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.

SOMIC introduces ReadyPack end-of-line case packing system

ReadyPack is a smaller version of SOMIC’s 424 T2 (D) machine and completely different than the larger SOMIC FLEXX III that was introduced a year ago. ReadyPack is also designed with a slower collating speed.

Creform introduces CA-B50100-NSI AGV material handling system

  • Creform Corp.

The model is a bi-directional AGV that provides more flexibility for movement along its guidepath as it can travel in both directions and when necessary rotate in place. The dual drive wheels also give this AGV the ability to travel laterally.

ABB Robotics announces third generation of PickMaster robotic software

  • ABB

PickMaster Twin is available in a multitude of configurations and can work with all ABB robots, and a range of virtual and physical machines. Coupled with the inherent software, the PickMaster Twin is suited for factories and production lines.

Universal Robots announces UR16e collaborative robot

The UR16e combines a 35-lb payload capacity with a reach of 900 mm and pose repeatability of +/- 0.05 mm making it suitable for automatingtasks such as heavy-duty material handling, heavy-part handling, palletizing, and machine tending.

Columbia Machine introduces HL4200 high level palletizer with Smart Diagnostics

The HL4200 also features Columbia’s Smart Diagnostics for feedback related to fault detection and an optional video playback to assist the operator in identifying the cause of a machine stoppage.

Flirtey introduces Flirtey Eagle drone delivery technology

Flirtey’s system is designed to safely get packages to customers with the delivery goal of less than 10 minutes using drones.

Beckhoff Automation to introduce eXtended Transport System (XTS) into the U.S. market at Pack Expo 2019

  • Beckhoff Automation

Beckhoff will showcase a lineup of updated automation hardware, software and gigabit communication via EtherCAT G for packaging machinery during the trade show, which runs September 23 – 25, 2019, and is expected to draw 30,000 attendees.