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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Dematic introduced three configuration options to automate conventional storage functions ranging from simple block storage to a highly automated deep lane, high bay.
Each included some degree of automated materials handling.
New heavy duty and extra heavy duty modular plastic belts from Emerson Industrial Automation (Booth 1559) provide a non-skid, energy-efficient conveyor surface for moving walkways, automotive assembly lines and general material handling of heavy loads, such as barrels, drums, kegs and pallets.
Nilfisk-Advance Group (Booth 2247) unveiled the fuel cell-powered CS7000 industrial floor cleaning machine in a press conference Tuesday morning.
Wednesday, students of engineering, technology, manufacturing, operations, supply chain and logistics will experience first-hand the latest technologies and solutions as they tour the show floor with their professors as part of the Material Handling & Logistics Classroom Day.
Posted on 01/22 at 03:06 PM
ProMat 2013 •
In his Tuesday keynote address, Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, called for removal of long-term structural blockages on U.S. economic recovery, while noting that Republican leaders in Congress are wise in taking smaller tactical steps rather than repeating big showdowns.
Posted on 01/22 at 03:04 PM
The equipment, systems and software solutions of material handling and logistics very often hold the key to a productive and profitable supply chain. These solutions include a broad array of equipment and systems that cut costs and improve organizational safety, productivity, quality and visibility.
Posted on 01/22 at 03:03 PM
ProMat 2013 •
In a press conference on Tuesday, Frazier Industrial (Booth 4205) showcased enhancements to its semi-automated, high-density Pallet Mole system.
Debuting at ProMat, the pointGUARD pallet protector extends the useful lifespan of 40 x 48-inch wooden block and stringer pallets five-fold, said Callen Cochran, business development manager for United Pallet Services (Booth 1784).
enVista (Booth 3681) unveiled its Facility Design Build practice today.
In a press conference Tuesday morning, new ProMat exhibitor Bell and Howell (Booth 3553) unveiled a gantry-style top-apply labeling machine that uses a single head to achieve top speeds up to 80 packages per minute—nearly three times the output of traditional systems.