Robots to take centre stage at AUSPACK 2017


Global and local robotics and automation experts will present advancements in robotic technology and intelligent automation across processing and packaging at AUSPACK 2017. 

Collaborative robots (cobots) have captured market attention in Australia recently and a number will feature at AUSPACK 2017. 

Working closely with robotic partners ABB (Stand 502), HMPS is now able to offer a new era of robotic co-workers that are able to work collaboratively on the same tasks with humans while still ensuring the safety of those around it. 

YuMi is the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm robot and it will be on show at AUSPACK 2017.

HMPS (exhibiting on Stand 69) managing director Mark Emmett said that robots can now complete a variety of tasks from simple to complex.

 “There is a shortage of labour for repetitive tasks. Robots do an amazing job at doing the same task over and over with complete accuracy. We are finding even smaller producers have a need for automation. We are able to offer from very basic to very complex, customised solutions,” Emmett said. 

Among the exhibitors to look out for include Scott Automation & Robotics (Stand 250), Robotic Automation (Stand 266), Kuka Robotics (Stand 53); Foodmach (Stand 260) and ABB (Stand 502).