Manufacturing Journalist Predicts Sharp Rise in Material Handling Robotics

Thomas R. Cutler, the leading manufacturing journalist reported data from the new marketing research division of TR Cutler, Inc., a sharp rise in the number of automated robotic material handling pick-and-place, palletizing and case-packing projects. Cutler reported, “There is currently a great demand for material handling systems, especially those focusing on using automation to solve labor shortage issues.  It is an easy investment for manufacturers to make because of the quick return on investment. Robotic pallet and case handling conveyor systems are highly-efficient, low-risk automation projects.”

The current low unemployment rate in the US has led to shortages for key experienced material-handling operators in the manufacturing industry.  The labor shortages have resulted in increased demand for automated robotic systems in order to keep the manufacturing production lines running at required capacity.  Cutler’s data suggested that the 2017 demand for material handling systems must be designed to the client specifications, and offer handshake integration to existing upstream or downstream equipment.  Automated robotic systems typically include such features as multiple integrated conveyor lines, robotic palletizing cells, pneumatic manipulation, photo-eye sensors, powered conveyors, multiple HMIs, vision inspection and state-of-the art light curtain integrated safety features.

About TR Cutler, Inc.

TR Cutler, Inc. ( was founded seventeen years ago by Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (, the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff.   Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. 

Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999, which now has more than 6,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles.  Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.

Cutler has authored more than 6,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally.

Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than three thousand industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @thomasrcutler.

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