ProMat 2013

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.
<p>Keven Thuet, director of systems development for TGW, is demonstrating Logistics Genome Mapping at the TGW booth.</p> By MMH Staff · January 21, 2013
TGW Systems (Booth 4237) is introducing Logistics Genome Mapping as a new technique to sort through all those possibilities and determine the best solution to meet a company’s needs today and in the future.
<p>David Young, chairman of MHI, sponsor of ProMat 2013 and Catherine Morris, chairperson of the Robotic Industries Association, sponsor of Automate 2013, cut the ribbon to open ProMat 2013.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 21, 2013
On the show floor, ProMat is featuring 800 exhibits and a broad scope of educational content, including three keynotes, 100 show floor seminars and five educational tracks. As always, the focus is on new and existing solutions that save space, increase throughput, improve accuracy and impact productivity. The bottom line is savings.
<p>Bill Pedriana, director of sales and marketing, rides the J1 Joey at the Big Joe booth.</p> By MMH Staff · January 21, 2013
Take one of three forklifts for a spin in the Big Lift / Big Joe Forklifts exhibit (Booth 3919), staged to simulate warehousing, distribution and retail operations.
By MMH Staff · January 21, 2013
At its booth, Beumer (Booth 3603) is showcasing a cross-belt sorter, double-density tilt-tray sorter, scaled-down cross-belt sorter and a Crisplant LS-4000E shipping sorter.
By MMH Staff · September 24, 2012
ProMat will include two additional keynotes as well as educational tracks on automatic identification and mobile solutions.

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