Today more than ever, industrial automation plays an important role in keeping manufacturing sustainable in Australia. In order to stay competitive, industries are always looking to improve effectiveness in their operations.

Rockwell Automation has released its new small-frame intelligent tracking system, iTRAK 5730. It improves throughput in multi-product applications by using independent cart technology to support smart, flexible and efficient machines.

Biscuit company Arnott’s has introduced automatic guided vehicles (AGV) to its head manufacturing plant in Brisbane. The six Dematic AGVs were rolled out as part of a project to increase manufacturing productivity and reliability.

Tetra Pak has launched its first complete processing line for feta type white cheese products. The line is a fully automated and integrated solution to produce a wide range of products.

Measurement technology helps a user ensure impeccable food quality while taking HACCP regulations into account. For those involved in food manufacturing and processing, it is important to understand the different measurement methods and suitable instruments.

As COVID-19 continues, the world economy is set to lose $1 trillion as we scramble to recoup our losses and reignite companies around the world. The Open IIoT panel tells us how Industry 4.0 can help.

A more sustainable solution for difficult-to-label food products has been introduced by labelling solutions company, Hally Labels.

Australian vibratory equipment manufacturer Enmin has a range of controllers suited for all brands of vibratory equipment, including both manual and automatic models.

Jet Technologies' new anti-microbial protective film has many applications including food packaging. The film is effective for 10 years, regardless of how many people come into contact with it.

A new, selectable voltage power supply from Exair allows users to choose input voltages of 115VAC or 230AC, and features two stainless steel output connectors to energise static eliminators.

Robotic end-of-arm tooling producer OnRobot has released its new electric vacuum gripper, ideal for small spaces and highly configurable for a range of applications.

Aseptic technology has become well established in the food and drink sector as a filling technique but some are still unaware of its benefits. Matt Hale from HRS Heat Exchangers writes.

Kaeser Compressors has launched a new series of refrigeration dryers to its range, designed to stabilise pressure dew point performance while ensuring energy efficiency.

Fluid Components International (FCI) will provide one of the widest selection of Modbus compatible thermal mass air/gas meters to the industry, supported through its Australian distributor AMS Instrumentation & Calibration.

When producing beer and juices, thermal product treatment is crucial for extending the product’s shelf-life.

SMC has developed a stainless steel vacuum ejector suitable for environments with vigorous washdown and temperature requirements.