ProMat 2013

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.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 22, 2013
Showcasing the Perfect Pick goods-to-person piece picking solution in a press conference on Tuesday, OPEX Material Handling (Booth 619), director of marketing Beth Ann Haven Ferner noted that the system has been engineered to eliminate the complexity associated with other shuttle technologies—and attendees at the show have been taking notice.
<p>Aaron Lamb, president, shows one of the Lift’n Buddy’s newest features—a cylinder handling attachment that grips drums and kegs.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · January 22, 2013
Ergologistics (Booth 115), manufacturer of the Lift'n Buddy two-wheeled, electric hand truck with integrated automatic lifting function, showcased new developments in its product line since its debut at ProMat two years ago, explained Aaron Lamb, president.
By Josh Bond · January 21, 2013
Semi-automated lift trucks, fleet management technology and certified pre-owned program launch at ProMat.
By Josh Bond · January 21, 2013
Company also unveils dual-sided turret truck, a resurging technology it pioneered years ago.
<p>Steve Rogers, VP of sales for Hannibal Industries, with some of Metalsistem’s highly configurable shelving systems.</p>

By MMH Staff · January 21, 2013
Hannibal Industries (Booth 659), the North American master distributor for shelving products from Metalsistem, announced at a Monday press conference the launch of a stocking distributor program for the United States.
<p>Tom Coyne, CEO, System Logistics, demonstrates FreeBox, a system that creates the right size shipping container for an order on demand.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 21, 2013
On Monday, System Logistics (Booth 2607) unveiled a new automatic packaging solution that creates a shipping box of any size on demand.
By Josh Bond · January 21, 2013
New network is designed to attract professionals under 40 to the industry.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 21, 2013
The modular DUOSYS mini load AS/RS runs more than four times faster than similar systems because it employs two cranes that function simultaneously in the same aisle to maximize throughput, said Robert Schmit, executive VP of Daifuku Webb (Booth 1512) in a press conference on Monday. The DUOSYS was making its first appearance at ProMat.
<p>MHI is also announcing the publication of Fundamentals of Warehousing & Distribution, Volume 3: Warehouse & Personal Performance.</p> By MMH Staff · January 21, 2013
More than 50 educators and administrators from technical high schools, colleges and community colleges around the country will attend Wednesday’s day-long Technical Career Education Conference.
By MMH Staff · January 21, 2013
Debuting as a ProMat exhibitor for the first time, SpeedCell Storage Systems (Booth 4147) offers a line of subdivided, movable vertical columns constructed of fabric for product storage.

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