Strategic Value of Autonomous Systems in Materials Handling Explained by Vecna Robotics
Competitive threats, demand for higher throughput, labor issues, and challenges tied to Industry 4.0 initiatives is putting enormous pressure on business leaders. However, organizations are now aware of the strategic value that autonomous systems and robotics deliver, and are pursuing these technologies to solve sustainability issues. John Hayes, VP of Vecna Robotics noted, “I've been speaking with business leaders across many industries since unveiling our fleet of autonomous material handling platforms in April.”
Hayes added, “I'm pleased to say that, with just under 20 years of experience developing advanced robotic systems for medical and military operations, and building upon our experience from supporting thousands of devices in the field, Vecna Robotics is actively working with major manufacturers, retailers, and shippers to deploy a complete range of mobile robotic solutions on the market supported by IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) monitoring technologies.”
Vecna Robotics provides a leasing option including both materials handling equipment and revolutionary disruptive IIoT monitoring. The leasing program ensures a rapid ROI and an affordable way, beyond already competitive pricing, to automate manufacturing, warehouses, and distribution centers. Engineers can choose between tuggers that pull a string of carts or trailers in a train; unit load carriers that move subassemblies and work-in-process from one assembly station to another; forked pallet trucks that interface with pickup and drop off points on the plant floor; and automated guided carts (AGCs) that are smaller, cheaper, and easier to install than traditional AGVs. AGCs are popular for applications where lighter loads and flexibility are required.
Vecna Robotics will be exhibiting and showcasing its AGV and IIoT technologies at MODEX 2018, April 9-12, at booth B4987. MODEX is the expo where manufacturing and supply chain professionals go to find solutions to futureproof their business success. From understanding how Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things is impacting supply chains to exploring the latest equipment and technology solutions from over 850 of the world’s leading providers, MODEX 2018 is where material handling leaders meet the industry’s best and brightest, see their equipment and systems in action, and determine which solutions fit future supply chain needs.
Vecna Robotics (https://robotics.vecna.com) has quickly become the materials handling leader in the fork truck free environment while utilizing comprehensive IIoT technologies. With e-commerce exploding and customer expectations on the rise, distribution and fulfillment centers as well as third party logistics (3PLs) providers and manufacturers require Vecna Robotics innovation. Case picking, goods-to-person, person-to-goods, robot-conveyor hybrid systems, Vecna Robotics has cost-effective solutions. All systems are safety certified to operate along-side people and can accommodate the operational model that achieves the best efficiency with unmatched flexibility. Follow on Twitter @VecnaLogistics.