Logistics Equipment

New application areas for wearable robotics

Comau - With the objective of strengthening the use of wearable robotics to facilitate human-machine collaboration, Comau and IUVO have partnered with Heidelberg University, one of Europe’s leading research institutions. The joint project aims to further quantify the degree to which the MATE-XT exoskeleton can reduce physical stress during strenuous tasks involving repetitive shoulder flexion movements within the German industrial context.


VoloDrone visits Berlin for the first time

Volocopter - Innovation for supply chains: Together, the urban air mobility pioneer Volocopter and global logistics service provider DB Schenker are developing solutions for the fast and emission-free transport of goods. Today, Volocopter’s heavy-lift drone was presented to German federal politicians for the first time.


New Smart Pallet Mover provides performance boost for manufacturing logistics

Interroll - It is not the performance of modern production machines but their material supply that promises the greatest potential for further productivity increases in industrial companies today. With the new Smart Pallet Mover (SPM), Interroll has launched a awarded solution that can be adapted as a flexible and modular pallet management system to meet a wide range of application requirements in industrial manufacturing.


IFOY AWARD 2021: "Best in Intralogistics" certificates awarded

IFOY Award - At the end of IFOY TEST DAYS 2021 from March 22 to 26 at the Dortmund Exhibition Centre, the award organisation again presented the "Best in Intralogistics" certificates of the year 2021. Representatives from arculus, Cargotec Engineering, HAI ROBOTICS, Hänel, H+E Produktentwicklung, HHLA Sky, the BMW subsidiary idealworks, Interroll Group, NIMMSTA, OPPIDUM TIC, STILL, SYNAOS, VOLUME Lagersysteme and WAKU Robotics were delighted to receive the seal.


Interroll launches new sorting system

Interroll - Interroll has added a system for a wide range of potential users to its successful range of automated sortation solutions with the launch of a new drop tray sorter, the Split Tray Sorter MT015S. The new product makes it easier for companies to enter the e-commerce market or can be used as a flexible addition to existing sortation solutions, for example in the fashion industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and for parcel service providers.


Stäubli WFT expands production of cleanroom-compatible AGVs

Stäubli - Stäubli WFT, a specialist in the development and production of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), has embarked on a strategic expansion of its cleanroom-compatible vehicle business. The company is already manufacturing heavy-duty AGVs under cleanroom conditions. These will be supplemented with mobile robot systems for deployment in the semiconductor industry in addition to pharmaceutical and medical technology applications.


Savoye further innovates with its all-new mobile robotics solution

Savoye - As part of its constant innovative approach, Savoye unveils a mobile robotics solution that is unique on the supply chain market. This solution, based on autonomous and collaborative robots, combining its logistics expertise and its experience in logistics flows, is now on the market.


IDTechEx predicts the drone market size to be over $22Bn by 2041

IDTechEx - Drones are the key technology of the coming two decades. They are used in many different aspects of industry, and commercial use of this technology has never been higher. In its new market research report, "Drone Market and Industries 2021-2041", IDTechEx predicts that the drone market will reach $22Bn+ by 2041, attributed in part to this wide range of use cases.


Drone Industry Powers on in a Post-COVID-19 World to be Worth US$92 billion by 2030

ABI Research - The small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) market continues to develop at an impressive pace and is unmarred by the challenges of COVID-19. ABI Research, predicts strong growth of the industry worth US$92 billion by 2030. While the pandemic has dented consumer shipments and hindered commercial rollout, this has been mitigated by increased use of drones for public service responses and surveillance by both local and national police forces.


DB Schenker brings its first logistics robot in the Czech Republic into operation

DB Schenker - At its Contract Logistics site in Pardubice DB Schenker has implemented a new autonomous mobile robot (AMR). In the warehouse around 120 kilometers east of Prague the robot named MiR Hook 200 helps to detect and transport trolleys to make operations even more efficient. The robot comes from the Danish technology company Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) and was deployed in cooperation with DREAMland, a Czech distributor and integrator.


AGVs keep the PPE moving

BlueBotics - The COVID-19 crisis has focussed attention on the role that hospitals and healthcare professionals play in treating those infected by the virus. Working within strict social distancing guidelines and limited staff has strained the resources of some of the support staff including internal logistics suppliers. This is why an increasing number of hospitals around the world are reaping the benefits of investment in automated guided vehicles (AGVs).


FlexQube chooses BlueBotics as its autonomous navigation and fleet management partner for the future generation of eQart

FlexQube - The eQart concept, launched in the fourth quarter 2019, is a customizable, smart, and motorized cart based on the patented FlexQube building block system. In the continued development of the eQart concept, FlexQube has partnered with BlueBotics to integrate the Swiss company’s state of the art autonomous navigation technology into its next generation of eQart.


Speed record: Printing on cables at over 60 km/h

Leibinger - Companies in the wire and cable industry are geared to quality and maximum output. The speed of the extrusion line is what determines production efficiency. At the wire trade fair, Leibinger will be presenting a coding system that marks cables, wires, pipes and tubes at speeds of up to 1000 m/min or 60 km/h – as fast as a lion can run.


Agility Robotics to sell first Digit robots to Ford

Ford - Agility Robotics is launching Digit, a robot with arms and legs to work with humans and in human spaces, for commercial sale; and, Ford Motor Company is the first customer, receiving the first two robots off the line. This cooperation continues the existing partnership between Agility and Ford to explore ways to help commercial vehicle customers, including autonomous vehicle businesses, make warehousing and delivery more efficient and affordable for their customers.


DJI Demonstrates Direct Drone-To-Phone Remote Identification

DJI - DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today demonstrated a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones, pioneering an easy way for anyone with a smartphone to monitor nearby drones for enhanced safety, security and peace of mind.


Seismic Acquisition with the Use of Unmanned Drones and Vehicle

Total - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Total announce their collaboration to deploy the world’s first automated seismic acquisition system in Abu Dhabi. This pilot project, performed with Total’s Multiphysics Exploration Technology Integrated System (METIS), uses autonomous drones and a ground vehicle to drop off and retrieve seismic sensors without human intervention, therefore at a lower cost.