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Pharma. Serialisation Compliance Plan

2019-11-11T15:29:34+10:30 11th November 2019|

The implementation of a pharma serialisation system at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant or contract packer is an important but seemingly daunting task. While it has the potential to stop the global trade of illegal counterfeit drugs and so safeguard consumer health and brand equity; knowing the best way to successfully progress a serialisation project without significantly disrupting current operations is often unclear. For this reason, the prospect of implementing a track and trace system i… Read More

An Indispensable asset for any material recovery facility

2019-11-07T16:21:37+10:30 7th November 2019|

When developing countries such as China opened the floodgates to receiving waste recyclables after it became a member of Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), there was no need to separate the seven categories of plastics. It’s easier and more economical for Australian companies to bundle it up and export it to China for ‘recycling.’ In 2017, Australia’s exports to China amounted to over 600,000 tonnes. These business practices have changed, of course, since China ena… Read More

Robotic Waste Sorting: The Picks-Per-Minute Illusion

2019-11-12T15:10:20+10:30 7th November 2019|

Recycling or waste sorting involves recognising precisely recyclable objects and extracting them as rapidly as possible to put them in the right bin. Human pickers are fantastic waste sorting machines. Their eyes are colour and stereoscopic vision systems that can capture 24 images per second. Their brain can process all of these images, learn to recognize any target object, and calculate the trajectory of an object on a moving conveyor. Furthermore, the brain can develop a complex grappling str… Read More

Diverseco Champions Work Health & Safety

2019-11-01T09:33:12+10:30 1st November 2019|

Diverseco wishes nothing more for its employees than for them to return home from work in the same healthy state as when they arrived that morning. And not just our employees. We also want the same thing for our suppliers, customers, regulators and even the general public that we cross paths with. For that reason, and like many other companies, Diverseco has a Health and Safety Management System to manage occupational health and safety, or work health and safety as it’s referred to in national… Read More

Diverseco To Exhibit Cubiscan 325 at Singapore Supply Chain Conference

2019-10-29T08:58:47+10:30 29th October 2019|

The Second Digital Supply Chain Innovation and Humanless Warehouse Forum will take place during the first week in December 2019 in Singapore and Diverseco are proud to again exhibit our Cubiscan products in association with this important Singapore Supply Chain Conference. According to Diverseco’s Business Development Manager – Automation, Rhett Talley, Diverseco will be demonstrating the Cubiscan 325 with mobile trolley. This top-of-the-range Cubiscan model is ideal for capturing the cu… Read More

Why You Should Regularly Service Your Pallet Scales

2019-10-29T09:54:03+10:30 26th October 2019|

Pallet scales are widely used in many industries for a range of industrial weighing applications including the receiving and dispatch of goods, bulk loading, weighing trolleys, vats and other heavy containers and counting.   They play a valuable role by simplifying and expediting the production process and are available in many different designs to suit a variety of applications. These pallet scales (or floor scales as they are also sometimes referred to) are often subjected to high-stress, he… Read More

Understanding the Leading Causes of Weighbridge Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them

2019-10-21T14:30:28+10:30 19th October 2019|

A weighbridge breakdown doesn’t only cost money in terms of repairs – it can also mean costly downtime, loss of production, time delays or penalties, expensive repairs or even fines because of legal breaches. A programme of preventative maintenance, ongoing inspection and regular servicing of both the mechanical and the electrical components is the best preventative measure than an organisation can take to minimise the possibility of a weighbridge breakdown, but let’s look at some of t… Read More

Do You Need A Complete Turn Key Palletising Line?

2019-10-15T17:17:52+10:30 11th October 2019|

Do you want to save time and money for your business? A complete turn key palletising line can be an incredibly efficient way to turn your packaged products into palletised loads ready for transport. It does this by managing your entire palletising process automatically, meaning you can palletise more loads with minimal operator effort.   Enhanced safety features The first operational benefit we will address are the range of safety benefits that these lines can achieve for your operations.… Read More

The Importance of Dimensional Data in Order Fulfilment

2019-10-11T08:51:43+10:30 9th October 2019|

Continuing on from the last blog post which outlined why your warehouse needs measurement automation, Bas takes a deeper look at two automation solutions for addressing order fulfilment and how automation (with precision dimensional data provided to it) can improve your fulfilment processes.   Automation Solution 1: Zone Routing The first warehouse automation option is one featuring a ‘simple’ zone routing/skipping conveyor system that services 8 conveyor zones followed by a packing area… Read More

Improve Your Palletising to Save Money and Increase Business Efficiencies

2019-10-11T11:53:25+10:30 29th September 2019|

Any industrial and warehousing operation that is still relying on manual palletising is likely to be compromising their productivity, quality and business efficiencies. Manual palletising is no match for modern automated equipment in terms of speed, precision, productivity, safety, quality and outputs and in today’s highly competitive environment, businesses need to take every opportunity to improve. Palletising is the final step in an assembly line whereby the products (such as boxes, bags, c… Read More

Case Study: Flexible and Consistent Arc Welding Using Kawasaki R series Robots

2019-09-23T08:01:23+10:30 17th September 2019|

The following case study is about the use of Kawasaki’s very versatile, high-performance R series robots in demanding arc welding applications. While the scope of works in this instance is less than that delivered by Diverseco (then trading as RTA) at the Toyota Motor Company Australia and Mitsubishi Motors, the case study does describe how these robots can be employed to improve productivity and product quality. OVERVIEW As experienced arc welders become an increasingly scarce resource an… Read More

Multi-deck Weighbridge Installation Overview

2019-10-28T08:51:19+10:30 15th September 2019|

Multi-deck weighbridges are designed to measure individual axle group weight readings during a single vehicle weighing transaction. While it is possible to collate axle group weights using other weighing processes such as axle scales, in-motion axle weighbridges or even split weighing a vehicle; all of these are more labour intensive and prone to inaccuracy due to a multitude of external factors. The majority of overloading fines are not issued for vehicles exceeding their gross vehicle mass (GV… Read More

HGV Overloading is a Serious Issue

2019-09-10T08:49:16+10:30 5th September 2019|

With the new stringent Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws now in effect, it’s imperative that organisations with road transport supply chains implement mass management controls, as part of their safety regimes, to ensure the safe and legal loading of their heavy goods vehicles. Existing obligations have been reformulated as primary duties and any business or individual who is involved in the road transport supply chain now has a primary duty of care to ensure the safety of road transport opera… Read More

The Key Advantages of an Onboard Weighing System

2019-09-17T12:06:25+10:30 1st September 2019|

Operating a successful business means operating at maximum efficiency. Anything less means there is the potential for wastage and losses, such as time. Ultimately any losses in your business equate to an unwanted reduction on your profit margins, so when running an efficient transport or logistics service, investing in an on-board weighing system can pay dividends in the long run. More efficient use of space An onboard weighing system will help to ensure that each truck is loaded to its optimum… Read More

Why Pallet Scales are Essential for Stock Feed Manufacturers

2019-09-09T10:09:04+10:30 30th August 2019|

According to the Stock Feed Manufacturers Association of Australia, the latest estimate of annual feed use in Australia is 13.0 million tonnes in 2015/16.  This is equivalent to the cubic capacity of 6 large football stadiums. Considering the lack of differentiation between many stockfeed products, it is a highly competitive market where industry rivals are continuously looking for ways to reduce costs, improve productivity and boost profitability.  For this reason, their manufacturing processe… Read More

Calculating Robotics Return on Investment

2019-09-17T12:12:13+10:30 29th August 2019|

It’s no secret that robotics technologies can automate repetitive, time consuming manual tasks. In fact, robotics enable any enterprise to boost productivity, quality and efficiency. All this leads to lower costs, increased profitability, improved customer satisfaction, and reduced WHS risks. What is often less understood are the processes involved in visioning, designing and commissioning a robotics system that realises your operational objectives and how to calculate the rapid return on inve… Read More

Why Your Warehouse Needs Measurement Automation

2019-08-29T09:31:51+10:30 28th August 2019|

It’s a beautiful Friday afternoon and you’ve got that unmistakable look of excitement on your face. You see the courier you’ve been waiting for walking up to your front door wheeling a trolley loaded with four large boxes and you know what’s inside even before the doorbell rings. Hang on; four boxes, though?  Perhaps he’s delivering to the neighbours as well and doesn’t want to walk back to his van. Three days ago, you ordered four birthday presents for your two kids… Read More

Top 5 Advantages of a Weigh-In-Motion System

2019-11-11T12:16:17+10:30 23rd August 2019|

Weigh-in-motion systems  don’t require vehicles to stop when they need weighing, they simply continue to drive at a reduced speed and the measurements are taken and the data recorded – instantly and accurately. These weighing in motion weighbridges have become a first-choice weighing solution for many industries including transport, waste, forestry, agriculture, demolition and excavation, port operations, construction and mining. Their popularity has come about through the significant a… Read More

Serialisation: The Solution to the Risks Posed by Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

2019-09-17T12:04:21+10:30 19th August 2019|

There can be few greater health risks posed to pharmaceutical end users than the consumption of counterfeit medications. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that hundreds of thousands of people die each year as a result of the use of counterfeit medicines, vaccines and in-vitro diagnostics, which fail to treat the diseases for which the drugs were designed. Furthermore, it is estimated that 1 in 10 medical products in low-to-middle income countries is substandard or falsified. These fi… Read More

Wipotec-OCS Serialisation Track & Trace World Premiere at the Singapore SAP Leonardo Center

2019-08-14T12:36:31+10:30 14th August 2019|

On July 17 2019, more than 40 attendees visited the SAP Leonardo Center in Singapore to attend a Serialisation Track & Trace Technology World Premiere. Drug and pharmaceutical counterfeiting is an urgent global supply chain challenge. For consumers to know that a medicine is genuine, products in the pharmaceutical industry need distinctive drug labelling and counterfeit-proof identification features. That’s exactly what Track and Trace ensures. Pharmacists, for example, can clearly identif… Read More

Pharmaceutical contract packer showcases its state-of-art serialisation system

2019-08-12T17:30:13+10:30 12th August 2019|

Australian pharmaceutical manufacturers searching for serialisation solutions to comply with the Therapeutical Goods Administration’s (TGA) order related to the labelling requirements for prescription medicines that take effect on September 1 2020,  would be well-advised to watch the following video that describes the good reasons why Millmount Healthcare, a leading Irish pharmaceutical contract packager, selected WIPOTEC-OCS’ TQS system. In this video, the company showcases its ser… Read More

Beware of Improper Practices Employed by Some Scale Service Providers

2019-11-04T10:42:40+10:30 12th August 2019|

A Brisbane-based sand and gravel wholesaler recently engaged Diverseco as its new weighing equipment service supplier after receiving a poor standard of service from its current supplier. After using the scale service provider for about a year, and paying good money for what they assumed was value-for-money servicing of their weighbridge and pallet scale, the little service they received over that time proved to be of poor quality. Our service team found the state of the weighbridge load cells a… Read More

Regular Weighbridge Servicing is Essential

2019-10-18T11:24:20+10:30 1st August 2019|

Weighbridges are heavy industrial weighing devices engineered and designed to accept fully loaded vehicles, sometimes up to 80 tonne in capacity. Their construction of steel and concrete is hard-wearing and strong. However, their robust design doesn’t negate the necessity of regular servicing and calibration. What can happen to a weighbridge that isn’t serviced regularly was made manifest when Diverseco’s weighbridge service team recently serviced a weighbridge located at a sand and gravel… Read More

Using Checkweighers to Reduce Product Giveaway

2019-08-30T12:17:08+10:30 31st July 2019|

Reducing product loss and wastage is top of mind for manufacturers. The key to quality food manufacturing operations is how control points for product dosing, weighing and batching are effectively managed. Using highly sensitive intelligent weighing and inspection technologies – or checkweighers – are a crucial asset to many food manufacturers. Weighty matters Checkweighers are sophisticated dynamic weighing devices that reduce product loss and wastage through product giveaway or false rejec… Read More

Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Laboratory Balance

2019-07-30T08:31:15+10:30 29th July 2019|

The wrong choice of laboratory equipment can scupper the efforts of even the brightest scientific minds in the world, so when it comes to choosing precision balances, it’s critical to be absolutely clear on what the equipment is to be used for, how it will be used and what the expectations are. Many other things also need to be considered including the type and amount of materials involved as well as the physical environment that the instrument will be placed in, the frequency of use and how t… Read More

The Importance of Scale Servicing and Calibration

2019-09-02T12:36:59+10:30 29th July 2019|

Neglecting to regularly service and calibrate weighing devices is a high-risk strategy. It can lead to issues like unplanned downtime, production losses, inconsistent or inferior product quality, wasted materials, rework, product recalls and non-compliance with regulatory requirements – all of which can be extremely costly.   Customer relationships could be damaged and contracts cancelled because of a breakdown in trust if underweight and inferior products are delivered, plus there may b… Read More

The Diverseco group of companies come together to create one powerhouse brand.

2019-07-01T12:09:41+10:30 30th June 2019|

Diverseco is delighted to announce news of exciting organisational changes that are effective on Monday, 1st July 2019. Prior to 1st July 2019, Diverseco comprised the following group of companies that traded under the brand names AccuWeigh, Robot Technologies-Systems Australia, AccuPak, AccuOnboard, SCACO and Ultrahawke. Historically, while each of these companies operated as independent business units; their product and service offerings complemented each other, they shared similar capabilitie… Read More

Automating assembly processes using the duAro cobot

2019-06-13T16:14:59+10:30 1st May 2019|

In this thoroughly engaging video, Kawasaki Robotics’ KTV team demonstrate why the duAro collaborative robot can easily automate a wide range of assembly processes. The duAro’s two co-located arms affords it great flexibility in assembly processes with one arm holding the assembly while the other moves the piece parts into position. This reduces the cost of jigs and other fixtures. Alternatively, both arms can be used to the piece parts to the assembly. Also, if your parts are loosel… Read More