Open machine concept expands automation from single-machine to the automation of a fleet of machines
The focus of multiple different industries is changing from machine level automation to the control of a fleet of machines. In EFFIMA program an open machine concept enabling the control of a fleet of machines was developed.
Improving the efficiency of order-picking in distribution centres
In order-picking the pickers drive around the warehouse and pick items according to customer orders. It is a very labour intensive operation and can cause as much as 50% of the total warehousing operating costs. Researchers received a three months dataset from an order picking warehouse and they recomputed all the routes for the pickers using the method, which in average...
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