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High-speed mini-load and AGV from Muratec

Muratec (Booth 3208) introduced new automated storage and AGV products at ProMat.
By Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor
January 24, 2013

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
Executive Editor

Bob Trebilcock, executive editor, has covered materials handling, technology and supply chain topics for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. More recently, Trebilcock became editorial director of Supply Chain Management Review. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.


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