The Material Handling and Supply Chain Blog

The Top 3 Specifications for Designing Effective Sortation Systems

Written By: Joe Campbell

October 29th, 2014

Sortation systemsWhether a project is a multi-million dollar distribution center or a small shipping system, one thing that can make or break it is how efficiently the system can sort the product. To avoid issues and ensure a successful sortation system, one of the most important factors is thoroughly discussing our customers’ specifications prior to the design.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Benefits of 3D renderings and simulations

Written By: Michael Yochum

October 24th, 2014

3D RenderingsA key component in our sales process is the creation of 3-D renderings and simulations. With advanced modeling and software tools, Bastian Robotics can bring 2-D drawings to life with highly accurate renderings and illustrations that can alleviate many system concerns…

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What’s Your Exit Strategy? 5 Methods for Variable Height Access

Written By: Robert Humphry

October 22nd, 2014

Pivoting stairs for variable height accessSafely and efficiently accessing and exiting variable height platforms is important for operators who spend their days going between levels. Here are 5 of the most popular methods for variable height access and the pros and cons of each.

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Machine Tending: Is It Truly a Robot’s Paradise?

Written By: Jeffrey Winemiller

October 16th, 2014

Robot machine tendingMachine tending can be some of the most grueling and hazardous work conditions for an industrial operator, so if you need to increase throughput, it often means a reduction in quality. With the help of industrial robots you can maximize both of these requirements while providing your operators with a safer working environment.

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Introduction to Industrial Robots: What You Need to Know

Written By: Colin Shipley

October 10th, 2014

industrial-robot-armIf you work with robots every day like I do, it feels almost second nature when selecting the right one for any given application. There are plenty of people, though, who when they hear robot think of Terminator or I-Robot. Industrial robots are a little different than the aforementioned Hollywood versions, so if you are interested in using robots to improve your business, it helps to understand your options.

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