• Automation, Robotics & Production feature

    IN an effort to increase process efficiency and boost productivity, Australian manufacturers are increasingly automating production lines and using robotics in their manufacturing processes.

    July 15, 2008 0 comment

  • It’s all green for Symbion Consumer

    Environmentally friendly – Symbion Consumer wins the Environmental Solution of the Year Award with CaromaDorf highly commended. Katherine Crichton reports from this year’s Endeavour Awards.

    July 7, 2008 0 comment

  • Automation company now offers ‘jogging’ licences

    ABB, global power and automation technology group announced that it is introducing a new robotics training course.

    June 23, 2008 0 comment

  • Robotic palletiser addresses OH&S issues

    Incorporating a robotic palletising system into its new production line ensures that OH&S issues are never a problem.

    May 21, 2008 0 comment

  • NMW 2008: one week to go

    A wide range of the latest manufacturing products, services and technologies from Australia and overseas will be showcased at this year’s National Manufacturing Week, which will be held next week from Tuesday May 27 to Friday May 30, at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

    May 20, 2008 0 comment

  • Keeping an eye on robotic vision systems

    As vision systems get more sophisticated and user-friendly, the range of applications for this technology continues to grow. Katherine Crichton looks at the integration of 3D vision into robotic cells.

    May 1, 2008 0 comment

  • Robotics company celebrates 20 years

    ROBOTIC Automation is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in style by running an automation expo at its facility at Knoxfield, Victoria from 6 May to 8 May 2008.

    April 16, 2008 0 comment

  • Second generation robot launched

    WITH increased speed, higher payload and a smaller footprint, the new FlexPicker IRB360 from ABB Robotics is designed to be the “second generation” robot for pick and place applications.

    April 16, 2008 0 comment

  • Metalworkers join the automation age

    To automate or not – that is the question – but in a highly competitive global marketplace can Australian manufacturers afford not to? Katherine Crichton reports.

    April 14, 2008 0 comment

  • Foster’s toast successful robots

    NEW robotic palletising system has been installed at one of Foster’s Australian breweries.

    March 18, 2008 0 comment

  • NMW 2008 to incorporate logistics pavilion

    NATIONAL MANUFACTURING WEEK (NMW) 2008 will incorporate an integrated Logistics, Materials Handling & Distribution pavilion at the Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, Darling Harbour in May.

    February 20, 2008 0 comment

  • A safety ‘first’

    ROCKWELL Automation has introduced the industry’s first safety I/O modules equipped with EtherNet/IP connectivity–the CompactBlock Guard I/O on EtherNet/IP series.

    February 19, 2008 0 comment

  • Move over C-3PO, here comes Snakebot

    ROBOTS that look like snakes could be used for search and rescue operations of the future.

    February 13, 2008 0 comment

  • National robotics innovation competition launched

    Have you ever considered how an automated robotic solution could improve your manufacturing processes? Want access to some of the brightest engineering students Australia has to offer in order to investigate these possibilities?

    February 7, 2008 0 comment

  • Materials handling gets its own show

    THE lifting, loading and shifting of materials is the number one cause of injuries to workers in New South Wales. Sydney Materials Handling aims to provide thousands of solutions for this problem.

    January 16, 2008 0 comment

  • DENSO announced FCAI supplier of the year

    THE FEDERAL Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) announced DENSO Australia Group as the winner of the prestigious 2007 Supplier of the Year award in recognition of its excellence as a first tier automotive component supplier.

    December 12, 2007 0 comment

  • Intelligent 8-axis motion controller

    BALDOR has launched a new version of a popular ‘all-in-one’ motion automation solution supplied in a rugged and ready-to-use packaged form.

    December 4, 2007 0 comment

  • NMW gets bigger in 2008

    NATIONAL Manufacturing Week 2008 – now Australia’s only annual integrated manufacturing exhibition – will be back at the Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, Darling Harbour in a significantly expanded form in May next year.

    November 27, 2007 0 comment

  • Automation not just for the ‘big guys’

    IN THE PAST many people believed that implementing automation systems and particularly robotic solutions was only possible at large organisations.

    November 9, 2007 0 comment

  • New robots axes all areas

    Industrial robot technology is on the move, with advances in design now producing robots with human-like flexibility. Katherine Crichton reports.

    November 8, 2007 0 comment