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The CSS Member Value Committee

The CSS Member Value Committee Podcast: In this episode, guests Mike Drolet, Industry Development Manager- Logistics & Packaging at Murrelektronik Dennis Katterheinrich, Global Business Development – Logistics with Sumitomo Drive Technologies dive into the member value of one of MHI’s ...
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From Preventative to Predictive Maintenance of Automation

All material handling equipment needs regular maintenance to stay in top condition and for many years, preventative maintenance has been the ideal model for warehousing staffs to follow. It involves establishing a regular schedule for inspecting equipment and replacing components, ...
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Large Parcel Shipping is Growing

For the past couple of decades, parcel shipping automation was limited to the low-hanging fruit—small- and medium-sized parcels. These packages, whether Amazon products, mailers, or consumer goods, passed through distribution centers in high volumes. They still do, especially since the ...
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5 Ways Robotics Improves Conveyor And Sortation Induction

With Covid-19 prompting an exponential surge in an online shopping trend that was already on the rise, there’s been a corresponding increase in the number of e-commerce packages and parcels shipped by retailers to consumers. Further, in an effort to ...
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How Parcel Handling Conveyors And Sortation Solutions Can Mitigate The ...

Consumer spending during 2021’s holiday season — between November and December — is forecast to grow anywhere from 8.5% to 10.5% over 2020, says the National Retail Federation (NRF). In dollars, that’s a range of $843.4 billion to $859 billion. ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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Conveyor And Sortation Controls: Defining Decentralized And Centralized Architectures

The operation and function of conveyors and sortation systems are driven by one of two types of control: centralized or decentralized. What do each of those terms mean? As it turns out, the material handling and controls industries often use ...
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Key Areas, Considerations For Integrating Robotics And Automation With Conveyor ...

While high competition for scarce warehouse and distribution labor — and the subsequent rise in wages — had already prompted more operations to investigate robotic and automation solutions to augment their current workforce, COVID-19 compelled many companies to adopt those ...