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SOMIC introduces ReadyPack end-of-line case packing system
October 28, 2019

SOMIC introduces ReadyPack end-of-line case packing system

ReadyPack is a smaller version of SOMIC’s 424 T2 (D) machine and completely different than the larger SOMIC FLEXX III that was introduced a year ago. ReadyPack is also designed with a slower collating speed.

Creform introduces CA-B50100-NSI AGV material handling system
September 19, 2019

Creform introduces CA-B50100-NSI AGV material handling system

The model is a bi-directional AGV that provides more flexibility for movement along its guidepath as it can travel in both directions and when necessary rotate in place. The dual drive wheels also give this AGV the ability to travel laterally.

ABB Robotics announces third generation of PickMaster robotic software
September 19, 2019

ABB Robotics announces third generation of PickMaster robotic software

PickMaster Twin is available in a multitude of configurations and can work with all ABB robots, and a range of virtual and physical machines. Coupled with the inherent software, the PickMaster Twin is suited for factories and production lines.

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Universal Robots announces UR16e collaborative robot
September 17, 2019

Universal Robots announces UR16e collaborative robot

The UR16e combines a 35-lb payload capacity with a reach of 900 mm and pose repeatability of +/- 0.05 mm making it suitable for automatingtasks such as heavy-duty material handling, heavy-part handling, palletizing, and machine tending.

Columbia Machine introduces HL4200 high level palletizer with Smart Diagnostics
September 11, 2019

Columbia Machine introduces HL4200 high level palletizer with Smart Diagnostics

The HL4200 also features Columbia’s Smart Diagnostics for feedback related to fault detection and an optional video playback to assist the operator in identifying the cause of a machine stoppage.

Flirtey introduces Flirtey Eagle drone delivery technology
September 09, 2019

Flirtey introduces Flirtey Eagle drone delivery technology

Flirtey’s system is designed to safely get packages to customers with the delivery goal of less than 10 minutes using drones.

Beckhoff Automation to introduce eXtended Transport System (XTS) into the U.S. market at Pack Expo 2019
July 10, 2019

Beckhoff Automation to introduce eXtended Transport System (XTS) into the U.S. market at Pack Expo 2019

Beckhoff will showcase a lineup of updated automation hardware, software and gigabit communication via EtherCAT G for packaging machinery during the trade show, which runs September 23 – 25, 2019, and is expected to draw 30,000 attendees.

Sterling Systems & Controls announces Bulk Bag Packaging Systems
June 27, 2019

Sterling Systems & Controls announces Bulk Bag Packaging Systems

The Bulk Bag Packaging Systems include adjustable upper frame to accommodate square and rectangular containers. Heavy duty weighing controls are built to withstand the rigors of industrial use. Weighing control systems offer a host of process and weighing control functions.

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Eastey announces five sizes of EC series conveyer
June 12, 2019

Eastey announces five sizes of EC series conveyer

The six foot conveyors provide additional options for customers that need extended length product transportation within their facilities.

Yamaha introduces LCM100 linear conveyor module
June 03, 2019

Yamaha introduces LCM100 linear conveyor module

Each LCM100 module contains an independently controlled linear motor that enables bidirectional movement and programmable speed up to 3000mm/second. Production lines can be configured, not dependent on the longest process cycle time, and utilize inline equipment more efficiently to save space.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation releases FR-XC Series Multi-functional Regenerative Converter
May 08, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric Automation releases FR-XC Series Multi-functional Regenerative Converter

Geared towards end users in crane and material handling applications, the regenerated energy from one VFD in a lift application is used by another VFD to drive other motors in the system.

Mobile Industrial Robots releases MiR1000 autonomous mobile robot
April 08, 2019

Mobile Industrial Robots releases MiR1000 autonomous mobile robot

The MiR1000 is designed as a collaborative, safe and flexible alternative to fork lifts on the factory floor. MiR is also releasing artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities across all of its AMRs for navigation.

Brenton introduces RPX-SW series of modular robotic palletizers integrated with Orion automatic stretch wrapper
March 28, 2019

Brenton introduces RPX-SW series of modular robotic palletizers integrated with Orion automatic stretch wrapper

In the RPX-SW series, there are four palletizer configurations, including two with automated pallet handling modules. These RPX-SW robotic palletizers require anywhere from 200 to 350 square feet of floor space, depending on the configuration.

Ancra Cargo introduces AutoDeck automated integrated decking system
March 27, 2019

Ancra Cargo introduces AutoDeck automated integrated decking system

The Ancra Cargo AutoDeck system allows loading dock staff and drivers to automate the height of each beam at the push of a button for customized decking solutions.

ROEQ introduces TR500 Top Roller
March 08, 2019

ROEQ introduces TR500 Top Roller

The TR500 accommodates U.S. pallets and can be delivered with a fully automated lifter functionality for pick-up and delivery of goods in heights ranging from 23.6 inches (600mm) to 29.5 inches (750mm).

Hänel Storage Systems announces hands-free Hänel Lean-Lift Vertical Lift Module (VLM)
February 28, 2019

Hänel Storage Systems announces hands-free Hänel Lean-Lift Vertical Lift Module (VLM)

Through the use of wireless “data eyeglasses” and Pick-by-Voice, a Hänel Lean-Lift Vertical Lift Module (VLM) can be operated hands-free, without the use of a system controller or keyboard.

ELOKON releases ELOfleet forklift fleet management system as an app-based solution
February 27, 2019

ELOKON releases ELOfleet forklift fleet management system as an app-based solution

ELOfleet is OEM-independent and can be installed on any type of industrial truck. But it also provides an alternative for managing single-brand fleets. Customers can customize their own branded versions of ELOfleet, with their own individualized safety messages.

GreyOrange releases Flexo modular sortation robotics system
February 19, 2019

GreyOrange releases Flexo modular sortation robotics system

The AI-enabled robotics system can be scaled to meet evolving business needs to handle large peaks, and reduced during non-peak hours. Flexo components are designed to allow for implementation in as short as 15 days due to its simple design, modularity and standardisation.

Dynamic Systems announces Advanced Checkmate Mobile inventory application
January 31, 2019

Dynamic Systems announces Advanced Checkmate Mobile inventory application

The Advanced Checkmate Mobile application records inventory from receiving through storage and shipping and has a feature to count inventory and print a discrepancy report.

Sterling Systems & Controls announces Loadout Automation Application for Feedmills
January 29, 2019

Sterling Systems & Controls announces Loadout Automation Application for Feedmills

Sterling Systems’ Loadout application system ensures the transport of the correct product to the desired location. With the ability to custom fill a truck with multiple orders, the Loadout system identifies the load needing to go into the truck trailer and then fills it with the correct material based on the order.