breweries can oversee the entire brewing process from a single monitor, allowing them to produce beer faster and more cost efficiently while ensuring quality of taste remains at a consistently high level

SPC Ardmona pick planning solution

23 July, 2007

SPC Ardmona has selected Infor SCM Advanced Planning to help it gain greater visibility of its operational performance and expenditure

Asset management for Golden Circle

16 July, 2007

Golden Circle is to implement an information system based on Mainpac's Mainet, the Microsoft .NET-based enterprise asset management software package.

M1 ERP software

13 July, 2007

Bowen & Groves has released a new version of its M1 enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

Robotic partnering

13 July, 2007

Recognising that few plant engineers within manufacturing companies have the prerequisite skills to integrate robots into existing and new plant, ABB Robotics has established its Partner Network of experienced experts in robotics and automation integration.

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