The upcoming issue also discusses the criteria when considering automation, particularly AGV (automated guided vehicle) selection. One criterion is load types, which might include pallets, rolls, cases, containers, bales, or something else. This should be one of the first considerations asked in the selection process.
The third issue of No Risk Automation, distributed on August 18th, explored how engineering services often detracts the overall project and layout analysis and development of customized tooling options. The first step is the same in all automation processes: namely analyze automation needs and begin developing an implementation plan.
About John Hayes and NoRiskAutomation
NoRiskAutomation (www.NoRiskAutomation.com) is an organization to inform and protect automation decision-makers with the motto: Get it right the first time. Hayes is a solutions-finder for the material handling industry. For more than twenty years he has been evaluating, designing, developing, and implementing innovative software and hardware solutions for businesses in high-volume retail, wholesale (B2B), and business-to-
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