Automation

<p>Mary Grim, AcuSport’s vice president of operations</p> By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2015
A goods-to-person picking solution moved AcuSport from conventional to automated DC processes. The result is lower fulfillment costs and better customer service.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2015
AcuSport’s new distribution center features multiple picking methodologies designed to lower the cost of the company’s auto-replenishment program.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2015
Though often characterized by feast or famine, this year’s view into warehouse and distribution center spending plans instead strengthens a pattern of deliberate investment. Today, readers are determined to get the most out of every dollar spent.
<p>Jeff Burnstein, A3</p> By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2015
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Jeff Burnstein, president of A3, about automation.
By MMH Staff · March 30, 2015
Demand for solutions in food and beverage applications among growth drivers.
By MMH Staff · March 30, 2015
Registration opens for 2015’s largest processing and packaging event in North America and the Las Vegas debut of the co-located Pharma EXPO.
By Bob Trebilcock · March 30, 2015
Conveyors, shuttles and robots were on display, but as with last year's Modex, software is where the action is in today’s materials handling industry.
<p>Chad Uplinger, GM of specialty markets for EnerSys, with a NexSys battery system installed in a sample burden carrier at the EnerSys booth.</p> By Roberto Michel · March 25, 2015
EnerSys (Booth 603) highlighted its NexSys battery and charger system for burden carriers, stock chasers, floor care and cleaning machines, automatic guided vehicles and other industrial utility vehicles.
<p>Bob Hosier, senior vice president of design engineering for Numina Group.</p>

By Josh Bond · March 24, 2015
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Numina Group (Booth 4709) and Ferretto Group demonstrated a vertical lift module (VLM) with integrated voice picking technologies.
By Sara Pearson Specter · March 24, 2015
Automated vertical storage solutions company Modula US (Booth 1026) announced a $6 million investment in manufacturing at its Lewiston, Maine, facility in a press conference on Tuesday.
By MMH Staff · March 24, 2015
Regal Power Transmission Solutions (Booth 968) is introducing a new turnkey retrofit program that transforms live-roller conveyor for sustainable, high-uptime performance.
By Roberto Michel · March 24, 2015
In a press conference on Tuesday, SI Systems (Booth 178) introduced its new VWare warehouse software suite that integrates warehouse execution, management and control functionality.
<p>Chris Cole, CEO, Intelligrated, and the OLS shuttle system.</p>

By Josh Bond · March 24, 2015
At a press conference Tuesday morning, Intelligrated (Booth 2903) showcased a series of solutions to optimize order fulfillment processes for e-commerce and omni-channel fulfillment operations.
<p>Matt Aprea, director of product management for first-time exhibitor Harvest Automation</p> By Josh Bond · March 24, 2015
Harvest Automation's OmniVeyor TM-100 is a mobile autonomous robot system for distribution and fulfillment that increases worker productivity and lowers order fulfillment costs.
By MMH Staff · March 23, 2015
Moving through angles of -30 degrees/+30 degrees, the new articulating conveyor extension from Caljan (Booth 5336) not only reduces the risk of injury significantly — it improves efficiency.

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