Supply Chain


  • ABB launches IRB 365 FlexPicker

    The IRB 365 has been developed for applications including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods, where production line speed and adaptability are essential.

  • Chemical signatures reveal origins of seafood to thwart seafood fraud

    Following a series of tests, the team determined that the global map — otherwise known as an "isoscape" — can be used to identify the origins of several marine animals living in assorted latitudes.

  • Battery-powered truck refrigeration delivers just desserts

    The system proved sweetly successful, transporting ice cream by truck during a nine-month trial and resulting in reduced energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • New 32 kN tools and jaws from RLS

    New 32 kN jaws are compatible with most of the larger press tools currently in widespread use for HVAC and refrigeration applications.

  • Video: Gain versatility and reduce costs with Seco X-Head quick-change milling head system

    Users can quickly and easily change between various solid-carbide milling geometries and types to optimize milling operations while reducing manufacturing costs and tooling inventories.

  • New robot picks and places fashion

    The Smart Fashion Picker robot is based on Smart Robotics’ line of pick and place robots, which perform repetitive tasks in the warehouse and manufacturing spaces.

  • AGILOX North America opens new Client Experience and Fulfillment Center

    The facility supports an expanded workforce and fulfillment capabilities as well as a robotics training academy.

  • World's most compact Ethernet/IP encoder

    Encoders with the Ethernet/IP protocol are now available, including the most compact in the world.

  • Unbox Robotics launches vertical robotics sortation solution

    “UnboxSort” is described by Unbox Robotics as a “swarm intelligence-powered Industry 4.0 plug-and-play robotics solution.”

  • Long-lasting pneumatic clamps from JW Winco

    Pneumatic clamps from JW Winco have received a number of updates aimed primarily at a longer lifespan.

  • New sorting robot to make its warehouse debut

    The SortIE sorter robot is a fully autonomous robotic sorting system designed for order fulfillment.

  • Orbex offers standard IP65 slip rings with short lead times

    These slip rings provide washdown tolerance in many food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturing applications.

  • IronOrbit to showcase GPU tech to future-proof businesses at Autodesk University 2022

    The company will highlight the performance of its GPU-accelerated INFINITY Workspaces at the three-day conference.

  • Miniature pinch valves now available

    The design is ideal for applications requiring a higher degree of cleanliness such as in the medical, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries.

  • New Interroll Helical Modular Chute provides optimum use of space

    The chute provides a simple and easy solution for vertical transport in confined spaces for diverse material handling applications.

  • New MAXXDRIVE XD industrial gear units from NORD Drivesystems engineered for crane and hoist applications

    The new series expands on NORD’s powerful MAXXDRIVE industrial gear unit offering with an extended center distance developed specifically for the demands of industrial cranes and hoists.

  • Two wireless pushbuttons for material handling systems from Resgreen

    Pushbuttons allow humans to interface with automation equipment to verify and initiate tasks. Resgreen provides two wireless pushbutton models that feature either an OLED or electronic paper (ePaper) display to relay additional information.

  • Modula, MiR collaborate to deliver an automated storage and picking solution

    The automated solution can store, pick and move items within designated areas in warehouses, production or distribution centers, with or without human intervention.

  • Large-capacity centrifugal chillers consume low-GWP refrigerant

    Two new models use HFO-1234yf refrigerant and are available in capacities up to 5,400 refrigeration tons.

  • Bell-Everman ServoBelt arc drive features new large-diameter rotary stage

    The system features custom designed rotary and tilt axes that precisely position semiconductor glass panels.

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