ProMat 2013

By Sara Pearson Specter · January 22, 2013
ProMat newcomer Vanderlande Industries (Booth 3514) highlighted their microshuttle automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS).
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 22, 2013
In a press conference on Tuesday, Chris Cole, Intelligrated (Booth 2903) founder and CEO, shared the company’s current corporate outlook—announcing that bookings in 2012 had exceeded $600 million with 20% growth in the company.
By MMH Staff · January 22, 2013
SDI Group USA (Booth 3933) announced Tuesday at a press conference that it has changed its name from SDI Industries as part of a tighter branding under the SDI Group name worldwide.
<p>Chris Paquin, sales development coordinator, shows off Newcastle Systems’ new power swap system.</p>

By Sara Pearson Specter · January 22, 2013
To keep their line of NB mobile powered workstations up and running 24/7, Newcastle Systems (Booth 3859) introduced the new power swap system.
By Josh Bond · January 22, 2013
New product determines perfect path between picks while operator simply accelerates.
By MMH Staff · January 22, 2013
In a press conference on Tuesday, Wolfgang Pech, senior vice president of Deutsch Messe, announced that the Hannover, Germany CeMAT—part of a global network of materials handling industry trade shows—will now be staged every two years.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 22, 2013
Dematic introduced three configuration options to automate conventional storage functions ranging from simple block storage to a highly automated deep lane, high bay. Each included some degree of automated materials handling.
<p>Emerson Industrial Automation’s heavy duty modular plastic belts can be easily retrofitted into existing conveyor frames, said Matt Stoneburner, director of marketing, material handling.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 22, 2013
New heavy duty and extra heavy duty modular plastic belts from Emerson Industrial Automation (Booth 1559) provide a non-skid, energy-efficient conveyor surface for moving walkways, automotive assembly lines and general material handling of heavy loads, such as barrels, drums, kegs and pallets.
By MMH Staff · January 22, 2013
Nilfisk-Advance Group (Booth 2247) unveiled the fuel cell-powered CS7000 industrial floor cleaning machine in a press conference Tuesday morning.
By MMH Staff · January 22, 2013
Wednesday, students of engineering, technology, manufacturing, operations, supply chain and logistics will experience first-hand the latest technologies and solutions as they tour the show floor with their professors as part of the Material Handling & Logistics Classroom Day.
By MMH Staff · January 22, 2013
The equipment, systems and software solutions of material handling and logistics very often hold the key to a productive and profitable supply chain. These solutions include a broad array of equipment and systems that cut costs and improve organizational safety, productivity, quality and visibility.
By MMH Staff · January 22, 2013
In a press conference on Tuesday, Frazier Industrial (Booth 4205) showcased enhancements to its semi-automated, high-density Pallet Mole system.
By MMH Staff · January 22, 2013
Debuting at ProMat, the pointGUARD pallet protector extends the useful lifespan of 40 x 48-inch wooden block and stringer pallets five-fold, said Callen Cochran, business development manager for United Pallet Services (Booth 1784).
By MMH Staff · January 22, 2013
enVista (Booth 3681) unveiled its Facility Design Build practice today.
By MMH Staff · January 22, 2013
In a press conference Tuesday morning, new ProMat exhibitor Bell and Howell (Booth 3553) unveiled a gantry-style top-apply labeling machine that uses a single head to achieve top speeds up to 80 packages per minute—nearly three times the output of traditional systems.

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