FEATURED ARTICLESin Material Handling
AS/RS Safety & Service: Keeping Your System Up and Running for Long-term Benefits
By Bob Douglas, Westfalia Technologies
Although an AS/RS can generate ROI in about five years, proper service and maintenance further maximize...
Become a Batch Picking Expert with Automated Systems
Picking more than one item (in a batch) at the same time seems like an obvious means of improving throughput, reducing labor, lowering...
Tricky Business: Taking Down Old Coal Plants
By Kennedy Maize
With the advance of natural gas, increasing regulatory challenges, and anti-coal politics, U.S. coal-fired power plants...
Assessing and Prioritizing Structural Repairs to Material-Handling Systems
By Jason Hart and Evan Figueroa
It is easy to overlook corrosion and minor structural damage on coal-conveying systems. If ignored for too...
NEWSin Material Handling
- Traditional Supply Chains to Undergo Radical Transformation
- January Manufacturing Technology Orders Off
- Daifuku promotes Aki Nishimura to president
- Encompass promotes Scott Cameron to SVP of Operations
- Egemin to supply AGVs to IVC
- KION promotes Vincent Halma to president and CEO
- AGV Solutions formed in North Carolina
- Egemin promotes Thomas Kaminski to CEO
- Egemin to provide chain conveyor in China
- Murata Machinery acquires Cimcorp Group
- Service Robot market growing
- Kardex Remstar appoints Thomas Coyne President
PRODUCT NEWSin Material Handling
Jervis B. Webb introduces SAM AGV control system
SAM (System Automation Manager) is a control system for Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and SmartCart Automatic Guided Carts (AGCs).
Festo Introduces VS Series valves
The high-flow rate VS series is ideal for simple clamping and locking operations in semiautomatic assembly, end-of-line packaging, conveying and...
Dematic introduces carton singulator that aligns skewed cartons
Carton singulator aligns skewed and “side-by-side” cartons for proper orientation prior to sorting.
MEDIAin Material Handling
RESOURCESin Material Handling
The individual steps including RFQ, layout, quotation and CAD design, for which 10 to 15 days were required in the past, have been shortened to a...
Catalog covers configurations for standard modules of TrackMotion, gantry and linear motion units in virtually any size and for all robots.
Center checks, maintains and rebuilds metal detection, material handling and magnetic equipment.
WHITE PAPERSin Material Handling
By Jeffrey Cohen
Although the price to acquire equipment is important for buyers to consider, there are other long-term costs outside of the...
By Jeff Wuendry, SICK
This white paper explains the available types of backup sensing solutions on manned forklifts, their respective advantages...
By Tyler Glieden, SICK
By reducing the need for physical guards and barriers, light curtains can increase the maintainability of the equipment...
CASE STUDIESin Material Handling
Egemin automated six L’Oréal sites in Europe and the US with more than 100 automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
Egemin's system includes three automated warehouses and three automated guided vehicles that transport goods between warehouses and production.
Process & Control Engineering
Zotter Schokoladen’s chocolate factory in Austria uses geared motors from Nord Drivesystems for conveying, mixing...
EVENTSin Material Handling
HANNOVER MESSE 2015 covers all the core themes of the industrial value-adding chain at a single location – from individual components to the complete smart factory.
Internet of Things North America is an innovative event covering advanced connectivity and cloud based monitoring/control of devices, facilities, automobiles and enterprise operations. After a successful 2014 event in Milwaukee, the 2015 will be held in Chicago on April 15-16.
The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.