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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Piece-handling robots work side by side with associates to seal products in packaging.
Posted on 12/01 at 02:20 PM
FeaturesAutomationPackagingDecember 2013RoboticsYaleSystem ReportRethink RoboticsBalyoPermalink


North American manufacturers are expanding operations and increasing output. Here’s how the materials handling industry is enabling the emerging comeback.

No longer content to order from a catalog and let operators figure out the rest, more customers are working closely with suppliers to develop custom overhead handling solutions that elevate safety, productivity and equipment longevity.

Following a post-recession bump, third-party logistics providers’ warehousing is on track for more modest growth in 2013.

Four-day upgrade for discount retailer avoids replacement and two months of downtime.

High-cycle doors prevent workers from entering the automated storage and retrieval system.

Aging infrastructure turns from liability into savings across network of facilities.

Pallets remain more secure while traveling over the road and within automated materials handling systems.
Posted on 12/01 at 01:59 PM
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Intelligent lighting system includes occupancy sensors and the ability to harvest natural light.

Around this time of year it’s natural to want to look back at the last 12 months to gain perspective on where we’ve been and where we’re going as an industry.
Posted on 12/01 at 01:55 PM
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