Modex 2012

By Roberto Michel · February 7, 2012
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).
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 7, 2012
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.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 7, 2012
Hannibal Industries (Booth 1928) is showcasing the TubeRack system, offered as a stronger and safer alternative to conventional rack systems, which provides a lower overall cost of ownership, said Steve Rogers, VP of sales at the employee-owned company.
By E. Larry Strayhorn · February 7, 2012
I would like to take a few moments to introduce you to the sponsor of this event—The Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA).
By Roberto Michel · February 7, 2012
DAP Technologies (Booth 812) is giving a look at two upcoming products: the V1010 vehicle-mount rugged computer with a 10-inch XGA display and a quick-connect/disconnect modular Intelligent Docking System with wireless USB.
By Josh Bond · February 7, 2012
Accu-Sort Systems (Booth 2312) announced four new products on Monday. The first adds iPhone and iPad functionality to the Web-based software already integrated into the Acculazr line of laser bar code scanners.
<p>Hytrol president Gregg Goodner (left) and Thomas Dalstein, president and CEO of Beumer Group, at the Hytrol booth Monday.</p> By Roberto Michel · February 7, 2012
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.
By Josh Bond · February 6, 2012
Noting an increase in customers who prefer short-term leases, Hyster (Booth 2518) has released a line of more cost-effective IC trucks.
By Josh Bond · February 6, 2012
Motorola Solutions (Booth 806) announced its first warehouse-ready tablet offering, the ET 1, which features a 7-inch multi-touchscreen, Android operating system, eight-megapixel camera and full-shift battery.
<p>Giovanni Noto, business development director for Smoov ASRV, introduced a new concept in automated storage at Modex.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · February 6, 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.
<p>From left: Ken Ruehrdanz, distribution market manager; Mike Khodl, vice president of solution development; and John Baysore, president and CEO, demonstrate the new piece picking capabilities of Dematic’s RapidPick system.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · February 6, 2012
Dematic introduced extended picking functionality of its goods-to-person order fulfillment solution for piece picking, or RapidPick.
<p>Dino Stamatiou, TECSYS product director for business intelligence, shows mobile devices running the new mobile BI app.</p> By Roberto Michel · February 6, 2012
TECSYS (Booth 612) a provider of warehouse management systems (WMS) and other distribution management software, unveiled five new solutions at a press conference Monday.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 6, 2012
Seegrid (Booth 3100) was off and running on Monday morning with a press conference introducing two new solutions to Modex and the marketplace–the GC4, a vision-guided robotic standup forklift; and View, an automated data collection tool.
<p>Lew Smith, Global Product Line Director, and Jaime Shackleford, Product Line Manager for Sealed Air (Booth 2709) show off some of the company’s new protective foam packaging lines.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · February 6, 2012
Responding to increased demand for sustainable packaging alternatives—and to support sustainability initiatives—Sealed Air (Booth 2709) launched the three foam lines made of recycled resin yesterday: EthafoamMRC (with 100% pre-consumer content), Ethafoam HRC (with 65% recycled content), and Stratocell RC (with 60% content) foams.
<p>MHIA chairman Dave Young, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and MHIA CEO George Prest welcome attendees to the first-ever Modex show.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · February 6, 2012
Following a formal ribbon cutting, Modex 2012 opened for business at 10 a.m.

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