The Australian Army has received $1.5 million to commence a 12-month pilot trial of a new metal 3D printing technology in order to modernise and enhance the resilience of the ADF’s supply chains. “This will reduce the requirement for our soldiers to deploy with bulky repair parts, redefining how logistics are deployed on the future … Continue reading Australian soldiers to be trained in 3D printing
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Thursday announced a $1 million export grants program to help Queensland businesses “go global” by launching their products in overseas markets. “Exports are vital to Queensland’s economy, vital to regional businesses and vital to regional jobs. Queensland has around 7,300 goods-exporting companies, of which 40 per cent are based in … Continue reading Queensland launches $1 million export grants program
Voice-enabled logistics business, Cohesio Group, has had a majority stake of its company acquired by international technology group Körber. Known for their voice-directed and autonomous mobile robotics solutions, Cohesio announced the acquisition on September 24, with the purchase completed effective September 20. Körber’s Business Area Logistics Systems existing systems such as Voiteq will be augmented … Continue reading Melbourne-based logistics business acquired by global technology group
Collision avoidance in automated guided vehicle systems (AGV) and mobile platforms, and rear area monitoring in forklifts or heavy trucks are just two of the many mobile intralogistics tasks that can be handled simply and efficiently using the Visionary-T DT configurable 3D vision sensor from SICK, write Michael Dold, strategic industry manager of Industrial Vehicles, … Continue reading Load detection and 3D collision warning for mobile intralogistics
Finding an automation system that allows for growth and change can enable long-term savings and production increases. Manufacturers’ Monthly reports. For companies seeking to reap the benefits of an automated production lines one stumbling block has been the inflexibility of a system once installed. Whether that is in the path that the process follows or … Continue reading AGVs: Flexible solutions to fit into any site
Autonomous delivery business Starship Technologies has raised $40 million in funding to expand its business. The Estonian manufacturer, which is headquartered in the US, was established by Skype co-founders Janus Friis and Ahti Heinla and has garnered $85 million in support to date. The primary product of the company is a six-wheeled robot that are … Continue reading Autonomous delivery business expands with new funding
A fresh face in the logistics industry, Cohesio Group has been going from strength to strength since its initial inception in 2014. Nishan Wijemanne, CEO of Cohesio Group decided that the logistics industry needed an influx of innovation, and this vision drove him to create Cohesio Group – a solutions-driven technology provider. Wijemanne, who is … Continue reading Finding the gap in automated logistics
E-commerce continues to drive new construction in Melbourne’s west with national developer Vaughan Constructions signing a new deal with global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel to significantly enhance its $30 million Derrimut facility. The design and construct contract will deliver an 8,000 square metre extension to the 20,000 square metre Boundary Road distribution centre with … Continue reading Vaughan lands new Kuehne + Nagel deal
Logistics company Brambles says it has experienced some revenue losses in the Asia Pacific region following the closure of the automotive manufacturing sector in Australia. According to its 2017 end-of-year financial review, the Sydney-based supply-chain specialist recorded five per cent growth in sales revenue, driven largely by “improved sales momentum” in US pallets, it said, … Continue reading Sydney pallet supplier experiences growth despite automotive setback
Today’s innovative manufacturers are matching the individuality of their workshop forefathers to satisfy a demand for an ever more personalised product. This trend towards personalisation has already been seen in the retail industry and has the potential to accelerate sales to the next level, but those left behind will struggle, writes Bob Dunn, Country Manager, … Continue reading Making Sense of the Data
NewCold Advanced Logistics has awarded contracts to leading manufacturer and supplier of storage equipment, Dematic, to build two high bay warehouses at new sites in Truganina, Melbourne.
Dematic today announced it has made its first delivery of the company’s new range of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) from its factory in Belrose, NSW.
Hoover Container Solutions, Ferguson Group and CHEP Catalyst & Chemical Containers, three of the leading global providers of container solutions products in the energy, petrochemical and general industrial markets, announce that they are merging to form Hoover Ferguson Group. Global supply chain solutions company, Brambles Limited, the owner of Ferguson and CCC, and First Reserve, … Continue reading Transaction combines three leading global providers of container solutions
Over 550 manufacturing professionals gathered in Barcelona at the World Manufacturing Forum in May this year to consider Industry 4.0 strategies. Bruce Grey shares some observations.
Following the opening last year of its Asian-Pacific office located in Sydney, Apex Supply Chain Technologies (Apex) is now taking its innovations further afield when it showcases its Cloud based automated locker solutions at CeMAT in Melbourne. For many at the industry expo, it will be the first time they are able to get up close and personal with … Continue reading Apex debuts cloud technology to Melbourne during CeMAT 2016
The Australian Logistics Council has pushed for a renewed wave of national productivity that can help Australia’s supply chain industry deliver economic and social benefits to the community. According to ALC Managing Director Michael Kilgariff, the Coalition must improve the efficiency and safety of the the nation’s supply chains by resourcing the development of a … Continue reading ALC calls for government focus on national supply chain efficiency
A robotic arm that combines a suction, a “two-fingered” gripper and a 3D depth-sensing camera has won Amazon’s latest warehouse bot competition. Team Delft’s machine triumphed over its rivals at both of the two tasks. One involved selecting products from a container, picking them up and putting them on a shelf. The other was doing … Continue reading Suction-cup robot arm wins Amazon Picking Challenge
DHL is piloting the use of collaborative robots in “co-packing” and “value-added” tasks, aiming to roll these out in places that have been traditionally hard to automate.
Residents near the Blackmores Warriewood factory have complained that the thriving 24-hour-a-day operation is causing headaches. Fairfax reports that over 370 staff are employed at the 25,000 square metre campus, which is running around the clock to meet surging demand for its supplements. “At night at one or two o’clock, the noises of pallets being … Continue reading Blackmores growth causing noise issues, say Warriewood neighbours
According to the CEO of Brickworks, it is two times cheaper to send a brick to Sydney from Spain than from Perth.