Pat's Technical Corner:

Sneaker Net

When will the bandwidth of the internet surpass that of FedEx?

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The Autobahn Equivalence

I recently traveled to Germany to attend a material handling trade show.  Due to the quirky economics of air travel, I had to get there a day early to avoid a “stupid insane” ticket price as opposed to the “normally exorbitant” price we pay Delta here in Cincinnati.  A light bulb in my head went off and the idea of taking advantage of

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8 Steps to Successfull Project Implementation

Have you ever been involved in a project that didn’t go so well?  A common issue in designing and commissioning a new Materials Handling System is system requirements not being clearly defined up front.  The end user knows what he or she wants, but he or she is not exactly sure how it should be accomplished. This one simple omission during a

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Time to Go Modular

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Tax Incentive on Automation Equipment

You have two opportunities to save money right now with the purchase of a motorized drive roller (MDR) system.  You’ll not only see a significant reduction in energy consumption from your conveyor system, you’ll also benefit from the hefty tax deductions you can take on capital expenditures through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of

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