Modex 2012

<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.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 6, 2012
Tomorrow at the show, students of engineering, technology, manufacturing, operations, supply chain and logistics will experience first-hand the latest technologies and solutions as they tour the Modex show floor as part of the Material Handling Logistics Classroom Day.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 6, 2012
Kiva Systems (Booth 2500) announced it has implemented and met the standards for ISO 9001 certification, encompassing the areas of solution design, testing, manufacturing, consulting, services delivery and technology support of software, firmware and hardware.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 6, 2012
To round out its line of automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), Kardex Remstar (Booth 2914) is showcasing the Element vertical lift module and the Megamat RS vertical carousel.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 6, 2012
Flow-Rite Safety Solutions (Booth 4328) introduced the Crossing Guard forklift collision awareness system that detects two separate motions to trigger an audible alarm and high-intensity LED alarm light.
By Sara Pearson Specter · February 6, 2012
A new automatic guided vehicle (AGV) drive unit, AGV cart tugger and heavy-duty pipe system for constructing structures such as workstations, flowracks, carts and AGVs are on display at Creform’s exhibit (Booth 4705).

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