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Westfalia Technologies helps Heaven Hill enhance warehouse efficiency
September 06, 2018

Westfalia Technologies helps Heaven Hill enhance warehouse efficiency

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.

BEUMER GROUP helps Röfix AG enhance automatic palletizing
August 21, 2018

BEUMER GROUP helps Röfix AG enhance automatic palletizing

BEUMER Group provided an entire system to the site in Sennwald, Switzerland and integrated it into an existing building. The system can be adapted to the different materials, no retrofitting required.

inVia helps Rakuten Super Logistics deploy autonomous warehouse robotics technology
May 09, 2018

inVia helps Rakuten Super Logistics deploy autonomous warehouse robotics technology

Rakuten Super Logistics (RSL) has deployed inVia’s autonomous warehouse robotics technology within its Nevada operations. Rakuten Super Logistics (RSL) is a national e-commerce order fulfillment company that has been working on order fulfillment technology since 2001.

TM Robotics help Finnish facility automate material handing operations
March 26, 2018

TM Robotics help Finnish facility automate material handing operations

Finland-based Orfer Oy needed to automate to speed up its packaging operations. With this in mind, Orfer standardized on the Toshiba Machine TH650A high-speed SCARA robot for the BoxCellPlus.

Regal Beloit enhances Sierra Nevada Brewery water efficiency with dry running conveyer system
September 05, 2017

Regal Beloit enhances Sierra Nevada Brewery water efficiency with dry running conveyer system

Sierra Nevada Brewery, located in Chico, Calif., retrofitted their keg line 16 months ago and has already saved approximately 1 million gallons of water through the use of the System Plast NG Evo dry-running technology, which runs without lubrication or water.

Pay-as-You-Go Pick-to-Light Redefining Warehouse Automation
July 25, 2017

Pay-as-You-Go Pick-to-Light Redefining Warehouse Automation

By Thomas R. Cutler, Manufacturing Media Consortium
Until now Pick-to-Light equipment has represented a significant fixed capital expense with little consideration for variable use, often driven by seasonality, warehouse/distribution variance, and project management flux. One company, Texas-based Voodoo Robotics has invented a different model for the new generation of Pick-to-Light.

Cimcorp delivers automation systems for Algerian tire plant
July 06, 2017

Cimcorp delivers automation systems for Algerian tire plant

Cimcorp will supply automated handling systems based on its ‘Dream Factory’ solution for both upstream and downstream manufacturing processes at the Sétif plant.

HighJump's 3PL WMS solution brings Canadian frozen storage company to the cloud
March 27, 2017

HighJump's 3PL WMS solution brings Canadian frozen storage company to the cloud

HighJump’s cloud solution is designed to simplify each step of the supply chain while assuring levels of service through system uptime, response time and security.

Remtec delivers robotic material handling for Dana Inc.
February 23, 2017

Remtec delivers robotic material handling for Dana Inc.

In early 2016, Dana Incorporated contracted Remtec Automation to design, manufacture and install an automated turnkey robotic material handling system with vision guidance for a rear axle assembly, integrating the workcell into an existing conveyor system.

Greer Industries chooses Emerson's Powerdrive FX variable speed drive to enhance mining production
January 30, 2017

Greer Industries chooses Emerson's Powerdrive FX variable speed drive to enhance mining production

The product is being used as a regenerative drive on a downhill conveyor at one of the company’s limestone mining facilities. Leroy-Somer was selected as the preferred supplier following a recommendation when the conveyor’s existing drive became obsolete.

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Egemin to build third automated warehouse for potato products manufacturer Agristo
November 18, 2016

Egemin to build third automated warehouse for potato products manufacturer Agristo

The fully automated deep freeze warehouse will be built in Wielsbeke (90 km West of Brussels) on a 25-hectare lot. Alongside the storage facilities, Agristo is also erecting production buildings and green zones.

GE Transportation partners with Port of Los Angeles to facilitate cargo visibility
November 17, 2016

GE Transportation partners with Port of Los Angeles to facilitate cargo visibility

The goal of the port information portal is to improve data-flow between cargo owners, shipping lines and other stakeholders so that port and terminal operators have an extended window of time to track inbound cargo.

Supergasbras implements Implico's SAP SDM to automate logistics processes
September 08, 2016

Supergasbras implements Implico's SAP SDM to automate logistics processes

Supergasbras needed a solution that offered comprehensive analysis tools, full process automation and the option of mobile use. The technology also needed to be accessible via the cloud.

SKF automates factory with Egemin automated storage system
August 25, 2016

SKF automates factory with Egemin automated storage system

With the new system, SKF can organize the logistics of its bearings, lubricants and seal products more efficiently and economically. The completed installation went into operation earlier this year.

Siemens helps Windhoff automate train car lifting
June 08, 2016

Siemens helps Windhoff automate train car lifting

Windhoff Bahn-und Anlagentechnik used Siemens TIA portal to develop a solution for lifting trains which involves the use of lifting systems recessed in pits in the hall floor.

SITA's baggage robot automates Geneva Airport bag drop
May 18, 2016

SITA's baggage robot automates Geneva Airport bag drop

Leo, the fully autonomous baggage robot, has the capacity to check in, print bag tags and transport up to two suitcases with a maximum weight of 32kg. It also has an obstacle avoidance capability and can navigate in a high-traffic environment such as an airport.

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April 29, 2016

Westfalia enables automated storage for Glenmore Distillery

With Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET warehouse execution system (WES), the 223,000 square-foot distribution center is more efficiently storing, retrieving and managing pallets of finished goods.

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Mettler-Toledo weighs Asian crop food
February 08, 2016

Mettler-Toledo weighs Asian crop food

Asiatic Agricultural Industries updated its old scales to EX equipment.

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ITAMCO connects its forklifts to the Industrial Internet of Things
January 26, 2016

ITAMCO connects its forklifts to the Industrial Internet of Things

Each forklift is linked to ITAMCO’s ERP system through its GPS and an application on a smart tablet mounted in the forklift.

Egemin automates production site of Total Oil Asia Pacific
January 22, 2016

Egemin automates production site of Total Oil Asia Pacific

The lubricant oil-blending plant of Total Oil Asia Pacific in Singapore uses Egemin AGVs to transfer pallets from the four filling lines in the production area to the distribution zone.

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FIPA picks up thin magnetic coded disks in an automated testing system
January 12, 2016

FIPA picks up thin magnetic coded disks in an automated testing system

FIPA vacuum system helps automate inspection systems at STVision.

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Schenker installs Noax vehicle terminals
November 05, 2015

Schenker installs Noax vehicle terminals

At Schenker Deutschland, noax forklift terminals now guarantee seamless data transfer for fulfillment right up to the production line.

ABB PLCs lift safety of NTK’s cranes
September 16, 2015

ABB PLCs lift safety of NTK’s cranes

NTK is installing a control system based on safety PLCs from ABB that continuously monitors load torque as well as working and collision areas in real time.

Erdrich employs noax industrial PCs to track parts movements
August 24, 2015

Erdrich employs noax industrial PCs to track parts movements

Industrial PCs ride around on forklifts to direct operators to the proper locations and allow activities to be entered directly on the touchscreen.

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LB Foster installs chain conveyor at  Dana UK Axle
August 24, 2015

LB Foster installs chain conveyor at Dana UK Axle

The conveyor is used to transport front and rear axles of Jaguar Landrover vehicles from the end of Dana's assembly line to the dock audit area close to despatch.

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Egemin AGVs to uncork operations at DKF
August 19, 2015

Egemin AGVs to uncork operations at DKF

Delmenhorster Kork-Fabrik will install AGVs to convey empty containers to a filling station and collect them once the production machines have filled them with corks.

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Roofing & Insulation Company saves Space, Time, Costs with Storeroom Re-Design
August 11, 2015

Roofing & Insulation Company saves Space, Time, Costs with Storeroom Re-Design

Rockwell Automation helps Johns Manville clean up their storeroom and identify more than $1.3 Million of excess and obsolete inventory.

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British Fruit Grower weighs in red and green
June 09, 2015

British Fruit Grower weighs in red and green

Red says balance contents are not yet in an acceptable tolerance range, and green tells an operator to move onto the next weigh.

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June 01, 2015

LB Foster keeps Pirelli tyres on track

Conveyors carry tires (sorry, “tyres”) through the MIRS testing area.

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Egemin supplies transport system with AGVs to Continental
April 09, 2015

Egemin supplies transport system with AGVs to Continental

Egemin automated the transport between the automated warehouse and the production zone at this manufacturer of electronic braking systems.

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March 16, 2015

Egemin automates L’Oréal with AGVs

Egemin automated six L’Oréal sites in Europe and the US with more than 100 automated guided vehicles (AGVs)

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February 09, 2015

Egemin supplies automated warehouse system to Kim's Chocolates

Egemin's system includes three automated warehouses and three automated guided vehicles that transport goods between warehouses and production.

Drive systems show their sweet side
January 19, 2015

Drive systems show their sweet side

Process & Control Engineering
Zotter Schokoladen’s chocolate factory in Austria uses geared motors from Nord Drivesystems for conveying, mixing and pumping tasks.

 LB Foster builds Assembly line for Jaguar XF Sportbrake
January 13, 2015

LB Foster builds Assembly line for Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The tabbing and framing cell takes the Sportbrake body floor out of the assembly line to have the side body panels, roof and other components put in place, tabbed and then welded by robots.

Westfalia Automates Southern Wine & Spirits
December 11, 2014

Westfalia Automates Southern Wine & Spirits

Using an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET warehousing software, the facility stores 24,750 pallets and is equipped for pallet storage up to 10 pallets deep.

Patti Engineering Installs PC-based Sorting System
December 04, 2014

Patti Engineering Installs PC-based Sorting System

By Georgia Whalen, Patti Engineering
Patti used Phoenix Contact PCs to automate high speed inline checkweighers on a parcel sortation system for Fives Intralogistics.

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SmartCheck keeps cranes craning
November 24, 2014

SmartCheck keeps cranes craning

By installing condition monitoring systems on its gantry cranes, port operator RheinCargo is now able to detect any damage to crane hoisting gear early, therefore eliminating any costly, unplanned downtime.

Automated MH Solution Streamlines Facility, with Room to Grow
November 18, 2014

Automated MH Solution Streamlines Facility, with Room to Grow

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Phoenix Contact installed a robotic depalletizer, conveyor sortation system, a mini-load automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS), and 10 Goods to Person pick/pack stations driven by a warehouse management system that also controls a conventional warehouse.

Speeding up the production of gold bars
June 24, 2014

Speeding up the production of gold bars

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Autocon Innovations in South Africa installed Festo belt drives in a new machine for the production of small gold bars. The automated system increases the loading capacity of the machine compared to the previous solution from 1,500 to 4,000 100-gram gold bars, worth around £10 million.

Automated barrier doors protect employees at Rubbermaid Commercial Products shipping facility
June 09, 2014

Automated barrier doors protect employees at Rubbermaid Commercial Products shipping facility

Although it was a more costly option initially, the automated barrier door was clearly the best choice for protecting employees, minimizing downtime and keeping long-term maintenance costs low.

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