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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.

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.

Gap Inc.: Making resilience a core competency
The retail leader gave new life to an existing facility that sets the standard for e-fulfillment at Gap Inc. What’s more, it brought the 1.2-million-square-foot facility online two months ahead of schedule during a pandemic.

E-commerce’s Imprint on Conveyor & Sortation
From smaller, more irregular packages, to new market segments like micro-fulfillment automation, the change driven by e-commerce is reflected in the conveyor and sortation market. Add in the need to offer systems that are faster to put in and more adaptable over time, and you see multiple reasons for these trends.

60 Seconds with Sal Fateen of Seizmic and MHEFI
Modern Materials Handling sat down with Sal Fateen, CEO of Seizmic and president of the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. to talk about the industry.

May 2023 Modern Materials Handling

An iconic American brand is partnering with DHL Supply Chain to build out a network to meet soaring demand. It’s also turning to flexible automation to optimize operations.

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