One in three online buyers now makes several online orders every week. In 2019, online sales grew by over eleven percent compared to the previous year. This is the result of the e-commerce consumer study by the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (bevh). Manufacturers, dealers and logistics service providers therefore need to optimize their processes accordingly. In order to become more efficient and work more quickly but at the same time protect the health of their employees, it is worth investing in ergonomic lifting devices. J. Schmalz GmbH is an expert in this field. Schmalz designs individual handling solutions and crane systems. The manufacturer also helps to improve the internal material flow in terms of time and costs while at the same time maintaining a focus on ergonomics.
In 2018, UPS, the global logistics giant, opened its new 27,000 m2 Superhub in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. ABB was selected as preferred supplier for the bearings that ensure the smooth and reliable operation of more than 1,200 conveyor belts at the heart of the facility.
Global engineering company, Renishaw, is collaborating with Simufact to enhance the success of laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) builds through accurate simulation and streamlined additive manufacturing (AM) build preparation.
Manufacturers in the plastics-processing industry appreciate the long service life, the low maintenance and the high energy efficiency of the NORD DRIVESYSTEMS' drive solutions. For use in extruders, the company offers extruder-type drives that are optimised for heavy-duty operations.
Schwarzer Precision by Bürkert has released its customisable range of micro pumps to the UK market. The gas and liquid precision pumps can be tailored for each customer application including a quick turnround with a prototype constructed within four days.
Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, will showcase the newest member of its family of industrial barcode readers, the AV500, on a live conveyor system at MODEX 2020 booth 5227.
Condition monitoring systems (CMS) detect changes and anomalies in the production process. They give an early warning of incipient damage, detect deviations in quality, monitor the stability of a production process and ensure consistent quality control at all stages of production and value creation. In this context, gripping systems and clamping devices are growing rapidly in importance due to their closest-to-the-part position.