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E-commerce’s Imprint on Conveyor & Sortation

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Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff

A relatively new type of sortation approach is to use mobile robots with sortation mechanisms on top, rather than fixed sortation. Mobile sortation robots can be an alternative to fixed sortation or other less fully automated means of so of sortation such as putwalls, says Mike Futch, president of Tompkins Robotics. Tompkins Robotics’ “t-Sort” features independently moving

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Tompkins Robotics – Robotics Innovators of the Year 2020

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Tompkins Robotics Staff

Tompkins Robotics is focused on the robotic automation of distribution operations. Our core system, t-Sort, utilizes autonomous mobile robots to sort a wide range of items and parcels to consolidation points. Our mobile, scalable and flexible robotics solutions grow and change on demand to maximize performance and meet customer needs. We can deploy our systems

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Nordstrom Removes BOPIS Silos Between Banners

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Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff

Nordstrom is turning its Nordstrom Rack off-price stores into one-stop online order pickup locations for all of its banners. The luxury retailer is introducing online order pickup at U.S. Nordstrom Rack stores for Nordstrom.com, NordstromRack.com and HauteLook.com orders. Nordstrom is also enabling all Nordstrom Rack stores to fulfill online orders for customers. Later in 2020,

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Getting the Most From Micro Fulfillment

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Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff

A big bright spot — if you can call it that — during the pandemic has been the blazing growth of food retail e-commerce, which is enjoying triple-digit sales growth. But even as evidence mounts that many grocery shoppers will stick with e-commerce — online ordering, curbside pickup, home deliveries — after the pandemic subsides,

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Discussing the Future of Robotics and Micro-Fulfillment with Mike Futch of Tompkins Robotics

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Tompkins Robotics Staff

In this episode, Tee sits down with Mike Futch, President of Tompkins Robotics to talk about his vast experience in the world of industrial robotics and discuss the Tompkins’ t-Sort Robot. We also talk about micro-fulfillment, how robotics affects the labor force in different markets, and what’s next for the industry. This wide-ranging conversation includes

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Tompkins Robotics: Mike Futch A President’s Executive Interview

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Tompkins Robotics Staff

Mike Futch of Tompkins Robotics discusses how COVID-19 has affected warehouse automation and microfulfillment for good– and perhaps even for the better! Watch the Video

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Warehouse Automation Market – A $27 Billion Opportunity By 2025

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Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff

LogisticsIQ™’s latest market research study “Warehouse Automation Market By Technology (AGV/AMR, AS/RS, Conveyors, Sortation, Order Picking, Automatic Identification and Data Capture, Palletizing & Depalletizing, Overhead Systems, MRO Services and WMS/WES/WCS), By Industry (E-commerce, General Merchandise, Grocery, Apparel, Food & Beverage, Pharma, 3PL), By Functions (Inbound, Picking, Outbound), By Geography – Global Forecast to 2025“, estimates that

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Online Grocery Orders Could be a Robotics Gold Rush

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Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff

Big grocery retailers need coherent e-commerce strategies sooner rather than later. But those strategies aren’t easy to come by, Mike Futch, CEO of Tompkins Robotics, said. Tompkins Robotics is a subsidiary of supply chain firm Tompkins International. Its product is t-Sort, an army of independent, wheeled robots that — you guessed it — sort things. For grocers,

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MODEX Day Three: Robotics & Automation Continue Maturing

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Tompkins Robotics Staff

In typical Modex fashion, robotics and automation were among the hot topics discussed by keynote speakers, exhibitors, and attendees. A vast array of capabilities, sizes, and industry-specific robotics could be found throughout the show floor, each showing off a new capability. It’s clear that robotics continue to evolve and show no signs of slowing down progress in

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Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort tackles Micro-fulfillment

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Tompkins Robotics Staff

Tompkins Robotics (MODEX Booth 9002) can set up its t-Sort unit and parcel sortation system in a customer facility just as fast as it set it up for Modex. According to Mike Futch, president of Tompkins Robotics, the system can break down and set up within a single shift, allowing customers with limited space to