Ultimation | May 07, 2021
With the global industrial robot market expected to rise at a 9% annual pace to $75.84 billion by 2025, Ultimation Industries LLC is extending its Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) line-up to provide automated systems that allow businesses of all sizes to turn their facilities into fully integrated warehouses. For over 30 years, Ultimation has been a leader in conveyor technology and automation.
Ultimation has added warehouse robotics built by OTTO Motors of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada to their full line of material handling solutions. The addition of OTTO devices, according to Canny, is a good compliment to the company's newly announced strategic relationship with Denmark's Nord-Modules, which manufactures top modules for AMRs. These collaborations position Ultimation Industries as a one-stop-shop for the whole AMR kit.
The new OTTO 1500, available from Ultimation, is designed to transport pallet-scale loads weighing up to 4,000 lbs. autonomously through busy factories and warehouses. With a maximum speed of two meters per second (about 4.5 mph), the OTTO 1500 delivers more payload more quickly and efficiently than any other AMR in its class. Unlike manual pallet jacks and forklifts, the OTTO 1500 moves the heaviest payloads in complex conditions with speed, safety, and agility. It is most widely used to connect current automated processes, such as machining centers, welding cells, packaging cells, palletizers, or stretch wrappers.
Unlike automated guided vehicle (AGV) or cart (AGC) systems, which require a route or track to follow or use wires or lasers, warehouse robots read their environment using integrated sensors. Once an AMR has been assigned to a warehouse, it will move from point A to point B on a single order with no human intervention.
AMRs, when properly implemented, will also help increase the overall safety efficiency of a warehouse operation. AMRs can handle loads that humans cannot, and when equipped with the appropriate top module, they avoid the repetitive bending and stretching associated with loading and unloading. They are easy to incorporate, adaptable, and can be used to supplement current material handling systems without reconfiguring production lines or factory footprints.
Although warehouse robots provide tremendous flexibility, certain tasks, such as accumulating or buffering, are better suited to floor-mounted motor-driven roller conveyors or overhead control and free conveyors. “The optimal facility plan will take this into consideration and link material handling processes as an integrated whole,” Canny said.
Ultimation is the leading direct-to-consumer conveyor maker, specializing in resolving efficiency issues with quick-to-deploy solutions. The company develops, produces, and implements material handling equipment and has the capability of manufacturing automation components and subassemblies.
Ultimation Industries, LLC is a woman-owned industry leader in conveyor technology and automation. Ultimation, which was established in 1989, develops, manufactures, and installs machinery and equipment, automated devices, tire and wheel processing lines, and conveyor systems for customers all over the Americas. The firm has a line of proprietary automation systems and is also a Jervis Webb Conveyor Systems integrator. Ultimation's e-commerce channel offers conveyor equipment from Ultimation, Interroll, Itoh Denki, Jervis Webb, and other manufacturers. Ultimation was named one of the Inc. 5000's fastest-growing private businesses in America in 2020.
ThinkIQ | March 10, 2021
ThinkIQ, a pioneer of advanced assembling transformation SaaS, today reported a suite of new solutions under their SaaS producing stage, which features four new areas of information usefulness, including ThinkIQ's Visualize, Insight, Transform and Enterprise solutions.
This extended usefulness enables manufacturers to sort out the information surfacing actions that improve safety, unwavering quality and proficiency by utilizing a reality based granular and an information centric perspective on material flows and related provenance trait information.
New stage components incorporate with existing IoT infrastructure to help oversee everything from supply chains to assembling processes and past. These additional capabilities will keep on expanding upon ThinkIQ's exceptional material detectability and insight which helps manufacturers improve yield, quality, safety, consistence and brand certainty while decreasing waste and ecological effect.
"The addition of the newest solutions within our platform will help manage the manufacturing process from supply chain to customer," said Niels Andersen, CTO and CPO of ThinkIQ. "Having this truly transformative intelligence and insight into your supply chain helps organizations make smarter decisions about their processes which in turn makes them become more profitable and more competitive."
Rheinmetall | January 13, 2022
On January 12th, Rheinmetall and PolyCharge America announced the foundation of Rheinmetall PolyCharge, GmbH for the manufacturing, research and marketing of NanoLamTM DC-Link capacitors in Europe.
“Diversifying PolyCharge's manufacturing base is crucial as we transition to high volume production of NanoLam™ capacitors for automotive, aerospace, and industrial markets,” "Rheinmetall's technical depth, application expertise, and strong presence in Europe make it an ideal partner, allowing for rapid expansion in this important and growing market."
-Steven Yializis, Chief Operating Officer of PolyCharge America
The JV is responsible for the commercialization of all NanoLam™ products within Europe and is planning to build a NanoLam™ plant within the region. Rheinmetall's decision to enter the capacitor market was driven by the growing demand for DC-link
capacitors for automotive inverters.
"Rheinmetall is positioning itself to meet the increasing demand for these components,"PolyCharge's NanoLam™ products are significantly smaller, lighter, and able to operate at higher temperatures-a real quantum leap compared to the current state-of-the-art."
-Mr. Rene Gansauge, CEO of Rheinmetall's Sensors and Actuators Division