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Using acoustic sonar and high-resolution imaging, Bluefin Robotics' H-AUV records a hull's condition and can identify potential threats to the ship while keeping divers safe. MONTEREY, Calif. - General Dynamics Mission Systems featured the Bluefin Robotics hovering-autonomous underwater vehicle (H-AUV) at OCEANS 2016 in Monterey, California.Â The Bluefin Robotics H-AUV locates,... Read More
Automotive Supplier Faurecia Engages Swisslog to Automate New Emissions Technologies (FECT) Manufacturing Facility in Columbus, IndianaAug 01, 2016
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Faurecia, global leader of seat frames and mechanisms, emissions control technologies and vehicle interiors will work with Swisslog Warehouse Distribution Solutions (WDS) to make its new facility Industry 4.0 ready. Applying intralogistics principles to the automotive manufacturing industry Faurecia retained Swisslog to apply intralogistics expertise to the automation and... Read More
Repeat business is the best kind of business. It not only shows that you have succeeded but it shows a willingness on both parties to continue to partner up and succeed. And as we all know, success breeds success. Case in point, a building hardware manufacturer and repeat customer of Creform Corporation was searching for another solution to its material delivery needs at one of its plants. The... Read More
Not all AGV's – also referred to as AGC's - are created equal. Handling Specialty's customized automatic guided vehicle was designed, built and tested at their facilities for a truck-body builder who required specific application details and safety options which Handling Specialty delivered. Flexibility to alter the assembly floor is a new advancement in automated guided vehicles... Read More
Simple and low cost system tows carts throughout warehouse and production area A west coast manufacturer of door hardware was looking for ways to improve on its material handling operation within its multi-shift operation. They looked to Creform and its engineers to ‘open the door’ for answers. Enter a system consisting of three Creform AGV Tuggers and carts along with battery storage carts... Read More
An international building hardware manufacturer was searching for a solution to its material delivery capabilities at one of its plants. The problem was, unlike its other location, this facility had narrow aisles with tight turns. The manufacturer already was a customer of Creform customer, so they looked to Creform's engineers to provide a solution. That solution was a Creform Tite-Space BST... Read More
Customizable with regards to lifting capacity and deck size, Manual Guided Vehicle features hydraulically powered scissor lift mounted in center of frame. Self-propelled cart can safely and ergonomically lift, hold, turn, and transport unfinished goods. Modular design allows system to be retrofitted with control package for use as automatic guided vehicle. Operated by DC power, MGV/AGV offers... Read More
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, as they are called, have been in development for the last 20 years or so, but now, are becoming increasingly more prevalent, due to emerging technology. The AUVs are used as real time centurions patrolling under the water. Machinists Inc. makes primary hulls for AUVs, which can withstand pressures at fairly significant depths. Typically, the AUV is made from... Read More
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-- Focused on "Trusted Connectivity," Continental's demo-vehicle offers innovative connectivity technology allowing drivers to seamlessly stay digitally connected on the road -- Technology updates include industry leading connectivity with faster downloads, lower data transfer costs, seamless switching between Wi-Fi and cellular networks as well as advanced security -- Jeff Klei, President,... Read More
DOE, Inc. (Deep Ocean Engineering) announced they have added two new vehicles to their product line, the dual hull H-1750 and the mono hull I-1650.Â Both vehicles are controlled wirelessly by a dedicated WiFi link and have ranges up to 2km.Â For user controlled navigation, HD video is transmitted back to the pilot box mounted monitor and is used for obstacle avoidance.Â GPS enabled... Read More
AGV with powered conveyor deck delivers two at a time 24x30" pallets of engines from a supermarket storage area to the production line then returns with empty pallets for reloading. A Southeast U.S. based heavy equipment manufacturer had been delivering engines to its assembly line using forklifts.Â The company determined a need to expand its manufacturing facilities and that determination... Read More
Daifuku Webb to Showcase Latest Innovations Including Integrated Systems with Wynright at Modex ShowFeb 18, 2014
FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH.Â – Daifuku WebbÂ – the leading provider of material handling solutions – will showcase its automated supply chain solutions including integrated systems with its latest acquisition, Wynright Corporation, at Modex Show in Atlanta, Georgia, March 17 -20.Â Daifuku Webb acquired Wynright, headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, in October 2013.Â A news... Read More
Accommodating wide range of payloads, sensors, and tools,Â CUTLASS provides remote handling and surveillance of hazardous threats, including detection and disposal of explosive ordnance, without having to return to incident control point. Manipulator is equipped with 3-fingered gripper and has 9Â° of freedom for movement inside limited spaces. Featuring 6-wheel design, CUTLASS reaches speeds... Read More
Offered as kit, FlexTruck easy™ comes with all modules required to configure automatic pallet delivery system, including FlexTruck double pallet handling vehicle, control center, navigation targets, and wireless call/dispatch stations. Laser guided pallet trucks automatically pick up/drop off pallets at floor level, whileÂ control center provides task prioritization, reporting, and traffic... Read More
Designed to handle 1,000 and 1,250 mm pallets, FPC-7500 single-level flexible manufacturing system (FMS) features dual-rail guided pallet change vehicle with low-profile design. Accommodating loads up to 7,500 kg, heights up to 2,300 mm, and diameters up to 2,300 mm, this complete FMS is configured with load station and 4 pallet positions as standard but may be expanded to configurations of 6, 8,... Read More
Driving under stationary cart, properly positioned on magnetic tape guidepath, heavy-duty Model BST (undercarriage) AGV extends tow pin into cart's receiver catch and moves it to programmed destination. It then retracts tow pin, leaving cart for intended purpose and moves on to service another cart. Unit features load capacity of 2,000 lb, drawbar of 130 lb, and adjustable control of up to 7... Read More
Designed to handle 40 x 48 in. pallets with load capacity of 2,200 lb, Premex SLX features 3-wheel drive system that allows it to turn in its own footprint. Unmanned forklift is compatible with mobile racks and pallet racks, transferring at lifting height of 14 ft. SLAM localization and mapping technology eliminates need for guide path, reflecting plates, or laser guidance. Operating down to... Read More
Lynx self-navigating Autonomous Indoor Vehicle (AIV) moves up to 60 kg ofÂ material from point to point in challenging environments, which may include confined passageways as well as dynamic and peopled locations. ViaÂ intuitive UI, system can be customized for various applications and payloads by integrators, distributors, and users. This AIV does not require any facility modifications, such... Read More
An automotive manufacturer uses Creform BST style units to deliver kitted parts from a supermarket storage area to mixed assembly line production areas 24/7 An automobile manufacturer, located in the southeast U.S., needed to develop a system for delivering kitted parts to its assembly lines in support of a mixed assembly production system. Its objective was to install an unmanned AGV system that... Read More
Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 25, 2011) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Jervis B. Webb Company - a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Company and leading provider of material handling solutions - U.S. Patent No. 7,980,808 for its Automatic Transport Loading System and Method and U.S. Patent No. 7,991,521 for its Variable Path for Automated Guided Vehicle. The Automatic... Read More