Modex 2012

By Bob Trebilcock · February 8, 2012
Thursday marks the end of Modex 2012, the first iteration of the new show in Atlanta, and sets the stage for ProMat 2013 in Chicago.
<p>David Dosier, Rotacaster product manager, displays the four-wheel, self-supporting Rotatruck as well as the all terrain model.</p> By Lorie King Rogers · February 8, 2012
Rotacaster Wheel (Booth 3520) welcomed attendees to a hands-on demonstration as it introduced its new, self-supporting hand truck: the Rotatruck.
By Roberto Michel · February 8, 2012
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.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 7, 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.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 7, 2012
New orders for materials handling equipment grew by 15% in 2011 while shipments of equipment grew by 17.1%.
<p>RWM Casters’ president Peter Comeau (left) and sales engineer Mike Twitty display heavy duty casters.</p> By Lorie King Rogers · February 7, 2012
If you don’t think of casters as a vital component in the overall scheme of materials handling, think again. Whether it’s a manufacturing facility or warehouse, everything rolls, said Mike Twitty, sales engineer for RWM Casters (Booth 5021).
By Josh Bond · February 7, 2012
Customers always knew Psion’s ruggedized products would hold up for seven to eight years, said Mike Wills, VP of North America sales for Psion (Booth 1505), but they worried the technology would become obsolete long before that.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 7, 2012
VoxPilot, a new software suite from Voxware (Booth 1414) gives logistics executives unprecedented visibility into work as it progresses, and immediate access to corrective tools when action must be taken.
By Josh Bond · February 7, 2012
Plug Power (Booth 4114) showcased its new low-power Class 3 GenDrive fuel cell unit.
<p>Hidde Hanenburg, Intermec product manager for vehicle mount computers, with the new CV41 vehicle mount computer. He also is wearing Intermec’s VoCollect voice system, which integrates with the computer, permitting voice for normal workflow, and the computer for exception handling.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · February 7, 2012
Intermec (Booth 1318) introduced two new vehicle-mount computers designed to integrate with any lift truck. These new offerings represent the first vehicle-mount computers certified to offer Vocollect voice-directed work.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 7, 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.
<p>Alberto Aleman Zubieta, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority</p> By Bob Trebilcock · February 7, 2012
In 2014, the Panama Canal will celebrate its centennial. It will also celebrate the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, according to Alberto Aleman Zubieta, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · February 7, 2012
SpanTech (Booth 3028) unveiled the TranSorter at a Tuesday press conference, a new modular unit sorter that uses extendable and retractable nose conveyors.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 7, 2012
In a press conference, Ergologistics (Booth 1829) showcased two models of its new Lift’n Buddy ergonomic lift assist device: the Full-Back and the Half-Back.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 7, 2012
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.

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