Modex 2012

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.
By Josh Bond · February 6, 2012
Yale Materials Handling Corporation is showcasing its next generation of agile, productive and ultra reliable electric lift trucks here at the show.
By Bob Trebilcock · February 6, 2012
Interest in cloud-based supply chain software solutions, like warehouse management systems (WMS), is growing, according to Chuck Fuerst, director of product strategy for HighJump (Booth 609).
<p>Rick D. Blasgen is the president and chief executive officer of CSCMP, serving in the association’s Lombard, Illinois, USA headquarters.</p> By Josh Bond · February 6, 2012
In his show-opening keynote address, Rick Blasgen expressed optimism for the future of domestic logistics, emphasized the urgent steps that must be taken to secure that future, and hailed the materials handling industry as a key driver of the ongoing economic recovery.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 6, 2012
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.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 6, 2012
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.

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