A cobot is also known as a collaborative robot that works side by side with a human being helping with any sort of task from washing dishes to assembly (source). We recently announced our new Mobile Inspection Table (MIT) for Checked Baggage Resolution Areas (CBRAs) in airports where the MIT automatically delivers luggage that needs to be inspected by the Transportation Security Officer (TSO) right to the individual TSO stations.
A marriage starts with “I Do” and may not be limited to the human race. Businesses in many industries are embracing the union of automation and technology to create a family of operational success.
Bruce Buscher, Vice President of Smart Handling for Jervis B. Webb Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku North America, was featured in Canada’s Materials Management & Distribution Magazine (MMD). He participated in an equipment round-table which delved into topics surrounding trends that drive the use of warehouse equipment and how companies focus on what tools to use to maximize their operation. (Click here for full article)
The perfect match
Buscher does not specialize in match making but has a keen eye when it comes to pairing up automation and technology. He mentions how Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been on the scene in North America since 1958 and Robots since the 70’s. These two systems have worked in parallel for decades and are now showing a powerful presence as a couple in the warehousing and distribution industries. A SmartCart® Automatic Guided Cart (AGC) is Webb’s flexible and cost-effective AGV that is guided by magnetic tape and can be paired with robots in many different applications. Webb’s sister company, Wynright Corporation, designs, engineers, and manufactures truck/container loading and unloading systems – With 3-D vision to locate product inside a truck or container.
Assembly systems implemented with SmartCart Automatic Guided Carts (AGC) are flexible, cost-effective. Assembly path layout and functions can be easily modified by the end users with AGCs. This is the first blog of a series that will talk about new and enhanced features for SmartCart Assembly systems. As we continue to install assembly systems with new features and functions we are continually evaluating which functions will be incorporated into our standard product offering.
SmartCart Automatic Guided Carts (AGC) are one of the most popular products Jervis B. Webb Company engineers, manufactures, installs and services. To keep up with the growing market, we introduced Value Added Resellers (VARs) seven years ago. The group has grown to over 24 VARs with more than 92 local offices represented in 22 countries.
What does the leading global automotive supplier with 312 manufacturing operations, and 83 products use to automate their manufacturing operations? SmartCart Automatic Guided Carts.
There’s a new Automatic Guided Cart (AGC) in town! The 300TT is here with towing capacity up to 4,000 lbs. and carrying capacity up to 2,400 lbs. SmartCart® AGCs offer so many benefits to assembly and warehouse applications including:
- Automatic coupling
- Automatic decoupling
- Quick to install and modify
What’s different about the 300TT than the other AGC products?