In an age of mounting competitive pressures and an ever-greater lack of skilled staff, automation is frequently the best answer. But it does not necessarily entail huge capital outlay and science-fiction-esque warehouse environments. Automation does not always have to be complex and expensive. Many successful projects start off relatively small, with the introduction of just one or two devices – but with a big impact on efficiency.
And there is a solution for every need: it could be automated guided vehicles for moving goods from one floor position to another, or between conveyor belts or production lines. Our slide show illustrates four examples with reports from users who have managed to achieve automation with just a few simple steps and carefully selected equipment.