Tuesday, February 07, 2012
New orders for materials handling equipment grew by 15% in 2011 while shipments of equipment grew by 17.1%.
If you don’t think of casters as a vital component in the overall scheme of materials handling, think again. Whether it’s a manufacturing facility or warehouse, everything rolls, said Mike Twitty, sales engineer for RWM Casters (Booth 5021).
Customers always knew Psion’s ruggedized products would hold up for seven to eight years, said Mike Wills, VP of North America sales for Psion (Booth 1505), but they worried the technology would become obsolete long before that.
VoxPilot, a new software suite from Voxware (Booth 1414) gives logistics executives unprecedented visibility into work as it progresses, and immediate access to corrective tools when action must be taken.
Plug Power (Booth 4114) showcased its new low-power Class 3 GenDrive fuel cell unit.
Intermec (Booth 1318) introduced two new vehicle-mount computers designed to integrate with any lift truck. These new offerings represent the first vehicle-mount computers certified to offer Vocollect voice-directed work.
Fortna (Booth 509) announced the release of version 3.0 of their DCmodeler tool. The proprietary system quickly synthesizes item, order, receipt, shipment and inventory data to project future business requirements and growth.
In 2014, the Panama Canal will celebrate its centennial. It will also celebrate the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, according to Alberto Aleman Zubieta, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority.
Posted on 02/07 at 12:13 PM
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Modex 2012 •
SpanTech (Booth 3028) unveiled the TranSorter at a Tuesday press conference, a new modular unit sorter that uses extendable and retractable nose conveyors.
In a press conference, Ergologistics (Booth 1829) showcased two models of its new Lift’n Buddy ergonomic lift assist device: the Full-Back and the Half-Back.