In this featured essay, Bruce Bleikamp examines new alternative solutions for moving non-conveyable items through facilities using automation.
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As companies struggle to find workers to deal with the demands of peak season, we asked leading experts from major automation companies how robots and other automation can help. Here’s what they had to say.
Material Handling Network: Sortation and conveyor system providing solutions to moving products quickly and efficiently
As market influences continue to throw curveballs at the material handling, packaging, and supply chain industries, advancements in conveyor and sortation systems are providing new, creative solutions to keep up.
Warehouses and distribution centers can optimize processes and operations, as well as mitigate such challenges as labor shortages, through technologies and applications that are increasingly accessible.
“I’ve been at this for over 10 years, and I’ve never seen MRO parts activity like I’ve seen in the past year,” says Dave Trice. “Businesses are running equipment longer and harder and maintenance teams are leaner than ever.
Robotic technologies help address e-commerce related packaging issues, including a reduced labor pool, the need for speed, and sorting of intermixed products.