Hy-Tek Material Handling and Advanced Handling Systems opened a newly updated 20,000-square-foot Innovation Lab in Erlanger, KY, U.S.A.
“The future of our industry will rely on the emerging technologies that we integrate, test, and evaluate within our lab. We are continuously reviewing new and better ways to solve our customers’ challenges,” says Dave Tavel, Sr., Vice President of Sales at AHS. “It is an exciting time for our industry as the demands for quality and speed increase; the need to utilize robotics will be commonplace. Our focus will be on supplementing the existing labor force, reducing the physical demands of the jobs, and driving quality for the industry.”
The new lab features warehouse robotics systems that solve many pain points, including autonomous mobile robots, collaborative robotic arms, robotic sorting solutions, and full-scale Goods-to-Person systems, with more planned for the future.
Hy-Tek acquired AHS earlier this year, completing the suite of solutions the company can offer. As robots are used increasingly, particularly in e-commerce and distribution, end-to-end solutions are necessary.