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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
September 9, 2019
Distribution centers are where the ideals of streamlined logistics crash into the tough reality of 24/7 manual handling.