Automated Guided Vehicles

Technology has always altered the landscape of manufacturing. The advent of steam engine marked the “First Industrial Revolution” leading to the birth of factories. Subsequently, the mutton shops of Cincinnati shaped the entire assembly line operations and paved the way for what was eventually termed as “Second Industrial Revolution” leading to bigger factories having big production capacities. Read More



Robotic Automation offers a very reliable and efficient production process, robots typically can be refurbished and used again after a period of 10-12 years with ease. All these factors make the ROI on Robotic Automation attractive, a good rule of thumb is to target a minimum of three years for calculating the ROI. After these three years, typically Robotic Automation results in positive cash flow for the company with minimum variability and high-efficiency. Read More

Smart Factories and future of robotics

Technology has always disrupted manufacturing, the first industrial revolution driven by steam engine led to the development of large factories symbolized by textile mills. In 2016 we are at the cusp of another industrial revolution which the experts are calling “Industry 4.0”. It consists of cybernetic systems incorporating Internet Of Things, Augmented Reality, Big Data, 3-D Printing, Simulation and Robotics and is powered by Cloud computing. Read More

Pallet Shuttle - AddSat: What Lies Within

Warehouses in India have witnessed a transition from manual operations to fast and reliable automated processes. One of the key changes as highlighted in our earlier piece, “Warehouse Odyssey” has been the transition from “Traditional Racking” and forklift-based operations to “Dense Racking” and “Pallet Shuttle” based operations. Pallet Shuttle enables organizations to gain a competitive advantage and increase the storage and throughput capacity of their warehouses. Read More

Pallet Shuttle – A Warehouse “Space” Odyssey

In the next decade, as much as 85% of the businesses are projected to adopt a digital route around the globe thanks to Industry 4.0. With increased impetus on scalability across geographies, speedy deliveries and the demand for global products, continual innovation in logistics & warehousing sector has emerged as the need of the hour for all businesses. Read More

Khushi: Power your Warehouse by Voice

You are sitting in your office and discussing an important project. You suddenly get a birthday reminder for someone important in your life. Since, you didn’t remember the birthday, you haven’t sent any gifts. What do you do?..........You open a shopping app, pick same-day delivery, and voila! The app helps you order a gift that will delight your loves one. But, what took you a few clicks to finish is, in fact, the result of heaps of teams working in tandem around the year. Read More

Light up your Warehouse

Light directed picking has emerged as one of the important picking technologies for faster order fulfilment with great accuracies. Before implementing the PTL systems into your warehouse storage zones/aisles, here we take a look at the important points that need to be thoroughly worked upon to earn the best ROI from automation. Read More

Light in the wall

Light in the wall

With the rise of e-commerce, proliferation of SKUs and the expectation of quick deliveries, the intralogistics operations have become quite complex. To cater to today’s customer, both the online and the brick and mortar retailers must maintain adequate supply of items both in terms of quantity and variability. These competitive pressures prompt companies to have super-fast and highly accurate deliveries, which becomes a daunting task for the warehousing team. Read More

Does Your Forklift Take The Road Less Taken? Try SmartMove

Today forklifts are the most common sight in a warehouse. They are heavy vehicles with a pronged device for moving goods from unloading area, to shelves and taking them for the dispatch area. They carry bulk weights and facilitate easy movement of the inventory. These are very costly equipment, so they have to be utilized to the best of their capacity in order to realize an effective ROI on them. Read More


Technology has fundamentally altered our lives. It has led to disruption of business models and development of innovative products to drive up efficiency. “industrial revolution” led to mass manufacturing and increase in the scale of operation, this led to creation of big factories followed by large warehouses. Warehouses have become the corner stone of supply chain management and the warehousing process elements have become the source of the proverbial “competitive advantage”. Read More


Technology Trends in Industrial Automation for 2018

Manufacturing typically is the most impacted field due to any technological advancement. The advance of technological achievements has triggered exciting and unexpected trends with wider impact horizons and very promising business prospects. This year we expect drastic exponential changes in every technological direction. Machine learning and artificial intelligence will transform the entire industries, making way for virtual helpers and a myriad of cases for automatization. Read More


RFID: Enabling Mass Customization

Paytm tied up with NHAI to make the highway tolls cashless, this news went unnoticed until November 8th, when demonetization was announced. Though people were given exemption from tolls for some time, the cashless payment at Tolls got a boost. The underlying technology which facilitates this cashless operation on tolls is Radio Frequency Identification popularly called “RFID”. RFID tags have hit their tipping point and have found wide-spread applications in retail, inventory management, tracking assets and as we discussed above to facilitate cashless payments. The RFID market worldwide is estimated to be at a whopping 10 billion dollars and is expected to reach 20 Billion dollars by 2025. Read More

Daag Ache Nahee Hain!!!!

Daag Ache Nahee Hain!!!!

Cleanliness is key to holistic healthcare and laundry is an essential but often under-served component in healthcare, addressing this area is “Shubhram Hospital Solutions”, it provides holistic, high-quality linen management and laundering services, guaranteeing infection free linen that complies with international standards. With their state of the art facility, they ensure that thousands of patients need not face any problems in hospitals. Read More

Shopping 4.0

Shopping 4.0

Shopping is an important aspect of all our lives, many people consider it as a stress buster and often indulge themselves in it. It would be interesting to understand how the changing nature of technology impacts the very process of shopping. Let’s take a look at a typical shopping experience. Read More

Beacon : Whose Signal is it anyway?

In ancient times, beacons were fires lit at different locations and used for signaling purpose. They were used to signal warnings, celebrations, navigation, signify an important location etc. With time and advent of technology, beacons became more sophisticated and their application more wide spread and today we typically see a beacon as a very small electronic device typically of the size of buttons of a shirt which emits radio signals in close proximity of varying strengths. Read More