MODEX—the biggest supply chain show of 2016
PLATFORM STACKING DEVICE
The STAY-RITE universal platform stacking device from Stay-Rite Solutions, Cartersville, Ga., is made with recycled plastic material and is a reusable and economical material handling solution.
This stacking device is placed in each of the four corners of an open top container, helping to prevent a stacked container and pallet from collapsing into the container below. STAY-RITE corner boards support multiple stacked containers and several thousand pounds of static load.It also eliminates the pallet-to-box contact where damage and breakdown occur.
Stay-Rite Solutions, LLC
TUBULAR BATTERY FOR MOTIVE POWER APPLICATIONS
Exide Technologies, Milton, Ga., launched its new GNB-branded Tubular LMX battery line, designed to fit a wider range of original equipment lift trucks than its predecessor, the Tubular LM product line.
Engineered for premium, heavy-duty performance, the Tubular LMX round-tube technology operates with lower internal resistances than square-tube designs. As a result, the low-maintenance, high-density batteries maintain higher voltages and operate with longer run times. Plus, it’s available in 90 amp hour (Ah), 100 Ah and 125 Ah ratings.
Additional features include an enhanced grid design for increased energy efficiency and conductivity, increased positive spine diameter for improved performance and longer life, improved separator technology for added vibration protection and increased life, improved electrolyte ratio for longer maintenance intervals and fast-charge capability for greater up-time.
ULTRA-RUGGED SCANNERS, FOOD SAFETY SOLUTIONS
Zebra Technologies, Vernon Hills, Ill., announced its 3600 ultra-rugged series of scanners, purpose-built for durability, scan performance and manageability in demanding industrial environments such as warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing shop floors and do-it-yourself retail stores.1D and 2D versions of the 3600 series are available with corded and cordless options for fast, accurate performance in picking, packing, shipping, receiving, work in progress, inventory tracking, track and trace, cross docking and point-of-sale applications.Built to perform in extreme conditions, the ultra-rugged scanner series offers what is said to be the industry’s highest drop, tumble and sealing specifications in its class,and is dubbed asthe industry’s first IP67-rated scanner capable of enduring complete water immersion for up to 30 minutes. Available with Zebra’s PowerPrecision+ smart battery technology, users can monitor battery age and ability to hold a charge, ensuring only healthy batteries are used.
Zebra also announced plans to collaborate with Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, Chicago, to offer a complete reference design for the development of food safety solutions. This reference design extends the capabilities of Zebra's recently announced smart refrigeration solution to mobile supply chain scenarios, providing real-time intelligence and electronic records of integrity to meet food safety guidelines. The easy-to-deploy, cloud-based temperature monitoring solution uses wireless sensors, mesh networking, mobile computers and the Zatar Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service. The solution also utilizes the Bosch’s cross domain development kit (XDK), which includes multiple sensors for monitoring various product conditions. A user-friendly dashboard, real-time alerts and notifications for proactive actions provide companies with a simple, accurate way to monitor products. And, the solution works together with Zebra mobile computers and printers, allowing users to remain mobile and connected to information that will help improve productivity and workflows.
Zebra Technologies Corp.
ADVANCED WMS CAPABILITIES
TECSYS Inc., Canada, announced OneSprint, featuring advanced warehouse management system capabilities synchronized to help operators achieve their fulfillment and swift on-boarding objectives.
OneSprint is a complete warehouse management system package that enables a distribution organization to fast track fulfillment execution initiatives to meet customer commitments without delays.
This all-in-one package allows distribution organizations to deploy the system across a variety of operations in size and complexities. Features are selected to match each individual customer’s specific business needs. Plus, it delivers world-class functionality on a leading cloud infrastructure, enabling a 99.9% uptime, swift-start on boarding, high availability, reliability and security.
Additional features are that it combines the power of a set of tools, templates and process documentation that can quickly and easily be adapted to customers’ distribution operations. Visual content optimizes execution abilities in all warehouse environments.
OneSprint also delivers what is said to be one of the industry’s fastest customer onboarding experiences to meet the distribution challenges of small operations that can scale up to larger ones.
Raymond Corp., Greene, N.Y., showcased its iWAREHOUSE system, which is said to be the first telematics solution to integrate multiple operational systems in a single, factory-installed display unit.
The first truck on display was from the Raymond Reach-Fork series, which offers operators the ability to toggle between lift truck operations information, a height-tilt indicator and the Raymond Vantage Point operator camera system displays.
The display effectively streamlines multiple display hardware on lift trucks into one unit, thereby increasing operator visibility and minimizing the number of instruments with which the operator needs to interact.
The updated iWAREHOUSE system is a factory-installed, user-friendly, 7-inch, full-color touch screen. Fleet and operations managers simply need to subscribe to the service.