EducationMAG

Discover How Mobile Automated Vehicles Enhance A Variety Of Material ...

Whether an application deploys automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), automatic guided carts (AGCs), or autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), mobile automated vehicles (MAVs) are increasingly supporting flexible material movement in manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing. To share more insights into how different operations ...
AS/RSProductivity

“Why We Implemented An ASRS.” End Users Discuss The Benefits ...

Implementing automated storage and retrieval systems, also known as AS/RS or ASRS, offers a broad variety of benefits to warehousing, fulfillment and distribution operations. Which is why their use is expected to grow by 7.37% to $9.18 Billion by 2023 ...
Solutions CommunityTechnology

Retailers Adapt Traditional Footprint To Accommodate Curbside Pickup

U.S. consumers spent more than $861 billion online in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, according to Digital Commerce 360. That represents a 44% year-over-year jump and the highest annual U.S. e-commerce growth in 20 years. Part of that growth ...
Conveyor/SortationTechnology

Safety And Speed: Latest Conveyor And Sorter Features Deliver Both

Two decades ago, high-speed conveyors and sortation equipment were running at 50 feet per minute. Today? Try nearly 700 feet per minute in certain applications. And while that high rate of speed translates into faster movement and sorting of the ...
AS/RSEducation

Why 3PLs Are Increasingly Investing In Automated Storage And Retrieval ...

Third-party logistics (3PL) service providers have historically shied away from capital intensive investments in large scale, fixed automation, such as unit load or mini load automated storage and retrieval systems (also known as AS/RS or ASRS). That’s because, in the ...
Solutions CommunityTechnology

E-Grocery Growing Pains? How Automation Provides A Cure

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread globally, tens of millions of U.S. consumers tried online grocery shoppers for the first time — and liked it. According to eMarketer, “Online grocery sales grew 54.0% in 2020 to reach ...
Conveyor/SortationEducation

Key Considerations In Determining Conveyor And Sorter Total Cost Of ...

While many operations commonly calculate return on investment (ROI) when making a significant capital expenditure on new material handling equipment — such as conveyor or sortation systems — more are beginning to also consider the total cost of ownership (TCO) ...
RoboticsTechnology

Beyond The Robot: Keys For A Successful Robotic Implementation

Investing in and implementing a collaborative robot (or “cobot”) solution — whether that be autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), or robotic arms — is not a unilateral undertaking. Rather, to ensure the success of the installation, there ...
MAGProductivity

How Mobile Autonomous Vehicles Address E-Commerce, Automotive And Food/Beverage Handling ...

Operations considering an investment in mobile autonomous vehicles (MAVs) — such as automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) — have lots of questions. Among them: How will the system work in my application? What types of challenges ...
Conveyor/SortationEducation

Conveyor And Sortation Controls: Things To Consider When Choosing Between ...

In a previous post, the meanings of centralized and decentralized control for conveyors and sortation systems were defined.  Deciding between decentralized or centralized controls for a conveyor or sortation system doesn’t have to be difficult. It does, however, require a ...