Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wednesday, students of engineering, technology, manufacturing, operations, supply chain and logistics will experience first-hand the latest technologies and solutions as they tour the show floor with their professors as part of the Material Handling & Logistics Classroom Day.
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ProMat 2013 •
In his Tuesday keynote address, Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, called for removal of long-term structural blockages on U.S. economic recovery, while noting that Republican leaders in Congress are wise in taking smaller tactical steps rather than repeating big showdowns.
Posted on 01/22 at 03:04 PM
The equipment, systems and software solutions of material handling and logistics very often hold the key to a productive and profitable supply chain. These solutions include a broad array of equipment and systems that cut costs and improve organizational safety, productivity, quality and visibility.
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ProMat 2013 •
In a press conference on Tuesday, Frazier Industrial (Booth 4205) showcased enhancements to its semi-automated, high-density Pallet Mole system.
Debuting at ProMat, the pointGUARD pallet protector extends the useful lifespan of 40 x 48-inch wooden block and stringer pallets five-fold, said Callen Cochran, business development manager for United Pallet Services (Booth 1784).
enVista (Booth 3681) unveiled its Facility Design Build practice today.
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.