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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After replacing an outdated PC-based control system, the company improved visibility into machine diagnostics, production statistics and product tracking information for its high-speed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.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2014
The 2015 Casebook features 40 case studies that put the spotlight on successful innovation projects.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2013
Packaging manufacturer’s flexible new fleet helps repetitive tasks become efficient and safe.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2013
Lighter one-piece design increases efficiency and slashes downtime.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2013
Customized pushcarts boost ergonomics and product identification while reducing product damage.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2013
Paired with mezzanine, lift creates 9,600 square feet of storage within existing building.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2013
Faced with rising variable costs and looming capacity constraints, Cox Target Media built a new automated facility that doubled production capabilities while reducing labor costs.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2013
By deploying a fleet of robotic industrial trucks, AISIN cut costs, reduced inventory and improved safety.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2013
Four-day upgrade avoids replacement and two months of downtime.
By Josh Bond · October 2, 2013
Fleet supports all facets of manufacturing and interfaces with automated storage.

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