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Automated Palletizing of Sweet Tea and Juice From a Cold Room

While palletizing cartons is a regular automation application, doing so from a cold room that is regularly hosed with water to stay clean is a specific challenge. Motion Controls Robotics overcame these by using vacuum technology from Piab supplied by Neff Grp Dist.

GBC Technical Training Updates its Robotics Program

One of the most interesting features of this update to the Robotics program is the added module on autonomous robots. Autonomous robots are one of the fastest-growing sectors in the industry, with an increasing number of commercial and industrial applications.

Accel Robotics Launches Autonomous 'Valet Market' Store With Last Step™ Delivery in San Diego

Valet Market is a new way for consumers to shop for everyday items. They simply download the app and use their phone to check in to the store. Once inside, shoppers can select desired items and walk out without having to wait in line to check out.

Growth in Automation in E-commerce

Where there is e-commerce, there is inevitably logistics management. After all, what could be more efficient than a network-connected fleet of AGVs to travel around huge warehouses and find the required product in record time?

Boxed Bot QBox Software from Quest

The Boxed Bot is extremely flexible, allowing an operator to design and produce exact pallet patterns quickly and easily from bags to boxes and other product types, and does so with a small footprint starting at just 8’x10’.

How to Choose a Robotic Integrator: The 7 C’s

Choosing a robot integrator is like choosing a business partner. You must find one with the capabilities you need to be successful; one who understands your business and your integration goals.

Case Study: Autonomous Earthmoving Robots

A new San Francisco-based startup develops AI guidance systems to transform heavy equipment into fully autonomous robots. Their guidance systems are deployed today across the $1 trillion earthmoving industry.

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Robotics in Woodworking - The Zimmer Group reaches deep into its bag of tricks for Schmidt

The manufacturer of the robot processing cell is the Zimmer Group from Rheinau in Germany. On its way towards Industry 4.0, the Zimmer Group has evolved from a classic component supplier to a system provider and has thus produced an entire robotic cell at once.

How Do Robotics Affect Skilled Trade Jobs?

With more companies bringing robotics and automation into their facilities, many people understandably wonder if machines will eventually replace their jobs.

As the use of robotics and automation increases, so too does the need to protect these valuable assets.

The risk to humans in warehouses is well known with the UK logistics sector reporting around 28,000 non-fatal accidents at work annually but businesses are now realising the risk of safety to highly sophisticated and expensive assets noting that these too require protection.

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Bionically inspired adhesion technology: SCHUNK ADHESO Gripper

Imagine gripping smooth surfaces with ease, leaving no trace of residue or imprint. With the ADHESO gripper from SCHUNK, it's possible.

Berkshire Grey Accelerates Company Momentum In 2021

Company expands global presence and creates competitive advantages for top global retailers, grocers and logistics providers through AI-enabled Robotic Automation.

RMGroup's partnership with ASTI Mobile Robotics extends capabilities

The move will see RMGroup include AGVs and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in their extensive product portfolio of packaging machinery and robotic automation solutions.

UltraFlex demonstrating 30-second, fast and clean induction soldering of RF cable to brass rivets

The soldering process was easy to operate and hence would ensure consistent, repeatable results, not dependent on the operator skills. By replacing the existing soldering process with induction soldering, the customer would achieve improved cycle times and increased productivity.

S&H Systems Partners with IAM Robotics to add additional goods-to-person options

"This partnership brings additional flexible and robust goods-to-person robotic options to our product array. The Bolt platform is packed with high-tech features, and is built to thrive in warehouse and manufacturing environments," Mr. Roberts explained.

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Brenton - Case Packing and Palletizing using both Robotics and other Automation.

Brenton - Case Packing and Palletizing using both Robotics and other Automation.

Brenton is a leader in robotic solutions with standard product offerings including palletizing and depalletizing for efficient an option for carrying hard-to-handle products, as well as larger scale systems with an optimized footprint; and case and carton loading solutions for numerous industries. In addition, Brenton works with customers on integrated solutions, offering robotics in a broad spectrum of robotics to fully integrate end of line systems. Brenton helps packaging customers protect their reputation and grow the trust of their consumers.

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Brenton Engineering Company

Brenton Engineering Company

Brenton is a global leader in designing and manufacturing integrated end of line packaging systems and machines, specializing in case packing and palletizing using both robotics and other automation.