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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

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

Toyota Ends Australian Operations

2019-06-13T16:15:01+09:30 2nd October 2017|

It was saddening to witness the last Australian-made Camry roll off the Toyota’s production line this week. For the past three decades, the team at Robot Technologies-Systems Australia has been fortunate to work with an exceptional group of people at one the best performing Toyota plants. As sole supplier of Kawasaki robotics systems for applications that included welding, cutting, painting and materials handling, we were privileged to have played such an integral role in Toyota’s operations… Read More

Doug Smith from RTA speaks at Future Unpacked: Industry Game Changers event

2019-06-13T16:15:02+09:30 22nd August 2017|

RTA founder, Doug Smith was a speaker on a panel at Future Unpacked: Industry Game Changers event, powered by PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business Magazine. The event, which attracted an audience of over 200 industry leaders, tackled subject matter about the tsunami of innovation and technology that’s heading our way, and how these powerful forces can be harnessed to propel the food and beverage industry into the future. The panel session explored how a connected infrastructure of… Read More

RTA Key Contributor to Packaging Technology Industry Report

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 1st July 2017|

RTA Founder Doug Smith was a key contributor to the PKN and Food & Drink Business Packaging Technology Report 2017. The report was based on the findings of an in-depth industry survey of current Australian industry practices, drivers and future plans related to the purchase of packaging line equipment and robotics automation technology. The report also explored equipment procurement practices, pertaining to the selection, purchase and commissioning of packaging equipment. Respondents to the… Read More

BOC Opens Applications Technology Centre that showcases RTA’s world leading robotics technology

2019-06-13T16:15:07+09:30 1st December 2016|

A new-concept welding facility opened by BOC at its Rocklea site in Brisbane is set to be an exciting new hub for product applications and testing, research and development, and training. The facility will primarily be used to demonstrate the latest in welding, cutting and heating technology and a robotics automation system supplied by BOC’s automation partner Robot Technologies-Systems Australia. Officially opened during a three day onsite event in November, the Applications Technology Centre… Read More

A Buyer’s Guide To Load Cells

2019-06-13T16:15:09+09:30 4th June 2016|

Load cells are highly sensitive transducers which are the essential heart of every weighing system. They are designed to sense force or weight under a wide range of conditions and there are different types and models to suit the various applications and requirements. Some types of load cell include: weighbridge load cells, on-board truck load cells, double-ended beam load cells, low profile load cells, tank and silo load cells, single point load cells and shear beam low cells. It’s always best… Read More

Smart Axle Weighing in a Remote Location

2019-06-13T16:15:10+09:30 13th May 2016|

AccuWeigh Queensland has recently commissioned one of its LPAX low-profile axle weighing platforms to a quarry in Kenilworth, Queensland. The LPAX is able to weigh vehicle axle groups, one at a time. The digital weight indicator is fitted with purpose-specific software designed to capture and accumulate axle group loads to determine a gross vehicle weight. Because of the remoteness of this quarry, the equipment is powered by a solar panel and, when sunlight is not available, by a high-quality ge… Read More

AccuWeigh Celebrates Valentine’s Day by Donating to Heartkids

2019-06-13T16:15:12+09:30 15th February 2016|

AccuWeigh has just donated $500 to HeartKids, a South Australian and Northern Territory charity dedicated to providing support, encouragement and hope to families of children with heart disease, while raising awareness and vital funding into the causes of this chronic disease. There is very little sadder in life than knowing a child born with or struck down by heart disease and their chance to realise their great potential, which every human being has, jeopardised through no fault of their own.… Read More

New Queensland Craft Beer Brewery uses Weighing for Quality Control

2019-06-13T16:15:12+09:30 1st February 2016|

A new craft beer brewery constructed at the Gold Coast, South-East Queensland, has recently purchased an AccuWeigh, trade-approved pallet scale to weigh kegs of their beer on a pallet. Using the pallet scale they are able to determine how many litres are being supplied to their wholesale customers. Also provided was an A&D Weighing SJ-6000WP bench scale which is rated to IP67, making it ideal for washing down and for use around food and beverages. The 6kg capacity bench scale is being used f… Read More

AccuWeigh Assists with Relief for the Waroona Fires

2019-06-13T16:15:12+09:30 19th January 2016|

AccuWeigh WA has recently donated $561 to Perth’s Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF) for the Waroona & Districts Fires Appeal 2016. The Appeal was initiated because of the destruction and property damage caused by fires burning in WA’s South-West region during and after January 07. The Appeal will provide much needed relief for personal hardship and distress arising from the destruction. It is the Australian way to help neighbours when in need and this donation is ju… Read More

AccuPak’s successful Bangkok exhibition

2019-06-13T16:15:17+09:30 1st May 2015|

Between the 17th and 20th of June, 2015, AccuPak was present at the ProPak exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand. This trade-show is one of the biggest in Asia, specialising in the processing sector of the economy and is held every June at the Bangkok Exhibition and Trade Centre. The attendance of this show was a first for the company as well as being a first to directly exhibit its specialist sugar weighing machine anywhere outside its home base of Australia. AccuPak’s attendance has further st… Read More

AccuPak’s experience at Auspack 2015

2019-06-13T16:15:18+09:30 2nd April 2015|

AUSPACK 2015, Australasia’s premier food processing and packaging equipment exhibition, has just concluded and AccuPak is very pleased with the level of interest generated at the exhibition in our range of food packaging and inspection equipment products. AccuPak is the new name for an old and well-established company. The company, originally started as BudPak in 1974, has been involved in providing food processing and packaging equipment for over 40 years now and is a packaging equipment… Read More

12M Steel Deck Weighbridge Installed for Gold Coast Waste Recycler

2019-06-13T16:15:19+09:30 11th November 2014|

A 12m long by 3m wide full in-ground, steel deck weighbridge was recently installed by AccuWeigh Queensland for a waste recycler’s waste transfer station at Molendinar on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The waste recycler specialises in collecting and recycling construction materials such as timber, aggregate, rubble, asphalt, bricks, electrical wires, cardboard, plasterboard, paper, dirt, plastics, concrete and metals, all materials typically generated by construction, demolition and site cle… Read More

New improved GB55 bagging machine used to bag seeds

2019-06-13T16:15:20+09:30 3rd November 2014|

AccuPak has recently supplied the new generation Gross Bagger to a seed producer in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia. Our GB55 Gross Bagger features a newly developed touch screen interface which expands on our previous keypad based equipment. The new generation touch screen enables more simple operation through on screen set up and operation commands and added features for reporting and other useful data, some of which was available previously, but is now much easier to access. Th… Read More

Accupak exhibiting packaging and process equipment at Auspack’s 30th anniversary

2019-06-13T16:15:20+09:30 20th October 2014|

AUSPACK 2015 represents the 30th anniversary of this elite packaging industry exhibition and AccuCorp and AccuPak will again be exhibiting at the show. AUSPACK 2015 is scheduled from Tuesday, March 24 to Friday, March 27, 2015. 30 years ago, five local machinery manufacturers came together to establish an association known as the Australian Packaging Machinery Association (APMA) to run their own exhibition as they believed the packaging industry deserved a specialised trade exhibition for packag… Read More

Oh no, it’s almost movember again!

2019-06-13T16:15:20+09:30 14th October 2014|

AccuCorp branches have contributed to many deserving charities over the years. One such charity, the Movember Foundation, requires a little bit more of a commitment beyond simple donations. To further promote the Movember Foundation and to raise awareness of men’s health issues, the Movember Foundation asks its male supporters to grow a moustache throughout the month of November. Not all AccuCorp branches have embraced this opportunity to promote this worthy charity, but some, have. AccuCo… Read More

Accucorp’s community spirit is working towards a day of difference

2019-06-13T16:15:20+09:30 9th October 2014|

AccuWeigh recently donated another $500 to the Day of Difference Foundation as part of its A Higher Cause charity initiative. The Day of Difference Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to working for critically injured children and their families. Throughout Australia over 60,000 children are seriously injured each year. The Day of Difference Foundation is our Chief Executive Officer’s favoured charity and is best known for Sophie Delezio. To date, AccuWeigh has donated over $… Read More

AccuCorp playing its part to help conquer cancer

2019-06-13T16:15:20+09:30 8th October 2014|

AccuCorp recently donated $500 to the Cancer Council of Australia as part of its A Higher Cause Initiative. Cancer has touched the lives of many people in Australia, including some of AccuCorp’s staff members, either directly or indirectly through family and friends. AccuCorp recognises the need to make a contribution back to the community through a combination of volunteering labour, the running of special events, employing of less-privileged people, direct donations, and more. AccuCorp&#… Read More

AccuWeigh Keeping the Power On At Millmerran Power

2019-06-13T16:15:21+09:30 1st October 2014|

AccuWeigh’s Queensland branch has just completed a general service, weight test and recalibration of a 9m x 8m, 320 tonne capacity weighbridge for Millmerran Power, south west of Toowoomba. The 9m wide weighbridge is actually made up of two 4.5m wide weighbridge decks side by side and was installed by Queensland Weighing Machines Pty Ltd back in 2002 and is used to weigh mine-type vehicles. The weighbridge uses a Rinstrum 5000 digital weigh indicator for each weighbridge deck and also uses… Read More

South QLD Lime Weighbridge Gets Tested

2019-06-13T16:15:21+09:30 1st October 2014|

AccuWeigh Queensland’s weighbridge test rig unit has recently returned from servicing, testing and calibrating a 60 tonne capacity weighbridge at South Queensland Lime, located 40km west of Warwick. The service visit was conducted as part of a standard weighbridge run throughout that region. The weighbridge was also verified after testing, which ensures the weighbridge can be used for trade purposes, such as buying or selling product based on the weighbridge’s weight readings. Weighb… Read More

Service Agreement Visit to Riverina Stockfeeds

2019-06-13T16:15:21+09:30 1st October 2014|

AccuWeigh has just returned from a service agreement visit to Riverina Stockfeeds at Oakey, 160km west of Brisbane. Riverina has a number of 30t capacity container weighers and AccuWeigh used its Queensland branch’s weighbridge test rig unit to perform most of the testing. Scale service agreements are an excellent way for any company to ensure that their weighing equipment continues to function reliably and efficiently. A service agreement is not a contract, where our customers are locked… Read More

Rayment Excavations Loader Weighing System Tested

2019-06-13T16:15:21+09:30 1st October 2014|

AccuWeigh Queensland recently travelled to Gladstone, Central Queensland, with its weighbridge test rig unit to provide service work for various customers in the Gladstone area. One of these customers was Rayment Excavations, an earthmoving company located in West Gladstone. Rayment Excavations has a front-end loader fitted with an onboard weighing system ideally suited for end loaders which allows the loader to weigh spoil as it is loaded on to dump trucks. The loader weighing system greatly re… Read More

AccuWeigh’s After Hours Service is First Class

2019-06-13T16:15:22+09:30 1st October 2014|

AccuWeigh’s Queensland weighbridge servicing department was recently called out to NQX Freight’s Eagle Farm site for an urgent service call on their 4m x 3m fully in-ground axle weighbridge. The axle weighbridge was not providing comprehensible weight readings and is an integral part of the site’s freight operations. AccuWeigh responded to this service call promptly on a Friday afternoon and the service work continued on into the evening until this weighbridge was again functio… Read More

Load Cell Constrainer Kits for Custom Shipping Container Weighers

2019-06-13T16:15:23+09:30 22nd September 2014|

AccuWeigh Queensland recently supplied and commissioned two load cell constrainer kits to a customer which used the kits to create two custom shipping container weighers. The load cell constrainer kits use high-capacity canister load cells (those commonly used in weighbridges) and include an integrated restraints system to prevent minimal sideways movement. Constrainer kits are exceptional useful for installing under bins, silos and, in this, in custom applications. They can be supplied for new… Read More