Automation & Robotics

Universal Robots has partnered with its OEM, Hirebotics, who has had cloud-connected cobots in play for many years now, to make cloud tools freely available for its entire portfolio of cobots.

Halodi Robotics has partnered with Altopack to co-develop a humanoid robot for refilling consumables, such as plastic and cardboard for packaging machines.

Esko is unveiling a major new release of its Automation Engine workflow solution, which it says is packed with new capabilities, and for the first time it will be available as a Software-as-a-Service.

AutoCoding Systems has been acquired by JBT Corporation, a global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry.

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis finds the global AR/VR market will reach $661.4bn by 2025, at a compound annual rate of 86.3% from 2019 to 2025, driven by contactless commerce.

Sepro Group, represented in Australia by Profile Solutions, has completed a complete redesign of the entire Success range of 5-axis robots for injection-moulding machines.

OnRobot's new VGP20 electric vacuum gripper provides a powerful and versatile solution for challenging palletising scenarios, including heavy, bulky and porous surfaces.

To support the growing demand for collaborative robots (cobots), ABB has expanded its portfolio with the launch of two next-generation cobots to its lineup - the 6-axis GoFa CRB 15000 and the CRB 1100 Swifti.

SMC is part of this year's exhibitor lineup at Foodtech Packtech 2021, showcasing its Smart Steps to Flexible Manufacturing’ campaign.

Teradyne has named Kim Povlsen as the new president of Universal Robots, headquartered in Denmark and effective 1 March.

OnRobot has opened registration for OnRobot Expo – a global, interactive digital robotics event, focused on collaborative automation and applications. It will run online this Thursday.

SMC has collaborated with one of the largest employers in South Australia’s manufacturing sector, Redarc Electronics, to automate one of its assembly processes.

ABB is launching the IRB 1300 robot to meet demand for a faster and more compact robot able to rapidly lift heavy objects or loads with complex and irregular shapes.

Cobots, and automation in general, can help industries get back to work during the Covid-19 pandemic period, according to Universal Robots APAC regional sales director James McKew.

New technology can increase accuracy and efficiency in a production line and help decrease instances of product recalls and withdrawals, which are on the rise in Australia and New Zealand.

Capital Brewing Co’s new end-of-line automation upgrade – installed by Fibre King – doubled product output to meet demand ahead of the busy summer season.