Once the working constraints due to the first COVID-19 wage were over (included the lockdown), PICKPLACE team returned to the ‘normal’ activity. The main task has been the setup of the two pilot scenarios in the project: ULMA and TOFAS. ULMA Pilot Scenario has been designed to implement the two types of activities that are present in a logistic center, i.e., order preparation and order return management, being the first …Read More
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Source: Robotics Business Review / by Kayla Matthews To optimize order picking, robot designers, integrators, and users should consider the pieces, processes, and training required for industrial automation, cobots, or AMRs. A challenging labor market and accelerating customer demand, both exacerbated by the current virus crisis, have put increasing stress on supply chains. As a result, many factories, warehouses, and distribution centers are turning to automated order-picking systems, which can …Read More
Source: MH&L News “Many companies are moving workers from jobs that automation can handle more efficiently and save workers from physical stress,” said Keven Beasley, CIO at VAI. Trying to figure out the effect of automation on workers is a complicated matter. “In the warehouse, automation has moved from simple tasks such as wrapping machines to the ability of software programs to process data from a number of devices in …Read More
Source: Robotics Business Review / by Phil Britt Robotics a key showcase for company’s new display of supply chain and logistics-related technologies. DHL opened its Americas Innovation Center in northwest suburban Chicago Thursday, complete with demonstration robots, conference areas, smart glass displays (for human bin picking) and other amenities to demonstrate to customers the company’s capabilities in the warehouse, logistics and other areas of the supply chain.
Source: Science Daily More and more processes are being automated and digitised. Self-driving delivery vehicles, such as forklifts, are finding their way into many areas — and companies are reporting potential time and cost savings.
Source: Supply Chain Dive / by Matt Leonard Dive Brief: About 32% of supply chain professionals say they are actively using robotics and automation, according to this year’s MHI Annual Industry Report. This number has gone relatively unchanged since 2016 when 35% of respondents said they were actively using robotics and automation, but anecdotal evidence and market value forecasts show warehouse robotics growing as companies seek labor savings at a time …Read More
Source: The Robot Report / by Steve Crowe Holy mobile manipulation, Batman! Boston Dynamics just released a new video of its reimagined Handle robot. The Waltham, Mass.-based company is now calling Handle a “mobile manipulation robot designed for logistics. Handle autonomously performs mixed SKU pallet building and depalletizing after initialization and localizing against the pallets.” Handle uses an on-board vision system to track the marked pallets for navigation and finds …Read More
Last month, some members of the PICK-PLACE consortium attended LOGIMAT 2019 fair (Stuttgart, Germany, 18-21 February 2019). The fair has been an excellent occasion to learn more about the latest trends in the sector, and has provided interesting feedback for our project. Oier Álvarez, Research and Innovation engineer at ULMA Handling Systems, answers the interview. As ULMA Handling Systems, why did you decide to attend LOGIMAT 2019 fair? ULMA Handling …Read More
Source: SafeLog.eu About SafeLog SafeLog is a European project focusing on safe human-robot interaction in logistics applications for highly flexible warehouses. The consortium includes seven members from Germany, Czech Republic and Croatia. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the project coordinator; other partners are Swisslog Automation, Czech Technical University in Prague (CVUT), University of Zagreb (UNIZG-FER), Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) and KONČAR – Electrical Engineering Institute. With a total budget …Read More
Source: i-SCOOP Despite the de facto main attention for IoT when people talk about ‘Industrie 4.0’, many other/related technologies and realities take center stage in Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0. Among them: robotics. Obviously, they are already used a lot in manfacturing and logistics and transportation. However, the market is about to accelerate as research and market evolutions show. Moreover there are ample evolutions, among others regarding the rise of cobots. Robots and cobots in Logistics 4.0 – an …Read More