Robotics

Workplace Material Handling & Safety Interview with FORT Robotics CEO, Samuel Reeves

September 13, 2021

WMHS: What role does FORT play in material handling? Samuel: FORT provides wireless safety and security solutions for customers across the material handling industry. At the OEM level, we work with developers of autonomous mobile robots, automated forklifts, and others who want to build wireless safety and control into their machines. We also have products,…

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Fanuc to Demonstrate a Wide Range of CNC and Robotic Solutions at Fabtech

September 8, 2021

FANUC America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs will showcase its latest automation solutions to help drive the future of manufacturing at FABTECH 2021 in Chicago, Ill. See the company in booth #B23022 in the North Hall, and booth #D45535 in the East Hall’s painting pavilion. Robotic Demonstrations Adaptive Arc Welding: A collaborative…

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Mercadona Takes Charge of New Fresh Food Intralogistics Solution Provided by Cimcorp

September 7, 2021

Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, announces its automated fresh food intralogistics solution is up and running in Mercadona’s new Zaragoza distribution center. This is the first of four automated systems the leading Spanish grocery retailer has ordered from Cimcorp, with the remaining three to be installed in…

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Jobs for Cobots: Automation as Labor Augmentation

August 31, 2021

By: Kevin Paramore, Contributor The gap between the limits of the labor force and the needs of the supply chain makes robotics not just something nice to have, but something we need to have. This sets the stage for an approach to automation that breaks sharply from popular paranoia. Robots are not “coming to take…

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MiR Launches Two Powerful Autonomous Mobile Robots to Optimize All Logistics

August 18, 2021

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), the global market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), launched its most powerful robots for transporting pallets and other heavy items around manufacturing facilities, warehouses and logistics centers. The MiR600 and MiR1350 robots, which can lift up to 600 kilograms (1322 pounds) and 1350 kilograms (2976 pounds), respectively, are designed to safely and efficiently…

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MHS Robotics Wins Robotics Innovation Award

August 18, 2021

MHS, a single-source provider of material handling automation and software solutions, took home a 2021 RBR50 Innovation Award from Robotics Business Review for the multi-pick robotic end effector. Unlike end effectors that handle a single item at a time, the multi-pick robotic end effector from MHS Robotics can pick up and hold up to 36 items simultaneously…

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MHS Launches Dedicated Robotics Division

July 14, 2021

MHS, a single-source provider of material handling automation and software solutions, launches a dedicated robotics division spun off from its research and development organization. Known as MHS Robotics, the group develops advanced technologies in-house and nurtures external relationships to deliver market-ready robotics solutions for e-commerce and parcel logistics facilities. “We’re a team of problem solvers,…

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AMRs: The Scalable Solution for Semi-Automated to Full-Scale Industry 4.0 Automation

July 6, 2021

By: Ed Mullen, Contributor Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are increasingly used as the most effective solution when wanting to optimize internal logistics, reduce cost and increase productivity while addressing labor shortages. Despite the turmoil created by the COVID-19 pandemic for most businesses, mobile robots have been singled out by Interact Analysis as one of the…

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Six Steps to Automating Tugging and Other Material Handling Operations

July 6, 2021

By: Mike Harper, Contributor To automate the delivery of lineside supplies, a top-tier automotive manufacturer recently integrated its existing manufacturing conveyers with autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) pulling custom trailers. Not only did this autonomous tugger solution reduce how often employees had to manually lift and move heavy objects, but it eliminated the risk of forklift-related…

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FANUC Robots

Global Automation Leader Fanuc Announces Production of 750,000th Robot

July 2, 2021

FANUC CORPORATION, the world’s leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and factory automation has announced the production of its 750,000th industrial robot, representing a record high point in the robotics industry. Currently, FANUC is capable of producing 11,000 robots per month in fully automated factories that use its own robots to make robots, controllers and machine…

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