Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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.
Showcasing the Perfect Pick goods-to-person piece picking solution in a press conference on Tuesday, OPEX Material Handling (Booth 619), director of marketing Beth Ann Haven Ferner noted that the system has been engineered to eliminate the complexity associated with other shuttle technologies—and attendees at the show have been taking notice.
Prior to Tuesday’s morning keynote session, the winners of the inaugural ProMat Innovation Awards were announced.
Ergologistics (Booth 115), manufacturer of the Lift'n Buddy two-wheeled, electric hand truck with integrated automatic lifting function, showcased new developments in its product line since its debut at ProMat two years ago, explained Aaron Lamb, president.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Semi-automated lift trucks, fleet management technology and certified pre-owned program launch at ProMat.
Company also unveils dual-sided turret truck, a resurging technology it pioneered years ago.
Hannibal Industries (Booth 659), the North American master distributor for shelving products from Metalsistem, announced at a Monday press conference the launch of a stocking distributor program for the United States.
On Monday, System Logistics (Booth 2607) unveiled a new automatic packaging solution that creates a shipping box of any size on demand.
New network is designed to attract professionals under 40 to the industry.
The modular DUOSYS mini load AS/RS runs more than four times faster than similar systems because it employs two cranes that function simultaneously in the same aisle to maximize throughput, said Robert Schmit, executive VP of Daifuku Webb (Booth 1512) in a press conference on Monday. The DUOSYS was making its first appearance at ProMat.