Automated carton making, order filling and goods movement lifts material handling to new heights of efficiency

Richard Bloss (Associate Editor, Industrial Robot )

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Publication date: 28 January 2014

Abstract

Purpose

Review of the most recent Automate and Promat shows in Chicago with emphasis on the new automation innovations and applications on display. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

In-depth interviews with exhibitors of automation equipment and system integrators of automation technology at these dual shows.

Findings

Automation technology continues to address an ever increasing number of material handling applications.

Practical implications

Customers may be surprised at the automation innovations and new applications which are appearing in the material handling environment.

Originality/value

A review of some of the latest automation innovations and applications that one might have seen if they had been on the exhibition floor at the most recent dual Automate and Promat shows.

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Citation

Bloss, R. (2014), "Automated carton making, order filling and goods movement lifts material handling to new heights of efficiency", Assembly Automation, Vol. 34 No. 1, pp. 23-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/AA-03-2013-016

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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