Robotics

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


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Rochester Drug Cooperative: Robots ready for work
It’s still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece picking can get the job done in the right application.
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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 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.
By Josh Bond · February 3, 2017
Manufacturer deploys flexible tool for low-volume production.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 8, 2016
In Whirlpool Corp.’s Clyde, Ohio, factory, mobile robots have automated the delivery of parts to the line. The result is a more consistent, efficient and safer operation.
By Josh Bond · November 8, 2016
Manufacturer introduces “high-tech mailman” to navigate a busy facility.
By MMH Staff · October 13, 2016
As the flow of materials through production has become faster and steadier, the company’s employee downtime has been eliminated.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 19, 2016
They say that timing is everything. When it comes to robotic materials handling, the time is now. Talked about for years, mobile, unit handling and piece picking robotics may still be emerging technologies, but early adopters are finding that they are reliable, productive and cost effective in the right application.
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By MMH Staff · September 19, 2016
Robotic materials handling may still be an emerging technology, but early adopters are finding value in the right application. Robotics technology white papers, Warehouse robotics research and analysis, Technical application of robotics in warehousing
By Josh Bond · August 19, 2016
Custom molder uses adaptable robot to increase workforce productivity and serve customers.
By MMH Staff · August 18, 2016
Food and consumer goods industries ordered 41% more robots than the same period in 2015.

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Rochester Drug Cooperative: Robots ready for work
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