Filed in Modex 2012
Tuesday, February 07, 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).
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.
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.
I would like to take a few moments to introduce you to the sponsor of this event—The Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA).
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.
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.
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
Noting an increase in customers who prefer short-term leases, Hyster (Booth 2518) has released a line of more cost-effective IC trucks.
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.
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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.