Warehouse Automation

Learn about automated material handling & how to reduce costs with safe product management and delivery. Discover the benefits of stacker cranes, conveyor systems, pallet shuttles & mobile racks.

  • 3PL automation and how it’s transforming logistics warehouses

    3PL automation and how it’s transforming logistics warehouses

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    3PL automation is revolutionising logistics facilities, improving operational efficiency, accuracy and speed. Learn about the different automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) and their advantages through real examples of 3PL companies that have embraced logistics automation.

  • Small business automation: improving your warehouse efficiency

    Small business automation: improving your warehouse efficiency

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    Discover how small business automation drives logistics efficiency in warehouses. Explore innovative solutions that optimise inventory control, reduce costs and improve accuracy in logistics management for small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • Goods-to-robot: the picking revolution

    Goods-to-robot: the picking revolution

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    The goods-to-robot system consists of the complete automation of order picking by incorporating robots. These machines handle goods accurately and autonomously, streamlining picking tasks.

  • 5 companies with automated warehouses: examples and benefits

    5 companies with automated warehouses: examples and benefits

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    Discover how leading companies are transforming their supply chain operations with automated warehouses. We set out five examples of companies from various sectors that have implemented automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) to enhance productivity, efficiency and accuracy.

  • Automated forklifts: efficient internal goods transport

    Automated forklifts: efficient internal goods transport

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    Automated forklifts are handling equipment used to transport goods in a facility automatically. Automation of internal warehouse transport is an effective solution for companies looking to increase the efficiency of their logistics operations.

  • Sodium batteries: the path to greener logistics?

    Sodium batteries: the path to greener logistics?

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    Sodium batteries have emerged as a promising alternative to traditional lithium-ion batteries, transforming the energy storage industry. Sodium batteries offer considerable advantages for logistics, including their abundant raw material and performance in multiple environments.

  • Industry 5.0 vs. Industry 4.0

    Industry 5.0 vs. Industry 4.0

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    Industry 5.0 (the evolved version of Industry 4.0) reintroduces the prominence of the human factor and relocates it at the center of the manufacturing process. The differences between both industrial revolutions aim to enhance human well-being, sustainability and resilience.

  • Supply chain innovation: benefits and examples

    Supply chain innovation: benefits and examples

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    Supply chain innovation entails the implementation of technological solutions for both equipment and warehouse management software. Many use cases and compelling examples demonstrate how technologies such as AI, cloud computing and digital twins boost supply chain efficiency.

  • Types of warehouse robots: which are the most common?

    Types of warehouse robots: which are the most common?

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    All types of warehouse robots can be adapted to companies’ logistics needs to boost the throughput of any facility. Robotic arms, stacker cranes, and AMRs are just some of the types of warehouse robots most often employed to optimize the main logistics operations.

  • Loading dock equipment and technologies

    Loading dock equipment and technologies

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    Loading dock equipment: technology-infused solutions reduce logistics turnaround times and lorry loading/unloading errors. There are various technologies on the market to optimise loading docks, from automation of operations to digitalization of management.

  • 5 robotics applications in logistics

    5 robotics applications in logistics

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    Robotics applications in logistics clearly demonstrate the growth of the industry and the supply chain. Automated solutions such as stacker cranes and conveyors can optimise processes such as warehousing and order fulfilment.

  • Automated picking for fast deliveries

    Automated picking for fast deliveries

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    Automated picking ensures fast deliveries of goods to customers by speeding up the order picking process. Automated solutions such as conveyors, autonomous mobile robots and warehouse management software provide greater speed and reliability.

  • Conveyor rollers and how they work

    Conveyor rollers and how they work

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    Conveyor rollers are cylindrical components attached to the top part of a conveyor frame to facilitate the movement of goods. With a typical spacing of about 6" between each roller, conveyors ensure continuous, safe flows of goods between different areas.

  • 7 logistics trends for 2023

    7 logistics trends for 2023

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    This post outlines the main logistics trends for 2023 designed to optimise the supply chain. Logistics flexibility, data mining, and cloud computing are some of the trends businesses use to optimise their logistics service.

  • AS/RS shuttle for pallets: maximum warehouse productivity

    AS/RS shuttle for pallets: maximum warehouse productivity

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    AS/RS shuttle: the combination of stacker cranes with the Pallet Shuttle leads to a more productive warehouse with safe, continuous, error-free operations. The stacker crane moves to the corresponding storage channel, and the Pallet Shuttle positions the pallet in the deepest available location.

  • Robotics as a service: a robot subscription for your warehouse?

    Robotics as a service: a robot subscription for your warehouse?

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    Robotics as a service is a business model that uses technology to foster the deployment of robots in warehouses and production centres. Leasing technology solutions through subscriptions enhances logistics flexibility, adapting the warehouse to company needs and product demand.

  • Lights-out warehouse: the pinnacle of industrial automation

    Lights-out warehouse: the pinnacle of industrial automation

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    A lights-out warehouse is characterised by fully automated logistics operations, precluding the need for human intervention. In dark warehouses, technology solutions automatically perform tasks such as storage, order picking and dispatch to customers.

  • Warehouse automation solutions to boost productivity

    Warehouse automation solutions to boost productivity

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    Warehouse automation solutions use the latest technology to optimise logistics and production processes. Investment in automated solutions such as stacker cranes and conveyors boosts warehouse efficiency and streamlines goods handling.

  • High-bay warehouse: what is it?

    High-bay warehouse: what is it?

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    A high-bay warehouse is a facility made up of high-bay racks that leverage storage space from floor to ceiling. Nevertheless, high-bay racks make it difficult to manage goods manually, so automated systems are commonly used.

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