The robotic system will be used to piece pick inventory items for retail store replenishment using a ‚Äúgoods-to-robot‚Äù configuration. The order fulfillment system will support replenishment of approximately 50 retail stores and is scheduled to start up during the 2nd quarter of 2019 in a new distribution center building.
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The combination of the AS/RS and layer pick system allows Heaven Hill to convey pallets from palletizing to storage and to truck-staging lanes, thereby streamlining the entire order fulfillment process.
As part of the Mek team, Jeroen will oversee the delivery and logistics of Mek AOI and SPI systems.
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SYSTEMATIX developed a VGR solution. Using a discrete distance measurement sensor, a Cognex In-Sight 8000 vision system with PatMax RedLine pattern-search capability mounted on a vertical slide, and a 6-axis robot, SYSTEMATIX built the work cell.
By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation The logistics and supply chain sector has been inundated with new and novel transport technologies in the past two years, however, experts don‚Äôt expect many of these technologies to be widely available for another 5-10. This article explains why parts suppliers may be better served by focusing on reducing lead-times to same-day delivery.
By Robert Glass, ABB Recently, Dutch supermarket chain Ekoplaza opened the world‚Äôs first plastic-free aisle in one of its stores in Amsterdam. More supermarkets will likely follow. Will food manufacturers will need to rethink their food packaging materials?
Tompkins Robotics, a division of Tompkins International, and RightHand Robotics announced a collaboration that will combine the portable, automated sortation system, t-Sort, with RightPick, robotic piece-picking systems.
The survey of more than 200 manufacturing organizations found that 51 percent of respondents believe their DSN maturity is at least "above average" compared to competitors, yet only 28 percent have started implementing DSN solutions.
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As part of the design process, the Shadow Robot Company needed specific bearings with very tight tolerances in dimensional accuracy. This is important for accuracy of the smart grasper‚Äôs movements. So, the team contacted SMB Bearings as the business is known for its supply of non-standard bearings.
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