New Products and Services: Material Handling
Lenze Energy Efficient Solution Package for electric drives systems
Lenze Americas, a manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, has created a solution package that helps companies design electric drive systems for material handling equipment that consume less energy. The Energy Efficient Solution Package takes into account the entire drive system and specifies the right size motor drive and control components.
Powerhouse SD industrial, roll-up rubber door
Door manufacturer Rytec Corp. has introduced the Powerhouse SD industrial, roll-up rubber door for exterior doorways. Powerhouse SD's roll-up panel is made out of styrene butadiene rubber (SBR), which is virtually indestructible, according to the company.
The MVP Packet Fulfillment solution from PSI Engineering provides an automated system for creating packets of documents and/or product samples and applying them to a box or inserting them inside a case.
2 Wide DI double-wide drive-in rack
Advance Storage Products has introduced "2 Wide DI," a double-wide drive-in rack system.
AutoSort 20 sliding shoe sortation conveyor
Wynright Corp., a U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, has introduced AutoSort 20, a sliding shoe sortation conveyor.
Poly-Trux P-405 Extra Heavy-Duty tilt truck
The new Poly-Trux P-405 Extra Heavy-Duty tilt truck from material handling product manufacturer Meese Orbitron Dunne Co.
PEARLabel 270 and PEARLabel 360 label printers
The PEARLabel 270 and PEARLabel 360 label printers from K-Sun can provide labeling or marking for hundreds of applications including inventory management, asset management, tool storage, racks, bins, and forklifts. The printers can print on many specialty supplies such as heat shrink tube, wire wrap, cable flag, adhesive tape, iron-on fabric, and magnetic, reflective, and photoluminescent materials.
Duosys Automated Storage and Retrieval System
The Duosys Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) from Daifuku Webb Holding Co.
CTC Plastics micronized rubber powder pallet
CTC Plastics has introduced a plastic pallet made from a plastic resin created from old tires.
Nissan Platinum II Nomad Series Lift Trucks
While designed to be an indoor lift truck, Nissan Forklift Corp.'s Platinum II Nomad Series lift truck can also be operated outdoors. This lift truck series has solid pneumatic tires, which allow the trucks to operate outside on good surfaces.
Jungheinrich Parts Fast or Parts Free Guarantee
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a provider of forklift trucks in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, announced the launch of the Jungheinrich "Parts Fast or Parts Free Guarantee." (MCFA has a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Jungheinrich that allows it to distribute Jungheinrich forklifts and parts through the company's dealer network in North America.) This guarantee promises next-business-day delivery of parts, or they are free, including freight. The guarantee extends to all Jungheinrich warehouse product customers who conduct business with one of the more than 330 authorized Jungheinrich dealer locations throughout North America.
5S multi-functional panel system
Rousseau Métal Inc. will be launching a 5S multi-functional panel system that can organize items of different shapes, sizes, and weights on a single surface.
J1 Joey task support vehicle
Mobile transportation equipment: Big Joe, a developer of electric lift trucks and industrial trucks, has introduced what it calls the J1 Joey task support vehicle. According to Big Joe, the Joey was developed based on input from dozens of retail, warehousing, and distribution firms over the past three years whose needs were not being met by existing equipment.
QuickPick Light Pointer
The new QuickPick Light Pointer technology from Kardex Remstar works with the company's Shuttle Vertical Lift Module (VLM), a storage system with arranged trays, a workstation, and computerized controls.
Xtra-400 model electric tug
The ergonomic Xtra-400 model electric tug is a new heavy-duty load-moving device from manufacturer Load Mover Inc.
The Megamat RS Vertical Carousel from Kardex Remstar is now available with dual access.
Premex SLX Automated Guided Vehicle
Murata Machinery USA Inc. recently introduced its new Premex SLX Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) to the North American market. The Premex SLX is designed to handle 40 inch-by-48 inch pallets with a load capacity of 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg) and has a traveling speed of 90 meters per minute.
FX Quad Mini-Load Automated Storage and Retrieval System
Murata Machinery's FX Quad Mini-Load Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) is now available in North America. With a maximum load capacity of 300 kg and a double-deep storage design, the new mini-load AS/RS can provide high-density storage for cases or totes.
Three-dimensional models of warehouse layouts
Consulting and software company Karma Logistics is offering a new service that prepares three-dimensional models of a warehouse's layout.
Westfalia Dual Station Caser
Westfalia's latest Dual Station Caser provides high-speed case packing suitable for food and beverage manufacturers. The Dual Station Caser can load up to 160 units per minute into a regular slotted case (RSC) or a display case and can handle jugs and bottles ranging from 59 ounces to 128 ounces in size. It also has a compact design and is made of all stainless steel.