Product Profile: Vention Premium Swivel Caster Wheel with Brake
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Product Profile: Vention Premium Swivel Caster Wheel with Brake

What is it: For mobility on the factory or warehouse floor, this German-made medium-duty swivel caster wheel, with brake has a 150kg load-carrying capacity. It consists of a unibody stainless steel bracket with nylon wheel and uses a rugged polyurethane thread. Fasteners are included, and Vention offers next-day shipping. These wheels are used in a…

AI-Powered Kindred Induct Automated Induction of a Million Items with 95% Accuracy
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AI-Powered Kindred Induct Automated Induction of a Million Items with 95% Accuracy

Kindred, part of Ocado Group, has released the results of an 18-month beta test of its INDUCT AI-powered robotic induction system. Kindred INDUCT is a high-speed robotic workcell built on Kindred’s proprietary CORE/AutoGrasp artificial intelligence (AI) platform. It combines machine vision, grasping, and manipulation algorithms to automate the induction process for a variety of item…

ResGreen Unveils REST API for Mobile Robot Software
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ResGreen Unveils REST API for Mobile Robot Software

ResGreen Group, which develops next-generation mobile robots and software, has announced a new application programming interface (API) for its BotWay software that uses REST, an architectural style that makes it easier to integrate with other software systems and applications. REST (Representational State Transfer) is an approach to communications that uses less bandwidth, making it more…

Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics Partner on Warehouse Automation Solution
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Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics Partner on Warehouse Automation Solution

Berkshire Grey, which develops AI-enabled robotic solutions to automate supply chain processes, has announced a formal partnership with Locus Robotics, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for logistics and distribution warehouses. The two companies have unveiled a combined solution that integrates Berkshire Grey’s Robotic Shuttle Put Wall with the Locus Origin and Locus Vector AMRs….

ASI Logistics, SICK Tout Ability for Autonomous Reversing for Yard Operations
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ASI Logistics, SICK Tout Ability for Autonomous Reversing for Yard Operations

ASI Logistics and SICK, Inc., have announced a milestone in the development of autonomous yard truck operations, claiming that they have solved the issue of reversing into trailers autonomously. The two companies said this is one of the final steps for completing fully autonomous yard truck operations. ASI Logistics used its Vehicle Automation Kit (VAK)…

Harpak-ULMA Announces 2-in-1 Automated Gravity Case Packer
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Harpak-ULMA Announces 2-in-1 Automated Gravity Case Packer

Harpak-ULMA, the industry leader in smart, connected packaging solutions, announced the North American availability of its Gravity Case Packer, an end-of-line automation solution. The Gravity Case Packer may be used with a variety of products and is easily tailored to the needs of vertical bagging operations from meat and cheese to bakery operations. Its simplified,…

Outrider Raises $73M to Accelerate Adoption of Autonomous Distribution Yard Operations
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Outrider Raises $73M to Accelerate Adoption of Autonomous Distribution Yard Operations

Outrider, which develops autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, has announced it closed $73 million in Series C financing led by FM Capital. New investors include a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and NVentures, NVIDIA’s venture capital arm. Existing investors participating in the round include Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) and New…

Robotics Provider Exotec Expands Product Portfolio with Three Modular Innovations
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Robotics Provider Exotec Expands Product Portfolio with Three Modular Innovations

Exotec, a global warehouse robotics provider, expands its product portfolio with a new conveyor system, an improved picking solution, and new proprietary warehouse software. As inflation, economic headwinds, and labor shortages continue to place mounting pressure on supply chains, businesses around the world are looking for ways to address their immediate needs while also positioning…

Photoneo Brightpick Raises Extra $19M to Complete $40M Fund Round
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Photoneo Brightpick Raises Extra $19M to Complete $40M Fund Round

Kentucky-based Photoneo Brightpick Group has announced it raised an additional $19 million to complete a $40 million Series B funding round. The group is the parent company of Photoneo, which develops robotic vision sensors and intelligence software, and Brightpick, which develops warehouse automation solutions for e-commerce and grocery order fulfillment operations. The new funding raises…

Danone Group to Deploy BALYO Robotic Forklifts at Factory
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Danone Group to Deploy BALYO Robotic Forklifts at Factory

BALYO, which develops robotic solutions for industrial forklifts and other vehicles, has announced they were selected by the Danone group to equip a plant located in the north of France. During the course of the year, BALYO will deploy a fleet of 10 “Reachy” robots to the factory. WIth more than 190 production sites, Danone…

OnRobot Aims to Automate Robotic Deployment With D:PLOY
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OnRobot Aims to Automate Robotic Deployment With D:PLOY

Denmark-based OnRobot has announced the launch of D:PLOY, designed to break down automation barriers to bring the benefit of collaborative automation to businesses of all sizes. Now available worldwide, D:PLOY is an automated platform for building, running, monitoring and re-deploying collaborative applications. OnRobot said that by automating the process of getting a robotic application up…

Agilox Launches Autonomous Dolly Mover for Small Loads
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Agilox Launches Autonomous Dolly Mover for Small Loads

Agilox North America, which manufactures automated material handling solutions, has announced adding an autonomous dolly mover to its range of intelligent transport systems controlled by its X-Swarm intelligence. The company said it has expanded its autonomous mobile robot (AMR) series with the Omnidirectional Dolly Mover (ODM). The ODM can accept loads up to 300 kg…

ResGreen’s PullBuddy AGV Can Move Up and Down Slopes of 5 Degrees or Less
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ResGreen’s PullBuddy AGV Can Move Up and Down Slopes of 5 Degrees or Less

ResGreen Group International, Inc., which develops mobile robot and software solutions, has announced that its PullBuddy Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) can transport loads up to 450 pounds (including load handling frames) up and down inclines of five degrees or less. Slopes are a challenge for most AGVs due to the power required to overcome the…

AutoStore Launches Pio, an AS/RS Aimed at SMBs
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AutoStore Launches Pio, an AS/RS Aimed at SMBs

Automation warehouse company AutoStore has announced the North American launch of Pio (Product In/Out), a plug-and-play version of its AutoStore cube storage technology specifically geared for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Based on a pay-per-pick service model, Pio allows retailers of apparel, sporting goods, crafts and cosmetics to deploy robotic automation for a relatively low…

OPEX adds RFID Scanning to Automated Warehouse Sorting Solution
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OPEX adds RFID Scanning to Automated Warehouse Sorting Solution

OPEX Corporation, a global automation provider, has announced expanding the capabilities of its Sure Sort Warehouse Automation technology to incorporate radio frequency identification (RFID) scanning to increase operational speed and efficiency. Sure Sort is a scalable warehouse automation solution for distribution centers, retail stores, and third-party logistics. Its operational functions include order handling, cross-docking, and reverse logistics. RFID…

Case Study: Czech Automotive Factory Improves Productivity with MiR Fleet
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Case Study: Czech Automotive Factory Improves Productivity with MiR Fleet

FORVIA, a Czech-based provider of automotive technology, has announced that it increased its logistics productivity, strengthened the stability of production processes and decreased safety risks following a deployment of a fleet of robots from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR). The company said it got a return on investment (ROI) from the 14 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)…