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ProMat 2011, slated for March 21-24, will showcase more than 700 exhibits and include a comprehensive educational conference. The event, to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, will offer an array of products to help improve productivity at your company.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
February 01, 2011

Lift up to 50 tons with wire rope hoist
A line of wire rope hoists comes in capacities from 25 to 50 tons. The Yale Global Max HC double-girder style hoist features an external motor to optimize cooling and maximize accessibility. The remote mounting of the motor and brake prevents heat transfer in either direction and allows for easy maintenance. The hoist includes a sealed, fully enclosed, pressure tested gearbox with all gears submerged in oil for protection. To eliminate slack rope during operation, a fully enclosed free loop guide is incorporated. Columbus McKinnon, 800-888-0985, Booth. 1838.

Truck series lifts up to 19,000 pounds
Offered with a choice of engines, the Veracitor VX truck series features low fuel consumption, minimal noise, and reduced maintenance and operating costs. Both cushion and pneumatic tire classes are included. Capable of lifting capacities from 3,000 to 19,000 pounds, the trucks employ a maintenance-free, built-in stability system. The rugged powertrain incorporates computer-controlled engine and transmission, sturdy clutch packs, and strong gears and shafts. All transmissions have smooth electronic inching to cut maintenance costs by eliminating periodic adjustments. Yale Materials Handling, 800-233-9253, Booth. 1003.

Modular vertical lifts debut
Two new modular vertical lifts have debuted. The Series D direct hydraulic lift for medium loads includes limited moving parts for easy maintenance. It is ideal for in-plant mezzanine, balcony and self-storage applications. It features carriage sizes up to 6 x 6 feet, handles payloads up to 3,000 pounds, and moves loads up to 15 feet high at a standard speed of 17 feet per minute. The Series B modular lift moves boxes, cartons, barrels, loose parts and other portable loads to and from mezzanines and basements, or between two floors. The lift moves loads up to 500 pounds to heights up to 20 feet at a speed of 40 feet per minute. Pflow Industries, 414-352-9000, Booth. 1216.

Voice software supports central application management
Version 4.0 of Voxware 3 software for voice picking has been released, featuring an expansion of its voice management module. The upgrades enable the deployment and management of voice picking applications from a central data center across multiple warehouses of differing sizes and layouts. Other features include enhancements to order picking, replenishment, and putaway applications. To enhance open hardware support, the software also includes embedded, enterprise-grade AirWatch mobile device management technology, allowing for secure monitoring, management and support of all mobile devices in a fleet. Voxware, 609-514-4100, Booth. 3672.

Automate dimensioning, weighing for shipping
To eliminate freight-carrier charge-backs, the CubiScan 150 automates the dimensioning and weighing of parcels in manifesting/shipping applications. It is user-installable, user-serviceable, and portable for relocation throughout a warehouse. The device is certified to a variety of legal-for-trade standards. It works in conjunction with the supplier’s Qbit data-interface software, allowing it to interact with any WMS. Quantronix, 800-488-2823, Booth. 3912.

Decentralized control for materials handling
Movifit intelligent decentralized control combines with drive application and communication technologies for automotive, food and beverage, logistics and other materials handling applications. Offered in standard IP65 and hygienic washdown IP69K-rated construction, the system is flexible and scalable in a range of environments. Preconfigured control routines for horizontal and vertical conveyor applications provide ready-to-use functions that simplify programming and start-up.  SEW-Eurodrive, 864-661-1120, Booth. 1555.

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ProMat 2011 will be held March 21 - 24, 2011 at McCormick Place South in Chicago. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry.

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