Robotics

News, trends, products and productivity solutions that showcase the latest in robotics equipment, systems and process for warehouses and distributions centers.


TOP STORY
System Report: Whirlpool puts mobile robots to work
In Whirlpool Corp.’s Clyde, Ohio, factory, mobile robots have automated the delivery of parts to the line. The result is a more consistent,...
TOP RESOURCE
Flexible Robotics Come of Age for Intralogistics
There is a procession of new technologies poised to change the efficiency with which we do business, but what if one of the gamechangers at hand has...

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By MMH Staff · May 17, 2017
Acquisition to combine B&R's products and software for modern machine and factory automation with ABB’s robotics, process automation, digitalization and electrification.
By MMH Staff · May 16, 2017
Robotics tops the list of most likely disruptors in next five years, 3D printing considered least viable in the short term.
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.
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By MMH Staff · April 11, 2017
There is a procession of new technologies poised to change the efficiency with which we do business, but what if one of the gamechangers at hand has been around for decades? Making the case for Flexible Robotics and Intralogistics, Intralogistics Case Study
By Bridget McCrea · April 4, 2017
RightHand Robotics (Booth S1891) is demonstrating RightPick, a combined hardware and software solution that handles the key task of picking individual items or “piece-picking.”
<p>Markus Schmidt, president of Swisslog WDS Americas, pointed out Swisslog’s AIP robot picking a variety of small items</p> By Roberto Michel · April 4, 2017
Swisslog (Booth S2012) showcased multiple solutions, including its Automated Item Pick (AIP) robotic solution that can pick small items for e-commerce fulfillment.
By MMH Staff · April 3, 2017
Fetch Robotics (Booth N1024) today announced the introduction of two new Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) to its fleet: Freight500 and Freight1500.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 3, 2017
A pocket sorter integrated with vision-system guided robotic picking and a streamlined conveyor system were showcased by Kevin Reader, director of business development and marketing at Knapp Logistics Automation (Booth S1223), in a Monday press conference.
By Josh Bond · March 31, 2017
Automotive interior manufacturer improves accuracy and output.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 31, 2017
Newly appointed president of White Systems, a SencorpWhite (Booth S469) brand, Chris Lingamfelter provided a walk through of the company’s newest horizontal carousel automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) served by a collaborative robot.
By MMH Staff · March 23, 2017
Event to include International Symposium on Robotics, Future of Automation Theater, and first ever U.S./China Robotics Forum.
By MMH Staff · March 22, 2017
Inventors challenged to create solutions for the ever-increasing volume of material in warehouses and distribution centers.
<p>This is a still from a 3D render of one of Bastian Solutions’ latest concepts, an automated guided vehicle (AGV) carrying a robot that picks product and builds mixed case pallets.</p> By Josh Bond · February 21, 2017
Combining the capabilities of integrators and forklift makers will pool expertise among manufacturing, designing and servicing a variety of intralogistics systems.
By MMH Staff · February 20, 2017
Q4 shipments grew 33% from the pervious year, with shipments of 8,825 robots valued at nearly half a billion dollars.
By MMH Staff · February 6, 2017
Investments in robotics and automation can start in a single work cell.

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