MHS launches MHS Helix software solution for e-commerce-driven warehouses

MHS Helix consists of template-based modules for equipment control, inventory management and order fulfillment functions, designed to work together in customized configurations according to each facility’s unique requirements.  

AutoGuide Mobile Robots announces Max-N15 autonomous mobile robot

Built on AutoGuide’s patent-pending modular design, the Max-N15 provides a common base that can be adapted for multiple manufacturing and warehouse material handling tasks with modular attachments to create lift trucks, tuggers or high bay pallet lift trucks.

Kindred releases SORT 3.7 piece-picking robot

The updated SORT 3.7 is optimized to integrate with continuous induction systems, such as cross belt or bombay sorters, as it can pick 400 units per hour consistently.

OnRobot releases 3FG15 three-finger gripper

The 3FG15 gripper has a maximum stroke of 150mm that can easily handle multiple processes. The three-finger design with a 15 kg (33 lb) payload provides a strong, stable grip for both form fit (internal) or friction fit (external) gripping.

EXAIR introduces Type 303 Stainless Steel 2-1/2 NPT Threaded Line Vac Air Operated Conveyors

  • Exair Corp

Threaded Line Vac Conveyors eject a small amount of compressed air to produce a vacuum on one end with high output flows on the other. Response is instantaneous and regulating the compressed air pressure provides infinite control of the conveying rate. Applications include scrap trim removal, material conveying, part transfer, fiber tensioning and filling operations.

Beckhoff Automation announces EP7402 controller, TwinCAT/BSD alternative operating system (OS) and C6025 Industrial PC at MODEX 2020

  • Beckhoff Automation

The smart distribution center solutions will include the North American debuts of the EP7402 controller for motor-driven roller (MDR) conveyors, TwinCAT/BSD alternative operating system (OS) for Beckhoff PC-based controllers and C6025 ultra-compact Industrial PC (IPC). The eXtended Transport System (XTS) will also make its MODEX debut at the Beckhoff booth (4026).

Columbia/Okura announces miniPAL mobile palletizer

  • Columbia Okura LLC

The latest design showcased at ATX includes two safety mats and two area scanners that detect when people enter the work envelope, allowing the system to meet higher speeds when not in collaborative mode.

Dematic announces expansion of Dematic Micro-Fulfillment solution for general merchandise and apparel industries

  • Dematic Corp.

The Dematic Micro-Fulfillment solution can be installed in 12 weeks and in locations as small as 10,000 sq. ft. The design makes it possible to install in the back of existing retail locations, directly supporting online orders for consumers within a specific radius.

Mitsubishi Electric announces iQ Monozukuri Packaging and iQ Monozukuri Converting tools

  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation

The Printing and Converting packages provide a way to create projects using preconfigured cam profile function blocks, sample programs and sample GOT screens. Both products have been released for years in Japan before coming to North and South America.

Eastey introduces EXS-100 semi-automatic strapping machine

The semi-automatic EXS-100 strapping machine is designed to apply a plastic strap around user’s packages, preventing them from opening during handling and transit. The EXS-100’s bottom seal design is a solution for low to medium volume users that need additional security beyond case taping.