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AUSPACK 2017

Visit Scott Automation & Robotics at AUSPACK – Stand 250 7 – 10 March 2017, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park 9am – 5pm daily. Join the team on Stand 250 and see the Universal UR3, ABB Yumi and KUKA LBR IIWA all in action performing a variety of tasks. Collaborative robots (cobots) will change the face 

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Collaborative Robots get friendly with small business

Trends in Collaborative Robotics are converging to the benefit of small and mid-size manufacturers Three trends in robotics are converging to the benefit of small- and mid-size manufacturers. One trend is the decreasing price point for robots. In recent years, robots have become affordable and flexible enough in their tasks to become feasible for small 

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Australian manufacturer improves safety & minimises risk with a UR10 Collaborative Robot

Challenge: DENSO Automotive Systems Australia (Australian Automotive Air) based in Croydon, Victoria manufactures engine cooling systems, air conditioning, air intake systems, fuel pump modules and instrument clusters as well as the sales of imported and aftermarket automotive products. DENSO were looking to improve safety, specifically for operators lifting un-ergonomic Automotive AC / Heating motor body 

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Five Reasons to Consider Cobots in a high mix/low volume environment

“CoBots” is a contraction of the word “collaborative” and “robots” and covers a work situation where robots are working closely with people. The market for collaborative robots in the automotive industry is expected to grow by 43 percent annually over the next five years, so robot potential usefulness is far from completely played out.     

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BladeStop™ – Improving Bandsaw Safety for Industry Leading Meat Company

Woolworths Meat Company’s meat processing facility is the centre of excellence for meat production plants across the country. The facility opened in September 2015, shifting the focus on what meat plants have been, to what they should be, clean, safe and highly efficient. Located in Victoria’s “food belt”, and being one of the largest case ready 

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Engineer – Service / Projects (Robotics & Automation) – Sydney

This is an exciting position for an experienced, Service / Project – Engineer who wishes to further their career working with advanced automation systems. Role:  Support industrial clients in fault diagnosis, maintenance and upgrade of existing plant and design, installation, programming and commissioning of new plant Such plant would include PLC systems, Drives, HMI and 

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Stuart Shaw presents at AMPC Vital Ingredient Conference

Scott Automation & Robotics Red Meat Business Manager Stuart Shaw presents on the latest in Robotic and Automation Technology for the meat processing industry. About the AMPC Vital Ingredient Conference 29th & 30th November 2016 The conference discusses processing and its role in a sustainable red meat industry. The red meat industry’s importance to the 

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Lamb Processing Technology wins Health & Safety Invention & Engineering Excellence Award 2016

The X-Ray Lamb Primal and middle machine recently won the Victorian Worksafe Health & Safety Invention of the Year Award for 2016. Paul Gekas, Southern Region Manager – Scott Automation & Robotics discusses how building and designing automation systems that have a primary focus on safety is one of the core values at SCOTT. The Automated 

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Robots breaking Business Automation records

In 2015, industrial robot sales broke its own worldwide record, surpassing 240,000 units globally which was an 8% increase on the previous year (according to the International Federation of Robotics). Robot sales are at a consistent high for the third consecutive year, IFR estimates that there will be around 2.3 million robots operating across the 

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The Unforeseen Benefits of Adding Robots to the Workplace

Automation & Robotics are becoming common in the manufacturing plant industry, with general industry and automotive parts suppliers leading the way. The expected benefits have contributed to an increased number of automation and robot installations, but the unexpected benefits have rapidly accelerated the pace of those installs.                   

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Collaborative Robots will become a key driver in the automation market

The World Robotics Report 2016 recently released by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) forecasts that compact, user-friendly collaborative robots will become a key driver in the automation market. Predictions of annual industrial robot sales will increase by minimum 13 percent per year between 2017 and 2019. This will be a ‘breakthrough’ in human/robot collaboration. This breakthrough 

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Scott Automation & Robotics a key part of the ‘GPOP’

SCOTT’s Sydney office, located in Silverwater is a part of Greater Sydney Commission’s GPOP vision strategy for industrial growth and development in Sydney. The Greater Sydney Commission visited SCOTT’s Sydney Office and interviewed General Manager, Troy Krogh. The GSC were able to review, monitor and assess the impact of SCOTT to the local economy and 

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SCOTT’s ROBOFUEL™ is a finalist at the Australian Mining Prospect Awards

SCOTT’s  ROBOFUEL™ has been selected as a finalist at the Prospect Awards – Innovative Mining Solution. The Australia Mining Prospect Awards bring together some of the largest mining companies and individuals from across the country to celebrate, recognise and award companies and individuals for their key contribution to the Australian Mining Industry. ROBOFUEL has been selected as a finalist 

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SCOTT & MLA Win the AEEA Sydney Awards 2016

The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards recognise world class achievements in engineering. SCOTT and MLA are extremely proud to have won the Products & Manufacturing Facilities Award for our X-Ray Primal & Middle System. Hosted by Engineers Australia, the AEEA Awards 2016 program seeks to identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievements in the practice of engineering 

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Cobots enhance human work, not replace it.

Universal Robots, founded in 2005, makes single-arm collaborative robots that are used to do repetitive tasks in the automotive and manufacturing space for such companies as BMW. UR has sold about 10,000 robots around the world.   Universal Robots has reinvented industrial robotics with lightweight, flexible robot arms. The collaborative robots automate production even in small operations 

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Winners of the WorkSafe Victoria Awards 2016

SCOTT are proud to be awarded the winner of the WorkSafe Victoria Award, Health and Safety Invention Of The Year for it’s X-Ray Primal System. In an industry where staff turnover is high, work is repetitive and processes are dangerous, accident and injury rates are very high. SCOTT delivered the X-Ray Primal & Middle Machine 

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SCOTT welcomed students from UNSW Mechatronics Society

Scott Automation & Robotics hosted students from UNSW Mechatronics Society,taking them on an exclusive site tour at it’s Silverwater office in Sydney. Students were given an overview on the life of SCOTT employees, project management, the latest in vision and sensing technology and the future of the automation industry. Specifically targeting developments and projects within 

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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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Collaborative robots: the smarter way forward

Robots that can work side by side with humans are changing the way manufacturing is done. Collaborative robots could soon be a common sight in Australian and New Zealand factories as robots increasingly move out from behind the cage and take their place alongside workers. Known as cobots, these robots are machines designed to interact 

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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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See Robofuel – Robotic Refuelling Technology at MINExpo2016

See the Robotic Refuelling Technology – Robofuel in action at the Western Global Stand #26029 September 26-28 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016 is a world of innovation in one place. It is the largest show of its kind in the world and draws a truly international audience representing all major mining regions of the world. MINExpo® 

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What are collaborative robots?

Like tigers at the zoo, and potentially as unpredictable and dangerous, robots have traditionally been kept in cages. For protection, workers were kept on the outside looking in. In the past couple of years, a new kind of robot has done away with some of the cages. Collaborative robots, or cobots as they are known 

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Award Winner – The PACE Zenith Mining Minerals Process & Control Award for ROBOFUEL

Scott Automation & Robotics are proud to be awarded the winner of the PACE Zenith Mining Minerals Process & Control Award 2016, for our automated refuel system, ROBOFUEL. ROBOFUEL™ is an automation and control solution, combined with the latest vision and sensing technologies providing refuelling of mine trucks accurately, safely and autonomously. The ROBOFUEL™ process uses 

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Finalist for 4 awards at the PACE Zenith Awards 2016

Scott Automation & Robotics have been nominated as Finalists in four categories at the PACE Zenith Awards 2016. The PACE Zenith Awards bring together some of the biggest names in Process Control, Instrumentation and Automation to celebrate, recognise and award companies and individuals for their key contribution to Australian industry. A total of 14 awards 

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The Benefits of Collaborative Robots in the Workplace

A collaborative robot can share a workspace with humans, meaning physical separation is not required.   This differs from current workplace practices where robots are caged to avoid harming production staff. With the introduction of sensor technology robots can detect and adapt reliably to intrusions into it’s specified zone, this ensures physical barriers are no 

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Top 10 Advantages of Robotic Welding

Welding automation offers numerous benefits for companies of all sizes — from improved productivity and weld consistency to lower costs for production, labour and materials. No longer are robots just suitable for large manufacturers but smaller to medium size businesses also stand to benefit by implementing a Robotic Welding technology solution. 1. Increase in Productivity 

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Robotic Art Sculpts Like a Manufacturing Michelangelo

For the last several years new media artist Quayola has been using industrial robots to sculpt what he calls “unfinished objects.” These are basically digital, glitchy remixes of classical sculptures—ones with no end, stuck in a gorgeous artistic purgatory. In his latest work, Sculpture Factory, part of Ars Electronica’s HUMAN FACTOR: Endless Prototyping, Quayola flips 

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Automatically cutting a Lamb Forequarter in under 12 seconds.

In this video Roger Glendenning and Callum McKenzie explain the challenges faced by the Scott Vision and Sensing team to enable commercial laser profiling solutions to obtain a image in a suitable time to result in a viable solution which is now being built for evaluation by an Australian Client.   The lamb carcasses can 

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Cobots handle delicate agricultural products – independently and alongside other robots

  Farming is no stranger to automation, but many agriculture-related jobs demand a soft touch to handle delicate fresh foods, or require robots to work closely alongside humans and animals. At Orkla Foods in Sweden, a UR cobot works independently to pack vanilla cream bags into cartons but is also part of a network that 

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A robot even a cow could love

Farming is no stranger to automation, but many agriculture-related jobs demand a soft touch to handle delicate fresh foods, or require robots to work closely alongside humans and animals. Collaborative robots (“cobots”) are making dramatic inroads for those applications, giving agriculture and dairy operations the advantages of optimized production, increased competiveness, and the opportunity to 

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Five trends to watch in robotics!

Industrial robots aren’t known for their flexibility, but are precise and efficient tools in the manufacturing world. As the cost of sensors, components and vision systems drops robots equipped with vision capabilities are becoming more prevalent. The rise of vision capable robots is changing the industry dramatically. These changes are seen in China’s recent trends of 

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Collaborative robotics market to exceed $1 billion by 2020

Research predicts tenfold increase, largely in manufacturing applications. The collaborative robotics sector is expected to increase roughly tenfold between 2015 and 2020, reaching more than $1 billion from approximately $95 million in 2015, according to a new study published by ABI Research entitled Collaborative Robotics: State of the Market / State of the Art. The growth 

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SCOTT Exhibiting Machining Technology at AWISA 2016

        SCOTT is exhibiting the latest in Wood Milling/Machining technology at AWISA 2016, 6-9July 2016, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne.                              The video above depicts some of SCOTT’s Machining Capabilities The AWISA 2016 exhibition will take 

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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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BladeStop™ will be featured at Food Technology QLD

Scott Automation & Robotics will be displaying Bladestop™ at the Food Technology QLD, stand D20 (Thompson Meats Machinery). FoodTech Qld 2016 is the new trade event for the food and beverage manufacturing industry in Queensland. The food sector continues to rely heavily on technology and new developments. Such developments are crucial to the food processing industry 

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Collaborative Robots Will Help Human Workers, Not Replace Them

With all the news of grocery-delivering robots, wandering telepresence ‘bots andcrop-planting drone swarms, one would be forgiven for believing there is a robot takeover afoot. Well, you may be right. Some industry observers are predicting that the next big growth trend in robotics is the collaborative robot, a smaller, smarter and more lightweight version of older and more dangerous 

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Ensuring high end automated solutions are available for all production throughput Customers – Standalone Lamb Chine Machine

Fully Automated Systems Since early 2000 Scott, supported by Meat and Livestock Australia(MLA) and Australian and New Zealand processing companies, have been developing solutions which align to a collective vision of an automated lamb boning room.  These system have been initially designed and configured for 12-24 month payback for companies operating at more than seven 

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Afraid to Commit? No Problem, with Flexible, Redeployable Cobots

For some companies, making the commitment to robotics can be a little scary. Dedicated industrial robots are big, expensive, difficult to program, and require safety fencing and dedicated floor space that your operation may not be able to support. But new collaborative robots are lightweight, space-saving, and easy to redeploy and reprogram. All that comes 

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Differences between BladeStop and Glovecheck

  Looking for ways to reduce your Bandsaw Injuries? With the introduction of a BladeStop bandsaw injuries can be reduced resulting in many direct and indirect benefits including reduced injuries and compensation claims. See our BladeStop Technologies in Action     Bandsaws are a major contributor to serious injuries (including amputations) to meat industry workers. Slight 

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Top 10 Misconceptions About Automation

Businesses frequently react to the idea of automation with powerful objections, many of which are based on information that is obsolete, incomplete, or simply incorrect. Have you ever thought about automating the manufacturing processes in your plant? Whether you are an owner, production manager, manufacturing engineer, or machine operator, most likely you have thought about automation. 

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Robotic Boom Will Bring 1.3 Million Robots by 2018

The “fourth industrial revolution” is here – Robots are effortlessly being incorporated into industrial plants worldwide, bringing with them increases in productivity, flexibility and accuracy. A recent boom in Collaborative robots (COBOTS) is further increasing efficiency and flexibility of factories, allowing robots to work side by side safely with human employees.Robots are now an integral 

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X-Ray Primal & Middle System for Australian Lamb Company

The Australian Lamb Company (ALC), a medium sized family owned company showed larger companies the way when they installed Australia’s first x-ray primal system and quickly followed up with the installation of an integrated middle machine. Darren Verrall family owner and General Manager – Operations believed that his company had to do something progressive and 

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Why Co-Bots Will Be a Huge Innovation and Growth Driver for Robotics Industry

Collaborative robots (also called co-bots) are designed to work alongside human workers, assisting them with a variety of tasks. Because co-bots are affordable, highly adaptable, and almost plug-and-play, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are eager to adopt this technology, and some analysts expect this segment will see massive growth in the next few years. There are many 

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5 game changing ways COBOTS are making a difference

When you think about robots being used in business does your mind immediately jump to the manufacturing industry? According to the International Federation of Robotics, by 2018, ‘around 1.3 million industrial robots will be entering service in factories around the world’. But the manufacturing however is not the only sector benefitting from robot automation, there 

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The Benefits of Robotic Welding

Welding automation is becoming a much more robust and mature process. Since the 1980s welding automation has quickly become effective at meeting production demands at fast rates, whilst also being economical, efficient, dependable and safe – allowing for further protection of workers from dangerous, repetitive tasks. 6-axis robot systems are able to more than mimic 

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BladeStop™ will be at IFFA 2016 – Frankfurt, Germany

Scott Automation & Robotics will be exhibiting BladeStop™ at IFFA 2016 (7-12 May) in Frankfurt, Germany.  IFFA is the leading international trade fair for processing, packaging and sales in the meat industry. It has been the international platform for the meat-processing industry and the world’s foremost forum for investment decisions since 1949. Thanks to the great 

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Robots create jobs

Robots & employment: Opportunities are bright for workers and their cobot colleagues We recently wrote about the fascinating impact robotics is having on manufacturers’ reshoring initiatives, but there’s more to the employment and robotics story. In fact, automation is proving to have a substantial—and positive—impact on manufacturing employment around the world, and studies continue to 

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Collaborative Robots: End User Industry Insights

The field of collaborative robots is currently the hottest area of interest within the robotics industry, and with good reason. The notion that humans can now work safely, side by side with a robot employee is both intriguing and groundbreaking. The recent interest in this field has paved the way for many informational articles examining 

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Global Collaboration for Successful Palletising System Order

Our team of experts at RobotWorx and Scott Automation+Robotics are working together to ensure a speedy delivery of a top-quality products anywhere on the globe. We recently have had a successful order due to our teamwork efforts.  RobotWorx received an inquiry on their website, www.robots.com, from a dairy company located in Australia in search of a 

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The KUKA KR AGILUS and Timo Boll face each other for a new match

Last year, Timo Boll challenged the KUKA KR AGILUS in his area of expertise: table tennis. Now, it is up to Timo to prove his qualities in a completely different kind of duel. The revenge is on. Man and machine are ready. The KUKA KR AGILUS and Timo Boll face each other for a new 

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Bladestop Bandsaw in Action at Safety 360

The conference focuses on the health and safety culture within an organisations, and reinforces that workplace health and safety performance begins with effective and inspired leadership. Tim Bentley, Director of the NZ Work Research Institute and Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Conference at Safety 360, says, “Building a positive health and safety culture and 

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Scott at RobArch 2016, Sydney.

  Scott Automation + Robotics are proudly sponsoring and exhibiting at the workshops for RobArch 2016,  March 15 – March 19 Sydney. SCOTT will be demonstrating collaborative robot technology with our UR10 Universal Robot and sculpting artwork out of polystyrene foam using the latest milling/spindle technology combined with a KUKA robot. Scott Automation + Robotics will be joining world-leading researchers from 

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Robots and humans working safely together – collaborative robots

Scott Automation + Robotics envision a workplace where humans and robots are able to work together in close quarters both safely and efficiently. Since adopting the collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robots (UR) SCOTT are now able to provide robotic technology solutions into high mix low volume manufacturing environments. Universal robots collaborative robot range are 

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Putting automation back into your hands with collaborative robots

Scott Automation + Robotics understands one of the most important elements of growing a business and remaining competitive is productivity. If a business is inefficient then a loss in production can occur which can result in a lower quality of work, discrepancies in output, unhappy employees and a loss in profitability. The results can be 

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Universal Robots appoint Scott Automation & Robotics as Australian Distributor for their Collaborative Robot Range

Robots and people working together Scott Automation & Robotics we are excited to be able to offer the next generation of collaborative robots to Australian manufacturers.  These robots will not only provide cost efficiencies, but provide the flexibility to easily move and reprogram the one robot for different production lines as required, making them ideal for small batch 

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Interfood Butchery Ltd new distributor in the UK & Ireland for BladeStop™

Interfood Butchery Ltd is proud to have been chosen as the sole distributor in the UK and Ireland for the BladeStop™ range of bandsaws. Already proven in Australasia, this innovative technology is new to these two countries. With thousands of conventional commercial bandsaws in daily operation in the meat processing industry around the world, evidence 

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Manual Measure Single Tower Lamb Primal

Manual Measure Single Tower Primal Machine The manual measure single tower primal machine utilises the same tower design as the fully automated x-ray twin tower system with the x-ray being replaced with a manual measure station. It is expected that this system will deliver a two-year payback for Customers averaging a minimum of 290,000 head 

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Transforming the Australian red meat industry – Automated x-ray guided lamb processing

Automated X-Ray technology is transforming the meat industry by providing improved yield through the accuracy of cutting. This video demonstrates the developments by Scott Automation & Robtoics in lamb automation with our Australian partners, Australian Lamb Company, JBS Australia and Meat and Livestock Australia. Lucinda Corrigan, MLA Donor Company Chair, notes that the resulting improved yields 

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Clyde Campbell selected as 2016 Australia Day Ambassador

Congratulations to our Regional Director for Scott Automation & Robotics’ Clyde Campbell on being selected as an Australia Day Ambassador for the 5th year running. This year Clyde will be heading to Tooleybuc in the Wakool Shire to make his Australia Day speech and present the Citizen of the year award. This will then be followed by 

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The robots are coming

Artists turn to precision engineering as production costs for delivering an industrial aesthetic plummet Artists as diverse as Rachel Whiteread, Oscar Murillo and Yayoi Kusama are beginning to use the high-tech fabrication methods once available to only the most commercially successful artists such as Jeff Koons. Lower-cost robots that mimic an artist’s arm movements and 

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Bladestop Bandsaw Brochure

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Bladestop Safety Technology reduces Bandsaw Risks to Abbatoir Workers

Safety technology is providing improved safety for employees in the Australian meat processing sector, while reducing lost production time and compensation claims from injuries. Southern Meats, based at Goulburn in southern New South Wales have invested in several BladeStop™ bandsaws. Southern Meats OH&S Manager Claire Graham said four major incidents in five years involving traditional bandsaws 

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Robot Health Check

Just like humans, robots need a check up too.   For the rest of 2016 Scott Automation & Robotics is offering your Robot a FREE health check*. Benefits of Booking a Health Check Make sure that your robot system is in tip top condition, ready to keep working for you Address any saftey concerns with your 

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EIRICH and IBU-tec Weimar: strong partners for granulation tasks

The production of granular material as part of the build-up agglomeration process is currently very much the trend. In the face of rising energy costs, thermal granulating processes are becoming increasingly uneconomical. In addition, operators often want the flexibility to be able to produce different target particle sizes or grain size ranges all in a 

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Laser 3D Vision Guides Robot Process Worker

The science fiction of factories staffed by robotic workers has rapidly become reality in many industries, more recently lamb and beef processing, where the focus and main impact is on improving yield rather than replacing workers. Since early 2000, Scott Technology Ltd has been meeting the challenges of the highly paced meat processing industry with 

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BladeStop™ – Finalist at the Worksafe Victoria Awards 2015

 Bladestop has been nominated as a Finalist for Health and Safety Invention of the Year at the Worksafe Victoria Awards 2015 BladeStop™ is uniquely designed to reduce risks of serious injury by mechanically stopping the bandsaw blade when the unit sense that a person has come in contact with the blade. Upon sensing contact with 

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SCOTT joins KUKA’s Global Key Account Program

SCOTT is proud to announce it has joined KUKA’s Global Key Account Program. Joining a group of elite multinational companies.   With the ongoing investment in growth and innovation by the SCOTT Group of companies, German Robot Manufacturer KUKA Robotics has recognised that SCOTT is fast becoming a significant part of the global automation stage, and 

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Save up to $15,000 off a Robotic Palletising Solution

Receive a discount of up to $15,000 when upgrading your existing system or purchase of a new Robotic Palletiser Cell. KUKA Robotics has recognised that the SCOTT Group are a significant part of the global automation stage, and has authorised the company as a Global Key Account. To celebrate the appointment, Scott Automation & Robotics 

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Clyde Campbell presents on Robotic Technology in the Mining and Meat Industries

Clyde Campbell – Scott Automation & Robotics Regional Director for Australia  will be presenting at the  Engineers Australia event on Thursday 24th September for the Southern Highlands & Tablelands Regional Group.   Topic:  The latest in technology within the mining and meat industries. The mining industry is transitioning from a capital intensive expansion phase to a productivity 

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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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Visit the Scott Automation & Robotics stand at AIMEX 2015

A world of Innovation | A world of Productivity | A world of Opportunity For over thirty-five years AIMEX has delivered the largest concentration of METS suppliers to Asia-Pacific’s mining industries. As one of the world’s largest mining exhibitions in 2015, AIMEX will provide your business with crucial operational efficiencies and cost-savings. For all the 

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SCOTT Automation & Robotics in the USA at the UCLA GAP program

SCOTT group was successful in 2 separate bids to join the UCLA Anderson Business School – Global Access Program (GAP). The Global Access Program (GAP) serves as a change-agent for students and corporations alike, as well as foreign nations through enhanced economic development. This six-month mandatory field study project pairs teams of final year Fully Employed 

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Bladestop 2015 PACE Zenith Award Finalist

  MAR are proud to announce it’s Bladestop technology for meat band saws was a finalist in three categories for the 2015 PACE Zenith Awards.   Australia’s process control and automation sector is highly dynamic with many unsung companies making valuable contributions to the country’s industrial development through innovative engineering solutions. Now in its 12th year, 

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Robotics: The rise of automation

Australia needs to innovate to compete. How can robotics automation help provide for the future? Presented by Engineers Australia ITEE Victorian Branch Guest Speaker Paul Gekas, Scott Automation & Robotics (MAR), will provide insights into robotics and automation focusing on its effectiveness, common misunderstandings, the pros and cons of robotics systems, and examples of projects 

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Pilz & TUV Nord strengthen safety with 1000th CMSE

1000 industry professionals have now been awarded the globally recognised Certified Machinery Safety Expert (CMSE) accreditation from Pilz and TÜV NORD. The 1000th delegate to receive the milestone achievement was Rod Burton from Scott Automation & Robotics. “I was very interested in becoming a CMSE, as machinery safety is at the forefront of everything we do 

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Young Achiever Of The Year Award – Bryan Emmerson

Scott Automation and Robotics are proud to announce that Bryan Emmerson has won the Endeavour Awards Young Achiever of the Year Award. Bryan has worked very hard here at SCOTT and the award is well deserved, he won the award based on his work on the following projects:   3D modeling project for the Red Meat Industry 

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Robotics key to competition

  THE only way for beef producers to get better farm-gate returns is to reverse the concentration of abattoirs, and robotics could be the key.   This was the message Meat and Livestock general manager Richard Norton brought to central Queensland graziers during a series of seminars recently. “Everyone wants to be an abattoir owner, 

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ABB introduces YuMi® the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm robot

YuMi was officially introduced to the market at the Hannover Messe on Monday, April 13, 2015. YuMi heralds a new era of robotic coworkers that are able to work collaboratively on the same tasks with humans while still ensuring the safety of those around it. ABB has developed a collaborative, dual arm, small parts assembly 

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SCOTT Paused 4 Parkinsons

SCOTT  Staff on behalf of the Shake it Up Australia Foundation, Paused 4 Parkinsons for World Parkinson’s Day to help raise awareness and generate donations for helping to stop and cure the disease. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder of unknown cause. While advancing age remains the greatest risk factor, one in 10 sufferers are diagnosed before they 

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SCOTT at Exponor 2015

May 11, 2015 – May 15, 2015 Antofagasta, Chile   EXPONOR is recognised as one of the world’s most important mining exhibitions and is a key industry event for mining in Latin America. From all appearances, EXPONOR 2015 will be bigger than ever and the organisers expect 80,000 visitors and 1,400 exhibitors from over 30 

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SCOTT Technology and MAR join forces for innovative automation in the Red Meat industry.

The acquisition of MAR by SCOTT Technology Limited was completed in January 2015, and the integration of  our teams is well underway. The joining of our forces creates an expanded team for innovation and engineering of red meat projects in NZ and Australia, and a larger network of local service and support. Clyde Campbell –Regional 

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MAR wins the APPMA 2015 Design Achievement Award for Container Loading

Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) are proud to be awarded the winner of the APPMA 2015 Design Achievement Award for Container Loading. The solution is automated container loading primarily for chilled cartons. Although some semi-automated or load assistance devices exist for container packing of frozen cartons, MAR saw a need to develop alternative solutions where chilled meat cartons 

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Award Winner – The Warren Centre Innovation Award for the Robotic Idler Changer

Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) are proud to be awarded the winner of the Warren Centre 2014 Innovation Award for the design, development and commerialisation of the Robotic Idler Changer for the Mining Industry. Clyde Campbell accepted the award on behalf of MAR and the entire team involved in the project. The Innovation Hero Award 

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Press Release – SCOTT acquires MAR

We are pleased to announce that Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) has recently been acquired by Scott Technology Limited. MAR is an established and very successful automation and robotics company that is closely aligned to SCOTT, with products and markets that are complementary. About SCOTT This is a key development and fulfils SCOTT strategic expansion 

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Clyde Campbell to present on Robotic Technologies in the Mining Industry at National Western Mining Conference – Denver Colorado

The mining industry’s best and brightest have gathered in Denver Colorado for the 2015 SME Annual Conference and the CMA 117th National Western Mining Conference. The consistent high quality of this conference drives its continual growth. Offering a wide variety of technical sessions, an exhibit hall with over 850 booths, short courses and several social 

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Kuka Robotics Presenting Renault Trucks

Renault Trucks launched its new range in Africa and the Middle East, reaffirming its global presence and international development ambitions. To reveal its new trucks, Auditoire entrusted Superbien who mixed video projection with a choreography by Kuka assembly line robots. With great composition, orchestration and a striking design the show captivated the audience. Check out 

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Watch this captivating Katana fight between two ABB Robots

ABB  has showed off of a ballet-like dance between katana-wielding machines in an exhibition. The orange robotic arms each hold their own traditional Japanese sword, and match each other move for move, like mechanical versions of the Japanese samurai. In the video the robots unsheathe katanas and do battle, matching each other move for move 

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Scott Automation and KUKA help shape new sculptures in Melbourne’s new Monument Park

KUKA, together with System Partner Scott Automation and Robotics have helped shape the sculptures at the new Monument Park in Melbourne, Australia   The KUKA robot, an industrial German robot arm typically used for manufacturing, has broadened its horizons to sculpting. Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC) sculpting, to be specific. Artist Callum Morton developed this interesting project for the new Dockland 

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Increasing Productivity, Efficiency and Safety in Mining

The global resources industry is a constantly evolving beast, and it is now entering a new age of technological development. Mining is currently seeing the start of what will be the great convergence of IT and operational technologies. Many observers have touted it as the foundation for the industry’s next technological step change, which will be 

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Robotics Experiental Marketing at BMW brand store Brussels

Experiential marketing is a  type of  consumer marketing based on direct engagement with consumers  that enhances their perception of  your brand. It includes one-on-one quality interaction, direct connection  with your target audience and creates brand loyalty by creating a real  experience at the point-of-purchase with the consumer. In the BMW store in Brussels, Belgium – they 

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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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Scott Automation Supports the Shake It Up Australia Foundation

The Scott Automation team were proud to take part in the recent Blackmores Sydney Running Festival for the Shake It Up Foundation. Some of our team participated in various running events whilst others volunteered their time throughout the duration of the day providing drinks and support to running participants. Sponsorship received helped the Shake It Up 

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ABB Robot Training

Scott Automation & Robotics  offers hands on training ranging from basic to advanced programming, operations, Robot Studio and Pick Master or a customised course specific suited to your operations.   Courses are dependant on minimum numbers and are held at our offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.   Courses can also be arranged to be held 

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Robotics: the Future of Design?

Video Courtesy of SMH  The University of Sydney’s Robots, Fabrication and Design showcase has kicked off last 21st August for Sydney Design 2014. It showcases over 100 prototypes, models, artworks and full-scaled design projects created by the students and staff of the University. This extensive exhibition showcases the projects of mid-year graduating students of Masters 

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‘Transformers 4’ Blockbuster Filmed by Advanced Robotics

Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth instalment of the Transformers series. This billion dollar franchise stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz (“The Legend of Aang”) and Jack Reynor (“What Richard Did”). This film by director Michael Bay is expected to win the box-office crown handily, as all other big-studio films are avoiding opening against it. 

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Robo TV: New Age of Broadcasting

Kuka Robo TV is now revolutionising the broadcast industry by offering an automatic camera man. This technology includes a KUKA lightweight robot LBR iiwa with 14kg payload, a KUKA robot controller, an operator panel with two joysticks, an operator monitor, a teleprompter and the live production camera. The robot can produce attractive, smooth camera moves 

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Automatic Plastic Bottle Palletising and Pallet Handling System

Robotic Palletising and Pallet Handling System wins ‘Manufacturing project of the Year” at the PACE Zenith Awards Placing boxes, trays, bags, bottles or other items on a pallet seems manageable enough. However, when you need to meet the most rigorous demands in terms of speed, care of handling, pallet patterns, stability, precision and cycle time, 

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Robo-Origami – Designing New Materials

What do you get when you combine the art of origami, metal fabrication and an articulate robotic arm? Artful folded metal sheets that would surely amaze you! RoboFold, a London-based design consultancy, has opened up new possibilities for architectural and furniture design. With the use of ABB IRB 6400 industrial robots, RoboFold is able to 

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Strap Yourself in for the Ride of a Lifetime

What will you do if you see a big industrial robot in the middle of a theme park trashing riders at high velocity up in the air? Imagine the thrill and rush of adrenaline you get from roller coasters plus practically unrestricted freedom of motion. Equipped with breathtaking sounds and light effects, sharp turns, hang 

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Lights, Camera…KUKA action!

Kuka robots aren’t a newbie on Hollywood movies sets. That’s no coincidence, as they have all the right looks for a fantastic scene with thrilling suspense. Who would forget the action-packed laser scene in the James Bond –Die Another Day movie? Equipped with laser tools, Kuka robots placed the beautiful Halle Berry in jeopardy as 

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Robots Bringing WOW Factor in Entertainment

Have you seen the concerts of Bon Jovi and deadmau5? Were you amazed at the robot-driven video screens used in their performances? Well those set of RoboScreens are now bringing entertainment to sea. Six ABB industrial robots with 100” video screens attached are dazzling viewers on board the Royal Caribbean Quantum and Anthem Class ships. 

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Ultra-fast Robot Catches Flying Objects

What would you do if you have a robot that can easily catch fast moving objects? The researchers from the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory at EPFL in Switzerland are developing a way to transfer information from a human to a robot, enabling it to catch objects thrown at it. The most impressive thing here 

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Anyone for a drink?

It’s Friday afternoon and you’ve finally made it through the long week. What better way to celebrate it than to enjoy a nice ice, cold drink served by the world’s biggest, baddest bartending robot? This incredibly cool system, Makr Shakr, has been designed at MIT’s Senseable City Lab and produced and implemented by Carlo Ratti 

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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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A love song for a new drive: ABB ACS580

Commission effortless energy efficiency across a broad range of your variable speed applications   The introduction of the new all-compatible ABB ACS580 general purpose drive was made by a talented singer, Peppina with a live piano performance. “When they told me more about the drive I understood right away how someone could really fall in 

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RoboCup 2014: the World Championship on robotics!

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws to a close, there is another international soccer tournament about to kick off in Brazil. The only difference is that the stars of the game are robots! The RoboCup is an international annual robotics tournament founded by RoboCup Federation who’s ultimate goal is to collaboratively develop an autonomous 

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KUKA 16-2: World’s First Torah Writing Robot

Since 10 July 2014, a KUKA robot has been displayed at Berlin’s Jewish Museum. The robot, equipped with a quill pen and ink, has been writing a manuscript of the Torah at the speed of a human scribe. This Torah-writing robot was developed by the German artistic group “robotlab”, which frequently uses industrial robots for 

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ABB IRB 2600 Stole the Spotlight at the Solebox Shop Opening in Berlin

An in-store industrial robot that collects your preferred shoe model for you to try on.   Best known for their sneakers and surprising their customers, Solebox, drew throngs of curious onlookers by deploying an ABB industrial robot to help sort and shelve its trendy shoes. Here’s how it works: If a customer is interested in 

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Boeing’s 777X: New robotic system nearly ready

Boeing announced the details for the 777X passenger jet at the Farnborough International airshow. The company said that the secretive automation process that it has been developing over more than a year for building the fuselage of the 777 has been undergoing testing inside a facility in Anacortes. The 777X passenger jet is due in 

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ABB’s Dual-arm concept robot

“ROSSETA” RObot control for Skilled ExecuTion of Tasks in natural interaction with humans; based on Autonomy, cumulative knowledge and learning   ABB’s dual-arm concept robot is part of a research program aimed to evaluating new robotic solutions for modern manufacturing concepts (FP7 Rosetta). The ROSETTA project develops “human-centric” technology for industrial robots that will not only appear 

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Robotics in Timber Construction

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall, a double-domed pavilion, is an architectural prototype building and showcases the current developments in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. The newly developed timber construction offers not only innovative architectural possibilities; it is also highly resource efficient, with the load bearing plate structure being just 50mm thin. The University’s 

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Stuart Shaw joins APPMA board of directors

Scott Automation & Robotics Innovation Manager, Stuart Shaw, has just been elected as a new director to the board of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA). Shaw joined MAR in 2004 and has developed his understanding of the industry over more than two and a half decades in automation, materials handling, packaging and processing technology 

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Masters of Flexibility

The Food and Beverage industry is changing rapidly. ABB and MAR can provide the expertise and robotic solutions to meet the flexibility required by these new demands.   If you’re involved in the Food and Beverage industry you know quite well that it has undergone some dramatic changes in the recent past—and have likely experienced 

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MAR’s Daniel Egan-Wyer wins 2014 PACE Young Achiever Award

Daniel Egan-Wyer, PACE Zenith Awards 2014 Young Achiever Award Winner Daniel Egan Wyer is a graduate engineer at MAR. His primary automation project during his 18 months at MAR involves designing, manufacturing, testing, supply, installation and commissioning of a multi-million dollar, mobile robotic, online idler change out system for underground and above ground conveyor systems. 

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KUKA KR QUANTEC PA Arctic

Chilled out. KUKA robots for temperatures down to -30C. The KR QUANTEC PA arctic robot is specially designed for palletizing at extremely low temperatures. It can work in the freezing cold without any protective suit. In addition, its energy supply system leading right up to the flange is adapted to the cold. A true expert 

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Centre of Excellence for Sensing Technologies

On the 17th June 2014, Scott Automation & Robotics, through the Melbourne’s North Innovation and Investment Fund (MNIIF), launched its Centre of Excellence for Sensing Technologies at our  Tullamarine office in Melbourne. The centre is established for the development of new and innovative solutions using sensory guided advanced robotics. This new state-of-the-art centre will enable  engineers to 

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MAR received two awards at the PACE Zenith Awards 2014

Celebrating its 11th year, the 2014 PACE Zenith Awards brought together the biggest names in Process Control, Instrumentation and Automation to celebrate, recognise and award companies and individuals for their key contribution to the Australian industry. Machinery Automation & Robotics brought home awards from 2 categories: Manufacturing Project of the Year and Young Achiever of 

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Automation & Robotics: Driving Industrial Productivity

Automated processing helping to sustain Australian manufacturing into the future   In Australia, manufacturing remains a cutting-edge and versatile industry and, despite some tough challenges, it has demonstrated a natural ability to adapt and prosper. As the global economy’s centre of gravity shifts closer to Australia, local manufacturers will be called upon to deliver innovations 

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ABB: Introducing the new IRB 1200 Compact Robot

Have you ever wanted to make your machines 15% smaller and 10% faster? ABB’s entirely new IRB 1200 family of small robots does exactly that by addressing the demands of the material handling and machine tending industries for flexibility, ease-of-use, compactness and short cycle times while still maintaining large working envelopes. The IRB 1200 is 

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KUKA: LBR iiwa – a new era of sensitive robotics

“For years, companies and development engineers around the world have dreamt of a robot that is suitable for industrial applications and feel. KUKA has made this dream come true. A quantum leap!” – Prof. Bruno Siciliano, Professor of Robotics at the University of Naples, Italy.   The KUKA LBR iiwa is the first sensitive lightweight robot suitable 

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Featured Technology: Friction Stir Welding

TECHNOLOGY Friction stir welding (FSW) is a solid-phase joining process in which a rotating, virtually wear-free welding pin is traversed along the weld path between the workpieces to be joined. The rotation of the tool in the firmly clamped parts to be joined generates frictional heat, which causes the material to plasticize. The subsequent advance 

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ABB: Making the world of automation easier, one sense at a time

Imagine a day when robots can smell, taste, see, hear and touch. That day is coming sooner than you think. Our five senses–sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell–seem to work autonomously. They are five distinct yet vital tools necessary for interpreting the world around us. In reality, though, our senses work together allowing us to 

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KR Fortec – the new heavy-duty robot series from KUKA

Strong. Stonger. KR FORTEC. In its new heavy-duty series, KUKA Roboter GmbH rounds out the heavy-duty segment. The new robots cover the payload range from 360 to 600 kg, closing the gap to the service-proven KR 1000 titan. In the KR FORTEC series, KUKA has adapted service-proven technology to customer and product requirements of today and tomorrow, 

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Achieving greater efficiency and value safely with MAR & NHP

In a competitive marketplace that demands efficiency and value without comprising quality, many industrial businesses are looking to improve their bottom line through automation. These objectives come a range of obligations and responsibilities that namely centre on the conformance to safety regulations and legislation – that is to protect both people, machines and the manufacturing 

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It’s time to stop misconceptions about robotics

According to a survey done by ABB, companies are still unsure about robotic automation and shows misconceptions about sustainability of robotic automation for low volume processes. Of the 221 companies that responded to the survey carried out on behalf of ABB Robotics UK, 134 are not currently using robots. 27 percent of these respondents identified 

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Come see us at FoodPro 2014

  As a valued client of Machinery Automation & Robotics, we’d like to invite you to visit us on Stand K2 at foodpro 2014, where you will have the opportunity to meet with us face-to-face, ask questions about our products and services and discuss the specific needs of your business. Click here to see FoodPro2014 

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Strong uptake for BladeStop bandsaw safety technology

There’s been strong uptake of the new BladeStop bandsaw safety technology since it was officially launched in late-January, before an audience of representatives from about 20 large processing companies. Safety-wise, bandsaws have long been regarded as one of the highest-risk pieces of equipment on the fabrication floor or in the wholesale or retail butchery environment. 

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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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10 Good Reasons to Invest in Robots

Need help in deciding whether adding a robot to your process could boost your competitive edge? Here are ten of the most common benefits enjoyed by robot users. 1. Reduced operating costs Robots enable you to reduce direct and overhead costs, making a dramatic difference to your competitiveness. Take energy for example. With no requirement 

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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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Red Meat Technology Update 2014 Highlights

On the 22nd January, Scott Automation & Robotics, in collaboration with MLA & AMPC, invited executives from meat producing companies to the  Red Meat Technology Update 2014. The event is also a celebration of  BladeStop’s commercialisation. The day started with a presentation of the latest red meat technologies . The guests were taken through the research and 

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Scott Automation & Robotics joins KUKA Robotics System Partner Network

Going into 2014, Scott Automation & Robotics (previously Machinery Automation & Robotics – MAR)  has been appointed as an official KUKA Robotics System Partner. KUKA prides itself on innovation, and when selecting official System Partners, innovation is right up at the top of the criteria. “MAR have been associated with KUKA since the early days in 

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Monitor and control your energy and utility use

MAR recently launched MAR ‘Energy Control’, a solution for monitoring and controlling utility usage – electrical, gas, water, and integration of associated services such as diesel or gas back-up generators. MAR’s ‘Energy Control’ system runs on a standard PC to monitor your energy usage throughout your facility. The Energy Monitor can identify energy usage by 

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MAR Strategic Planning Day 2013

On the 16th of November, the whole MAR team got together for a strategic plan review workshop. Everyone was able to have an input into the strategic planning process throughout the day and had fun team building activities. The event was also a great opportunity for the staff based in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane offices to 

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Eirich Recognises 5 Years of Successful Partnership with MAR

  On July 2013 at Eirich’s anniversary celebration,  MAR was given recognition for its 5 years successful partnership with Eirich. MAR is the exclusive agent for Eirich in Australia and New Zealand offering an extensive range of industrial material processing solutions. For more information on Eirich, visit MAR.

MAR’s Simon Parker joins APPMA board

Machinery Automation and Robotics (MAR), Simon Parker, has joined the board of directors of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA). Simon has worked with MAR for the past three years and is responsible for the development and sales of total end-of-line automation solutions in the southern region. Having been involved in the packaging 

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Wood Expo 2013 – Innovation + Technology + Design

Troy Krogh, General Manager of Machinery Automation & Robotics is attending Wood Expo 2013; a dedicated event for the wood processing and manufacturing industry.  The event runs in both Australia and New Zealand, allowing MAR to showcase their innovative robotic timber technology solutions. Wood Expo 2013 is organised by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA). 

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MAR welcomes new Shareholders

I am pleased to announce that from 1st July 2013 Machinery Automation and Robotics Pty Ltd welcomed two new shareholders and investors in the business – Troy Krogh and Paul Gekas. Troy and Paul will join our existing shareholders and Directors Clyde Campbell and Greg Campbell, in setting and managing the strategic direction for the 

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Success at the PACE Zenith Awards for the Robotic Idler Replacement System

Big congratulations to the Machinery Automation & Robotics and Rio Tinto team who picked up highly commended in the machine builder category at the PACE  Zenith Awards last night.  The event marked PACE magazines 60year anniversary and also the tenth awards dinner. One of the core objectives of the PACE Zenith Awards is to provide 

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Pick for Best New Product a Singular Achievement for MAR

Sydney’s Scott Automation and Robotics had reason to celebrate when its High Speed  Singulator was named Best New Product at the announcement of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Awards of Excellence at AUSPACK PLUS. The award, sponsored by PKN, is designed to recognise the most innovative product or equipment in the packaging and processing industry that 

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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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AUSPACK PLUS 2013 and National Manufacturer’s Week a Success

  It has been a big week of networking for Machinery Automation and Robotics (MAR). With stands at both AUSPACK PLUS in Sydney and National Manufacturer’s Week (NMW) in Melbourne, MAR showcased some of our latest and innovative offerings to the packaging and manufacturing industries. Tuesday, 7th May, marked the beginning of both events.  AUSPACK 

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MAR’s High-Speed Singulator wins “Best New Product” award at the APPMA Awards of Excellence at Auspack 2013

MAR was awarded the Best New Product award at the APPMA Awards of Excellence at Auspack 2013 Sydney Olympic Park.  The award was presented by Sam Kekovich and received by Machinery Automation & Robotics General Manager Troy Krogh. When accepting the award Troy thanked the entire MAR team for their commitment and perseverance in developing 

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Robots could save Jobs for Australian manufacturing industry

Sections of Australian manufacturing have copped successive blows in recent years, but the CSIRO says it is working on solutions to guarantee their long-term viability. The Commonwealth science body says new robotics and computer technologies have the potential to put manufacturing on a sustainable footing while at the same time securing the jobs of Australian 

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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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Manufacturers eligible for new funding

The NSW government has launched a new initiative to help boost and promote innovation in NSW businesses.  The NSW Innovate Program will focus on supporting innovative solutions which use enabling technologies in key market sectors including the manufacturing industry. “We now live in a more globalised, more connected, more capable, and more competitive environment than 

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Scott Automation & Robotics announces expanded robotic systems support capabilities

Scott Automation and Robotics are proud to announce the expansion of their engineering and support capabilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Our people are dedicated to providing the market with the technical help and support they require, along with continuous improvement and innovation.  Our highly skilled engineers can provide unmatched expertise on a range of high-end 

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Workplace Injuries Unacceptably High

A new report published by Safe Work Australia shows the alarming number of workers known to have sustained an injury of severity requiring admission to hospital.  These various injuries affect a person’s health, through short or long-term pain, and may also affect their financial situation through health expenses and loss of income. Employers also incur 

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Scott Automation appointed as an ABB Authorised Value Provider

Scott Automation & Robotics’  has been recognised in the highest category of ABB’s Robotic solution providers globally. This recognition was gained through our recent appointment as an ABB Authorised Value Provider (AVP). An ABB Authorised Value Provider is recognised as the ideal customer choice to develop and implement ABB Robotic systems, including technical, application & support services. 

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Northparkes Open Day 2013

Last weekend was one of the biggest in the Northparkes Mining events calendar, the  Northparkes Open Day 2013.  Machinery Automation & Robotics along with friends and family attended this vibrant, family orientated affair.  The theme for the 2013 open day was new technology and how this is being developed and used at Northparkes Mines making for 

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Series 1 – “Ask the Expert” – 3D Vision Technology

An overview on 3D Vision by Machinery Automation and Robotics’ own expert Roland Painter. This episode provides an overview of what exactly 3D vision is, why and when it is used, various acquisition options, profiling methods and much more. Roland’s clear experience on the vision subject matter combined with his lighthearted and approachable manner make 

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MAR – Ask the Expert

Since the company’s inception in 1987, Machinery Automation and Robotics (MAR) have established themselves as the automation and robotic experts. Having implemented automation and robotic solutions to a range of applications and industries, the innovative team at MAR want to share their knowledge and skills through the launch of MAR – Ask the Expert. MAR 

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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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Innovation – Critical for Future Manufacturing Competitiveness

Innovation has been deemed the most critical driver of a nation’s competitiveness according to the recently released 2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index by Deloitte. The index cited Australia as 16th on a ranking of current competitiveness, a drop from the nation’s 2010 ranking of 15th. Unless dire action is taken for Australian manufacturers to remain 

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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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Celebrating success: 20 years of the Telstra Australian Business Awards

  As the 2008 Telstra Australia Business of the Year winner, Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR)  were very pleased to be included in the ebook to celebrate the 20th year of The Telstra Business Awards  – an inspirational read! Machinery Automation & Robotic’s CEO Clyde Campbell shared his business insights.   I started Machinery Automation 

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ABB introduces new robot for safer, high precision arc welding

The ABB Robotics team is pleased to announce the arrival of the new IRB15201D. This robot is a high performance robot with integrated process dressing design technology. This latest technology includes a hose package on the upper arm and welding cables at the base, all of which are totally integrated to the robot providing a 

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Mobile Robot at QME

MAR is at QME with a robot with a difference. The ‘Mobile Profile Scanner’ is an autonomous robot designed for scanning in potentially hazardous areas to ensure the safety of personnel. Particularly useful in mining applications such as extraction point profiling and mill liner scanning, Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) is taking the Mobile Profile Scanner for display 

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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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MAR partners with US based JLS Automation

Machinery Automation & Robotics is pleased to announce their alliance with US company, JLS Automation. MAR and JLS both provide automation and robotic solutions to the food industry. JLS recently delivered a multi-line picking system to an Australian client, choosing to work with MAR to provide installation, startup, and ongoing support services to best service the 

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MAR launches ‘Energy Control’ – green energy management system

MAR is excited to announce the launch of MAR ‘Energy Control’, a solution for monitoring and controlling electrical, gas, water and diesel consumption. MAR’s ‘Energy Control’ runs on a PC to monitor your energy usage throughout your facility. The Energy Monitor can identify energy usage by facility, building, section and right down to each piece 

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Benefits of Industrial Automation & Robotics

Scott Automation and Robotics provides complete automation and robotic solutions to a wide range of companies Australia wide. With extensive experience in the industry, the company here illustrates some of the benefits of adopting industrial robots for businesses of any size. Technological innovations have made significant progress in making production and distribution easy and efficient. Whether 

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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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Machinery Automation & Robotics acquires Industrial Photonics

Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Industrial Photonics Pty Ltd. Industrial Photonics provides custom engineered inspection solutions for process lines. Applications include machine vision systems, industrial near infrared (NIR) systems and chemical sensors to detect odour profiles for food processing and other industrial applications. Troy Krogh, MAR General Manager, 

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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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ReadyArc Robotic Welding Cell Range

Scott Automation + Robotics have a range of ReadyArc welding cells to suit various industry applications. The ReadyArc range includes the ReadyArc Compact (Single Station), ReadyArc Flex (Dual Station Inline) and the ReadyArc Pro (Dual Station V-Cell) which is suitable for larger workpieces. The welding cells are portable and engineered to suit any plant as 

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