High-speed mini-load and AGV from Muratec

Muratec (Booth 3208) introduced new automated storage and AGV products at ProMat.

By ·

Muratec (Booth 3208) introduced new automated storage and AGV products at ProMat.

The FX Quad is a high-speed mini-load automated storage and retrieval (AS/RS) crane capable of handling one, two and four cases at a time. Designed to provide high-density storage for high-throughput distribution applications, the crane features travel speeds of 300 meters per minute and hoisting speeds of 180 meters per minute.

It handles load capacities of approximately 650 pounds and can handle up to four cases at a time utilizing twin fork and double deep storage capabilities.

The Premex SLX, a new automatic guided vehicle, delivers high speed and flexible travel in small spaces through a combination of a travel speed of 90 meters per minute and multiple driving capabilities. The unit is powered by a three-wheel drive system for a minimal turning radius. It also features a unique vision-guidance and mapping navigation system that eliminates the need for reflecting plates, laser or magnetic tape. The vehicle can operate in temperatures as low as -13F for freezer applications.

  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.


About the Author

Bob Trebilcock
Bob Trebilcock, editorial director, has covered materials handling, technology, logistics and supply chain topics for nearly 30 years. In addition to Supply Chain Management Review, he is also Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Latest Whitepaper
Mobile Solutions: Improving Supply Chain Efficiencies
To meet customer's ever-increasing service expectations and improve their business efficiency, companies are looking to their supply chain operations – especially material handling and warehouse operations managers.
Download Today!
From the February 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
In warehouses and DCs, planning solutions tend to take a back seat to execution system functions. Vendors are working to boost the trust factor using tools that break down forecasts and blend with analytics.
Automated Storage on the Move
Receiving 101: Setting the Table for Success
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
2016 Warehouse/DC Operations Webcast: Confronting omni-channel complexity
During this webcast we’ll examine the current activities, trends, and best practices in warehouse and DC operations management and how companies plan to address complex issues associate with omni-channel fulfillment.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
Johnson & Johnson: A vision for automation
J&J Vision Care brings together a variety of automated technologies, including an innovative...
Using AGVs at LEDVANCE
The lighting manufacturer reaped savings by reducing maintenance costs and product damage, and using...

System Report: Sustainable Distribution at REI
Specialty outdoor retailer REI’s new distribution center brings together the next generation of...
System Report: Whirlpool puts mobile robots to work
In Whirlpool Corp.’s Clyde, Ohio, factory, mobile robots have automated the delivery of parts to...