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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Muratec (Booth 3208) introduced new automated storage and AGV products at ProMat.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Westfalia (Booth 1236) has enhanced its Savanna.NET warehouse management software (WMS) over the past two years to get “SMART”—an acronym that encompasses system monitoring, reporting and troubleshooting, said Dave Williams, director of software development.
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.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
At a press conference yesterday, Swisslog (Booth 2912) announced the second generation of two unique products.
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.
SDI Group USA (Booth 3933) announced Tuesday at a press conference that it has changed its name from SDI Industries as part of a tighter branding under the SDI Group name worldwide.
Dematic introduced three configuration options to automate conventional storage functions ranging from simple block storage to a highly automated deep lane, high bay.
Each included some degree of automated materials handling.
New heavy duty and extra heavy duty modular plastic belts from Emerson Industrial Automation (Booth 1559) provide a non-skid, energy-efficient conveyor surface for moving walkways, automotive assembly lines and general material handling of heavy loads, such as barrels, drums, kegs and pallets.
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.
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Monday, January 21, 2013
The modular DUOSYS mini load AS/RS runs more than four times faster than similar systems because it employs two cranes that function simultaneously in the same aisle to maximize throughput, said Robert Schmit, executive VP of Daifuku Webb (Booth 1512) in a press conference on Monday. The DUOSYS was making its first appearance at ProMat.