Materials Handling

By MMH Staff · March 22, 2017
Acquisition introduces packaging and scales to distributor's material handling offerings.
<p>This is a still from a 3D render of one of Bastian Solutions’ latest concepts, an automated guided vehicle (AGV) carrying a robot that picks product and builds mixed case pallets.</p> By Josh Bond · February 21, 2017
Combining the capabilities of integrators and forklift makers will pool expertise among manufacturing, designing and servicing a variety of intralogistics systems.
By MMH Staff · February 14, 2017
Valued at $35.3 billion in 2014, the market is projected to expand to $55.9 billion in five years.
By MMH Staff · January 19, 2017
New vertical carousel to combine logistics training with hands-on learning.
By MMH Staff · January 18, 2017
Economic improvement, renewed business confidence and business-friendly policy changes support positive investment momentum.
By MMH Staff · December 23, 2016
For all the political turmoil across the globe, 2016 was by all accounts very good for the supply chain, which saw acquisitions, investments, technological advancements and record growth.
By MMH Staff · December 20, 2016
Articulated robots are the largest segment, accounting for $12.97 billion following increasing usage in packaging and healthcare sectors. Food and beverage industry expected to post highest growth rate at 7%.
By MMH Staff · November 28, 2016
Awards to honor individuals and organizations that demonstrate significant contributions to automatic identification and data capture technologies.
By MMH Staff · November 2, 2016
Tradition continues to award students who plan to major in engineering, a business-related field or a technical field related to the materials handling industry.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2016
iNovia Capital, Caterpillar Ventures, GE Ventures and previous investors invest $30 million to expand Clearpath's new OTTO Motors division's development of indoor, self-driving materials handling vehicles.
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By MMH Staff · October 6, 2016
The smallest leak in performance or cost can bring a lean, nimble and speedy supply chain to a halt. During this 30-minute webcast we'll examine how Modern's readers use pallets to keep the wheels turning as they maneuver a road filled with sharp edges and potholes.
By Josh Bond · September 28, 2016
Global demand for materials handling equipment forecast to rise 5.3% per year, spurred by new demand in China and developing countries.
By MMH Staff · August 30, 2016
Market for automated guided vehicles expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2022.
By MMH Staff · August 30, 2016
As part of Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions division, Intelligrated's automated material handling solutions and software will pair with Honeywell's data capture and workflow performance technology.
By Josh Bond · August 24, 2016
A growing number of low-cost lift trucks offer new avenues for pairing equipment and applications, but less cautious buyers might find that small up-front costs come at a steep price. Selecting the proper lift truck, lift truck tips 2016, Choosing the right Lift Truck

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From the October 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
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