Material Handling

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


An estimated 40 percent of the labor force in this country is devoted to parts transfer and palletizing operations (Ref. 1). Many of these repetitive jobs offer little challenge to the worker, and often result in high absentee rates, as well as lower efficiency. Therefore, companies must seriously consider cost-effective alternatives.


Material Handling Industrial Robot Shipping Container Transmission Case Robot Application 
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    “Fragile Palletizing Operation Handled with Care by Robots,” Robots In Industry, Unimation, Inc., Danbury, CT, Vol. 8, No. 4, Winter 1982, p. 2.Google Scholar
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    Lammi, M. and Kurenniemi, E., “Robotized Transfer System at a CPT Plant,” The Industrial Robot, March 1979, pg 31–36.Google Scholar

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