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Topic: Conveyors & Sortation

Comprehensive information on conveyance and sortation in Materials Handling covering belt conveyors, gravity conveyors, and popup wheel sortation.

Kardex Solutions and Tompkins Robotics enter partnership
Kardex Solutions can offer its AutoStore solution paired with an adjacent Tompkins Robotics tSort solution to drive further efficiencies and a faster ROI for the ASRS solution.

Motion & Control Enterprises acquires Ultimation Industries
Ultimation Industries is a leading direct-to-consumer conveyor manufacturer serving the automotive, food processing, vertical farming, heavy equipment, warehousing, fulfillment and delivery industries. The company offers a line of proprietary automation systems and is also the largest integrator of Jervis Webb Conveyor Systems.

Ryson’s rebrand reflects alignment as part of Royal Apollo Group
Provider of spiral conveyor systems, emphasizes twist-look of its vertical conveying, strength as member of global group, in corporate image makeover

E-book: Optimize Your E-commerce Throughput
Need to keep up with e-commerce throughput? This e-book can help you choose the right solution for your business. Learn more about what Honeywell has to offer and find the sortation system that best fits your needs.

ABB completes acquisition of Siemens low voltage NEMA motor business
The line of horizontal and vertical induction severe duty and general purpose motors will be re-branded as ABB and reintroduced to the market during second quarter of 2023.

Douglas Manufacturing acquired by Rulmeca Group
Douglas, a leading supplier of conveyor components, joins global group offering conveyor elements. Paul Ross will remain president of Douglas, and the current management team will stay in place and ensure the continued growth of the company.

Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports increased industry orders for 2022
CEMA says orders during 2022 increased 9.0% compared to 2021, and forecasts similar increase for 2023

ProMat 2023 – The Chinese are coming
At this year's ProMat, Modern met with three of the more than two dozen Chinese solution providers in Chicago to learn what they’re bringing to the U.S. market

Going to town with fulfillment at Parts Town
A fast-growing leader in critical OEM parts for the food service industry is using goods-to-person robotic picking to meet customer service requirements.

Inside the Parts Town fulfillment center: Built for simplicity, speed and growth
Parts Town’s distribution center was designed from the ground up to speed parts out the door while laying the foundation for growth. Take a closer look at the various areas of the fulfillment center.

S&H Systems signs integrator agreement with Dematic
The new relationship will add extensive conveyor and sortation options to S&H Systems’ solutions portfolio

Regal Rexnord features hands-on demo of sorter
Regal Rexnord Corporation (Booth S4141) is displaying its newly optimized ModSort Trident, new Rexnord Curve System with 1540 Series MatTop Chain, and Perceptiv S2100

A new look for motors, gearboxes and gears
Power transmission equipment is not only starting to look different, but operate differently, too. This is a time when sustainability, decentralization and digitalization are all having a far reaching impact.

Waytek boosts productivity with picking and consolidation strategies
Bulk picking and putwall order consolidation were critical initiatives for the distributor.

La Poste upgrades roller conveyor O-rings
The O-rings are renowned for their longevity and rugged durability.

Food manufacturer installs conveyor, improves working conditions
The conveyance system has minimized employee exposure to cold temperatures.

SB Logistics moves toward lights-out warehouse
In Ichikawa City, Chiba, Japan, SB Logistics has implemented robotic systems for piece-picking and packing, along with automated storage and retrieval, conveyance and sortation. These are big steps toward a fully autonomous warehouse.

60 Seconds with Jordan Julius, GE Appliances
Modern sat down with Jordan Julius, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, New Product Introduction at GE Appliances.

Getting non-conveyables under control
Not everything fits in a standard sized carton that moves around the DC with ease. Some items are just too big, too small, too heavy or too irregularly shaped for standard conveyors and require special handling. Don’t be intimidated. With the right planning and resource allocation, you’ve got this.

Overhead handling: Getting fulfillment up off of the floor
E-commerce sales are booming and warehouse space is expensive and hard to find. Here’s how creative companies can make the most out of their unused overhead space.

September 2023 Modern Materials Handling

Providers of automated packaging and carton right-sizing solutions have thrived by offering systems that deliver on labor and parcel shipment savings— now they’re looking to further evolve by looking to use lighter materials and support flexible “box-first” workflows.

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