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Filed in April 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mobile robots, an AS/RS and supply chain software transformed this manufacturer’s processes.
Posted on 04/14 at 09:31 AM
FeaturesAutomationApril 2011AGVsAutomatic Guided VehiclesSystem ReportPermalink


At Otis Technology, the laser-guided vehicles shaved over an hour of walk time per employee.
Posted on 04/14 at 09:15 AM
FeaturesAutomationApril 2011AGVsAutomatic Guided VehiclesSystem ReportPermalink


Modern’s 14th-annual survey of leading materials handling systems suppliers from around the world shows that business in general is headed in a positive direction and revenue is growing again.

The time may finally be right for manufacturing execution systems to find a home in the marketplace.

Cartons, totes, pallets, components and finished goods can travel for miles on conveyor through manufacturing facilities, warehouses and distribution centers. Here’s a look at the most common conveyors used to transport products to their final destinations.
Posted on 04/14 at 08:37 AM
FeaturesEquipment ReportAutomationConveyorsApril 2011Equipment 101Equipment ReportPermalink


These alternative sources of energy on the lift truck scene may prove to be a viable alternative, after a little help.
Posted on 04/14 at 08:36 AM
FeaturesSustainabilityLift TrucksApril 2011Fuel CellsBatteriesPlug PowerSupplementNuveraPermalink


John Southcott is the newly elected chair of the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA).

Industrial charging solutions make battery room upgrades cost-effective and green.
Posted on 04/14 at 08:20 AM
ColumnsLift Truck TipsLift TrucksForkliftsApril 2011EnerSysLift Truck TipsPermalink


Coffee roaster uses robotic solution to solve in-feed problems and double throughput.

Honda equips distribution center with automatic guided vehicles to improve transport and handling of spare parts.

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