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

2019-09-17T14:09:21+09:30 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

2019-09-17T12:03:46+09:30 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+09:30 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+09:30 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+09:30 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+09:30 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+09:30 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

2019-09-17T12:13:21+09:30 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+09:30 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+09:30 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+09:30 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.

2019-08-12T15:33:58+09:30 12th August 2019|

A Brisbane-based sand and gravel wholesaler recently engaged Diveseco 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 an… Read More

Regular Weighbridge Servicing is Essential

2019-08-23T15:45:07+09:30 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+09:30 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+09:30 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+09:30 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+09:30 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+09:30 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

RTA to exhibit a robot welding cell at NMW 2019

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 24th April 2019|

The team at Robot Technologies-Systems Australia (RTA) are excited about the prospect of exhibiting at National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2019. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, NMW is Australia’s largest gathering of manufacturing decision-makers under one roof. It is the one place for the manufacturing community to come together to be inspired, innovate and connect with one another over the three days. This year’s theme at NMW is ‘Industrial Evolution’ to represent the transform… Read More

Burnside City Council installs TruckWeigh on its HGV fleet

2019-06-23T11:59:50+09:30 18th April 2019|

Burnside City Council recently installed AccuOnboard’s industry-leading TruckWeigh system on ten of its heavy goods vehicles. The council, which employs the most thorough WHS system, wanted to do everything in its power to: reduce/eliminate the risks that overloaded heavy goods vehicles present to drivers and the general public; and to meet its Chain of Responsibility mass management compliance requirements. To ensure that the overload warning and payload control systems were fully utilis… Read More

‘Big Bag King’ industrial metal detector demonstration

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 17th April 2019|

The ‘Big Bag King’ from Fortress sets an unrivalled industry standard for industrial metal detector sensitivity levels being able to detect 2.0 mm stainless steel in 25-50Kg bags of dry product. While the applications of a metal detector are often thought of as locating a potential contaminant inside of small, packaged or unpackaged goods; less so is its application for scanning larger format packaged goods. And in terms of industry necessity this is certainly not the case; as bulk g… Read More

Kawasaki showcases robotic materials handling applications at Automate 2019

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 15th April 2019|

The team from Kawasaki TV (KTV) showcase some awe-inspiring materials handling applications at Automate 2019. These include: high-speed palletising and using the Kawasaki’s state-of-the-art CP180L palletiser robot that boasting cycle times of up to 2050 cycles per hour; a RS007L pick and place robot equipped with a vision system and overdrive feature that enables it to perform processes at lightning speed; and a duAro II cobot. To discover more about how materials handling robots can tra… Read More

AccuWeigh builds 26m weighbridge station for Brisbane quarry

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 11th April 2019|

AccuWeigh recently manufactured, supplied and installed a new 26m weighbridge at a Brisbane quarry on behalf of an international consulting agency. AccuWeigh is a company that works well with engineering companies and consulting agencies that are charged with managing their clients’ projects. This is because AccuWeigh works to best practice project management methodologies that establish, support and promote quality needs analysis, efficient and effective communication and the delivery of… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Palletising Automation

2019-09-16T08:02:55+09:30 28th March 2019|

Introduction In the present state of the manufacturing, agriculture, mining, retail, and logistics industries there exists a rapidly growing requirement for increased operational speed and efficiency.  As operations grow, expand and flex to accommodate customer requirements, it’s become increasingly clear that the required production line throughput, efficiency and responsiveness to sustain growth and customer satisfaction are impeded by available warehouse space, labour shortages, looming WH… Read More

RTA Exhibits Collaborative Robot at Auspack

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 26th March 2019|

RTA, alongside our sister Diverseco company AccuPak, is excited to be exhibiting a state-of-the-art Kawasaki duAro collaborative robot (cobot) at AUSPACK 2019. Being able to work alongside humans, often without the need for safety guarding, cobots open vast new applications for robot technology. The duAro cobot that RTA will be showcasing at stand C220 is a remarkable piece of robotic automation. It can be easily integrated into existing production environments, and the tasks it can perfo… Read More

AccuPak exhibits at AUSPACK 2019!

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 26th March 2019|

AccuPak, alongside our sister Diverseco company Robot Technologies-Systems Australia, is excited to be exhibiting at AUSPACK2019, where we will be showcasing the capabilities of: a Budpack Gross Bagger GB55; a WIPOTEC-OCS HC-A checkweigher with twin Fortress metal detectors on the same line; a Fortress Interceptor metal detector; and a Fortress metal detector designed for use by the pharmaceutical industry. If you happen to be visiting AUSPACK 2019, take time to visit us on stand C200 to witne… Read More

Infrastructure Service Provider Improves Truck Safety

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 26th March 2019|

AccuWeigh’s Victorian team were recently engaged by Zinfra, a leading national engineering, construction and maintenance service provider to the utility sector, to provide it with a truck scale that would enable it to meet its Chain of Responsibility mass management obligations. The organisation, which has a rigorous Safety Management System and a fleet of over 100 heavy goods vehicles and vans, had identified that operators could inadvertently overload its trucks and so put both its dri… Read More

Factors to consider when measuring, dosing and filling dry product by weight.

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 14th March 2019|

Dry products can range from fine powders such as flour or cement to granular (such as sugar) to course but regular products such as seeds or dogfood  to coarse and irregular products like chicken parts or wood chips. A few products, such as pharmaceutical tablets are sold by piece count but most dry product is sold by weight. Any filler must, therefore, be able to achieve a consistent weight of product into the bag (or other package). Some fillers do this by measuring a specific volume of prod… Read More

Are you using your wheel weigh pads correctly?

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 15th February 2019|

Wheel weigh pads are a reliable and accurate means of measuring heavy goods vehicles axle loads. However, as with any other equipment, users need to know how to use vehicle weigh pads (or axle pads as they are also known) properly in order to obtain the best results.   In order to get optimum results from your vehicle weighing equipment, you need a clear understanding of the procedures that need to be followed and you need to be aware of the advantages and the shortcomings of the technology. O… Read More

How To Operate a Gross Bagger

2019-06-13T16:15:00+09:30 11th February 2019|

A gross bagger is suitable for bagging most types of product including dry, granulated, lumpy, crushed or some powdered products and into bags up to 50kg capacity.  The system consists of a bag spout that is fully suspended on precision loadcells, bag clamp that holds the bag while filling and a controller that monitors the weighing and flow of product. A gross weigher weighs the bag and its contents to obtain a total weight. A dedicated weight controller ensures that accuracy is achieved… Read More