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Comprehensive resource for automated materials handling. Includes news, insight and equipment reviews for automation within warehouses and distribution centers.


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By LM Staff · April 26, 2017
U.S. manufacturers continue to invest in world-class technology and innovation, as a growing number of businesses choose to expand U.S.-based production — or return manufacturing from Asia.
By MMH Staff · April 25, 2017
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has announced that the Automate 2017 show and conference broke all previous attendance records with show attendance of 12,960 people, which is a 37% increase over 2015.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 13, 2017
Innovation, new business models and new alliances were on display at Promat. It’s a whole new world.
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By Admin · April 13, 2017
Today’s distribution centers are under increasing pressure to reduce costs and increase margins. But higher productivity and lower errors cannot be achieved by simply layering new software and hardware on top of inefficient processes
By MMH Staff · April 11, 2017
Traceability and connectivity are critical for the digital transformation, even as the physical supply chain footprint continues to expand.
By MMH Staff · April 10, 2017
Orders had seen near-50% increases in February 2016.
By Roberto Michel · April 5, 2017
Regal Power Transmission Solutions (Booth S1881) demonstrated its Modsort Transfer Module, which in addition right-angle transfers, can divert goods to either side of a line.
By MMH Staff · April 5, 2017
SDI (Booth S3946), a leading provider of materials handling systems and technology solutions to the retail, wholesale, fulfillment and e-Commerce industries, has acquired Tech Conveyor.
By MMH Staff · April 5, 2017
ICAM and SencorpWhite announced a new strategic partnership for the exclusive distribution of the SILO VLM product line in the United States and Canada.
By Bridget McCrea · April 5, 2017
The Beumer Group (Booth S1631) is showcasing its new BG Line Sorter at ProMat 2017.
By Bridget McCrea · April 5, 2017
Murata Machinery USA (Booth S630) has teamed up with Mazak to develop the new MAZATEC SMS (smart manufacturing system).
By Bob Trebilcock · April 5, 2017
How does a fastgrowing, e-commerce startup company build out order fulfillment capabilities? Thrive Market answered that question with its new facility in Indiana.
By Bridget McCrea · April 4, 2017
Lenze (Booth S1831) has introduced the Lenze Smart Gear g350—a compact mechatronic drive unit combining a gearbox, motor, electronics and software—at Promat 2017.
By Bridget McCrea · April 4, 2017
In a press conference on Tuesday, Dematic Retrotech’s (Booth S1618) Paul Deveikis, managing director, shared details about the firm’s integration into Dematic North America’s customer service organization.
By MMH Staff · April 3, 2017
Opex (Booth S3203) introduced Sure Sort, a highly scalable, configurable, and cost-effective small item sorting system.

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