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Wednesday, February 08, 2012
The Crisplant tilt tray sortation system was a sight for sore eyes for end users who visited the Beumer Group (Booth 2315) at Modex 2012.
SDI Group USA (Booth 707) showcased its new Sortrak flexible sortation unit at Modex this week.
Lenze Americas (Booth 4105), a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, introduced the Servo Inverter i700.
Nedpack (Booth 3820) is gaining market traction among integrator partners and customers in North America for its Prorunner Mk5 vertical sorter, according to Jerome De Haan, a sales manager with Nedpack.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
In a joint press conference yesterday, Intelligrated (Booth 2900) and SDI Group USA (Booth 707) announced the launch of a new, co-owned and managed operation in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Fortna (Booth 509) announced the release of version 3.0 of their DCmodeler tool. The proprietary system quickly synthesizes item, order, receipt, shipment and inventory data to project future business requirements and growth.
SpanTech (Booth 3028) unveiled the TranSorter at a Tuesday press conference, a new modular unit sorter that uses extendable and retractable nose conveyors.
In a press conference yesterday, Swisslog (Booth 3105) unveiled the SmartCarrier automated goods-to-person picking system with carriers that are not restricted to only one per storage array level.
SICK (Booth 3304) is showcasing its new S300 Mini Safety Laser Scanner, a small and light safety-rated laser scanner that can be used in applications such as collision prevention for automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and automatic guided carts (AGCs).
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The Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) Industry Group of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) reported on Monday that its member companies saw a 25% increase in sales of AGVs in 2011, totaling $108 million.