Gideon launches autonomous loading forklift

Gideon, the robotics and AI solutions company, has announced a pioneering new solution – Trey, an autonomous forklift for truck trailer loading and unloading operations. Trey loads and unloads pallets entirely autonomously, saving more than 80% of a worker’s time. It operates safely, consistently, and reliably in dynamic environments, working side by side with people.… Continue reading Gideon launches autonomous loading forklift

Cognex launches bottom-side barcode reader with 99.9% accuracy

13th April 2022 Cognex Corporation recently introduced the DataMan 470 Bottom-Side Barcode Reading System. With an area-scan-based approach, the system quickly and accurately reads codes on packages with face-down labels, making it ideal for solving high-speed, complex material handling applications in retail distribution and e-commerce fulfilment centres. “As online shoppers increasingly expect same or next-day… Continue reading Cognex launches bottom-side barcode reader with 99.9% accuracy

Toyota launches purpose-designed Li-ion PPT

Toyota has introduced to the UK what it describes as the materials handling industry’s first-ever purpose-designed lithium-ion powered pallet truck (PPT) – the 1600kg capacity Toyota BT Levio LWI160. Thanks to its unique modular, compact lithium-ion battery solution, it has opened the possibility to re-think design standards of material handling equipment. The result: a truck… Continue reading Toyota launches purpose-designed Li-ion PPT

Government launches second round of Future Fuels Fund

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) says it welcomes the federal government’s launch of the second row of its Future Fuels Fund, which endorses commercial fleets with low and zero-emission vehicles. Brad Williams, ALC’s CEO, says the increased focus on commercial fleets is a positive development and will help the transition to low and zero emission… Continue reading Government launches second round of Future Fuels Fund

Randex launches new version of vertical storage system

Leading vertical storage lift company Randex is launching a new version of its ‘Compact’ system, built using its industry-benchmark automated vertical storage technology. New features of this latest system include a modern, updated HMI (human-machine interface) touchscreen that is highly intuitive and user friendly according to early feedback from Randex users. The touchscreen offers varying… Continue reading Randex launches new version of vertical storage system

Wachendorff launches new variant of rotary encoder

8th February 2022 Wachendorff Automation, the encoder and measurement systems manufacturer, has launched a new variant of its well-proven industrial grade rotary encoders that feature a freely definable pulse count. The new WDGP series, available in the UK from Variohm EuroSensor, offers any number of output pulses from 1 to 16,384 PPR as TTL or… Continue reading Wachendorff launches new variant of rotary encoder

Ferag launches to UK market

Ferag, a global leader in advanced conveying and sortation solutions, has launched its hi-tech, Swiss engineered overhead pouch and sorter systems to the UK market. The technology offers retail, ecommerce, automotive and general merchandise businesses reliable, high-performance conveying and sortation at speeds of up to 12,000 units per hour. Based in Zurich, Ferag has its… Continue reading Ferag launches to UK market