A growing number of companies are adopting robotic solutions in their logistics processes. They provide far greater flexibility than conventional automated handling systems, and can seriously boost productivity, throughput and operational accuracy, even in ‘steady state’ operations. Pallet and bin shuttle systems for automated storage and retrieval are a prime example. With modular design, acting as a set of building blocks to minimize complexity and cost of upgrading, these systems are highly scalable installations can start small and then expand or, if needed, they can downsize just as easily.
Verusen, the global MRO materials intelligence innovator, recently announced that it was named the winner of two leading technology awards for supply chain industry excellence. Verusen was recognized as a winning company in the ‘Top Tech Startup’ category for the supply chain and logistics space by leading industry publications Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Verusen also won a Top Software & Tech Award for its AI-powered Trusted Supply in the Procurement/ERP category.
Stäubli officially inaugurated the Yinhai R&D and Intelligent Manufacturing Base only a few minutes away from its existing production site in Hangzhou, China. The substantial extension to its Chinese main base marks a milestone on the company’s growth path in the region.
The demands that modern intralogistics place on the used drives are high: In many instances, they must be capable of releasing tremendous forces under extremely confined conditions, also work reliably in continuous or stop-and-go operation, and oftentimes they must also perform highly precise positioning tasks. The speed also plays an important role, after all, many thousand orders need to be processed every day in large warehouses. Drive systems from Faulhaber have often demonstrated their performance here during sorting and transporting as well as with storage and retrieval.
According to updated research by market intelligence firm Interact Analysis, the collaborative robot (cobot) market will enjoy modest growth out to 2032, with annual growth rates sitting at around 20 percent. ‘Collaboration’ between humans and robots is now widely accepted so robot manufacturers suggest that the key to future success will be their ability to scale up production and develop new application scenarios. The logistics industry will also play an important role in this growth trajectory.
Tompkins Robotics announced its 2022 annual revenue increased by 93 percent from the prior year. The company launched key technological advancements, including the tSort3D, the xChange system, and their new tSort Induction Lift, as well as subscription financing models. The company also experienced 23 percent employee growth for the same period.
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) recently introduced a new software foundation that enables more robust and scalable autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for faster missions, tighter integration with other systems, and enhanced cybersecurity.
Automated storage systems are commonly used in warehouses as they offer high storage density and use agile stacker cranes for rapid retrieval and storage of goods. NORD’s solutions for these systems feature drives with precise positioning, high efficiency, compact design, and quiet operation.
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) has announced that Mark Joppru has joined the autonomous mobile robot (AMR) first mover and global market leader as the vice president of sales for the Americas. The former VP of ABB USA’s Consumer Segments and Service Robotics division started May 2, joining an organization that experienced a 42% increase in sales in 2021 over 2020 and 22% growth in the first quarter of 2022 alone.
SRSI (Slate River Systems, Inc.) and Dematic signed an integrator relationship agreement. SRSI will now be a certified integrator of all Dematic equipment. SRSI is known for its strong customer relationships and quality of work, and with the experience of industry experts at Dematic, looks to further grow its offerings.