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Palletizing Drones: The Future of Material Handling

January 27, 2014

Drones may soon offer a cost-effective and scalable alternative to traditional palletizing methods, as demonstrated by the latest Demo3D video commissioned by Qimarox of the Netherlands.

With little superstructure or extensive hardware to install, a drone-based palletizing solution could be deployed rapidly, and should be capable of a relatively high sustained load throughput. Although the current limitation on their usefulness is clearly the weight of the carried load, this is not seen as insurmountable in the medium term – interest from companies like Amazon will continue to drive battery and control development.

With many claiming that advances in current technology are enabling a sharp growth in new material handling techniques, Demo3D provides a robust platform to demonstrate and prototype proposed solutions of this type, producing realistic videos to communicate concepts with impact.

Emulate3D develops cost-effective dynamic 3D industrial simulation modeling software products that facilitate the demonstration, understanding, and sale of automated material handling systems, and their efficient market deployment, support, and maintenance.  

Qimarox is a leading manufacturer of components for material handling systems, including palletizers, vertical conveyors, etc.

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