ProMat 2013

<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.
By MMH Staff · January 21, 2013
Engineered specifically to eliminate the void created by using standard corrugated boxes to pack products destined for individual consumers, Packsize International’s (Booth 2344) compact iQ FUSION corrugated converting machine produces custom-sized boxes on demand.
By MMH Staff · January 21, 2013
At a Monday press conference, TECSYS (Booth 3872) announced a new set of tools and application knowledge named "SMART" that is aimed at wringing more value from its supply chain execution software.
<p>Mike Khodl, Dematic’s vice president, solution development, discussed multi-channel distribution at press conference on Monday.</p>

By Bob Trebilcock · January 21, 2013
Dematic (Booth 1203) introduced the next generation of its Multishuttle, a high-speed automated storage, retrieval and picking solution for cases, totes and trays. The system is part of Dematic’s overall solution set designed to optimize the use of inventory, labor and space in multi-channel distribution environments for retailers and wholesalers.
By Josh Bond · January 21, 2013
Integrated with labor management, new system enables fleet and warehouse optimization.
By MMH Staff · January 21, 2013
Celebrating 15 years of lifting innovation, Combilift USA
 (Booth 1038) is highlighting five different multi-directional forklifts and sideloaders products at ProMat.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 21, 2013
Lenze Americas (Booth 1763) has expanded its support of materials handling systems with a fully integrated, energy-efficient package of software, plus drive- and controller-based systems for automation. On display are multiple frequency (MF) gear motors with a GKR bevel gearbox and the 8400 Motec inverter drive.
<p>Henrik Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics and Director of Robotics at Georgia Tech, delivered Monday’s Keynote at ProMat 2013 entitled “The Impact of Robotics on Economic Growth.”</p> By Josh Bond · January 21, 2013
Presenter says growth in automation among small and medium businesses will lead the way.
<p>Doug Keith, president of Siemens Drive Technologies Division, said with strong growth for manufacturing expected in North America over the next several years, companies will be looking to install new conveyor systems or upgrade existing ones, and will need efficient motors that are easy to deploy and maintain.</p> By MMH Staff · January 21, 2013
Siemens (Booth 635) announced the launch of its Simogear line of geared motors, touting the motors and related technologies as ideal for meeting the needs of a resurgent North American manufacturing industry.
<p>Chelsea Tarr, marketing communications coordinator, introduced two new technologies to improve order picking in the company’s Megamat RS vertical carousel and Shuttle vertical lift module (VLM).</p> By MMH Staff · January 21, 2013
In a press conference on Monday, Kardex Remstar’s (Booth 3623) Chelsea Tarr, marketing communications coordinator, introduced two new technologies to improve order picking in the company’s Megamat RS vertical carousel and Shuttle vertical lift module (VLM).
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 21, 2013
To help merging brick-and-mortar and online retail channels with two key issues—visibility into incoming online demand and aligning this demand with in-store labor—Manhattan Associates (Booth 3668) has announced a new partnership with Kronos.

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