Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Automation & robotics

Dematic gives Americold a voice for the future

21 July, 2016

Americold's cold and frozen storage DC in Arndell Park, NSW has implemented a fully automated advanced voice picking system from Dematic.

Sick SOPASair mobile sensor configuration app

21 July, 2016

SICK's SOPASair application is able to configure more than 80 of SICK's sensor product families, as well as prepare them for industrial use in factory, logistics and process automation.

KION Group acquires Dematic

23 June, 2016

Forklift truck and warehouse equipment supplier the KION Group has announced it will acquire automation and supply chain optimisation supplier Dematic for approximately US$2.1 billion.

Kollmorgen SFD3 single servo cable system with digital resolver

01 April, 2016

The Kollmorgen SFD3 (Smart Feedback Device; 3rd Generation) single servo cable system combines single-cable technology with robust resolver feedback.

Enardo 850/950 Series wirelessly monitored storage tank safety valves

30 March, 2016

Emerson Process Management has introduced the Enardo 850/950 series of wirelessly monitored pressure vacuum relief valves.

Dematic acquires Australian AGV manufacturer NDC Automation

23 March, 2016

Dematic has announced the acquisition of NDC Automation, a provider of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and software in Australia and New Zealand.

Haydon Kerk WGS compact integrated screw/slide system

22 March, 2016

Motion Technologies has available Haydon Kerk's WGS Wide Guide Screw linear slide.

Robot-run lettuce farm to open in Japan

14 March, 2016

A Japanese farm will replace farm workers with robots, producing 50,000 lettuces per day while dramatically reducing labour, energy and water costs.

Industry 4.0 would not be possible without intelligent sensors

29 February, 2016 by Christoph Müller, Manager Global Marketing & Communication, SICK AG

The limitless exchange of manufacturing, product and logistics data supports better decisions and complete transparency across the value chain. Greater resource efficiency depends largely on the equipment that supplies this data: intelligent sensors.

Securing a cut of the beef boom

01 February, 2016

Businesses in the meat processing industry are turning to automation to capitalise on the surge in demand for beef exports.

Voice technology increases warehouse throughput by 80%

14 December, 2015

Upgrading its voice technology will enable Galipo Foods to increase its annual throughput by 80%.

Smith's supply chain revamp a winner

09 December, 2015

PepsiCo has received two awards at the 2015 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards for its broad-ranging supply chain project at The Smith's Snackfood Company.

Israel Aerospace Industries Robotic Container Management & Storage System

27 November, 2015

Israel Aerospace Industries has introduced the RCMS, an autonomous solution for container management and storage in ports.

Collaborative robot handles 1.5 million eggs per day

05 August, 2015

Egg processor Cascina Italia has installed a collaborative robot solution that prepares boxes on the packaging facility production line.

Robotic harvesting of broccoli

24 June, 2015

Good news for farmers, bad news for kids: the production of broccoli could soon be easier and cheaper thanks to 3D camera technology.

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