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Australian-made and Australian-backed prove their worth in gate, fence and screen manufacturer’s growth

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Oxworks is a leading Australian manufacturer and distributor of steel and aluminium fencing, gates, screens and balustrades. With manufacturing centres in Queensland and Perth and a distribution presence across much of the rest of Australia, this is a business that…

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Limited only by your imagination

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“I can always call on ART. They are part of the family now.” Steve Lintott, S&S Fibreglass Steve Lintott can point to the purchase of his ART router as the beginning of a period of growth in business that saw…

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HD Plasma cutter becomes indispensable member of the team for SA gate manufacturer

With the ART plasma cutter, productivity has increased by 50%, and the product is of higher quality.

Working as one-man band in the specialised and demanding niche of industrial and security gate manufacturing, Simon Neil recognised the desirability of automating the cutting of the square tube and plate steel used in the process. Research into cutting machines…

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ART’s latest-generation XR Router series offers superior design, versatility, rigidity and precision

ART uses a large touch-screen controller running advanced graphical software complemented by an optional wireless pendant. The machine’s complex engineered gantry contributes to extreme rigidity.

13 November 2015 –  Australia’s premier manufacturer of CNC routers and plasma cutters, Advanced Robotic Technology (ART), has added a whole range of new features to its XR Router series, designed to suit all applications within the HVAC, signwriting, general…

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Automation delivers five-fold increase in productivity

Kmar Engineering owner Peter Learmonth: “We've been doing a fair bit of pipe work since we installed the Metaltek XB machine, cutting all angles, custom shapes, creating weld preps, slots and bevels, [...] that's fairly unique to be able to do that automatically.”

Faced with increased international competition and a steep drop in mining construction, Doyalson-based Kmar Engineering sought to automate its structural steel coping process.  As a result, the company achieved a 500-percent increase in production, better finishes and dimensional tolerances, and…

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Robotic CNC plasma beam coping machine eliminates drawbacks of manual coping

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ART has introduced several incremental updates to its state-of-the-art Metaltek XB1200 CNC beam coping machine, making it even more productive and versatile since its inception two years ago.  Traditionally, beam coping has been done manually by marking the dimensions for…

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Manufacturing matters more than ever

By David White, Director Advanced Robotic Technology (ART), Brisbane Manufacturing drives innovation and technological change. It accounts for a quarter of Australia’s private sector R&D expenditure. Manufacturing is the sector that contains and advances the skills and capabilities that prescribe…

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Simply the best

General Manager Troy Law (left) and operator Graham Hunt in front of the ART HDP plasma cutter in their Dalby-based factory.

Simplicity Australia manufactures a broad range of air seeders and tillage equipment in-house, and high-definition plasma technology from ART has helped the company to stay ahead of the game.   From humble beginnings, Simplicity Australia has spent the past 30…

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Automating structural steel fabrication

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ART releases the Metaltek XB1200 10-axis structural steel fabrication cutting system – slashing production times, material handling and manual labour As budgets are getting tighter, customers of structural steel fabrication shops are getting more cost-conscious and it is unlikely they…

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Quantum leap in performance

By integrating an ART RT15600 CNC router and software into the manufacturing process, StyroMAX and Summercool were able to improve cut quality and save both time and money.

Purchasing a CNC router from Advanced Robotic Technology (ART) enabled StyroMAX to improve cut quality and increase productivity. Going the extra mile for customers is something that not all manufacturers take advantage of for one reason or another. But when…

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