ASI President John Cross Named AGMA Chairman

I have used AGMA standards since I began my career in 1985.  I began my association with AGMA in 1997 when I began working at ASI Drives, an over 30-year member of AGMA.  I have been happily serving in various board functions since 2013 when Dennis Gimpert asked me to join the board.

John Cross, President, ASI Technologies, Inc., Chairman, AGMA

Becoming Chairman: Q&A With Future AGMA Chairman and Insight to Why Industry Professionals Should Join Association Boards

I have used AGMA standards since I began my career in 1985.  I began my association with AGMA in 1997 when I began working at ASI Drives, an over 30-year member of AGMA.  I have been happily serving in various board functions since 2013 when Dennis Gimpert asked me to join the board.

FRED’s New Features

FRED’s New Features

ASI Technologies, Inc. recently rolled out several exciting new features, all of which are available as optional upgrades for FRED2500, our automated material handling vehicle.  Just like FRED himself, these features are simple to set up, flexible and safe, and they allow you to customize FRED for your specific environment and application.  Select the options […]

ASI's John Cross presenting FRED2500 at the MRC event.

FRED and the Future of Manufacturing

ASI Technologies, Inc. was one of five manufacturers selected to join more than 75 attendees at the March 19th Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Show in Allentown, hosted by the Manufacturers Resource Center. The event brought together manufacturers from across the region to learn about the opportunities and challenges associated with Industry 4.0, and ASI was there […]

ASI Technologies Changes Name to ASI Drives

ASI Technologies Focuses on the future as ASI Drives, and New AGV Pallet Robot, FRED2500

New name and new product with the same focus on world-class gear drive solutions ASI Drives, a leading manufacturer of custom engineered gear drives since 1985, has announced a major rebranding, the enhancement of towing functionality with its breakout FRED2500 AGV, and an upcoming opportunity to meet FRED in person. After nearly 35 years, ASI […]

Doug Fastuca, ASI Drives CEO

ASI Drives Announces a New CEO, Douglas A. Fastuca

ASI Drives, a leading manufacturer of custom engineered gear drives since 1985, announced the appointment of CEO Douglas A. Fastuca effective December 3, 2018. “We welcome Doug’s experience and leadership to the ASI team,” said Barney Berlinger, ASI’s founder and chairman. “We look forward to his operational and global business development leadership as we continue […]

ASI FRED2500 AGV Security

Reducing Threats and Improving Efficiency: Closed Systems in Industrial Transport

Manufacturing and warehousing operations are reliant on even small changes in processes to save thousands of dollars. And it is important to understand the implications those changes can have not only on process, but on security within the company. With automation, a number of AGV equipment manufacturers are highlighting the value of integrating their products […]

The Rise of Assembly Line Automated Guided Vehicles

“Whether you’re working in a manufacturing plant, DC or warehouse, how you move product from point A to point B will impact your operation’s throughput, efficiency and bottom line. In the right application, AGVs can redistribute workers to value-added positions, improve safety and material tracking, and reduce product damage and labor costs. AGVs can also […]

Worker Shortages in Manufacturing Make AGVs More Beneficial Than Ever

Worker Shortages in Manufacturing Make AGVs More Beneficial Than Ever

A Brief History of AGVs The first AGVs were introduced to industry in the 1950s, by Barrett Electronics of Northbrook, Illinois. It was simply a tow truck that followed a wire in the floor instead of a rail. This innovation inspired more ideas to improve the technology, leading to a new type of AGV, which […]

FRED2500’s AGV top can handle standard pallet’s or be customized to meet unique needs.

The Benefits and Disadvantages of AGVs (Automatic Guided Vehicles)

AGVs are becoming more common on manufacturing floors. And why not? They can offer assistance with labor shortages and employee turnover, reduce labor costs, do non-value-added work and increase efficiency and safety—all critical in today’s highly-competitive global market. However, there are some disadvantages with today’s AGVs. First, many small to mid-size manufacturers find the costs […]