Material Handling 

APRIL FEATURED PRODUCTS

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RESOURCES

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System Plast publishes conveyor components catalog

Interactive catalog has an online mirror edition for researching/selecting components, loading a shopping cart, developing a bill of materials, and finding distributors.

Emerson introduces SPEC conveyor design software

SPEC (System Plast Engineering Calculator) evaluates applications for steel or plastic chain and modular belt conveyors.

ABB announces Hoist Performance Monitoring Service

With this service, ABB experts can monitor and analyze a mine hoist system remotely.

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WHITE PAPERS

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How Automation Technologies Improve Operating Efficiency and Reduce Collisions on Manned Forklifts

By Jeff Wuendry, SICK
This white paper explains the available types of backup sensing solutions on manned forklifts, their respective advantages and disadvantages, the most common applications, and key considerations when selecting a system.

Transforming the Light Curtain

By Tyler Glieden, SICK
By reducing the need for physical guards and barriers, light curtains can increase the maintainability of the equipment they are protecting. Light curtains using pattern and object recognition require fewer sensors and less wiring while providing a safety solution that’s secure.

Supercharged ID: Image-based Barcode Readers Leap Forward With Breakthrough Technology

Automation.com, March 2012

By Michael C. Moed, Cognex

Image-based ID readers stand poised to replace laser scanners in several industries. Thanks to advances in microprocessors, imaging sensors and decoding algorithms, ID readers have become not only more affordable, but also more powerful.

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CASE STUDIES

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Perrigo—propelled by AGVs and organizational readiness

Packaging World
Perrigo, a producer of store brand pharmaceuticals, uses AGVs in two buildings—one of which covers 410,000 sq ft and has 18,000 bin locations holding packaging components and capsules or tablets in bulk drums.

Industrial Automation: Autonomous Robots Fuse Multi-Sensor Data

Vision Systems Design
Adept developed a system based on fusing multi-sensor data in its Lynx series of AGVs. This allows the Lynx platform to autonomously navigate a factory floor without the use of embedded floor tracking systems and thus reduce the costs of deploying such systems.

Rugged gearboxes and motors keep conveyors moving at a Montana coal mine

Machine Design
Siemens supplied gearboxes and drives to keep the 60-in.-wide belts carrying 5,000 tons/hr moving without overtensioning or inducing dynamics waves in the belt at the Bull Mountain coal mine in Montana.

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EVENTS

in Material Handling
April 23, 2014
Pittsburgh , PA


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA


This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

April 25, 2014
Marlborough , MA


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

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TRAINING

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April 30, 2014
Lenexa , KS


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

May 15, 2014
Waukesha , WI


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

June 5, 2014
Beachwood , OH


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).