Automation

By MMH Staff · October 16, 2014
Kevin Roach brings 30 years of experience in software and automation, having held executive-level positions with Epicor Software, Activant Solutions, Rockwell Software, and General Electric.
By MMH Staff · October 15, 2014
Founder brings 35 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the AGV market.
By MMH Staff · October 10, 2014
Orders jump nearly 50% since previous month, up more than 27% from same month last year.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
Trays with 850-pound capacities use vertical space while making die handling more ergonomic.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
Picking accuracy approaches 100% in system that also handles 1,000-liter fluid containers.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
AS/RS presents totes and information to pickers and processes an order in as little as 15 minutes.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
Orders are picked faster and labor was reduced by more than 70%.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
After replacing an outdated PC-based control system, the company improved visibility into machine diagnostics, production statistics and product tracking information for its high-speed tilt-tray sorters.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
The company sought to unify the inventory management and distribution of nearly 70,000 SKUs from five smaller locations into a new 1.8-million-square-foot DC.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
Customized automation replaces carts for lengthy movement of sensitive components.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
After installing voltage-regulated power (VRP) supplies, the company has protected itself against power fluctuations and downtime.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · October 2, 2014
New system allows a worker to stack as many as 25 heavy cases per minute.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2014
AGVs handle product that associates previously pushed in carts along a 1,200-foot path.
<p>Lewis Hornsby, vice president of global logistics and fulfillment.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2014
BRG Sports’ new DC was designed from the ground up as an omni-channel, omni-brand distribution and manufacturing facility. Most of all, the materials handling solution optimizes fulfillment and takes touches out of the process.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2014
BRG Sports’ new facility relies on a warehouse control system and voice-directed picking to synchronize parallel pick and pack activities across pick modules.

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