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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 […]

ASI Drives is ISO 9001 Certified

ASI Drives is ISO 9001 Certified

ASI Drives has been certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. According to ISO’s website, the certification “specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective […]

ASI Technologies Rebranding as ASI Drives

ASI Technologies Rebranding as ASI Drives

ASI Drives… Performance Solutions Value Gear Technology Customer Satisfaction ASI Technologies, Inc., an industry leader in battery-powered gear drives, is rebranding as ASI Drives. ASI Drives clarifies ASI’s mission to deliver world-class gear drive solutions to our target markets, providing superior product value for our customers. ASI designs and manufactures the best battery-powered gear drives for […]