ProMat 2013

By Bob Trebilcock · January 24, 2013
Muratec (Booth 3208) introduced new automated storage and AGV products at ProMat.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 24, 2013
Motorola Solutions (Booth 4576) introduced its next generation of rugged vehicle mount computers at ProMat.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 23, 2013
While final numbers won’t be available until after the show, attendance topped 2011’s figure as of noon on Wednesday, with well more than 30,000 attendees, including more than 1,000 walk up registrations.
By Josh Bond · January 23, 2013
Equipment costs included in monthly per-user fee.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 23, 2013
Westfalia (Booth 1236) has enhanced its Savanna.NET warehouse management software (WMS) over the past two years to get “SMART”—an acronym that encompasses system monitoring, reporting and troubleshooting, said Dave Williams, director of software development.
By Josh Bond · January 23, 2013
Using the utility model, company owns and operates on-site hydrogen production.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 23, 2013
Voice technology is expanding beyond picking and into an active data collection methodology that can help companies boost productivity, particularly in low margin industries, said Ron Kubera, senior VP and general manager of Vocollect (Booth 3964) in an interview Wednesday.
<p>Bob Brackle, national sales manager for material handling, and Phil Gottstine, sales engineer, stand with ProMat Innovation Award finalist cart #99664.</p>

By MMH Staff · January 23, 2013
Cart can carry three times as much as standard pallets in picking, fulfillment and restocking applications.
By Josh Bond · January 23, 2013
Panelists and moderator discuss how to start preparing today for the industry of tomorrow.
By MMH Staff · January 23, 2013
The recent deployment of a voice-directed picking solution from topVOX (Booth 3573) at Suisan, a Hawaiian food service distributor, is a good indicator of the advantages of the vendor’s “speaker-indepedent” voice technology, Marceline Absil, VP of marketing and sales, said at Wednesday press conference at the company’s booth.
By MMH Staff · January 23, 2013
DMLogic (Booth 3584) showcased stepLogic, its development and customization tool aimed at simplying extensions or changes to warehouse management system (WMS) software or other applications.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 23, 2013
Premiering at ProMat, DAP Technologies (Booth 3959) unveiled its first Android computers. The M9705 tablet and the M4305 handheld device were both engineered to withstand abuse, said Dawn Janssen, marketing communications manager.
By MMH Staff · January 23, 2013
Today marks the conclusion of ProMat 2013, four days of comprehensive problem solving and networking to provide solutions to the complex manufacturing and supply chain challenges faced by industry today.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 23, 2013
The third installment of results from a survey conducted by Intermec (Booth 4263) was released at ProMat, finding that 59% of managers use a metric known as “the perfect order”—meaning picked complete, on-time and error-free—to identify areas for improvement within their facilities.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 23, 2013
Offered as a solution for vertical sorting, Qimarox / NEDPACK Vertical Conveyors (Booth 1050) featured the Prorunner mk5—a compact, flexible product elevator that was originally created to transport a container or box from one level to another within a facility.

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