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Victorian Manufacturing Businesses on Show – VMS19

Closer to home, this month the team from ASA attended the 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Showcase now in its sixth year hosted by a partnership of Victorian Government and the Industry Capability Network (Victoria) with Eastern Metropolitan councils. Victorian businesses exhibiting included a cross-section of industries from transportation, construction, defence, food and beverage, medical technologies and […]

EMO Hannover 2019 – Highlights & Impressions

Since its inception, ASA has been applying this year’s EMO motto of “smart technology driving tomorrow’s production” for the solutions we design and deliver solutions for our customers. EMO 2019 certainly proved again to be the world’s premier trade fair for the manufacturing sector with a distinct focus this year on how digitisation and automation […]

Meet the ASA Team – Alex Prez, Savenio Travel

  Alex Prez’s attitude to life is to ‘be bold, you will only regret not being bold’. This positive outlook started to develop at a very young age when he was faced with serious medical challenges. He learnt a very important lesson at the age of eight about not focusing on what’s going wrong in […]

Robot in Focus – FANUC LR Mate Series

Good things come in small packages…….. There is great flexibility and versatility in the functionality of the compact LR Mate series of FANUC robots. With a number of different reaches and wrist speeds, the accuracy and productivity that is achievable across an extensive range of tasks makes this multi-function robot the best and most reliable […]

Customer in Focus – Suttons Tools

A precision transformation 15 years ago, traditional production embraced cutting edge technology at Sutton Tools – and the internationally renowned cutting tool manufacturer has gone from strength to strength, in lock step with ASA. Walking in the factory floor at Sutton’s Thomastown headquarters defies what many would expect of a firm that each year produces […]

Why Automate Your Paint Line?

Today’s paint finishing arena is extremely competitive. While the revenue received from painting a part has dropped considerably, the requirement for meeting colour and film build specifications has tightened dramatically. The world has become a far smaller operating environment, and customer’s demands have meant that manufacturers cannot afford to waste any paint, whether through rework […]

Meet the ASA Team – Victor Xu

Meet Victor Xu, our newest member of the ASA team. Victor is one of our Melbourne-based Engineers, having graduated in 2017 from RMIT University in Melbourne with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with First Class Honors. Victor has worked across several sites since joining ASA and is thriving in his post-graduate role. We stopped […]

Focus on FANUC P-50iB Paint Robot

FANUC P-50iB Paint Robot The FANUC P-50iB is a compact painting robot with a large work envelope and small foot print, designed specifically for small booth applications such as EMI/RF shielding, wheel painting, furniture coating, and the processing of small hang-on components. The P-50iB is flexible in so far as it can be configured in […]

Cutomer In Focus – Columbia Australia

Columbia Australia epitomises the innovative, visionary and entrepreneurial business and individuals driving the manufacturing industry now and into the future.  The company started in 1956 as a tool room and now supplies to a diverse range of industries including clean energy, electrical, cosmetics and consumer goods packaging. Like the myriad other Australian-based automotive suppliers impacted […]

Customer in Focus – Chamberlain Group, Gosford NSW

Chamberlain Group’s manufacturing facility in West Gosford is the Australian success story behind recognisable garage and commercial door opener brands Merlin (residential applications) and Grifco (industrial and commercial applications). The Grifco portfolio of automatic roller shutter drive systems for commercial and industrial applications is made in West Gosford, a brand synonymous with high quality and […]

Meet the ASA Team – Joel Esposito, Paint Process Engineer

Joel won the internal “Top Gun” award this Summer for his efforts to go over and above in his workplace performance, measured across the 2018 calendar year. His success is consistently reflected in his peer reviews as a leader and someone who customers continually asks for by name. Joel has been a runner up to […]

Not just a lot of hot air! Why robotic grit blasting can generate big savings and more….

Robotising applications are synonymous with improved productivity and efficiency, but what does that really mean if you’re in the surface preparation and shot peening industry? It’s not unusual to hear reports of higher levels of output, product quality and flexibility amongst the benefits, but where are those real savings?  What is the cost to the […]

Robot in Focus – Why the Design of the FANUC P-250iB Robot Is Better

The FANUC P-250iB robot is arguably the most flexible and advanced 6-axis robot available in the FANUC robot range for painting and fiberglass applications. The P250iB is adaptable in its mounting configuration, being able to be wall or ceiling hungor floor mounted, to meet the needs of differing applications. At the same time, it has […]

What makes a Painting Robot Safe?

The Concept of Intrinsic Safety & Purge Systems on Automation Flexible automation offers a fast and accurate means of performing repetitious tasks in the manufacturing sector, often under extreme conditions. In some extreme manufacturing environments, such as those experienced in the atmosphere of a paint spray booth, purpose built robots are required. These robots are […]

FANUC M710iC Robot Series

FANUC’s M710iC series robot is one of ASA’s preferred choice of robot to install when moving medium payloads (payload range: 12 to 70kgs). The small footprint, slim wrist and versatile configuration of the M710iC robot series (floor, ceiling or angle mounted) means it is the perfect choice when floor space is scarce, equipment congestion is […]

Client Case Study – Brenco Surface Engineering, Victoria

Located in Victoria, Brenco Surface Engineering is a global provider of surface coating and engineering processes. Their Aerospace division provides sustainment for defence and commercial aircraft operations including coatings for engine, undercarriage and structural components, produces solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) coatings for power generation. Their Surface Engineering divisions deliver the same engineering and coating […]

Annual Robot Servicing

Has your Robot had its Annual Service? Call ASA to Book. Just like a car needs regular servicing, the same applies for your robots. Your robots work hard for your business, sometimes operating 24 hours a day for long periods, so annual servicing of your robots will ensure your FANUC robots remain in optimal condition. […]

Meet the ASA Team – Ben Illman, Controls and Process Engineer

Ben studied for four years at Adelaide’s Flinders University, undertaking a Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics) and graduating with Honours, where his focus of studies was on control system design and software. In his final year, Ben entered an Autonomous Robotics competition with three other students – designing, building and programming an autonomous robot to compete […]

The Benefits of Robot Automation in the Composite Industry

The compounding impact of increasing environmental regulations, rising material costs, and pressure to innovate are driving boat, swimming pool, and shower stall manufacturers to turn to robotic solutions for fibreglass and gel coat applications within the composite sector. The gains in product quality and reliability, material savings and wastage, labour savings, improved cycle times, increased […]

ASA is celebrating 15 years in business

ASA celebrates 15 years in the automation and robotics sector in Australia

Reskilling Australian workers for the automotive sector

Australian Government announces package to support reskilling Australian workers (including supply chain) for the automotive sector. Read more here.

Robots and workers

A great article on how robots can work alongside workers and keep them (and their jobs) safe. Read more here.

Federal government package to reskill Australian workers

Federal government package to reskill Australian workers. Read more here.

ASA celebrates 10 years

ASA celebrates 10 years in the automation and robotics sector in Australia!