Applied Robotics has been building
special purpose automation machine systems for some 20 years now and
have to date installed well over 350 systems worldwide. All of these
are full turnkey systems – engineered from concept through mechanical
design, electrical controls and software, and built, installed and commissioned
by our own engineering team.
Our clients appreciate this full in-house capability as it means they always have instant and first priority access to both the mechanical and software engineers who designed the system should problems or the need for modifications for product variations arise over time.
Our operations comprise two Companies – Applied Robotics and Apparel Robotics – with Apparel Robotics focusing on Automation for the Clothing and Textile industries and Applied Robotics in general manufacturing. Apparel Robotics, through its ground breaking innovations in the early years has developed an international reputation for its R&D
achievements in its area of expertise.
It is this “toolbox” of techniques and know-how that has underpinned Applied Robotics' continuing success in tackling automation tasks with difficult workpieces. Applied Robotics is arguably the Australian leader in leading edge applications, with a significant R&D
portfolio at any time and holding many patents developed for our Clients.
Over the years some of our notable world firsts include
1985: Fully Automatic Feather Quilt filling & sewing
1991: Ultra High speed
Vision Sorter ( 45 pieces per second) developed with CSIRO. Buderim Ginger, Queensland
1995: Automatic Carpet Tile stack & de-stack
system. Fastest flexible stacker in the world at 4 tiles per second. Milliken & Co, USA
2000: Fastest Toothbrush
packing systems. For Oral-B
2002: Vision & Robot in "hand-eye" coordinated
hanging of products onto a moving Paintline Chain. Luxfer, USA
2003: Photovoltaic Silicon
Sliver Cell assembly system. Origin Energy
2003: In house robot with IO micron repeatability.
2003: Robotic green pavers collating, QC, sorting and palletising line at 11,000 per hour.
2004: High resolution/high speed QC technologies for brick inspection and sorting.
2006: Novel wool test sampling lines. Won Engineering Excellence Award 2007.
2007: R & D project to develope Robotic Sewing Technology.
2009: Opal Assay system. Won Engineering Exellence Award 2009.
Our installed systems exhibits the following characteristics:
About 50% includes a
About 50% uses robotics
technology in a Special Purpose machine.
About 60% include advance
sensors such as a Vision System
About 50% handles difficult
About 40% includes an R&D