Monday, February 06, 2012
Interest in cloud-based supply chain software solutions, like warehouse management systems (WMS), is growing, according to Chuck Fuerst, director of product strategy for HighJump (Booth 609).
In his show-opening keynote address, Rick Blasgen expressed optimism for the future of domestic logistics, emphasized the urgent steps that must be taken to secure that future, and hailed the materials handling industry as a key driver of the ongoing economic recovery.
Posted on 02/06 at 12:10 PM
Supply Chain •
Modex 2012 •
TGW Systems (Booth 4307) has implemented several installations of its Stingray automated storage and retrieval shuttle solution since its introduction in 2011, said John Clark, director of marketing.
In a press conference yesterday, Sapient Automation (Booth 1000) unveiled a new automatic tray height scanning system and redesigned tray configuration in the Viper vertical lift module (VLM). The enhancements provide 50% more storage density, said Ed Romaine, chief marketing officer for Sapient.
Tomorrow at the show, students of engineering, technology, manufacturing, operations, supply chain and logistics will experience first-hand the latest technologies and solutions as they tour the Modex show floor as part of the Material Handling Logistics Classroom Day.
Posted on 02/06 at 11:52 AM
Modex 2012 •
Kiva Systems (Booth 2500) announced it has implemented and met the standards for ISO 9001 certification, encompassing the areas of solution design, testing, manufacturing, consulting, services delivery and technology support of software, firmware and hardware.
To round out its line of automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), Kardex Remstar (Booth 2914) is showcasing the Element vertical lift module and the Megamat RS vertical carousel.
Flow-Rite Safety Solutions (Booth 4328) introduced the Crossing Guard forklift collision awareness system that detects two separate motions to trigger an audible alarm and high-intensity LED alarm light.
A new automatic guided vehicle (AGV) drive unit, AGV cart tugger and heavy-duty pipe system for constructing structures such as workstations, flowracks, carts and AGVs are on display at Creform’s exhibit (Booth 4705).
The now seemingly-ubiquitous QR Code was originally invented in 1994 by Modex exhibitor Denso ADC (Booth 313) to enhance tracking of discrete components in automotive manufacturing facilities and supply chains.