An INDUCT workcell was incorporated into an existing induction line at a global logistics facility and transportation hub where 200,000 small parcels are sorted each hour, and up to 400,000 parcels are processed during the peak holiday season.
With another year over and more global issues to address, not only are there many technologies and innovations to reflect on this year, but there are also exciting new developments on the horizon for 2023.
RTLS has aimed to track the precise location of all objects within a system, whether that be a factory, transit yard, warehouse, hospital, or military base. This is usually achieved through a system of tags and sensors.
Currently in the Písek location, 14 MiR robots are deployed. 7 of them, heavy duty MiR robots, mainly MiR600s, work in the area of finished goods, bringing empty pallets to the assembly lines and picking up full pallets to the logistics area.
One of the best ways today to improve business efficiency is through the use of warehouse robots. And while planning is underway to adopt warehouse robots, it's important to consider the most ideal flooring.
Atlas assists at a simulated job site, Boston Dynamics engineers continue to push the humanoid robot one step closer to performing real-world manipulation tasks at human speed.
Any automated system is only as good as its reliability. An automated guided vehicle (AGV) for example, needs to do the job it is programmed to do; without error, quickly and efficiently.
Vibratory feeders are used to align and feed small products and parts during the assembly and production process using gravity and vibrations. They are a common element of many operations and an effective way of automating production lines.
When used with a computer or server, remote on/off allows end users to turn equipment on and off using a remote signal from a network, timer, sensors, or user input. Remote on/off provides several benefits to machine vision and automation applications.
The collaborative robot pioneer and market front runner has announced January as "National Cobot Awareness Month," spearheading new products and initiatives prompting manufacturers to address hiring woes and production challenges.
Whether it's focusing on streamlining businesses and processes through more efficient methods, or improving the safety and hygiene for the workers, innovation can be seen everywhere.
With an array of LiDAR sensors available in the market, featuring different capabilities and specifications, picking the right one for a specific application can get overwhelming.
Today, the market for machine vision worldwide is over $14 billion (USD). Annual growth is pegged at approximately eight percent for machine vision cameras, lens, frame grabbers, processors, and software with no signs of slowing.
Material logistics plays a crucial role in manufacturing processes and warehouses, but should a company choose an autonomous guided vehicle (AGV) or a conveyor system? Leaders in intralogistics solutions give their opinions on when and why each technology can make sense.
If firms are not able to get various robots to talk to each other, they may purchase all their equipment from a single manufacturer, despite the solution not being optimal.
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Knight Optical (KO) has provided discerning engineers, designers, and the like from the automation sector with dependable, premium-quality optics for over three decades. Throughout this time, the leading supplier has helped refine the precision of some of the world's most innovative technologies and partnered with a wide range of companies throughout the industry. In this article, Automation talks to KO about its involvement in the sector and, ultimately, finds out more about how the optical brand can help your supply chain process.