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Tuesday, February 07, 2012
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).
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.
Hytrol Conveyor Co. (Booth 2818) announced a strategic alliance Monday with Beumer Group to provide sortation solutions in North & South America. This alliance brings together two best-in-breed technologies in conveying and high-speed unit sortation.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Smoov ASRV (Booth 4109), an Italian company specializing in the design and manufacture of automation systems for storage and handling, introduced a new automated storage system using storage vehicles that can maneuver pallets on the X,Y and Z axis.
Dematic introduced extended picking functionality of its goods-to-person order fulfillment solution for piece picking, or RapidPick.
TGW Systems (Booth 4307) has implemented several installations of its Stingray automated storage and retrieval shuttle solution since its introduction in 2011, said John Clark, director of marketing.
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In a press conference yesterday, Sapient Automation (Booth 1000) unveiled a new automatic tray height scanning system and redesigned tray configuration in the Viper vertical lift module (VLM). The enhancements provide 50% more storage density, said Ed Romaine, chief marketing officer for Sapient.