PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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13 March 2019

The firm is now an official UK distributor of products from OptoForce, On Robot and EasyRobotics.

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25 February 2019

Kivnon, a Spanish AGV manufacturer, has developed the K41 Slim, which has a 1,000kg lifting capacity with omnidirectional movement.

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21 February 2019

Collaborative mobile robotics supplier 6 River Systems has launched in Europe, two years after the company’s US debut.

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20 February 2019

Dematic has debuted PackMyRide at LogiMAT, which is said to be the first fully automated parcel loading solution concept for the last mile.

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19 February 2019

Exotec Solutions has been awarded 'Best Product 2019' in its category with the Skypod system, a robot that climbs warehouse shelves to pick items.

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19 February 2019

Robotics and warehouse automation company GreyOrange, launched its latest modular sortation system, designed for modern distribution and logistics centres serving retail, and courier and express companies.

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11 February 2019

As the requirement for flexible warehouses increases in line with increased and varied demand, facilities and plant managers are turning to automated guided vehicles (AGVs) more and more regularly.

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11 February 2019

The LBKSystem is an Industrial Safety Barrier using a motion sensor with radar-based technology designed to ensure the safety of personnel when operating automated machinery or robots.

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04 February 2019

Fitting around the base of powered pedestrian trucks, the ACKBelt from Weston Handling Consultancy connects directly to its existing Tiller Arm Anti-Crush Stomach Button.

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01 February 2019

Fulfilment firm Radial has partnered with Locus Robotics on autonomous mobile robots for warehouses.

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18 February 2019

SICK has launched its Safe EFI-pro System, which is standard industrial Ethernet-based safety network integration for highly-adaptive and dynamic safeguarding in automated production and logistics environments to SIL 3/PLe.

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09 January 2019

For warehousing and distribution operations that still rely on manual processes, there has never been a better time to introduce automation. With the future on our doorstep, it’s important to be prepared for further digitalisation and changing customer expectations.

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19 November 2018

The world’s first safety PLC with integrated condition monitoring has bene launched by ABB to improve overall functional safety of various applications to global safety standards and reduce manual inspection and maintenance. 

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04 October 2018

SICK has developed the Safe AGV Forklift, which allows an AGV to operate productively when the forks are in the load carrying position.

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04 October 2018

For automated logistics systems running without operator intervention - a key component of Logistics 4.0 - recharging the AGVs needs to be carried out autonomously.

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04 June 2018

Sensata has launched a White Paper on how sensors are moving the materials handling industry towards safer automation.

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11 August 2017

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, has announced the completion of the transfer of Egemin UK and all its assets and activities to Dematic.

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12 July 2017

SICK has launched the Visionary-T, its first robust, industrial imaging camera to capture high-resolution 3D data with a single ‘snapshot’, whether the object is stationary or moving.

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10 May 2017

KernPack has announced an exclusive distribution deal with Skilled Group, enabling it to sell its range of robotic palletising systems and automatic guided vehicles in the UK and Ireland.

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08 May 2017

Horizontal transport - in the form of conveyor systems and AGVs – will be the focus of KNAPP’s activities at this year’s WTG Live.

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FEATURES

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06 February 2019

The head of logistics at pure-play fashion retailer Zalando has identified open interfaces between solutions as the key step-change to much deeper and broader take-up of automated systems.

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09 January 2019

Robotic trucks aim to bring cost effective flexibility to automated handling.

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26 August 2018

In order to meet the increasing demand for AGVs, SSI Schaefer is expanding its product portfolio in cooperation with, and with investment in, Austrian AGV specialist DS Automation.

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06 August 2018

With the Karis Pro, Gebhardt European Conveyor Systems offers a market-ready driverless transport system that connects stations from warehouse to production.

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01 July 2018

World of Material Handling (WoMH) 2018 featured around 170 vehicles in four large live installations, product shows, and test arenas. 

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20 June 2018

Speed, from catwalk to rail and from click to pick, is everything. Robotics, AI and intelligent automation may hold the answer explains Dave Bull, Head of Sales, Dematic Northern Europe. 

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31 October 2017

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, announced the next step in the integration of Egemin Automation and NDC Automation with Dematic by consolidating the brands into a single global Dematic brand.

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24 October 2017

Once again, the PPMA Show highlighted why it’s the UK’s unmissable event for processing and packaging machinery, when it returned to Birmingham’s NEC between 26 and 28 September.

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21 July 2017

Robotics and automation should be a natural fit in supply chains, offering an appropriate solution to the efficiency challenge. But while we have seen some businesses automate their operations to improve efficiencies and reduce errors, there are still relatively few examples of robotics helping meet the challenges of modern logistics and distribution, says Mark Parsons, chief customer officer, DHL Supply Chain.

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18 July 2017

The software is called SynQ - Synchronised Intelligence, and is the next generation of its proven warehouse management software platform, WM 6.

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04 July 2017

Take a look at the future and you find our what is important now - eCommerce, concerns about finite warehouse space, Brexit, automation and robots et al - the following Special Report give managers an insight into the challenges that are here now and on the horizon, with some ideas as to how you may plan for them.

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04 July 2017

James Sharples, Managing Director of Swisslog UK, shares his thoughts on the challenges impacting warehouses, and how using tomorrow’s technology today could abolish these issues.

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24 April 2017

Machines are increasingly taking over tasks that humans have performed for decades. From Luddites in the 1800s to modern day “digital refuseniks”, some have always resisted change, and yet today’s robots are more capable than ever. So will workers rejoice at being unshackled from repetitive and dangerous tasks, or should we brace ourselves for high-performing smart warehouses becoming deserted dark logistics facilities? 

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23 March 2017

The latest move in a trend of major forklift manufacturers making large acquisitions in automated intralogistics sees Toyota Industries buy Dutch automated player Vanderlande.

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03 March 2017

Automated intralogistics specialist Swisslog has completed installations for two leading healthcare firms, and is partnering long term with many of the sector's biggest companies.

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07 February 2017

Domus Logistics despatches thousands from its distribution centre to deliver home furnishing articles to 520 CASA stores in eight different European countries.

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30 January 2017

Greater flexibility and lower risk when procuring equipment could be a key benefit for customers of Dematic and Linde in the UK, following the recent acquisition of Dematic by the Kion Group. Simon Duddy reports.

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21 November 2016

Automated handling of returns using KNAPP technology is a key feature of 3PL Fiege’s operation to serve its client, SportScheck.

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28 October 2016

As the digitisation of markets continues to disrupt supply chains around the world, Dave Berridge, Secretary of the Automated Material Handling System Association (AMHSA), considers the ways in which today’s logistics trends are favouring automation.

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05 October 2016

In 1991 Michelin built a highly-automated warehouse facility in Gothenburg, Sweden. When the time came for the site to be updated, the manufacturer turned to Swisslog.

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