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Columbia/Okura announces strategic alliance with Rocketfarm AS to develop specialized palletizing software
September 20, 2019

Columbia/Okura announces strategic alliance with Rocketfarm AS to develop specialized palletizing software

Columbia/Okura has been working on the development of a mobile, collaborative palletizing product solution for some time. Columbia/Okura intends to launch this software with their release of a product range of palletizing “cobots”.

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Columbia/Okura announces partnership with Universal Robots to develop collaborative palletizing applications
September 17, 2019

Columbia/Okura announces partnership with Universal Robots to develop collaborative palletizing applications

Columbia/Okura has been working on the development of miniPAL a mobile, collaborative palletizing product integrating Universal Robot’s UR10e for some time. Columbia/Okura intends to launch this product range of palletizing “cobots” immediately.

Murata Machinery partners with Alert Innovation to enhance and support Alphabot material handling technology
August 19, 2019

Murata Machinery partners with Alert Innovation to enhance and support Alphabot material handling technology

Alphabot features robots that can navigate three-dimensional structures and is a scalable picking technology. It will power retail applications ranging from store-level micro-fulfillment systems to massive eCommerce fulfillment centers, and a large array of applications in factory automation and hospital automation.

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Menzel announces transition to digital order management
June 19, 2019

Menzel announces transition to digital order management

The manufacturer of large industrial motors is working to shorten its response times and improve the quality of operational processes, whilst creating transparency through a unified data base, which is available to every employee in real time.

MonarchFx announces three additions to executive leadership
June 05, 2019

MonarchFx announces three additions to executive leadership

Bruce Tompkins has been named President. Alex Baker has been named Chief Operating Officer. Mike Pujda has been named Vice President. These additions are a direct result of the company’s growth.

Tompkins International announces three additions to executive leadership team
May 29, 2019

Tompkins International announces three additions to executive leadership team

Tompkins announces Jim Herman as Chief Commercial Officer, Gene Tyndall as Chief Strategy Officer and Jeffrey Godwin as Chief Technology Officer

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Paxiom Group announces creation of Las Vegas-based Paxiom Automation
May 10, 2019

Paxiom Group announces creation of Las Vegas-based Paxiom Automation

While its first facility serves as its showroom, the Xperience Center, Paxiom Automation will be dedicated to systems integration, project management and customer service for its manufacturing brands WeighPack Systems, EndFlex, CombiScale and ValTara.

FLEXSPACE announces Brendan Jones as Director of Operations
May 03, 2019

FLEXSPACE announces Brendan Jones as Director of Operations

In this role, Mr. Jones will be responsible for leading the company’s operational strategy, project management, supplier management- both domestic and international, and management of internal teams to ensure consistent client delivery.

Rhenus Group announces acquisition of Rodair
March 18, 2019

Rhenus Group announces acquisition of Rodair

The core business activities at Rodair involve international freight forwarding, project logistics, courier, warehousing and distribution, 3PL services, and e-commerce solutions.

Nord Modules announces company launch in the US
March 06, 2019

Nord Modules announces company launch in the US

The Nord Modules product line includes the Top Mover that mounts on MiR100 and MiR200 robots to deliver material to and from Nord Modules’ gates installed at production lines, storage systems or conveyors.

PPC Flexible Packaging announces acquisition of HFM Packaging
February 08, 2019

PPC Flexible Packaging announces acquisition of HFM Packaging

PPC, headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, is a specialist in flexographic printing and converting of flexible films, bags, and pouches The firm operates five manufacturing facilities in Buffalo Grove, IL, Mission, KS, Rome, GA, Payson, UT, and Colombia, South America. Its facilities are SQF and ISO-9001 certified.

Magline announces Fran Bridges as Vice President of Engineering
February 07, 2019

Magline announces Fran Bridges as Vice President of Engineering

Bridges is responsible for the development, design and innovation of new products as well as continuous improvement of current designs to assist in growing and strengthening the line of product offerings.

MonarchFx announces Warren Bishop as Operations Director
December 19, 2018

MonarchFx announces Warren Bishop as Operations Director

Previously, Bishop was the Vice President of Finance, Planning, Analysis, Reporting, and Process Improvement for Macy’s Logistics. He also has experience as the Senior Vice President of Logistics at Levitz Furniture, Vice President of Supply Chain at Giggle, and Director of the East Region Distribution at Toys R Us.

Dematic to help Australian grocery retailer install robotic order fulfillment system
October 31, 2018

Dematic to help Australian grocery retailer install robotic order fulfillment system

The robotic system will be used to piece pick inventory items for retail store replenishment using a “goods-to-robot” 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.

Mek announces Jeroen Nagtzaam as Operations & Logistics manager
July 26, 2018

Mek announces Jeroen Nagtzaam as Operations & Logistics manager

As part of the Mek team, Jeroen will oversee the delivery and logistics of Mek AOI and SPI systems.

Tompkins Robotics partners with RightHand Robotics to combine t-sort and RightPick robotic systems
April 13, 2018

Tompkins Robotics partners with RightHand Robotics to combine t-sort and RightPick robotic systems

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.

Honeywell announces strategic partnership with Kuehne + Nagel to enhance logistics operations
March 07, 2018

Honeywell announces strategic partnership with Kuehne + Nagel to enhance logistics operations

Kuehne + Nagel will deploy Honeywell's supply chain technology solutions globally at its warehouses, including voice-directed solutions, cloud-based software and warehouse automation solutions.

Alstef and BA Robotic Systems announce merger into B2A Technology
March 05, 2018

Alstef and BA Robotic Systems announce merger into B2A Technology

The project is backed by Future French Champions, the partnership between CDC International Capital and Qatar Investment Authority, which will own 32% of B2A Technology’s share capital alongside key executives, managers and employees.

Somic announces new Minnesota headquarters
February 16, 2018

Somic announces new Minnesota headquarters

Located in Eagan, the building on Lone Oak Road has more than 13,000 square-feet of space. It triples the amount of room Somic operates from at its current headquarters in Bensenville, IL.

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HARTING to automate logistics at new European Distribution Center
February 06, 2018

HARTING to automate logistics at new European Distribution Center

The high-bay warehouse provides space for 6,900 pallets and around 120,000 storage containers in an area of 4,500 square meters and is operated in fully automated, paperless fashion.

Columbia Machine announces partnership with OTTO Motors
January 24, 2018

Columbia Machine announces partnership with OTTO Motors

As a Certified OTTO Motors Integration Partner, Columbia Machine is able to incorporate the OTTO 1500 Self Driving Vehicle (SDV) into current and future applications.

MonarchFx partners with NFI to create Rapid Deployment MonarchFx Center in California
January 11, 2018

MonarchFx partners with NFI to create Rapid Deployment MonarchFx Center in California

Executives from MonarchFx and NFI came together recently to sign the agreement to begin implementation of the RDMC. The Chino location is the first of five locations around the United States, slated to open within the next six months.

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Dematic to help Nypro establish AGV system at Illinois facility
January 09, 2018

Dematic to help Nypro establish AGV system at Illinois facility

Nypro, a Jabil company, wanted to enhance safety and automate the process of transporting raw materials and finished goods from clean room manufacturing to deep lane storage and staging for shipping. The AGV system will transport raw materials packaging to manufacturing staging areas.

CeMAT Russia to spotlight effective intralogistics management
August 14, 2017

CeMAT Russia to spotlight effective intralogistics management

This year’s CeMAT RUSSIA, a Russian Federation intralogistics trade show, will open on 19 September with around 150 exhibitors

CeMAT to shine spotlight on Logistics 4.0 applications
July 26, 2017

CeMAT to shine spotlight on Logistics 4.0 applications

Running the length of CeMAT from 23 to 27 April 2018, this special showcase will consist of some 30 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology involving goods transport, incoming goods, production, warehousing, order picking, packing and outgoing goods.

CeMAT co-location with HANNOVER MESSE in 2018 aims to drive synergy between industries
July 24, 2017

CeMAT co-location with HANNOVER MESSE in 2018 aims to drive synergy between industries

The concurrent staging of CeMAT and HANNOVER MESSE next year will draw more than 220,000 decision-makers to Hannover, anxious to see the potential of integrated logistics and Industry 4.0 concepts for their enterprises, helping drive new solutions and business models.

Prime Vision and Unmanned Life partner to create autonomous sorting solution
July 19, 2017

Prime Vision and Unmanned Life partner to create autonomous sorting solution

Prime Vision, a solutions provider for the postal, parcel, logistics and airport markets and Unmanned Life, an AI driven software platform to manage autonomous drone fleets for commercial use, are collaborating to develop this pioneering solution for the broader mail and parcel industry.

Mek partners with Haprotec to fully automate THT inspection
July 14, 2017

Mek partners with Haprotec to fully automate THT inspection

The integration of the Mek SpectorBOX with Haprotec’s automated production lines is designed to raise the quality and capabilities of Automated Assembly lines with AOI for THT.

Meyer Industries announces acquisition by Precision, Inc.
June 16, 2017

Meyer Industries announces acquisition by Precision, Inc.

The acquisition will better serve the needs of Meyer Industries’ customer-base by providing a larger platform of research, engineering and manufacturing resources

ASYS Group announces acquisition of Super Dry Totech
May 22, 2017

ASYS Group announces acquisition of Super Dry Totech

The objective is to strengthen and further build up the business area of material logistics with the broadened product portfolio. Super Dry Totech offers solutions in dry storage with a broad range of desiccant dry cabinets and the automated Dry Tower handling & storage system.

Seegrid announces members of strategic advisory board
April 05, 2017

Seegrid announces members of strategic advisory board

The goal of the strategic advisory board is to explore and secure new growth opportunities for Seegrid’s vision guided industrial solutions.

Prime Vision announces partnership with Delft Robotics to advance automation in postal logistics
March 31, 2017

Prime Vision announces partnership with Delft Robotics to advance automation in postal logistics

The postal recognition technology of Prime Vision will complement Delft Robotics to apply robots based on 3D machine vision using deep learning.

Hanel's automated storage unit boosts logistics at North Carolina high school.
March 22, 2017

Hanel's automated storage unit boosts logistics at North Carolina high school.

Hänel offered two Rotomats to the Material Handling Institute (MHI), and Western Guilford was one of several schools to apply for the donation. The Rotomat vertical carousel will be used to store school materials and provide live demonstrations for the school’s Logistics Education Department.

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Festo to showcase Industry 4.0 manufacturing advancements at Manufacturing in America
March 20, 2017

Festo to showcase Industry 4.0 manufacturing advancements at Manufacturing in America

At the March 22-23 event, Festo and Siemens will demonstrate the Multi-Carrier System, a mass customization transport solution. Festo will provide strategies for smart manufacturing during presentations on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

Seegrid announces appointment of Steven Barto as Chief Financial Officer
March 20, 2017

Seegrid announces appointment of Steven Barto as Chief Financial Officer

Barto comes to Seegrid with more than 30 years of experience and has held CFO and executive positions at both privately held and public technology companies

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Dematic announces plans to integrate Egemin Automation into organization
March 17, 2017

Dematic announces plans to integrate Egemin Automation into organization

The integration, which is targeted for completion by the end of calendar year 2017, is intended to enhance Dematic's system integration capability in Europe. Egemin Automation had been acquired by the KION Group in 2015.

Interview: The Benefits of One-Cable Automation
February 23, 2017

Interview: The Benefits of One-Cable Automation

As manufacturing becomes more automated and connected across a wide range of industries, it is more essential than ever to streamline installations and bring about new efficiencies in terms of power and communication.

Honeywell announces several products to boost supply chain productivity
February 21, 2017

Honeywell announces several products to boost supply chain productivity

The technology ranges from a 3-D dimensioning system that automatically captures the volume of parcels to connected solutions that boost the productivity of workers in brick-and-mortar retail stores.

Otto Motors to supply self-driving vehichles for Mississippi Toyota plant
February 20, 2017

Otto Motors to supply self-driving vehichles for Mississippi Toyota plant

The OTTO self-driving vehicle will be used to sequentially load and deliver tires lineside. The solution will integrate with additional appliances for automatic unstacking onto conveyors. Tires will then move to team members on the line for final assembly.

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Westfalia named to Food Logistics' 2016 FL100+ list
December 20, 2016

Westfalia named to Food Logistics' 2016 FL100+ list

Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) can store and retrieve layers and cases (with and without a pallet) from inventory.