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ProMat is the premier showcase of material handling and logistics solutions in North America. The show is designed to offer productivity solutions and information by showcasing the products and services of over 800 leading material handling and logistics providers.


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<p>Pete Bucci, eastern regional sales manager, demonstrates the real-time monitoring capabilities of DataLink3 and the Wireless Battery Identification Device.</p>

By Josh Bond · April 5, 2017
Based on feedback from end-users and dealers, Ametek Prestolite Power (Booth S2292) developed its enhanced Wireless Battery Identification Device (WBID) that allows managers to monitor battery and charger usage for an entire fleet through continuous data collection.
By Roberto Michel · April 5, 2017
Regal Power Transmission Solutions (Booth S1881) demonstrated its Modsort Transfer Module, which in addition right-angle transfers, can divert goods to either side of a line.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2017
Blake Nealey, national sales and account manager at Elite Storage Solutions (Booth S4535) and Lawrence “Skip” Eastman, CEO of Twinlode Corp., shared details on their companies’ design/manufacture collaborative partnership, which supports Twinlode’s shift in focus as a complete materials handling systems integrator.
<p>Wayne Lyall, director of custom projects</p> By Bridget McCrea · April 5, 2017
International Technical Coatings (ITC; Booth S2452) is displaying a few new components from its product lineup this week at ProMat 2017, including a new wire flue spacer for use in any racking system.
<p>Kevin Walker, national account manager, in front of the Octopus. </p>

By Bridget McCrea · April 5, 2017
Signode Industrial Group (Booth S2062) is displaying the Muller’s Octopus 1825 B automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper at ProMat 2017.
<p>Blanton Bartlett, president of Hannibal, said the company’s recent growth has helped it add employees across its U.S. facilities.</p>

By Roberto Michel · April 5, 2017
Hannibal Industries, a manufacturer of steel pallet racks, (Booth S1827) announced at ProMat that 2016 was a historic year of growth for the company, which manufactures its products in two U.S. locations.
By Josh Bond · April 5, 2017
The new TX-M Series by UniCarriers (Booth S1276) includes the TX30M, TX35M and TX40M three-wheel, electric forklift trucks.
By Josh Bond · April 5, 2017
The new Verso+ 10 and JLT1214P by JLT Mobile Computers (Booth S3074) are small form factor computers equipped with new PowerTouch displays for improved durability in some of the industry’s harshest applications.
By Josh Bond · April 5, 2017
Siemens (Booth S1647) is showcasing its digital enterprise software suite including MindSphere—Siemens Cloud for Industry.
By MMH Staff · April 5, 2017
Exide Technologies (Booth S2047), a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, today announced the availability of the GNB Marathon FPX Premium Flat Plate battery for motive power applications.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2017
The SmartPack Trailer solution from Zebra Technologies (Booth S2459) creates an intelligent loading environment that increases both outbound load densities and lightens the load for dock managers, said Brent Elstron, product manager.
By MMH Staff · April 5, 2017
SDI (Booth S3946), a leading provider of materials handling systems and technology solutions to the retail, wholesale, fulfillment and e-Commerce industries, has acquired Tech Conveyor.
<p>The keynote’s presenters and panelists included (from left): Scott Sopher of Deloitte Consulting; George Prest, CEO of MHI; Venkat Venkataramani, Director, CoE for Digital Supply Chain, SAP; Randy V. Bradley, Assistant Professor of IS and Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee; Alan Amling, VP of Corporate Strategy, UPS; Stacey Hodoh, Global VP, Distribution Operations at Walmart Canada; Mario Adamy, VP of Distribution Operations, Albertsons; Jay Kim, Chief Strategy Officer, Upskill; and Amy T. Augustine, Senior Manager, Reverse Logistics, U.S. Cellular.</p>

By Roberto Michel · April 5, 2017
Wednesday’s keynote panelists agreed it is time to embrace the shift to digital supply chains seen in MHI’s latest annual industry report, titled “Next-Generation Supply Chains: Digital, On-Demand and Always-On.”
By Bridget McCrea · April 5, 2017
Mallard Manufacturing (Booth S445) just added a new product, Extend-a-Rail, to its engineering applications product line. Extend-a-Rail answers the need for flexible, time-saving pallet staging and off-loading.
By MMH Staff · April 5, 2017
Trelleborg in the Americas (Booth S945) is showcasing a sampling of its full range of tires for the materials handling market.

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