Category: Supply Chain

Moving the Supply Chain

As the newest expo for the manufacturing and supply chain industries, the MODEX 2014 show promises to gather the best and brightest thinkers in the supply chain to discuss the trends of today and the challenges of tomorrow. MODEX will be held this March 17-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta as a showcase of equipment and systems solutions that span the entire supply chain, from material handling to logistics across manufacturing, assembly and distribution. At the show, hosted by the Material Handling Industry, attendees will have the opportunity to meet more than 800 leading providers and see their solutions in action.

Tens of thousands of manufacturing, distribution and supply chain professionals from more than 80 countries from around the world are expected to converge on the George World Congress Center to discover efficiency, visibility and cost-cutting solutions for their manufacturing and supply chain operations. Here are some of the innovations you will see:

 

ORBIS
Orbis will be exhibiting its latest sustainable, reusable packaging 1200mm x 1000mm pallet, sleeve and top cap system. The OPTE Bulk provides a bulk packaging solution to store, handle and ship beverages and features a proprietary “active latch” that enables workers to engage and release the sleeve from the pallet from a standing position, with no bending required.  Booth 7123

POWER AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
PAS plans to demonstrate a fully operational PowerStor automated storage system, as well as the new PASWare 3.0 software suite, which is specifically designed for food and beverage customers. The company also will demonstrate its PAS Voyager semi-automated pallet storage system as a solution to over-crowded warehouses.  Booth 1327

MILLWOOD INC.
Millwood will showcase its capabilities as a pallet manufacturer as well as its innovative unit load and packaging systems, materials and services. The company offers services as a supplier of new, used and reconditioned pallets as well as pallet management systems through its PalletView software.  Booth 9517

REHRIG PACIFIC COMPANY
Rehrig’s new Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) system is designed to offer measurable DSD productivity benefits and impressive financial savings over the traditional side-bay trailer and hand truck delivery method.  According to the company, the integrated and ergonomic delivery system significantly reduces labor and fleet costs by improving the picking, loading and delivery of DSD retail products.   Booth 3723

DEMATIC
Dematic will be introducing its FlexSort SC3 Crossbelt Sorter, a high-rate, high-accuracy sorting solution for distribution and warehousing operations. The FlexSort SC3 provides precise positive sorting of poly bags, pieces, stuffed envelopes, cartons and totes using discrete belt conveyors mounted on carriers in a recirculating loop configuration. Booth 5723

YALE MATERIAL HANDLING
Yale will be exhibiting its Yale(r) MO25 multi-level order selector with a lifting system that enables easier picking at ground, first and second levels. The Yale(r) allows the operator to pick from multiple levels and build an entire order right on the pallet, eliminating unnecessary product touches and travel time.  Booth 6123

JBT CORPORATION
Attendees can check out a live demonstration of the latest AGV technology at JBT Corporation’s booth. During the demonstration, the company will be showing an AGV moving, including storing and retrieving pallets, in a warehouse environment, interfacing with pushback racking and block stacking pallets on the floor in lanes. Booth 8723

INTELLIGRATED
At Intelligrated’s booth, attendees can learn about the IntelliSort HS sliding shoe sorter, which features gentle product handling and throughput rates up to 400 cases per minute. The sorter handles a wide variety of products and packaging types, including polybags, by utilizing a stealth pusher and overlapping hard-coat anodized aluminum flight design to eliminate pinch points and minimize non-conveyable items. Attendees also can learn the “10 Steps to Improve Operational Efficiency” during the company’s press conference on Tuesday, March 18. Booth 5123

ARPAC
The ARPAC automatic Electro-Wrap EWA rotary tower stretch wrapper will be on display and attendees can see the robust wrapper in action. With the Electro-Wrap EWA machine, the pallet load is positioned under the rotary arm and the film is automatically attached to the pallet load and starts the stretch wrapping cycle. The rotary arm moves around the stationary load while the EZ-LOAD film pre-stretch module stretches the film from 150 to 300 percent. Booth 9131

ITW WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION
ITW Warehouse will be showcasing its Vertique case picking system in addition to its StorFast automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS). StorFast offers one of the industry’s most innovative, cart-based AS/RS systems that delivers some of the highest pallet storage density available. Booth 7617

CUBIC DESIGNS
Cubic Designs invites attendees to check out its food- and beverage-grade platform capabilities. Cubic Designs’ mezzanines are pre-engineered and pre-fabricated systems and designed to be cost effective solutions that can be integrated into a facility without disruption. The company will work within a warehouse footprint to improve overall workflow.  Booth 7515

MAGLINE
Magliner plans to showcase its CooLift Delivery System, an innovative design that combines an easily maneuverable and high-capacity hydraulic lifting truck with integrated plastic “half” pallets for improved safety and efficiency. The CooLift truck systems have demonstrably increased delivery efficiency, improved driver retention and longevity and provided for lower fleet operating costs.  Booth 2531

RETROTECH
Retrotech specializes in the design, installation, modernization and support of automated pallet, case and piece pick material handling and order fulfillment systems.  Booth 8717

SYSTEMS LOGISTICS
This year at MODEX, Systems Logistics, a full service systems integrator, will unveil a new technology in on-demand packaging. This new technology is in addition to the company’s range of integrated solutions for manufacturing and distribution that improve efficiency and overhead costs. Booth 7010

FRAZIER INDUSTRIAL COMPANY
Attendees can check out Frazier’s latest solution in high-density storage retrieval, the Pallet Mole, in addition to its full-line of storage solutions, including selective, push-back, case flow, pallet follow, drive-in, cantilever and rack support buildings. Booth 9331


Other exhibitors to check out:
Cognex Corporation – Booth 9907   
Digital Lumens – Booth 4734
Hyster Company – Booth 6313   
Knighted – Booth 4923
Material Handling Technologies (MHT) – Booth 8710
Softeon – Booth 3718
 

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