Case Studies


Scott Automation & Robotics are world leaders in innovative automation and robotic solutions.  See below just some of the solutions we have provided to our clients.  To find out more about our solutions or to discuss your plant requirements contact one of our Solution Engineers.

Case Studies

Scott Automation & Robotics Capabilities Video

SCOTT are a leading provider of automation & robotic solutions globally that improve productivity, reliability, yield, and safety for manufacturers and processors in industries including meat, food, mining, and general manufacturing. We offer a complete service, from design, manufacture, project management through to implementation, commissioning and on-going 24 hour / 7 day service and support. Scott 

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Smithfield Foods Case Study: BladeStop™ Technology

For years, Smithfield has been working to minimise as many risks as possible to our meat processing workers, mainly through the introduction of belt-fed or robotic saws. While we have been able to automate much of our operations, there are still some processes that require a human touch. Because hogs vary in shape and size, 

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Robotic Welders at Drake Trailers achieve 64% reduction in cycle time

The Robotic Welding System at Drake Trailers is now an integral part of their workforce and has provided many safety and productivity benefits to the manufacturing of their heavy equipment trailers. Drake Trailers, an Australian owned company, specialises in the design and manufacturer of low loaders, mine site transporters and steerable platform trailers, including all 

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Jamestrong Packaging implements a Robotic Palletising solution for its new production facility at Kyabram

In the heart of Victoria’s food belt, Jamestrong-Kyabram has been in the industry for over 25 years supplying cans for the food and nutritional manufacturing industries. Being the largest supplier of infant formula and nutritional powder packaging in Australia, Jamestrong-Kyabram’s overall capacity sits at 500 million cans per annum. Innovation leads to increased production Due 

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Robotic Palletising Solution delivers results for VIP Packaging

  Palletising in any manufacturing plant presents many operational challenges: from production efficiencies to safety considerations. This is particularly applicable to a company like VIP Packaging, a leading plastic and steel packaging company in Australia and New Zealand, which manufactures packaging solutions for the food and beverage, personal care, household consumer and industrial chemical industries. Among its products, 

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New BladeStop GloveCheck Revolutionary Technology Released

New BladeStop Glovecheck technology released The success of the unique BladeStop bandsaw safety mechanism keeps going from strength to strength since the product was successfully developed by MAR and MLA, then launched commercially in January 2014. Demand for BladeStop equipped saws has exceeded all expectations and production volumes have been increased to meet market needs. 

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MAR Makes a Cameo in KFC #FoodPorn

While some people can’t get enough of taking selfies, there is another delight quickly climbing the top of every social media timeline: #FoodPorn. It’s now everywhere and will make you feel hungry. Here’s a sexy food porn starring the new tasty kentucky and hunger busting Zinger Stacker. Here’s a sneak peek at what happened behind 

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Total Automation Solution for High-speed Production Lines

Cutting-edge automation technology creates world -class facility for successful agribusiness. For a company processing and marketing more than 1.5 million tonnes of paddy rice annually and considered one of Australia’s most successful vertically-integrated agribusinesses, continuing to meet supply and packaging requirements of growing domestic and export markets is a constant challenge. To compete internationally effectively means that an 

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Production uptime boosted by new servo drives at region’s leading steelworks

Simple replacement of unreliable D.C. drives rewards BlueScope Steel with an immediate – and significant – increase in production uptime, processing accuracy and system reliability. When you rely 100 percent on the reliability and accuracy of your machinery for your production critical processes you want 100 percent confidence in your system control solution. When you 

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Robotic Palletising System Delivers Superior Safety Standards

Incorporating a robotic palletising system into its new production line ensures that occupational health and safety issues are never a problem at Selleys.   As a world-class company with a history of strong growth and a string of leading brands behind it Selleys was clear on three points fundamental to the automation of its new 

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Gantry Crane System Upgrade at Bluescope Steel

  Control system upgrade project delivers maximum results for production-critical steel plant The success of any control system upgrade is dependant not only on the end result – the measure of a truly successful upgrade project considers also the impact of that project on production through-put during implementation. This is true of any manufacturing industry 

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System Integration for production-critical meat processing plant

For any successful business functioning in a production-critical industry the need to expand operation is often tempered by the prospect of lengthy, unscheduled downtime, disrupted productivity and diminishing profits during the expansion period. The impact of an expansion project can weigh heavily on many companies’ short-term profitability and often delays the decision to expand at 

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Robotic Idler Change-out Technology Advances

An article published in Australian Bulk Handling Review commends  the new robotic technology developed, by Machinery Automation and Robotics (MAR) for the mining industry.   The technology has demonstrated its potential to overcome the safety and productivity challenges traditionally associated with the conveyor idler change-out process. MAR’s robot technology replaces idlers on operational, loaded conveyors. 

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BladeStop™ – Reduce the risk of serious injury, stop bandsaw blades within a fraction of a second

Bandsaws are used extensively  in the meat industry from large meat processing plants through to butchers shops and supermarkets.  Whilst bandsaws are an essential tool in the industry, they also pose a high risk to the health and safety of your employees and are a major contributor to serious injuries, including serious cuts, lacerations and amputations. According 

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Innovative Conveyor Maintenance: Using automation to increase conveyor uptime, eliminate health and safety risks

There is no questioning the crucial nature of conveyor operation within the mining business or the detrimental impact of down time. It is a known fact that continuous operation of such equipment inevitably leads to wear and the requirement to service or replace. The question is how can conveyor uptime be increased, optimum value from 

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Robots improve safety at abattoir

Meat processing is a labour-intensive, hands-on industry that requires extensive safety protocols to protect the health and safety of operators – not to mention the health and safety of consumers. Recently, an international meat processing company, based in Australia, needed to raise its operations to a safer and more productive level. The company sought help 

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MAR Launches ‘MAR Remote’

‘MAR Remote’ is designed to immediately notify of a fault or breakdown and allow a certified programmer to remotely access the system for repair or monitoring. Stops in production can be incredibly costly, and with any system fault or error the main goal is to swiftly identify and repair, and resume production to minimise costs 

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Robotic bin cleaning system saves billions of litres of drinking water from contamination

In recognition of the need for environmentally friendly municipal wide bin sanitisation operations, FreshBins and Scott Automation & Robotics developed a mobile system that drastically reduces water usage, whilst removing environmental pollutants from the process. The sanitisation process is completed in only seconds, allowing the operator to process over 1000 bins in an 8 hour shift 

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Pallet transfer, wrapping and labelling system providing an increase in through-put and accurate downstream tracking

New retailer bar coding requirements call for all pallets received from product manufacturers to have identification labels on the two fork entry sides, ensuring the pallet information can be read regardless of which way the pallet is facing when stored. These requirements developed a need within large manufacturing companies for a comprehensive system incorporating pallet 

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Robotic palletising system delivers production benefits for Australian manufacturer.

Incorporating a robotic palletising system into its new production line ensures that occupational health and safety issues are never a problem. As a world-class company with a history of strong growth and a string of leading brands behind it this leading Australian manufacturer was clear on three points when it came to the automation of 

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Stacking Timber with Robots

Gippsland timber company Fenning will be the first to use a revolutionary new robotic system for sorting and stacking timber, “Manual stacking is one of the toughest and most physically demanding jobs in our industry,” says Rodney Natty, Fenning’s general manager. Developed by Machinery Automation and Robotics (MAR) with FWPA funding, the robotic system sorts and 

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A canny automation upgrade for brewery’s canning line

Maintaining peak capacity machine operation while retaining the flexibility to accommodate a number of products were the key elements determining the 2002 automation upgrade by Tooheys brewery in the packaging facility at their Lidcombe site in Sydney’s west. An overhaul of the canning line resulted in a major upgrade of the electrical control by Silverwater-based 

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Tooheys Brewery

Simple vision system achieves 100% fault detection rate on high-speed bottle crowning line.   Integrating a user-friendly vision system into a multiple-product bottle crowning line provides a simple solution to fault detecting for leading Australian brewery.   Tooheys currently produces more than 300 million litres of beer annually from its Lidcombe-based brewery in Sydney’s west. 

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MAR Announces New Dedicated Palletisers

Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) is excited to announce the release of their new dedicated palletisers. Troy Krogh, MAR General Manager, says “The MAR dedicated palletisers allow us to offer our clients efficient and cost effective means of palletizing for applications with limited available space” “The modular design of the palletisers gives them the flexibility 

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Integrated vision system ensures precision product packaging for key overseas client

Astute investment in integrated vision system technology by bottle packaging plant SC Johnson delivers consistent guaranteed quality product packaging for major overseas client. Winning new business is all about keeping your competitive technology edge – providing effective solutions, fast. When bottle packaging plant SC Johnson were approached by an overseas client to fill and package 

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Texi-Pave – Total automation solution for paving specialist forecasts impressive return on investment in less than two years.

Investment in a fully automated system to overhaul a largely manual wet-cast moulding operation results in immediate productivity increases, quality improvements and a significant reduction in running costs for paving and pool coping specialist, Texi-Pave. After 30 years in the paving and pool coping business, Texi-Pave have seen many changes to the common concrete and 

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SCOTT delivers innovative Palletising System

A WORLD-CLASS Australian manufacturer with a string of leading brands behind it was clear on three points when it came to the automation of its new production line at its manufacturing facility in Sydney: eliminate occupational health and safety issues; reduce labour costs; and increase production capacity. Integral to the automation of the production line 

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Successful three-way tie results in single turnkey solution for large-scale smelter plant

Close collaboration on a joint venture, turnkey project sees production capacity increase from 460,000 to 530,000 tonnes per annum for global leader Tomago Aluminium. For a company generating more than $800 million annually and employing 1000 people maintaining a competitive edge in the global market is critical. For international leader Tomago Aluminium this meant a large-scale upgrade 

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Capilano Honey

Compact vision system achieves 100% defect detection rate on high-speed indexing machine Capilano Honey is one of the world leaders in honey production and with operations in Australia,Canada and Argentina, it has the capacity to process and pack over 25,000 tonnes of honey each year. At home in Australia, Capilano Honey is the market leader 

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Advanced vision system fault-detection technology achieves over 99.99% success rate on high-speed bottling inspection line.

An integrated vision system effectively eliminates all label and lid faults on the glass-jar products bottling inspection line for leading food manufacturer. For a leading food manufacturer producing and exporting in excess of 700 food products – many of which require packaging in glass jars – demand at its state-of-the-art facility is high. With such 

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Dual Welding Cell Provides a Tenfold Increase in Production for Laser & Press

Laser and Press’ products are typical of many Australian businesses. Despite challenging market conditions, a strong Australian dollar and overseas competition, they are able to still continue to deliver a competitive first class product to the Australian market. The company employs more than 50 staff and has been in business for nearly 50 years, with 

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