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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

RTA to exhibit a robot welding cell at NMW 2019

2019-06-13T16:14:59+10:30 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+10:30 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+10:30 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+10:30 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

2019-10-07T17:03:51+10:30 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+10:30 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+10:30 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+10:30 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+10:30 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+10:30 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+10:30 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+10:30 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

Five Things to ‘Weigh-up’ Before Buying Scales Online

2019-11-18T10:06:19+10:30 12th November 2018|

If you are shopping online for a scale with price as your most important variable, we think it’s important that we alert you to the issues this can cause. After fielding calls from hundreds of people seeking a resolution to the issues they have encountered after buying a scale online, we’ve created the following list of things that you should consider before you buy your scales online. Beware of buying on price alone. Things you should consider to arrive at a well-informed decision, include… Read More

Sweet Service Outcome for Queensland Sugar Mill

2019-06-13T16:15:00+10:30 15th October 2018|

A weighbridge, located at a south-east Queensland sugar mill, was recently refitted with all new load cells. While the old Avery T302X load cells, were working well at the time; their age, replacement price and time to replace (as no stock is held in Australia) should a breakdown occur would mean that the weighbridge down-time would have been crippling for the mill, especially during the busy sugar season. Consequently, the customer decided to be proactive and replaced the load cells with AccuWe… Read More

Vehicle Weighing Accessories & Software

2019-06-13T16:15:00+10:30 15th October 2018|

All the aforementioned, weighing devices can be connected to accessories and fully programmable weighing terminals that come complete with custom weighing functionality, data management capabilities and process controls that streamline the management of vehicle weighing operations. Today, most of this software can be easily configured and ranges from out-of-the-box entry-level packages for small sites, right through to bespoke, multisite software solutions. This ease and flexibility of data mana… Read More

Demonstration of Fortress Interceptor Metal Detector Scanning Capabilities with Strawberries

2019-06-13T16:15:00+10:30 24th September 2018|

Lauren Hipwood from AccuPak demonstrates how the Fortress Interceptor metal detector can be used to detect metal contaminants in fresh packaged foods, such as strawberries. The Fortress Interceptor metal detector is renowned for its exceptional performance and ability to detect the smallest metal contaminants, including in difficult to detect (wet) products like fruit, meat & dairy. In this demonstration, Lauren uses the metal detector to scan for 1mm diameter ferrous and non-ferrous and 2mm… Read More

Handling a Metal Contamination Recall

2019-06-13T16:15:00+10:30 21st September 2018|

Following recent news that the strawberry contamination scare has now spread across the country to include a case in Western Australia, it has been widely reported that a number of suppliers have installed metal detectors on their conveyors to scan punnets of strawberries for contaminants to safeguard consumer health and safety and protect their companies against costly product recalls. While the source of contamination in these instances is beyond the supplier’s packaging line; these incident… Read More

The Importance of Future-Proofing Weighing Equipment

2019-06-13T16:15:00+10:30 9th August 2018|

A macadamia nut processor in Gympie, Queensland, recently asked AccuWeigh to increase the maximum capacity of a trade-approved pallet scale in their factory. The increase in maximum capacity was necessary because the processor had started packing larger pallet loads. Unfortunately, the capacity increase to 3,000kg was not possible because the existing pallet scale did not have load cells with a suitably rated capacity. It was then necessary for AccuWeigh to supply a new A500 pallet scale. This h… Read More

AccuWeigh Making a Difference to the Lives of Critically Injured Children

2019-06-13T16:15:00+10:30 2nd August 2018|

$500 was donated to the Day of Difference Foundation by AccuWeigh to support their valuable work to reduce the incidence and impact on children from critical injuries. The donation was made as part of AccuWeigh’s A Higher Cause initiative, now celebrating its tenth year. The Day of Difference Foundation is our Chief Executive Officer’s most favoured charity and, because of this, at least one donation per year from A Higher Cause must be made to the Foundation, resulting in over $3,100 donate… Read More

Sweet Outcome for Queensland Sugar Mill

2019-06-13T16:15:00+10:30 26th July 2018|

A weighbridge, located at a south-east Queensland sugar mill, was recently refitted with all new load cells. The old load cells, Avery T302X load cells, were working well at the time. However, their age, replacement price and lengthy unavailability (no stock is held in Australia) should a breakdown occur would mean that the weighbridge down-time would have been crippling for the mill, especially during the busy sugar season. This customer therefore decided to be proactive and have all the load c… Read More

NSW Biomass Fired Power Station Operations Supported by New Weighbridge

2019-06-13T16:15:00+10:30 19th July 2018|

AccuWeigh recently constructed, installed and commissioned a new dual range weighbridge at one of Australia’s largest biomass fired power stations, located on the NSW north coast. The power station generates 30MW predominantly using sugar cane milling waste and other biomass fuels. The weighbridge is installed on a remote location away from any mains power, and uses three 180W solar panels and three by 12V, 120AH deep cycle batteries to run a Driver Control Station that includes a digital ind… Read More

Weighbridge Maintenance Case Study

2019-06-13T16:15:00+10:30 12th July 2018|

AccuWeigh was recently asked to perform a service visit to a weighbridge, west of Brisbane. When our technician arrived, they found a weighbridge in need of regular maintenance. A build up of material beneath the weighbridge had been allowed to accumulate to the point that the weighbridge performance was being affected. The build up of debris also violates the trade measurement legislation which requires a 150mm clearance between the underside of the weighbridge deck and the foundation floor. An… Read More

Weigh Hopper Calibrations and Safety Go Hand in Hand

2019-06-13T16:15:00+10:30 5th July 2018|

Weigh hoppers are often large containers mounted on load cells. Occasionally, their design may accommodate for easy calibration with the placement of test weights at or near ground level. Often, however, test weights used to calibrate the scale must be placed at height, which represents a significant risk to any service technician. The safety of our service technicians is very important to us, and because of Duty of Care and Chain of Responsibility obligations it should also be very important to… Read More

Loader Scale Calibration

2019-10-18T10:40:38+10:30 28th June 2018|

AccuWeigh recently calibrated a loader scale on a front-end loader. The loader and weighing system will be used at a demolition site to weigh rubble and to load dump trucks with optimal loads in preparation for transportation to the materials recycling centre. AccuWeigh is able to perform loader scale calibrations in situ, and in this instance we calibrated the loader scales inside the building being demolished. We use test weights traceable to national mass reference standards to ensure accurat… Read More

Equipment Upgrade for Brisbane West Quarry

2019-06-13T16:15:00+10:30 21st June 2018|

A twin-deck weighbridge, located at a quarry in Brisbane’s west, recently had equipment upgraded to more modern and efficient models. Namely, a single AccuWeigh IT8000E indicator was supplied with multi-deck software to replace two older A&D AD4323 indicators, which were each only able to display the weight of a single deck. The IT8000E, which has the ability to display the weight from multiple decks and also display the total weighbridge weight, also replaced a summing unit which summed t… Read More