Automation & Robotics

In an ever-tightening labour market, manufacturers are looking to implement robotics at scale, according to the 2024 State of Smart Manufacturing (SoSM) report by Rockwell Automation.

Snack bar and wholefood ball manufacturer Tasti Products has chosen Plex by Rockwell Automation (exhibiting at APPEX) as its new integrated smart manufacturing and business process solution.

The food and beverage industry has been slower to embrace automation and robotics to address processing challenges compared with other industries, yet they are valuable tools to harness, as Glen Jacob of Rockwell Automation explains. The company will be exhibiting at APPEX on Stand A120.

Anders Billesø Beck, VP Strategy and Innovation at Universal Robots, reflects on the trends from the past 12 months and looks ahead at what 2024 has in store for the world of robotics and automation. 

In the world of automation, accelerated advancements in AI have long been underway, with companies like Beckhoff Automation Australia offering AI-supported engineering software in the form of TwinCAT Chat.

Danish cobot manufacturer, Universal Robots, which will be exhibiting at APPEX, is adding a 30kg payload cobot to its portfolio. UR30 is the second in UR's new series of next gen cobots.

Research from Global Data looks at the growth of digitisation in food and beverage production processes, which has enabled cobots to offer new manufacturing capabilities with the automation of previously difficult to automate processes.

New research from HowToRobot, in collaboration with Robotics Australia Group (who will be at APPEX), provides a Who's Who of robot and automation suppliers in Australia, and reveals how Australia’s fast-growing robotics industry is leveraging the country’s strengths.

A leading manufacturer of robotic packaging solutions, Packaging with Robots (PWR), represented by PerForm Packaging Solutions, has recently celebrated new orders from customers in the ANZ region.

Rockwell Automation has won the contract to provide energy management software to Real Pet Food Company across four production facilities in Australia.

Deploying collaborative automation in the education sector has become increasingly important, as learners continue to navigate the new and exciting world of Industry 5.0.

Universal Robots looks at the appeal of cobots and why an increasing number of larger businesses are looking to this tech to complement existing production set-up and accelerate factory automation.

With a track record of streamlining production for companies across the country, Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions (BAMS) brings 135 years of Bosch quality and expertise to Australian manufacturers.

Industrial automation and digital transformation company, Rockwell Automation, has begun rolling out its cloud-enabled human-machine interface (HMI) platform, FactoryTalk Optix, throughout ANZ.

Gerhard Schubert, the founder and visionary behind leading packaging machine manufacturer Schubert, passed away on 4 July, aged of 84. His legacy will live on in modern packaging technology.

Packaging machinery and robotic automation company, RMGroup, has appointed Mervyn Cupples as its new sales manager for Australia, bringing a wealth of expertise to his new role.