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15 December 2023

THE SPEED at which the economy changes seems ever-increasing, and warehouses are not immune to the changes brought by modern times. Many years ago, warehouses were managed manually. Over time, more efficient management systems were created, including, for example, the use of barcodes to identify and locate products.

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09 November 2023

DEMATIC HAS recently completed commissioning of an automation project featuring innovative warehouse technology for Bünting SCM/Logistik at its new logistics centre in Nortmoor, in the German state of Lower Saxony.

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30 October 2023

LEADER IN autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfilment warehouses, Locus Robotics has increased its global presence with expansion across two continents.

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28 September 2023

LEADER IN the design, manufacturing, and implementation of advanced storage solutions and automated warehouse systems, stow Group, has announced the launch of the new Movu Robotics brand.

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05 April 2023

LEADING PROVIDER of autonomous delivery services, Starship Technologies has announced an industry first, with the company’s robots having now passed the 10 million km mark (over 6 million miles) in terms of distance travelled.

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01 May 2023

OMRON HAS launched a new palletising solution for collaborative robots, responding to the need for more flexible production processes whilst reducing programming time. The PLC-based cobot palletising solution is created on OMRON’s NX1 series modular machine controller that is equipped with a specialised Palletising Function Block.

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21 March 2023

SUPPLY CHAIN disruption and rising material costs are causing the global automotive industry to re-evaluate lean manufacturing principles, reveals a new survey commissioned by ABB Robotics. Shifting from ‘just-in-time’ to ‘just in case’ strategies, manufacturers are holding more stock to protect against unplanned disruptions.

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06 March 2023

INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY chain solutions provider TouchPath is launching the latest version of its ‘Touch WMS’ warehouse management system, for which it is claiming a number of industry firsts centred on performance optimisation.

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01 February 2023

WITH THE right design and ancillary equipment, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) can perform many manufacturing tasks with great efficiency, writes Frazer Watson

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23 January 2023

As the UK’s leading manufacturer of labels, nameplates and graphic overlays GSM Graphic Arts is looking forward to another successful attendance at Southern Manufacturing where, this year, we will be showing samples of product labels and graphic overlays printed using the latest digital technology.

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01 September 2022

A digital service that gives instant visibility to filling levels in packaging machinery has been developed by SICK in collaboration with industry end-users.

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30 August 2022

RENOVOTEC IS launching a 'fast improvement manufacturing programme' designed to deploy those technologies that have the greatest impact on supply chain manufacturing.

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04 August 2022

INNOVATOR IN self-driving micro-logistics and vehicle-on-demand transportation, Faction is partnering with Point One Navigation, a leader in precise positioning technology, to bring right-sized driverless delivery and transportation solutions to the mass market.

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31 August 2022

MUNICH-BASED high-tech startup Toposens has announced the market launch of its first commercial Toposens 3D collision avoidance system for mobile robots based on the proprietary Toposens 3D ultrasonic echolocation technology.

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13 July 2022

NEW FROM Delta Line is the GPW56 Wheel Hub Gearbox, a planetary gearbox designed specifically for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs).

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08 July 2022

RENOVOTEC IS launching an e-commerce warehouse system that increases performance by up to 25% and drives down e-commerce operating costs by some 30%. according to the company.

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05 July 2022

NEW FROM Renovotec are in-store mobile POS (point of sale) and ordering devices with response and payment speeds, and new-generation SD-WAN (software-defined WAN) systems that allow retailers to connect diverse applications and operations across their enterprise, with greater levels of network security and higher performance.

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24 March 2022

TO MEET growing demand across industry, Siemens has partnered with Parmley Graham and AR Controls to produce smart automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

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08 March 2022

ABB will showcase its latest advanced automated handling and robotics solutions at MACH 2022 including a high payload collaborative robot, machine tending systems to suit every production need and a magnetic levitation-based conveyance system.

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14 March 2022

LEADING VERTICAL storage lift company, Randex, is launching a new version of its 'Compact' system. New features include an updated HMI touchscreen that is highly intuitive and user friendly. In response to market demand Randex has also introduced a new four-metre-wide, modular tray option.

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FEATURES

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14 June 2024

When Mercedes-Benz wanted to expand its AGV installation, automotive manufacturer called upon HMS to provide the wireless expertise, products, and hands on support to ensure the AGVs moved efficiently and safely around the factory

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14 May 2024

Over time, robots are certain to become a more common sight at home, in pedestrian areas, on the roads, and in workplaces like factories, warehouses, and farms. With this in mind, Mark Patrick takes a look at building location-aware robots to operate in unstructured environments

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18 April 2024

From circuit board assembly to healthcare applications, the ability of cobots to co-exist safely with humans on the same fenceless factory floor comes with its own stringent safety requirements. Fabrizio Petris explores the sensing technologies enabling such applications

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19 February 2024

To streamline how parcels arrive on the doorstep, many businesses rely on localised or temporary facilities. For smaller sorting centres close to the customer, robots can help optimise routes, maximise capacity and reduce overheads. Hans Jongebloed explores the possibilities

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11 October 2023

Dirk Van Lammeren explains why automation is becoming an established method for retaining existing staff and attracting new hires in the warehouse sector

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16 August 2023

Sustainability doesn’t have to come at a cost, in fact many companies are finding that their environmental initiatives are saving them money. Ian Manning looks at opportunities to be found in supply chain management applications

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18 January 2023

WITHIN MANUFACTURING the use of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) is maturing in ways that help to improve competitiveness, whilst adding enhanced resilience and flexibility to operations, asserts Paul Rivers

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05 December 2022

THE ROLE of traceability in providing information for improving processes as well as helping to protects brand is gaining in importance. Against this background Omron leverages its vast experience in track, trace and control to help manufacturers build robust systems, as Stuart Coulton reports

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28 July 2022

In addition to bringing benefits in terms of increased productivity and more efficient use of space, deploying automation in the warehouse can even help alleviate issues caused by staff shortages. Charlotte Stonestreet highlights some of the latest technologies on hand to help

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19 July 2022

WITHIN THE space of just three years, Coca-Cola in Germany has invested around 50 million Euros in one of its biggest plants in Mannheim. KHS has contributed a returnable glass line to the project – one that also manages highly complex sorting tasks

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10 January 2022

WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION is enabling PHOENIX Healthcare Distribution to fulfil patients' repeat prescription orders efficiently and securely from its facility in Runcorn, Cheshire. The company is using the Pack2Patient automated logistics solution developed and delivered by KNAPP, which enables single items to be processed rapidly, cost-effectively and with end-to-end traceability.

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10 July 2020

In the first application for Hikrobot in the UK, global fashion brand, Superdry, is leveraging the flexibility of intelligent mini-robot carriers to transform order picking and put-away at its UK hub – just part of a phased roll-out of goods-to-person robotics that will boost productivity across its international network of multi-channel fulfilment centres.

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03 March 2020

Warehouse automation is not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination, but the combination of online retail giants pushing for greater productivity and rapid technological advances in terms of AI, vision and robotics mean the sector is seeing ever more innovative use of automation. Charlotte Stonestreet highlights some of the latest examples

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24 June 2016

Europe’s first Dodge controlled start transmission (CST) drive system, is helping prevent repeated breakdowns of a 700m conveyor at a Norwegian mine, saving up to NOK 1 million ($120,000) in lost production each time.

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18 February 2016

Reducing the cost of running a warehouse is one of the most critical challenges faced by many businesses today. Many are increasingly turning to automation with the intention of improving efficiency and productivity

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05 January 2015

Reducing energy use makes business sense – it saves money, enhances corporate reputation and helps to tackle climate change. When it comes to energy efficiency in industry, argues Dave Berridge, Secretary of AMHSA, there has been a tendency to focus only on the components specified within manufacturing and distribution environments, rather than looking at the bigger picture

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14 January 2014

Offering energy savings over comparable geared motors, Interroll's latest generation of drum motors provide a quick, cost effective and easy way of building maintenance-free and hygienic belt conveyors that are particularly suitable for the food sector

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18 March 2013

The rise of internet shopping, seasonal variations and the need for the highest standards of hygiene are all issues that have been addressed through the use of automation in the warehouse

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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24 June 2015

The latest CMOS sensors find their place in the second generation of IDS’ industrial camera series USB 3 uEye CP:

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11 August 2017

HEIDENHAIN offers a wide range of position measuring devices that include sealed and exposed linear encoders and length gauges in absolute and incremental versions for a variety of applications.

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24 June 2015

The mini USB 3.0 camera USB 3 uEye XC with 13 MP and autofocus featuring live Full HD video with 30 fps is very easy to integrate (32 x 61 x 19 mm).

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01 July 2020

A guaranteed interference solution

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11 August 2017

HEIDENHAIN offers a full line of angle and rotary encoders for accurate angle measurements.

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24 June 2015

IDS presents its first USB 3.0 camera model with 13 MP resolution (4192 x 3104, Full HD video with 30 fps).

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24 June 2015

Sony IMX174 sensor meets IDS’ USB 3.0 camera series

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11 August 2017

Digital readouts (DRO) from HEIDENHAIN increase productivity, save time and provide higher precision and greater operating ease.

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11 August 2017

From the simple and compact TNC 320 to the sophisticated TNC 640, there’s a HEIDENHAIN machine tool control for any application.

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24 June 2015

IDS extends its portfolio with the first USB 2.0 UVC camera for low-cost, high-volume projects.

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11 August 2017

HEIDENHAIN’s measuring systems for inspection and acceptance testing of machine tools enable precise and effective measurements of machines with a minimum of mounting and adjustment effort.

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11 August 2017

Workpiece touch probes are essential to series production, tool making and mould making.

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