Show preview: ProMat 2011 products

ProMat 2011, slated for March 21-24, will showcase more than 700 exhibits and include a comprehensive educational conference. The event, to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, will offer an array of products to help improve productivity at your company.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
February 01, 2011 - MMH Editorial

New version of WMS features visualization
Version 2.3 of Savanna.NET warehouse management software has been launched. New features include real-time 3D visualization of the warehouse, a dashboard for tracking key operations statistics, streamlined user rights management, and improvements to the order picking module for integrating third-party picking solutions. The Web-based system’s visualization functionality has been developed with gaming software and allows a view of the facility from any angle. Individual items/SKUs can be identified and filtered, as can warehouse zones.  Westfalia Technologies, 800-673-2522, Booth. 3926.

Electric counterbalanced sit-down lift trucks
Eight models of the RX60 series of 80-volt electric counterbalanced sit-down lift trucks are offered. Capacities range from 5,000 to 10,000 pounds. Enhancements include an improved rail that strengthens the mast and limits deflection, travel speeds of 12 miles per hour, and lift speeds of 100 feet per minute. The vehicles include a heavy-duty cast ductile iron steering axle, major electrical component placement inside the counterweight, and thermal protectors. Linde Material Handling-North America, 843-875-8319, Booth. 641.

Handheld features open platform software
The Omnii modular mobile computing platform allows the supplier, its resellers and developer partners to co-create adaptable solutions through an open, online community. By being almost completely re-configurable in the field, devices built on the platform can be adapted for new technologies or be re-purposed as needs change. The XT10 device uses this platform and is IP65 rated. Features include a 6.5 foot drop rating, Texas Instruments OMAP3 processor, and extended battery life. Psion, 800-322-3437, Booth. 1423.

Handle longer loads with single-beam gantry crane
A new line of single-beam, rubber-tired gantry cranes—the SB Series—is offered in 15-, 30- and 70-ton models. The cranes are ideal for handling longer loads and tandem picks, replacing a single 100-ton gantry with spreader bar. The weight of the load located directly below the frame. Shuttlelift, 920-743-8650, Booth. 1176.

Warehouse management and control system
A turnkey solution for warehouse control and automation, supply chain labor, and warehouse information management is offered through a partnership between the supplier and Softeon. The system improves order picking and inventory management, while reducing labor through automated pick, pack and ship technologies. The system is ideal for each picking and mixed SKU item/case/pallet picking and shipping. Numina Group, 630-343-2604, Booth. 4234.

Standard and custom containers
A comprehensive line of plastic containers, bulk boxes, carousel containers, and vertical lift dividers are offered in more than 3,000 standard sizes and any custom size. Highlighted are a new line of insulated shippers, vertical lift dividers and custom case samples. Custom units are created to meet unique specifications and requirements. Flexcon Container, 908-871-7000, Booth. 1726.

Steel lockers
Valor lockers are constructed of prime, high-grade steel and feature a 14-gauge door, 16-gauge sides, top and bottom, and a 18-gauge back. An electrical cutout in the rear top corner offers access to an electrical feed for charging laptops, cell phones and other devices. To keep garments cool and dry, the locker features maximum ventilation openings. Lyon Workspace, 800-323-0082, Booth. 659.

Load transfer station handles 2 loads per minute
A fully automatic load transfer station transfers up to two full loads per minute. Using a pallet stacker, pallet dispenser, input conveyor and an output conveyor, the station receives loads from a conveyor, transfers the load from one load base to another, stacks the pallet and automatically discharges the transferred load onto a conveyor. Transferred loads can then be stored in a high rise automated storage and retrieval system, picked up downstream by a lift truck, or travel to another operation. Columbia Machine, 800-628-4065, Booth. 972.

Increase conveyor speed with replacement spools
For quick replacement of standard line-shaft conveyor spools, the split-speedup-spool does not require disassembly of the conveyor to replace spools and spacer tubes. The spools increase conveyor speeds by up to 44% while reducing noise. Capable of fitting both 1-inch and 25-millimeter line-shafts, the spools feature alignment notches on one side for fast installation by feel behind frames or guards, and in lit or dark areas. Colored bright green for safety, the spools visually indicate which conveyor zones are moving faster. Dura-Belt, 800-770-2358, Booth. 352.

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