Material Handling

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Material Handling June 27, 2019

Four reasons why robotic automation is the future in manufacturing

Robotic automation is the future for manufacturers of all sizes and can help them save money and time and even create new jobs that weren't previously available.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Heavy-duty robot is ceiling mounted on a 7th axis positioner and equipped with a heat-resistant suit and other specialized equipment to handle the extreme operating conditions of this furnace tapping application. Courtesy: Specialized Analysis Engineering, Inc./Robotic Industries Association
Material Handling May 31, 2019

Robots developed and designed for hazardous, extreme conditions

Robots have the ability to go where we can’t and perform jobs we shouldn’t including applications such as chemical refining and hazardous material handling and subzero palletizing.

By Tanya M. Anandan
The modern supply chain is a mix of traditional storage and retrieval and modern plant strategies to manage inventories. Courtesy: The Raymond Corporation
Material Handling May 13, 2019

The need for speed

In an accelerating supply chain, effective management of costs, people and data is becoming more crucial.

By Bob Vavra
Snake-like robot helps first responders with search and rescue efforts by maneuvering into tight spaces and accessing difficult-to-reach areas. Courtesy: Carnegie Mellon University/RIA
Material Handling April 26, 2019

Universities driving robotics research and development

Researchers at multiple universities are developing and researching potential uses for robots in industries such as inspection, medical, and automotive.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Material Handling January 27, 2019

Vision-guided robot technology benefits

Vision-guided robot (VGR) applications are useful for manufacturing applications and are quickly becoming commonplace as technology costs continue to drop.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
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Material Handling November 8, 2018

2018 Product of the Year Finalists

Get connected to manufacturing's future: The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 11, 2019.)

By CFE Media
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Material Handling November 6, 2018

Selecting a winch for heavy duty applications

A heavy duty winch can be a valuable insurance policy, but picking the correct winch capacity and other features can be confusing.

By David Saunders
Material Handling October 30, 2018

Technique developed to join aluminum to steel

Friction stir dovetailing is effective in joining thicker metal structures such as aluminum to steel.

By Dr. Neil Canter, Chemical Solutions
Material Handling October 30, 2018

Mild steel welding: find the right filler

Understand the metal characteristics to make the right choice for steel welding.

By Matt Underwood
Material Handling October 4, 2018

Make the right choice on sample preconditioning

Follow the checklist to find the right way to sample and measure gases before it reaches the conditioning system near the analyzer.

By Randy Rieken, Swagelok