Automation & Robotics

APPMA member Omron has hosted a Sydney breakfast seminar to demonstrate the benefits of its collaborative robot (cobot) technology.

Robots are poised to move into new industries and applications that previously could not use robot technology, thanks to a number of advancements making them easier to use.

NORD Drivesystems has partnered with system integrator SAGE Automation, Nukon, and SA-based independent recycling depot Container Deposit Systems (CDS) to roll out new recycling technology across Queensland.

SMC has supplied a new wireless solution to boost palletising at a major rice company.

Toyota Australia will join forces with Toyota Material Handling Australia and Toyota Fleet Management to launch autonomous Autopilot vehicles in its Altona warehouse next year.

SMC will bring a suite of food and beverage technologies to FoodTech Queensland in July, including a new robotic innovation.

Automation expert Peter Hern (pictured) has been appointed as country manager for Universal Robots in Australia and New Zealand.

Packaging Partners has purchased the assets and design IP of Adaptapack, the robotic case packing technology business developed by Walls Machinery, which went into administration late last year.

Japanese robotics and automation provider Omron has launched 12 new collaborative robots in its TM series, which it says will automate monotonous tasks and free up human workers for more creative applications.

Robotics manufacturer ABB has announced plans to build a US$150 million (AU$211 million) factory in Shanghai.

Gebo Cermex has partnered with Unilever to automate the largest personal care factory in the Middle East and Africa regions.

Drakes Supermarkets, one of Australia’s largest independent grocery retailers, has partnered with Dematic to automate its new South Australian distribution centre.

Electrical goods manufacturer Electrolux has chosen a new automation cell from local supplier HMPS at its South Australian plant in Dudley Park.

A custom lid scheduling solution developed by Fibre King for a meat processing industry leader has seen the company streamline its production and logistics processes.

Universal Robots has rolled out its new flagship cobots under the name of e-Series.