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Vaulting high – and landing safely
November 9, 2020
Whatever the gymnastics discipline, whatever the exercise, a safe landing is vital. Not only to prevent injuries, but also to give gymnasts the confidence to attempt ever greater challenges.
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Big savings from customized AGVs in manufacturing
November 9, 2020
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are already a familiar sight in distribution and logistics centers. Now manufacturing wants a slice of their cost savings and efficiency, too, alongside the industry’s other initiatives in robotics and automatization. “We are seeing that the market for AGVs in industry is clearly growing,” says Magnus Nilsson, Purchaser for Jernbro’s automation department.
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Industry 4.0 –AGVs and the future of manufacturing
November 9, 2020
What is the route ahead for manufacturing? It is easy to say that it lies in the automated guided vehicle (AGV), and think that the problem is solved. That will not work. According to Prof. Anna Syberfeldt, today’s AGVs are too expensive even in the simplest applications. And too dumb for more complicated tasks.
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Lifting the pressure on auto dealers
October 6, 2020
More models. More sophisticated. More specialized. That’s today’s auto world. A delight for auto owners, but a headache for outlets that need to move and maintain stocks of spare parts in expensive warehouse space...
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Park more autos in the same basement space
June 30, 2020
Basement parking is an attractive proposition, especially in congested urban environments. But it has always come with headaches.
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As if your life depends on it: testing airplane engines
May 25, 2020
On a train, engine failure is inconvenient. Up in an airplane… “When you test and overhaul airplane engines, you have to be right out on the edge of what you can achieve,” says Kim Brinkmann Andersen, TPE Engine Technician at DAO Aviation in Denmark.
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How Andritz and Ahlstrom-Munksjö make the pulp and paper industry safer
January 28, 2020
High-volume pulp drying is one of the toughest challenges a production manager can face. The pulp – a watery gloop – goes into one end of a huge, hot, noisy machine, and emerges at the other end as a pristine product such as paper.
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A 1-mm wobble could mean disaster for the Rembrandt treasure
November 19, 2019
You need steady hands, steady equipment and a steady lift table to work on one of the world’s greatest art treasures: The Night Watch, by Rembrandt...
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Flexible logistics helped Picnic improve efficiency with 60%
September 21, 2019
Picnic is an online lowest-price supermarket that makes all customer deliveries free of charge. Picnic started in 2015 in Amersfoort in the Netherlands, with just four delivery vehicles. The company is now the fastest-growing in the country, with a fleet of over 800 vehicles across 70 locations nationwide.
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A smart way to cut costs in beverage distribution centers
September 9, 2019
Distribution centers are where the ideals of streamlined logistics crash into the tough reality of 24/7 manual handling.