Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Today marks the conclusion of ProMat 2013, four days of comprehensive problem solving and networking to provide solutions to the complex manufacturing and supply chain challenges faced by industry today.
The third installment of results from a survey conducted by Intermec (Booth 4263) was released at ProMat, finding that 59% of managers use a metric known as “the perfect order”—meaning picked complete, on-time and error-free—to identify areas for improvement within their facilities.
Offered as a solution for vertical sorting, Qimarox / NEDPACK Vertical Conveyors (Booth 1050) featured the Prorunner mk5—a compact, flexible product elevator that was originally created to transport a container or box from one level to another within a facility.
SICK (Booth 1031) launched a new radio frequency identification (RFID) interrogator at ProMat.
High-output, advanced motors and other innovations are why Hamaco Industries Corporation (Booth 2615) is confident of strong growth in the U.S. market for its lift products.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
At the annual State of the Industry press conference, MHI predicts slow but steady growth in 2013 and 2014. MHI also announces co-location of supply chain event at Modex.
At a press conference yesterday, Swisslog (Booth 2912) announced the second generation of two unique products.
Gorbel (Booth 3872) has increased the options for its Tether Track fall arrest systems for protecting workers who need to perform tasks at heights.
ProMat newcomer Vanderlande Industries (Booth 3514) highlighted their microshuttle automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS).
In a press conference on Tuesday, Chris Cole, Intelligrated (Booth 2903) founder and CEO, shared the company’s current corporate outlook—announcing that bookings in 2012 had exceeded $600 million with 20% growth in the company.