Robotics

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.
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.
By MMH Staff · October 13, 2016
As the flow of materials through production has become faster and steadier, the company’s employee downtime has been eliminated.
By MMH Staff · October 4, 2016
Including the downstream sales chain, manufacturing accounts for an estimated 33% of GDP and 33% of employment.
By MMH Staff · October 3, 2016
Von Hollen previously held senior management roles at Daimler-Benz aerospace, Deutsche Telecom and Pentair.
PREMIUM
By MMH Staff · September 19, 2016
Robotic materials handling may still be an emerging technology, but early adopters are finding value in the right application. Robotics technology white papers, Warehouse robotics research and analysis, Technical application of robotics in warehousing

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