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DUOSYS dual-crane mini load AS/RS makes North American debut

The modular DUOSYS mini load AS/RS runs more than four times faster than similar systems because it employs two cranes that function simultaneously in the same aisle to maximize throughput, said Robert Schmit, executive VP of Daifuku Webb (Booth 1512) in a press conference on Monday. The DUOSYS was making its first appearance at ProMat.
By Sara Pearson Specter, Editor at Large
January 21, 2013

The modular DUOSYS mini load AS/RS runs more than four times faster than similar systems because it employs two cranes that function simultaneously in the same aisle to maximize throughput, said Robert Schmit, executive VP of Daifuku Webb (Booth 1512) in a press conference on Monday. The DUOSYS was making its first appearance at ProMat.

“The system has two cranes that function simultaneously and independently without interfering with each other’s travel,” Schmit explained. “This allows it to operate as a highly-efficient sortation system by buffering and sequencing items in less floor space with fewer personnel.”

The DUOSYS cranes are managed by a single off-board controller that—during maintenance on individual cranes—allows others to continue to operate. Multiple systems can be stacked on top of each other for scalability. The system’s first domestic installation is with a major snack food company, said Sarah Carlson, marketing director.

Also in the booth is the company’s model 100ST SmartCart automatic guided cart, a low-cost automatic guided vehicle (AGV) that navigates along easily-changed magnetic tape paths.

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.

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Sara Pearson Specter
Editor at Large

Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC (http://www.saraspecter.com). Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery (http://www.BellsUpWinery.com).


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