ProMat 2015 Delivers the Latest in Supply Chain Management Solutions
PALLET, LIFT TRUCK SERIES CONTRIBUTES TO MORE SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS
The Raymond Corp., Greene, N.Y., launched a plethora of pallet and lift trucks designed to deliver more sustainable operations.
For example, the new8000 Series pallet truck stands up to tough applications whilemaximizing productivityandcontributingto moresustainableoperations.Thenew 8000 Series pallet trucks offer advancedengineering and fine-tuned designs. Created with durabilityin mind, the8000 Seriespallet trucks feature significant increases in material strengthand boastanumber ofuser-friendlyfeatures, suchas roomyoperatorcompartments with paddingandmultiple lean points, accessorybars with lights and fans, largestoragetotes andadditional casteroptions. Thetrucks alsooffer PowerSteer,which helps operatorsreducesteering efforts byup to 90%and provides speed-sensitive steeringforoptimized productivityand precise, smooth control at allspeeds.
The new Raymond7000 Series Reach- Fork trucks feature productivity-enhancing lift and lower speeds for performance without compromise. They are optimized for energy efficiency through Raymond Eco-Performance, which is the company’s approach to designing and engineering lift truck solutions for maximum economic and ecological benefits. This includes regenerative lowering, which produces energy when the forks are lowered to increase battery shift life, and reducing the need for downtime created by changing and charging batteries.
Key features include an intuitive control handle that decreases training time and improves overall operator comfort, a patented open view mast designed for unprecedented visibility, an optional Vantage Point camera that offers advanced height and tilt information via a monitor mounted in the operator compartment, low step height with universal deadman pedal for increased operator comfort, A-frame suspension with strong steel springs to provide a solid connection between the wheels and frame, an exclusive steered idler wheel to eliminate caster snap and full-time traction and steering and an external encoder, see-through reservoir and fewer moving parts to simplify maintenance and reduce downtime.
The new Models 4150 and 4250 stand-up counterbalanced lift trucks feature greater visibility, increased maneuverability provided by agile steering, shorter head length and dual steer tires. Capable of load capacities from 3,000-5,000 pounds, these stand-up counterbalanced lift trucks come equipped with the unique ComfortStance suspension and cushioned floor mat, which isolates operators from impact and vibration. The suspension adapts automatically to each operator’s weight and features only nine parts for simple maintenance. Operator comfort is further enhanced by a low step height into the ergonomically designed operator compartment, which includes a durable cover with contoured padding, a 3-tiered scalloped armrest, a multi-function control handle and an optional extended operator backrest.
The PICK2PALLET LED light system is designed to help eliminate or reduce picking errors by using LED technology to visually reinforce product placement for order fulfillment in batch picking applications. It maximizes operator productivity by directing operators where to place product, thus enabling them to quickly move to the next pick with confidence.
The Model 9800 Swing-Reach truck is engineered to triple pallet capacity in existing square footage by reaching heights of 40-50 feet in very narrow aisle storage facilities. Its advanced lift system with regenerative lowering is said to reduce energy use by 40% per lift cycle. And, a unique articulated steering system increases maneuverability and frees up space for additional storage locations.
The RadioShuttle load-carrier system is designed to maximize warehouse volume by offering ultra-high-density storage with individual storage rack access. Through remote control units, the system reduces damage to goods and the rack itself by moving pallets through storage tunnels prior to being picked.
The Raymond Corp. also introduced iWAREHOUSE Essential and iWAREHOUSE Enterprise, new iWAREHOUSE solutions that combine fleet efficiency, warehouse optimization and professional services. iWAREHOUSE Essential provides access control and compliance and monitors and collects lift truck and operator data in real time, allowing warehouse managers to increase visibility of assets and labor. iWAREHOUSE Enterprise turns that collected asset and labor information into actionable data to help warehouse managers identify opportunities for fleet and warehouse optimization. The solution integrates with select labor management systems (LMSs) to help increase productivity and reduce operating costs.
Meanwhile, iWAREHOUSE Enterprise manages and reports truck, fleet and operator data to enhance fleet optimization, as well as provides data and analysis for actionable business solutions for warehouse optimization. Unique to iWAREHOUSE Enterprise, integration with select LMS systems provide greater warehouse visibility, increase asset utilization and provide information to audit labor standards to help increase employee productivity. iWAREHOUSE Enterprise also offers tailored consulting services through trained Raymond professionals who analyze data and help identify opportunities to increase productivity and decrease operating costs.
Raymond also updated its iWAREHOUSE reporting user interface, known as the iWAREHOUSE GATEWAY, to include responsive web design for smooth and intuitive user interaction on any device—from mobile to desktop computer. The dashboard is customizable with advanced data filtering controls that allow customers to easily access and view pertinent information. There also is the ability to zoom, filter, show and hide information.
The Raymond Corp.
AS/RS THAT INTEGRATES ORDER SELECTION
Westfalia Technologies, Inc., York, Pa., introduced an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) for liquor distribution and other food and beverage applications that integrates order selection.
Combining a tightly integrated warehouse management system (WMS) and warehouse control system (WCS) into a single application, Savanna.NET helps manufacturers and distributors direct, control and optimize internal material flow and order picking. With flexible deployment options, Savanna.NET can operate as a stand-alone software solution or with any AS/RS.
Plus, the new Savanna.NET warehouse execution system allows for direct SRM-to-SRM transfers to help manufacturers and distributors direct, control and optimize internal material flow and order picking.
Westfalia Technologies, Inc.
Lista and Vidmar, two premium storage brands under the storage and workspace systems business unit backed by the STANLEY name, Allentown, Pa., debuted its newly revitalized Arlink 8000 industrial modular workstation.
Other new items displayed at the show were:
Vidmar issue counters, an efficient storage system that keeps the parts where you need them most and is custom-configured around your business—from cabinet sizing to drawer configurations to the entire storage system layout.
Vidmar parts storage helps operators keep small parts organized in high-density cabinets that is said to allow up to five times as much material as traditional shelving.
Lista's unique Storage Wall systems feature a combination of industrial-strength shelves, drawers, roll-out trays and tough doors to provide optimum productivity and flexibility. Available in full- or shallow- depth configurations, the Storage Wall comes in six stackable heights, adjustable drawers, shelves and trays and six full sidewall height drawers.
Lastly, the mini-mezzanine is custom-created around facilities' space requirements and traffic patterns with aisle and pass-through modules. Basic systems consist of five modules with all components bolted together through pre-existing access holes.
Vidmar and Lista, divisions of Stanley Black & Decker
REUSABLE PLASTIC PALLETS
Germany-based Craemer brings to the United States a wide range of innovative and durable pallets solutions.
SAFETY LIGHTS, BACKUP CAMERAS, FORKLIFT BATTERY CHARGERS
Intella Liftparts, Holland, Mich., displayed four new product lines.
For starters, the BlueSpot safety light is said to help reduce forklift/pedestrian accidents. The light is UL listed and features a sturdy metal construction with stainless hardware.
The new line of wired and wireless backup cameras allows operators to see objects behind them and avoid accidents.
The OrangeMover IL500 supervisor cart boasts tough construction, features a Curtis controller and can handle up to 1,100-pound load capacity.
And, the ATIB forklift battery chargersare coming to the United States. With exclusive distribution rights, Intella will market the UL-listed chargers to forklift dealers, rental companies and repair companies.
Intella Liftparts, the USA subsidiary of VanGent Forklift Parts, Nijmegen, The Netherlands