ABB unveils its innovative mobile robot
Warehouse & Logistics News » Automation & Robotics
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5d ago
ABB Robotics has announced its first Flexley Tug T702 autonomous mobile robot equipped with AI-based Visual SLAM navigation technology and the new AMR Studio software, enabling first-time robot users to easily programme and operate entire fleets of mobile robots. The new capabilities simplify configuration and can reduce commissioning time by up to 20 percent, paving the way for a workplace where intelligent robots operate autonomously, amid a critical shortage of skilled labour. “Following our acquisition of Sevensense in January, I’m pleased to offer our first AMR with AI-based Visual SLAM t ..read more
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BITO introduces the next generation LEO AGV
Warehouse & Logistics News » Automation & Robotics
by Editor
5d ago
BITO has introduced a new generation of its LEO AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle), which combines an entirely new chassis with productivity enhancing technology to provide an innovative solution for automating material flow. Far less complex than more expensive AGVs, the new LEO flow and LEO carrier offer vital advantages over manual handling and conveyor alternatives for transporting bins and containers, with a payback period often in one year or less. LEO was first introduced in 2017 as the simplest AGV available on the market. Delivered in a box, all that’s required to get going is to lay a r ..read more
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ABB expands modular large robot portfolio
Warehouse & Logistics News » Automation & Robotics
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3w ago
ABB Robotics is continuing the expansion of its modular large robot portfolio with the introduction of the new IRB 7710 and IRB 7720. The new robots, combined with recently launched IRB 5710-IRB 5720 and IRB 6710-IRB 6740, offer a combined total of 46 different variants capable of handling payloads between 70kg-620kg, to give customers a new level of flexibility, greater choice and performance in their operations. “As businesses introduce new technologies and components to meet productivity and sustainability goals, we’ve engineered our modular large robot portfolio to enable them to select th ..read more
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FORTNA launches OptiSweep robotic solution
Warehouse & Logistics News » Automation & Robotics
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3w ago
FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, has announced the launch of FORTNA OptiSweep, a robotic solution to automate the consolidation and transportation of small orders away from sortation systems in high-volume eCommerce and sortation distribution centres. This innovative solution automates what is typically a labour-intensive process by using Geek+ robots to collect orders from sorter divert locations and bring them to specially designed goods-to-person locations to deposit orders for bulk consolidation and outbound processes. FORTNA WCS softwar ..read more
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Walmart chooses Swisslog ASRS
Warehouse & Logistics News » Automation & Robotics
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1M ago
Swisslog, a leading provider of best-in-class intralogistics warehouse automation and software, has announced that Walmart will install a Swisslog automation solution within its Robinson, TX, facility to enable seamless material flow and increase uptime. Walmart is planning to break ground on the milk processing facility later this year with the facility scheduled to open in 2026. This is the third Walmart milk processing facility to deploy Swisslog’s automated storage and retrieval solution (ASRS) featuring SynQ software and Vectura cranes. The company worked with Swisslog to open its first m ..read more
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How AMRs are transforming warehouse operations
Warehouse & Logistics News » Automation & Robotics
by Editor
1M ago
The market for Autonomous Mobile Robots is swiftly expanding in volume. The estimates predict its growth to a staggering $14.4 billion by 2030. This surge, at a CAGR of 21.4%, is undeniable proof of this tech’s rising value, especially in the context of warehousing and logistics. AMRs are becoming essential for businesses navigating the complexities of an evolving industry, thanks to their adaptability and seamless integration. Let’s uncover the extensive benefits and opportunities these innovative machines provide, heralding a transformative era in supply chain management and beyond. Current ..read more
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Automated hand scanning upgrade from SICK
Warehouse & Logistics News » Automation & Robotics
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1M ago
The automation of hand scanning processes increases productivity at inbound and outbound areas of logistics hubs dramatically. Now, a milestone upgrade to SICK’s Lector65x image-based code reader family has made it quicker and easier to set up and use the technology in high-volume operations. Hand-held barcode readers are still widely used to ensure the traceability of goods and packages, for example in retail, warehousing and parcel sorting operations. However, this process not only takes time, but picking and putting down the hand scanner while handling the object risks repetitive stress and ..read more
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RightHand Robotics signs agreement with Staples®
Warehouse & Logistics News » Automation & Robotics
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1M ago
RightHand Robotics, a leader in autonomous AI robotic picking solutions for order fulfilment, announces a multi-year agreement with Staples Inc., America’s leader in workspace products and solutions. The agreement allows Staples to deploy and install the company’s RightPick item-handling system to automate operations for higher service levels and Next-Day Delivery to over 98% of the U.S. Managing an industry-leading distribution and fulfilment network with various levels of AI and automation, Staples has long been an innovator in the U.S. market. “We have always valued automation, and we see i ..read more
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Wincanton acquires Invar
Warehouse & Logistics News » Automation & Robotics
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1M ago
Wincanton, a leading supply chain partner for UK business, has agreed to acquire Invar Group Limited (Invar), a UK-based specialist in warehouse execution software, automation and controls. Founded in 2005, Invar is a private company specialising in the integration of automated warehouse solutions powered by its proprietary software, the Invar Warehousing Software (IWS). IWS is an intuitive, configurable, and scalable software suite which intelligently orchestrates warehouse activity and enables the smooth integration of wider warehouse technology, particularly robots and automation. The abili ..read more
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Don’t neglect packing optimisation
Warehouse & Logistics News » Automation & Robotics
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1M ago
When it comes to the discussion of picking software in the warehouse, perhaps it’s important to refer to it as pick and pack software, because the focus on the packing function within the overall workflow and execution of order fulfilment should not be minimised, writes Chandru Palaniyandi, Business Analyst, Lucas Systems. Like other steps in the fulfilment process, the primary goal of the packing function is to ensure accurate and safe delivery of goods to the end-users while optimising efficiency and minimising errors. Chandru Palaniyandi, Business Analyst, Lucas Systems. Key elements of pac ..read more
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