Lowering Automation Costs Opening Door for Wider Implementation

One of the anticipated drivers of reusable packaging and pallet systems is automation. A new report from PMMI suggests that the automation trend is now gaining more traction with smaller and medium-sized producers. As costs decline for implementing automation, even small to medium-sized consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) are beginning to … [Read more...]

RMI’s New Warehouse Racking Safety Awareness Campaign

Warehouse pallet racking users will benefit from new rack safety awareness initiative  Late last year, the Rack Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (RMI) launched a rack safety awareness campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness of overall industrial steel storage racking safety and also to emphasize the importance of RMI rack … [Read more...]

Volta Rolls Out Gearless Motorized Drive Roller

Milwaukee, Wisconsin —  Volta24 is the first company to introduce a universal, gearless motorized drive roller which will revolutionize the conveyor industry. Based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Volta24 brings 55 years of design and development experience to the motor and conveyor industry.  Volta24 is presenting the V24, a brushless DC gearless … [Read more...]

Sway Ventures Leads $25 Million Investment in Fetch Robotics

Leader in Autonomous Mobile Robots for Warehouse and Logistics Industries to Use Funding to Meet Growing Customer Demand SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 6, 2017 –  Fetch Robotics, the provider of the leading platform for collaborative robotic solutions, today announced that it has raised $25 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Sway … [Read more...]

Creform AGV and carts ‘inject’ life into plastic injection molding operations

The Creform designed and built fully automated system consists of one AGV and six parts- handling carts Greer, SC—Creform Corporation has designed and built a complete parts-handling system for an automotive supplier of injection molded parts. The system consists of a Creform BST AGV Model CA-A50060-NSI and Creform built carts. The AGV works … [Read more...]

AutoStore features reusables, expands its partner network with Dematic as a global partner

Ultra-high density automated storage system relies on overhead robots and a standardized reusable container system. AutoStore, inventor, and provider of the grid-based, scalable warehouse automation system, has signed a strategic global agreement with Dematic. The system relies on standardized reusable containers to help achieve ultra-high … [Read more...]

Trends Favoring Reusables and Tracking Tech in the Asia Pacific Pharma Market

Information reported in Technavio’s latest report on the pharmaceutical logistics market in APAC (Asia Pacific) provides an analysis of the most important trends expected the coming years. As an important sidebar, it also touches on some of the increased opportunities for reusable packaging. Technavio paints the pharmaceutical logistics market … [Read more...]

How Reusable Packaging Helps Optimize E-Commerce

Reusable packaging can play a major role in e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment. It is important to look ahead and consider flexible solutions that can continue to add value even as your approach to fulfillment evolves. E-Commerce Is Growing Fast While the increasing growth of e-commerce is presenting new challenges for order … [Read more...]

Returnable Packaging and Automation

Best practices for integrating reusable packaging with automated manufacturing and storage systems. Industry insider emphasizes the importance of a direct line of communication between the automation supplier and the reusable packaging provider. Mike Chiado, President of Americas for the Utz Group’s U.S. affiliate, George Utz Inc. USA gave a … [Read more...]

Wave Reaction Recipient of John Deere Supplier Innovation Award for 2016

Award Recognizes Creative Thinking and Innovative Problem-Solving Moline, IL: Wave Reaction has been named a recipient of a John Deere Supplier Innovation Award for 2016. The award is presented to select John Deere suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide. Wave Reaction is a reusable container management … [Read more...]