Factory Automation and Material Handling Integration

To increase productivity and further improve flexibility in the factories, it is necessary to integrate factory automation and material handling. Learn how HMS Labs makes this happen.

During the last 30 years virtually all the machines in the factories have been automated. At the same fully automated warehoused have been introduced. Even though both the machines and the warehouses have been automated we still se people in the factory carrying material from the warehouse to the machines and finished products from the machines back to the warehouse.

In order to continue to increase productivity and further improve flexibility in the factories it is necessary to integrate factory automation and material handling. This integration has already begun and can be seen in factories in the form of autonomous guided vehicles as well as mobile robots. 

 

 

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HMS TechTalk: Enabling Predictive Analysis in the Connected Warehouse

In this 30 minute webinar, HMS experts discuss how our Anybus® connectivity solutions and eWON® edge gateways can be used to overcome the divide between your analytics platforms and automated equipment.

HMS TechTalk: Maximizing Data Availability in Automated Guided Vehicles

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are increasingly being used in manufacturing and warehouse operations for deployment of raw and finished goods. They employ complex systems for motion, safety, power management and traffic management often using multiple communications technologies. One of the biggest challenges is ensuring that these systems are interconnected so data can move seamlessly between different control tasks. Join HMS Networks for this 30-minute webinar to learn how we can help you overcome these challenges.