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

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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.