No Risk Automation Magazine Reported Complexities of Automation


Monroe, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/24/2014 -- The October 13th issue of No Risk Automation, a monthly e-news publication, explored the maintenance costs of AGVs. The AGV maintenance costs creep up; they are sneaky and come on fast. These added maintenance costs are not always the fault of the manufacturer or the equipment. Many times it is a lack of sufficient preventive maintenance.

This month’s newsletter also discussed the differences between automation at the DC versus manufacturing plant floor. In both environments automation is simply used to move product from place to place safely and in an efficient manner. The real difference between the two is in the number of applications and the complexity of those applications. The real winner for automation is manufacturing, due to the sheer number of movements of product and the ease with which transportation can occur. To access the current and past newsletters, go to:

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About John Hayes and NoRiskAutomation
John Hayes is a solutions-finder for the material handling industry. For more than twenty years he has been evaluating, designing, developing, and implementing innovative software and hardware solutions for businesses in high-volume retail, wholesale (B2B), and direct-to-consumer (B2C) distribution systems. Hayes is a 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pros to Know” recipient with vast and specific expertise in automated guided vehicles (AGVs). This reputation has resulted in hundreds of systems for highly productive and cost-effective fulfillment centers and manufacturing plant designs. Hayes uses a vendor agnostic approach at NoRiskAutomation ( eliminating bias while avoiding the land mines and understanding the challenges. NoRiskAutomation utilizes a unique 4-Step process which ensures that sound and smart technologies are utilized by clients worldwide. Having worked for some of the leading AGV manufacturers, Hayes brings a wisdom and insight to customers, who are often unaware of the pressured sales strategies and hidden costs used by AGV vendors. NoRiskAutomation is an organization founded by Hayes to inform and protect automation decision-makers with the motto: Get it right the first time. Follow Hayes on Twitter @NoRiskAutomate.

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