The warehouse has certainly changed. Even its name has changed. For most companies, it’s now called a distribution center. It was not long ago that companies would choose sprawling one-story buildings to house their wares, often for a season or two between manufacturing
How a warehouse can turn as a competitive asset for the food and beverage processors? Are those companies ready to automate warehouses? Food and beverage companies have a lot of experience with automation and robotics in their manufacturing processes, but still rely a lot on manual labor for their warehouse operations.
Consumer demand for increased variety is especially big in the food and beverage industry and virtually all producers want to increase productivity. RIA's Food Robotics webinar (September 29, 2011, Noon EDT) examines core issues, including safety and quality control, so that you can quickly understand limitations and opportunities
A new robot safety standard is set to take effect in 2011. Manufacturers have already started producing robots that are compliant. Users and integrators now must consider guidelines that are harmonized with ISO. For more than a decade, OSHA has referred to the ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999 Robot Safety Standard but times
There is no sugar coating the fact that the robotics industry suffered from the Great Recession but there are some bright spots. RIA’s Director of Market Analysis, Paul Kellett, presented detailed statistics during the Robotics Industry Forum and they show the industry has contracted. However, he also highlighted areas where
Until recently, few people could boast they had strapped themselves to a robot and gone for a ride (although quite a few did this at 2005 International Robots & Vision Show when KUKA brought an early version of their RoboCoaster). Now you can go