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News, trends, products and productivity solutions that showcase the latest in automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) for warehouses and distributions centers.

Rocrich AGV Solutions joint venture now in operation
The joint venture between Jungheinrich and Mitsubishi Logisnext America, announced in June, offers mobile automation solutions spanning customer use cases from standard to special purpose AGVs and automated forklifts.

Six companies join MHI’s Mobile Automation Group at Spring meetings
Latest MAG industry group members are Crown Equipment Corporation, Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, Gray Solutions, Murata Machinery USA (Muratec), Pepperl+Fuchs, and Rajant Corporation.

Creform’s parent company celebrates 70th anniversary
Maker of modular material handling structures traces roots to 1953 and Japanese engineers at YAZAKI Kako Corp. who devised CREFORM design elements

Harnessing Collaborative AMRs for Efficient Order Fulfillment and Continuous Improvement
This webinar will delve into the benefits, technologies, and real-world applications of our PickPal AMR in today’s omnichannel warehouse environments.

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas and Jungheinrich to expand joint venture for mobile automation solutions in North America
Upcoming launch of Rocrich AGV Solutions builds on their existing partnership to offer mobile automation solutions for warehouses and production facilities in North America. With the combined offering, the product and service portfolios of Jungheinrich and Rocla will enable Rocrich to cover all major customer use cases from standard to special purpose AGVs and automated forklifts.

Why Should You Deploy Autonomous Mobile Robots on the Factory Floor?
For managing material handling needs specifically, many manufacturers are deploying Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) to improve efficiency and productivity.

Flexible automation at Carhartt
In an Ohio facility, the apparel brand and its 3PL partner are working with AMRs to process as many as 110,000 units in a day.

ProMat 2023 – The Chinese are coming
At this year's ProMat, Modern met with three of the more than two dozen Chinese solution providers in Chicago to learn what they’re bringing to the U.S. market

Kivnon introduces automated forklift pallet stacker
Kivnon (Booth N7154) introduced a new Forklift Pallet Stacker that automatically transports stack pallets, handling loads of up to 2,645 pounds.

AGILOX adds intelligent dolly mover to fleet of AMRs
AGILOX (Booth N731) is adding an autonomous dolly mover to its range autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) controlled by its proprietary X-Swarm intelligence.

OTTO Motors launches mid-sized autonomous mobile robot
At a press conference on Tuesday, OTTO Motors (Booth N7537) unveiled its newest autonomous mobile robot (AMR), OTTO 600.

Jungheinrich highlights AGV high-rack stacker
During a Tuesday press conference, Jungheinrich (Booth S1918) discussed its EKX 516ka/516a, an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) high-rack stacker, as well as other models.

Update on Conventional AGVs
Automatic guided vehicles have become a bit of a mystery to some of late. Newer technologies and explanations of them have often confused potential buyers. Here’s a rundown on conventional AGVs, where they are important and what's coming next.

Danfoss Power Solutions implements AMRs
The AMRs have enabled the manufacturer’s workers to focus on high-value production tasks.

Tuggers, carts and casters: Evolving the wheel for automation
Providers of casters and automated carts aren’t quite reinventing the wheel, but they are evolving to better support the move toward automation. That means evolution in terms of caster designs that are maintenance free and easy to roll to support high uptime.

AGVs gain in flexibility and applications
Once thought of as reliant on fixed guidance infrastructure and aimed at moving larger loads across facilities, the automatic guided vehicle evolved. AGVs today can move loads large and small, and some can reliably lift multiple levels high. Some now even use natural feature navigation and collaborate more closely with people.

Mobile automation takes on expanding requirements
A mobile goods-to-person order picking system helps an abrasives products maker efficiently fill orders from expanded inventory, while also bringing some training and retention benefits.

Toyota Industries Corporation launches global autonomous vehicle software development company
Main focus of new company, T-Hive, will be to provide a control system encompassing all AVs within TICO, such as automated guided forklifts (AGFs), automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

Waypoint Robotics introduces collaborative, user-friendly mobile manipulator
Waypoint Robotics teamed with Productive Robotics to make mobile manipulation accessible for small to mid-sized companies.

Seegrid exhibits its first autonomous lift truck
During ProMatDX, Seegrid Corporation is showcasing the Palion Lift AMR, a new autonomous lift truck.

September 2023 Modern Materials Handling

Providers of automated packaging and carton right-sizing solutions have thrived by offering systems that deliver on labor and parcel shipment savings— now they’re looking to further evolve by looking to use lighter materials and support flexible “box-first” workflows.

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