Research into developing robots with a sense of touch has taken a further step, with the development of a new form of tactile sensors. The researchers, from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Queensland, have used nanometre-thin films of organic LEDs (OLED) and organic photodiodes (OPD), which measure soft touch. While … Continue reading Durable touch sensors developed for cobot applications
Researchers from Deakin University have developed an everyday, consumer-focused application for smart sensing technology. The researchers have invented a “smart” schoolbag, using internet of things (IoT) technologies and an array of sensors. Functionalities of the bag include the ability to send alerts to students, parents and teachers when the bag does not include items essential … Continue reading Smart bag demonstrates everyday application of IoT technology
The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) has partnered with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Brisbane surveying company Monitum to manufacture smart sensors for the construction industry. Using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) techniques, the sensors will provide cheap and reliable monitoring of infrastructure projects at a higher level of precision than currently … Continue reading Industry partnership to manufacture low power sensors for construction industry
Bob Martin explains Mouser Electronics’ role in improving manufacturing processes. The number of technology makers – that is, people using basic electromechanical components to build something new – is increasing, and that increase influences professional electrical design engineers. These innovators are now incorporating products an amateur maker might use, such as a single-board computer or … Continue reading Taking up technology trends
Australia’s first sub-orbital rocket launch with a commercial payload took place this week in Queensland, demonstrating the capability of the state’s advanced manufacturing sector. The Logan-based company Black Sky Aerospace successfully tested their Sighter190 rocket in Westmar, five hours west of Brisbane. Using the company’s Rapid Deployment Sounding Rocket (RDSR) technology, the four-metre-long rocket was … Continue reading Australia’s first sub-orbital rocket with commercial payload launched
Australian smart diaper technology is set to disrupt the international adult and infant diaper markets, using low-cost wearable sensor that can send data from diapers to a smart phone application. The technology has been developed by Simavita – a global company with offices in North America, Europe and Sydney – which today announced signing its first major marketing contract for the delivery … Continue reading Aussie smart diaper technology set to disrupt global markets
Industry veteran Ralph Schmitt has been appointed as CEO of Victorian sensor manufacturer Sensera and will start on Monday. A former executive for Toshiba America Electronic Components, Schmitt enters his new role with added CEO experience for PLX Technology, OCZ Technology and Sipex. Sensera is a leading designer and manufacturer of end-to-end sensor solutions and services … Continue reading VIC sensor manufacturer welcomes veteran CEO
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, has announced the expansion of its Team Reaper Australia. The team offers the only viable solution to meet the Project AIR 7003 requirement and now consists of nine Australian companies providing a range of innovative sensor, communication, manufacturing, and life-cycle support … Continue reading GA-ASI expands Team Reaper Australia
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a global organisation who targets transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC), an organisation driving edge computing industry development in the Internet of Things (IoT) area, have announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner on shared … Continue reading IIC, ECC sign MoU
In June 2017, Oracle has released a report stating that Australian businesses are rapidly embracing cloud infrastructure (IaaS) to boost performance and innovation levels. While negative perceptions around security, complexity and loss of control still present barriers to adoption, they are shown to be outdated myths, with those that have moved to IaaS proving the … Continue reading Australian businesses fast embracing IaaS: Oracle
Staying abreast of changes in industry is key for manufacturers who want to navigate its future. John Leadbetter explains how Vega’s ceramic pressure sensors are offering something new. Companies the world over own a range of different needs and approval prerequisites when attempting to fit new technology into their business. The thing they all desire … Continue reading Understanding demand the secret to success
Futek has announced its TTF series of reaction torque sensors, which are combined with a servo motor for smooth and steady motion in robotic armatures where complex repetitive tasks are required. Robot arms are oftenesigned to be trainable or operate as a team as cooperative robots (cobot/co-robot). Driving these arms in their joints are servo … Continue reading Torque sensors for robotic joints
The future looks bright for manufacturers lead by a projected uptake in the industrial automation equipment market, according to a new whitepaper from IHS Markit. The report shows that that the industrial automation equipment market is expected to grow in 2017, after two years of contraction. This could mean reductions in the cost price of … Continue reading 2017 bright for manufacturers, lead by industrial automation equipment market growth
A team of engineers has designed wearable wireless monitoring systems to measure a child’s diaper condition and temperature, winning first place in the 2016 Sensor Expo’s Design Challenge.
SICK Sensor Intelligence has announced the release of RFU65x, a device that enables consistently transparent material flow.
Sick AG is an original partner of Axoom, an IT service provider founded by the laser and machine tool manufacturer Trumpf.
PANORAMA Synergy will be focusing on testing the manufacturing and packaging of its LumiMEMS Reader technology during the current 2015-2016 Financial Year.
A collaboration between the University of Adelaide and Trajan Scientific and Medical will aim to commercialise photonics technology developed at the university.
The DeltaPac photoelectric sensor allows products to be counted and detected on the conveyor without gaps or delays.
The Adelaide-based maker of the iconic hills hoist clothesline is moving into sensors and electronics technology.