• RAGHAV IN AUTOMOBILE

    We have seen how important a role productivity plays in automobile industry in our previous article, “Productivity in Automobile”. Better productivity is always desirable as it can increase the profit margins for the company by substantial numbers. Similarly, decrease in productivity cannot only cause loss to the company, but the consumers as well. We also saw the various inputs, on which productivity is dependent, material handling being the most delicate one to handle. Improper material handling can have disastrous effects on productivity because of its limited value add. We have always emphasized that autonomous means are the best for all the material handling requirements. In today’s topic, RAGHAV in Automobile,…

  • PRODUCTIVITY IN AUTOMOBILE

    In our previous article, we introduced you all to our rising star “RAGHAV”. We saw all its magnificent features and functionalities. What we deliberately left out was the wide range of applications RAGHAV has in all the manufacturing industries. Each industry differs when it comes to material handling needs and so do their issues. You must be wondering how does RAGHAV solve all these issues efficiently? This is exactly what we are going to see in our articles hence forward. Let us start with automobile industry, which we are all quite familiar with. Productivity is by far the most important factor for automobile industry as it directly affects the profit…

  • RAGHAV

    As you know, our previous article “Automated Guided Vehicles” was completely dedicated to mobotics. We discussed about the various sensing mechanisms on which these AGVs work and which are most commonly sought after. We also saw how widely AGVs are used in every industry to meet the material handling needs. Now that there has been enough backdrop, without further a do, we present to you Yantra’s very own mobile robot RAGHAV. You might wonder why we have named our AGV as RAGHAV. Well because it is stylish, it represents India in a way and of course it is logical, as it is the abbreviation for Rucha Auto Guided Heavy Assistance…

  • Automated Guided Vehicles

    All of us are now well acquainted with basics of material handling. We also know that, although manual labor is still prevalent, companies have started turning towards autonomous technics for their obvious advantages. Our previous article “Autonomous Material Handling” was all about the different types of autonomous systems and their implementations in manufacturing industries. We also discussed quite in length, the pros of such advanced systems over the manual ones and their numerous benefits to the companies adopting them. While talking about the autonomous systems, we also touch based upon mobile robots or we call them – AGVs. Let us continue this discussion about Automated Guided Vehicles in details, which…

  • Autonomous Material Handling

    Until now, our focus was on various material handling technics used widely across the globe. We also saw the issues faced by companies while deploying these technics, labor and safety being the two topmost concerns. In fact, we dedicated our previous article “Safety in Material Handling” completely to address the issue of safety in current material handling practices, which largely involve manual labor. In order to reduce the risks and improve efficiency, industries all over the world are searching for better means of material handling. No doubt, most of them are settling over Autonomous Material Handling as an advanced and better option.   You would agree that the whole world…

  • Safety in Material Handling

    We are back with yet another interesting topic in Material Handling – Safety. Our previous article “Labor Issues in Material Handling” threw light on the labor problems faced by manufacturing industries in material handling, from the trouble finding skilled labor to loss in productivity and efficiency affecting the end product. One of the most important issues that we discussed quite in brief was about labor safety. How about diving deeper into the topic in today’s article? Labor safety is of supreme importance in all the processes that are followed in a manufacturing company. Material handling is no exception to this as these workers have to handle heavy material and work…

  • Labor Issues in Material Handling

    Hope you all have read our very first article in the Knowledge Corner “Current material handling practices and challenges”. Were too busy and did not get a chance to go through it? Don’t worry, as it will always be there on our website and you can go visit it anytime. As the name suggests, the write-up focused on the various material handling technics practiced in the manufacturing industries and the challenges faced by these companies on account of such obsolete practices. We also saw that manual labor, while being an integral part of material handling, is also a major challenge in the process. Continuing with the topic, let us now…

  • Current Material Handling Practices and Challenges

      Material Handling is such a vast topic in itself that it could take a hundred pages and we would still be covering only different definitions according to different industries. Let us leave that job to Google and confine our discussion to Material Handling practices in Manufacturing Industries. Material Handling in Manufacturing refers to the movement of any kind of material/load within the limits of shop floor or at the most to the transportation vehicles or warehouses. The manufacturing industries underwent a drastic transition during the Industrial Revolution in 18th -19th century, thereby raising the need for proper material handling. Since then the material handling practices have continuously evolved in…