Automation

Comprehensive resource for automated materials handling. Includes news, insight and equipment reviews for automation within warehouses and distribution centers.


TOP STORY
AGVs enhance automotive powertrain production
The automatic guided vehicles ensure accuracy, repeatability and security
TOP RESOURCE
Technology’s Role in Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO)
Exploring the many established and emerging technology tools designed to achieve visibility into system performance.

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By MMH Staff · February 14, 2019
This event was co-sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation (BVEF) and enabled students to explore possible STEM career paths in manufacturing.
By MMH Staff · February 14, 2019
Motion Industries, a leading distributor of MRO replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Axis New England and Axis New York.
By MMH Staff · January 30, 2019
The Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Industry Group of MHI has released a second video in their series of informational videos about AS/RS systems and equipment.
By MMH Staff · January 28, 2019
Software portfolio integrates automation software with 3-D CAD model, enabling customers to test machine and system designs virtually
By Jeff Berman · January 17, 2019
While the changes occurring within the supply chain are, at times, in tandem with the rapid growth of e-commerce and technology, how companies approach things like their distribution networks and industrial building design is fundamentally changing.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 15, 2019
Canadian Tire’s bulk handling facility brings together automation and conventional materials handling for a variety of products. Take an in depth look inside one of the largest tire distribution centers in the world.
By MMH Staff · January 14, 2019
Global leaders combine software and hardware to co-develop solutions for digital supply chain operations in factories, warehouses and retail.
WEBCAST
By MMH Staff · January 14, 2019
This exclusive research study, conducted by Modern Materials Handling on behalf of Honeywell, investigates the consequences e-commerce has on an organization’s fulfillment operation.
WHITE PAPER
By Kofax · December 12, 2018
This white paper outlines key areas where third party logistics (3PLs), carriers, retailers and manufacturing companies can replace manual repetitive work within their operations with new and innovative robotic process automation technology solutions.
By MMH Staff · December 4, 2018
With new business, leadership and investor, the provider of self-driving industrial vehicles plans enhanced production and innovation to meet growing demand.
PREMIUM
By ORBIS · November 30, 2018
In a world where the traditional rearview mirror is giving way to the backup camera, the automotive electrification trend is impacting every link in the supply chain right now.
By MMH Staff · November 29, 2018
Witron representative says the decision to choose EtherCAT was driven by a need to deploy the fastest fieldbus with simple configuration, installation and integrated diagnostics.
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By DHL Supply Chain · November 19, 2018
The holiday season highlights the seriousness of the supply chain talent gap and magnifies its consequences. Failing to attract and retain labor during this critical period reduces an organization’s ability to serve customers and challenge competitors.
By MMH Staff · November 14, 2018
Today, at its annual Automation Fair, Rockwell Automation unveiled its new brand promise.
By Josh Bond · November 9, 2018
Materials handling professionals are as committed as ever to advancing the industry— although there is still plenty of room for young faces in this lucrative and fulfilling career.

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System Report: Bulking up at Canadian Tire
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