MODEX

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By Josh Bond · April 5, 2016
At a press conference on Tuesday, Intelligrated (Booth 2737) showcased a comprehensive lineup of order fulfillment solutions and announced new solutions.
<p>Hyster (Booth 2927) unveiled a new product designed for optimal fuel efficiency, productivity and total cost of ownership.</p>

By Josh Bond · April 5, 2016
During a Tuesday press conference, Hyster (Booth 2927) unveiled a new product designed for optimal fuel efficiency, productivity and total cost of ownership.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2016
Australian technology firm Portalink (Booth 2115) introduced its transaction processing software (and new Charlotte sales office) to the U.S. market in a press conference on Tuesday.
By Josh Bond · April 5, 2016
Clearpath Robotics (Booth 3771) unveiled the OTTO 100 autonomous self-driving vehicle in a press conference on Tuesday.
By Bridget McCrea · April 5, 2016
Integrating a battery-powered electric motor, the Drive Caster was showcased by Caster Concepts’ (Booth 5077) CEO Bill Dobbins in a press conference on Tuesday as the industry’s first motorized industrial caster.
<p>Logistics is an information industry, Cisco’s Jack Allen told the Tuesday keynote crowd</p>

By Roberto Michel · April 5, 2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) has seen its share of hype, but along with other advanced technologies, it is entering a phase of practical productivity benefits that can be tapped by supply chains today, Cisco’s Jack Allen said at Tuesday’s keynote address.
By Bridget McCrea · April 5, 2016
ifm efector (Booth 1162) introduced its new O3D Smart Sensor for industrial automation applications. The 3D depth camera is designed to benefit industrial robotics, materials handling and packaging applications.
By Bridget McCrea · April 5, 2016
Built on the Mobile-Matic portable A-Frame dispenser, a new automatic kitting system helps manufacturers and DCs pick kits and orders with up to 98% less labor, said Ed Romaine, VP of sales and marketing for SI Systems (Booth 4963) in a press conference on Tuesday.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2016
In a press conference on Tuesday, Plug Power (Booth 1023) debuted both a new logo and a new GenDrive 3340 fuel cell to power Class III forklifts, including electric hand pallet jacks and walkie/rider jacks.
<p>Gregg Goodner, board member of Hytrol and VP and GM of MHI, cuts the ribbon to open Modex 2016.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · April 5, 2016
Here are five topics that came up in my visits with suppliers on the floor yesterday.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2016
Combining multidirectional travel with a pantograph reach, side shift and tilting fork carriage, the new Combi-WR4 forklift was unveiled by Martin McVicar, managing director of Combilift (Booth 4755) in a press conference on Monday.
By Bridget McCrea · April 5, 2016
AMETEK Prestolite Power (Booth 3674) is celebrating its 100th year of manufacturing battery chargers for the materials handling industry.
<p>James Bradshaw, president & CEO of AutoGuide, a Heartland Co., demonstrates the TVM5K tugger.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · April 4, 2016
In a press conference on Monday, AutoGuide (Booth 1227) previewed the TVX short frame tunneling automatic guided vehicle (AGV), and the addition of natural feature guidance technology on its ITM5K industrial tugger.
<p>Butch Kriger, Sales Director; John Cameron, Principal Engineer; Tom Galluzo, CEO;<br />
Ricky Houghton, Chief Software Engineer; with the Swift fully autonomous mobile picking robot</p> By Bridget McCrea · April 4, 2016
IAM Robotics (Booth 4071) introduced itself to the world and unveiled Swift, its autonomous mobile picking robot. Named one of four finalists for the show’s “Best New Innovation” award, the company is giving live demonstrations of its breakthrough technology at the show.
<p>Frazier Industrial’s (Booth 5047) Domenick Iellimo, executive VP, introduced the new Ergo Deep Reach pallet storage solution in a press conference on Monday.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · April 4, 2016
Frazier Industrial’s (Booth 5047) Domenick Iellimo, executive VP, introduced the new Ergo Deep Reach pallet storage solution in a press conference on Monday.

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