National Manufacturing week (NMW) will be happening next week in 14-17 May in Melbourne, marking the 20th edition of the show. The event is set to have a 90-speaker line-up, and more than 200 leading industrial suppliers of the latest technology and solutions. This year’s theme is “Industrial Evolution” with the conference program and exhibition … Continue reading NMW 2019 to kick off next week
Universal Robots ANZ country manager, Peter Hern, explains how manufacturers can stay on top of consumers’ changing demands. Consumer expectations of service are changing rapidly, placing greater demands on businesses to improve, or risk failure. The ease of access afforded by online shopping sites, and the rising popularity of same day delivery services has led … Continue reading Changing consumer expectations – how can manufacturers keep up?
Researchers from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have offered a glimpse into what the robots of the future could look like. In a paper published in Nature Machine Intelligence, CSIRO’s Active Integrated Matter Future Science Platform (AIM FSP) indicates robots could soon be taking their engineering cues from evolution. This concept, known as Multi-Level Evolution … Continue reading CSIRO researchers offer look at future of robots
Andrew Donald Design Engineering (ADDE) has developed the first end-of-line automated palletising system for Australian standard pallets, which incorporates Universal Robots’ UR10 robot to create a collaborative and flexible palletiser. With most packing operations still finishing with an operator loading a carton onto a pallet manually, ADDE saw an industry need to find a solution … Continue reading ADDE launches Australia’s first automated, collaborative palletising system
Co-bot manufacturer Universal Robots (UR) has announced that it has signed four new distribution partnerships with robotics distributors in Australia and NZ. UR’s new Australian and NZ distributors are Foodmach, Visy Automation, Mobile Automation and Products for Industry. The company’s general manager south-east asia and oceania, Shermine Gotfredsen, said that the new partnerships show Australian … Continue reading Universal Robots signs new distribution partnerships
Up to 75 per cent of Australian manufacturers plan to invest in automation down the road, according to a new survey. The new Universal Robots (UR) survey canvassed views from across the Australian manufacturing sector including the Australian Manufacturers Forum, the Australian Furniture Association Industry Forum, the First 500 group of SME business owners, the … Continue reading The money is on automation, UR survey says