Robotics

By Patrick Burnson · February 7, 2017
In a new “manufacturing outlook” report focusing on the automotive and industrial sectors, AlixPartners observes that many of the labor-cost advantages associated with near-shoring may be lost if companies fail to spend more on automation in the future.
By MMH Staff · February 6, 2017
Investments in robotics and automation can start in a single work cell.
By Josh Bond · February 3, 2017
Manufacturer deploys flexible tool for low-volume production.
By MMH Staff · January 26, 2017
Entrepreneurs vie for cash award and spotlight at Automate 2017.
By MMH Staff · January 24, 2017
A3 Mexico to support the robotics and automation industry in a fast-growing market.
By Josh Bond · January 17, 2017
Equipped with new sensors and smart software, automatic guided vehicles are pursuing and eliminating non-value-added movement of goods in warehouses and DCs.
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 · December 19, 2016
Association for Advancing Automation presents data from daughter organizations Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Motion Control and Motor Association (MCMA) and Automated Imaging Association (AIA).
By Josh Bond · December 19, 2016
IDC releases predictions that suggest manufacturers slow to adapt will not survive, but leaders will also face a new set of challenges.
By MMH Staff · November 29, 2016
Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions acquired Forte in April 2015 and PAS in April 2016.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 8, 2016
In Whirlpool Corp.’s Clyde, Ohio, factory, mobile robots have automated the delivery of parts to the line. The result is a more consistent, efficient and safer operation.
By Josh Bond · November 8, 2016
Manufacturer introduces “high-tech mailman” to navigate a busy facility.
By MMH Staff · November 2, 2016
RIA reports the market set new records for the first nine months of 2016.
By MMH Staff · October 19, 2016
Robotic palletizing improves healthcare manufacturer’s efficiency and ergonomics as its production volumes rise.

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