The Material Handling and Supply Chain Blog

My Favorite Pop Culture Robots

Written By: Tom Ahlborn

August 31st, 2015

Pop-culture robotsBefore I began my career at Bastian Robotics, my main exposure to the world of robotics wasn’t through the world of industrial automation. No, I pictured robots more like the ones I saw in movies or read about in books; evil robots trying to take over the world, or heroes in epic space adventures. There have been so many iconic robots in popular culture throughout history. Here are a few of my favorites.

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6 Helpful Tips for Installing Conveyors in Freezers

Written By: Greg Conner

August 25th, 2015

Conveyors in freezersIn the conveyor world, there aren’t many more challenging applications than freezer installations. The deep cold introduces many obstacles for components. In general, the colder you go, the more things you must take into consideration. Here are 6 helpful tips for ensuring a successful freezer conveyor installation.

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3 Steps to a Great Turnkey Material Handling System

Written By: Jonathan Syrett

August 20th, 2015

Turnkey robotic material handling systemA turn-key material handling solution is the complete design, build, and installation of material handling equipment. This type of solution allows you to work with one company to ensure your project exceeds expectations from start to finish. Here’s what you should expect during the three phases of your turnkey project…

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Project Spotlight: Utilizing the Auxiliary Axis Servo of a Robot

Written By: Kayla Wohldmann

August 11th, 2015

Robotic battery palletizingIn this month’s project highlight, we’re diving into a recent project in which we used the auxiliary axis on a robot to control the sweeper bar on a row forming conveyor. This allowed us to add an additional axis of integrated motion to the robot, giving us 7-axes of motion.

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4 Simple Reasons to Try Our New Online Conveyor Pricing Tool

Written By: Greg Conner

August 4th, 2015

Try our new storeAs e-commerce sales continue to rise, more and more of that growth is coming from industrial products and business services. In response, Bastian Solutions decided to re-design and improve our online equipment store. Our goal was simple – to create a platform that allows purchasing agents, industrial engineers and maintenance technicians the ability to move beyond the conventional, and often times very slow, sales process.

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