OPEX Corporation | January 16, 2023
OPEX® Corporation, a prominent name in Next Generation Automation for almost 50 years, announced that it is adding RFID scanning to its cutting-edge Sure Sort® Warehouse Automation technology to meet client needs and improve operational speed and efficiency.
Sure Sort has long been the go-to warehouse automation solution for distribution centers, retail outlets, and third-party logistics seeking efficient and accurate order handling, cross-docking, and reverse logistics. The system is scalable, reliable, and has high throughput.
OPEX now offers RFID scanning to meet client demands, particularly apparel manufacturers and retailers. Hidden bar codes in clothing impede operations and demand additional operator handling. Scanning doesn't require a visual connection because RFID uses radio waves. RFID scanning is famous not only in the clothing industry but also in the processing of cell phones and pharmaceutical processing, to name a few purposes.
President of OPEX Warehouse Automation, Alex Stevens, stated, "The expansion to RFID is just another example of how we live our values and principles to listen and be responsive to customers' needs." He added, "It is another great tool in our growing portfolio of modular and flexible warehouse automation technology and solutions."
(Source- Business Wire)
Responsive warehouse automation technology is essential with rising labor costs and supply chain issues. For example, Sure Sort robotic delivery vehicles, known as iBOTs®, can process up to 2,400 items per hour with as few as three operators and recharge as they move through the system.
OPEX will exhibit at NRF 2023 from January 15–17 at Javits Center in New York City.
About OPEX Corporation
OPEX continually reimagines automation technology to assist clients in resolving their most critical business issues, leveraging generations of industry experience and a track record of producing first-rate automation skills and advanced engineering. It has been a valued partner for nearly five decades, working with clients to develop tailored, scalable solutions. OPEX is a global pioneer in Next Generation Automation, offering innovative, one-of-a-kind warehouse, document, and mail automation solutions. With headquarters in Moorestown (New Jersey, US), the company has facilities in Pennsauken (New Jersey), Plano (Texas), France, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Australia. It has more than 1,600 employees constantly reimagining and delivering customized, scalable technology solutions to address current and future business challenges.
Bright Machines | January 25, 2023
On January 24, 2023, Bright Machines, a leader in intelligent, software-defined manufacturing, and Viridi Parente, Inc., a leading developer of safe, resilient, point-of-use battery storage technology, announced that Viridi has chosen Bright Machines to transform the company's U.S. electric battery manufacturing facility digitally. Bright Machines Microfactories, the company's full-stack assembly automation solution, modernizes production by integrating data and AI. This gives Viridi new capability to fulfill the growing demand for its zero-carbon emission energy battery solutions.
Viridi manufactures battery energy storage systems in Buffalo, New York. Bright Machines will play a key role in the assembly of Viridi's stationary lithium-ion battery pack system modules, which are developed and tested to be fail-safe for installation in industrial, commercial, and residential settings. Companies like Viridi and Bright Machines are fueling the United States' re-emergence as a global manufacturing powerhouse.
Bright Machines will assist Viridi in automating the assembly of its clean, sustainable power sources, which will replace century-old distributed energy platforms, including fossil fuel, lead-acid batteries, and other outmoded technologies. Additionally, Viridi will implement more sustainable practices by utilizing Bright Machines' intelligent automation solution, which evaluates production areas to determine the appropriate material requirements to reduce fault rates.
Viridi will also be able to decrease overproduction and instead produce-to-order depending on local market demand as its facility is near the end consumer. This will result in reduced landfill and an overall reduction in Viridi's carbon footprint.
The only option to reduce costs, emissions, and geopolitical risks while satisfying U.S. battery and electrification demand is to localize the production of crucial battery components. Intelligent assembly automation from Bright Machines enables rapid product evolution at a low cost while minimizing time to market. In addition, the trend toward closer-to-home production promotes jobs in the United States and allows businesses to progress their sustainability efforts through local and regional supply chains.
About Bright Machines
Founded in 2018, Bright Machines is a leading technology firm that offers an innovative approach to software-defined, intelligent manufacturing. It uses machine learning, computer vision, 3D simulation, and adaptive robotics to alter production's flexibility, scalability, and economics fundamentally. Bright Machines runs R&D facilities in the United States and Israel, with additional field operations in the United States, Mexico, China, and Poland, and it employs more than 500 people globally. It has been recognized as a "Technology Pioneer" by the World Economic Forum and one of "America's Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies" by Forbes in 2019.
ADDMAN | January 12, 2023
California-based polymer 3D printing services provider, Dinsmore & Associates, Inc., was acquired by ADDMAN Engineering, the company announced yesterday. The acquisition adds Dinsmore to ADDMAN’s network of manufacturing solutions network increasing its polymer production capability, while and significantly enhances its existing additive and traditional manufacturing services.
Dinsmore is recognized as a pioneer of additive manufacturing technology in the U.S., renowned for its engineering-centric, value-added go-to-market strategy, rapid manufacturing capabilities, and quality. Dinsmore enables clients with a focus on medical applications to create prototypes, design and develop products, and carry out small-scale production. The company operates over 35 additive machines, utilizing cutting-edge technologies such as MJF, FFF, DLS, PolyJet, DLP, SLA, and FDM and a quick turnaround time of production of under 5 days.
"This announcement marks the expansion of ADDMAN's ability to support medical industry partners. We are planning for significant investment and growth in this arena going forward, and Dinsmore will serve as a core part of this strategy…By joining forces with Dinsmore, we now have one of the largest rosters of AMUG-awarded DINOs under one roof," said Joe Calmese, CEO of ADDMAN.
(Source: P.R. Newswire)
The Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) awards the Distinguished Innovator Operators Awards (DINO) to top leaders in the additive field. ADDMAN's five DINOs include Jason Lopes, Bob Markley, Bill Braune, Jay Dinsmore, and Dr. Youping Gao.
Dinsmore marks ADDMAN's fifth acquisition over the past two years.
ADDMAN, founded in 2020, is a vertically integrated provider with the design, manufacturing, machining, quality process, and post-processing capabilities required to bring any part from concept to production. The company offers engineering solutions to a wide variety of customers, from space applications to IndyCar racing teams and from medical device manufacturers to robotic integrators. The company provides excellent speed and value through the product life cycle, using groundbreaking adaption of additive manufacturing technologies. Headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida, ADDMAN will fuel innovation and ambition through engineering excellence, customer focus, and industry-leading culture.