Automation

<p>The Vertical Reciprocating Conveyer (VRC) Subcommittee of the Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group announces the availability of the recently updated Application Guidelines for Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors.</p> By MMH Staff · June 29, 2010
The recently updated “Application Guidelines for Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors” is now available, thanks to the efforts of the Vertical Reciprocating Conveyer Subcommittee of the Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group, both of which are part of the Material Handling Industry of America.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 25, 2010
Robotic materials handling is coming to the warehouse and distribution center.
By MMH Staff · June 23, 2010
Kiva Systems, a developer mobile-robotic solutions that automate order fulfillment and warehouse operations, has appointed Amy Villeneuve president and chief operating officer. Villeneuve will be responsible for Kiva’s end-to-end customer engagement process, from sales and marketing through customer installation and support, and will report to Mick Mountz, CEO and founder.
By MMH Staff · June 18, 2010
Robotics supplier Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America Inc., a manufacturer of AC drives and motion control products, have announced that they will merge to form Yaskawa America Inc.
By MMH Staff · June 14, 2010
Adept Technology, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately held MobileRobots Inc., a provider of industry leading autonomous robot and automated guided vehicle (AGV) technologies.
By MMH Staff · June 11, 2010
Industry veteran hired to man new office
By Bob Trebilcock · June 2, 2010
Some of the best new ideas in automated materials handling are the result of better motors, drives and controls. Here’s what you need to know.
By Sara Pearson Specter · June 2, 2010
As the downturn continues to force more companies to practice lean handling techniques, the latest developments in automated storage are yielding enhanced returns on investment.
By Maida Napolitano · June 2, 2010
When it comes to the economy, not much has changed. Many supply chain analysts are calling this the new normal, with warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) routinely operating under tight budgets while still expected to satisfy increasing customer demands. With limited capital dollars, the recurring theme has been to make do with what you have; and what you have is existing space that’s only so wide and so high. So, how do you make the most of it?
By Bob Trebilcock · May 11, 2010
The Power Moller is used in motor driven roller (MDR) conveyors around the world. How did it come about?
By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 2010
Here are the latest developments, innovations, and breakthroughs that are making crossdocking easier and faster than ever.
<p>A Crisplant LS-4000E Tilt-Tray Sorter.<br /><br />
Image courtesy of Intelligrated.</p> By MMH Staff · April 1, 2010
Intelligrated has announced the addition of tilt-tray and cross-belt sortation solutions to its product portfolio.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2010
Crate and Barrel's Tracy, Calif., distribution center achieved Gold designation from LEED and merged the retailer's sustainability and distribution initiatives
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2010
One of the nation's premier medical centers transformed a manual, paper-based warehouse into a state-of-the-art facility using automated materials handling technologies to optimize the delivery of food, supplies, medications and surgical tools to more than 14,000 locations
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2010
The conveyor industry is back on the mend, with members of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA, http://www.cemanet.org), expecting a return to growth in 2010.

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