Supply Chain News: Best of ProMat 2015 Day 1 Individual Clips

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We Highlight Seven New Solutions with Video Clips and Commentary

SCDigest Editorial Staff

The SCDigest team was out in force for the ProMat 2015 show from MHI at McCormick Place in Chicago last week.

We published Day 1 and Day 2 video reviews of the show, covering overall themes and highlighting some of the most interesting new solutions on the show floor.

Then SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore offered a written trip report for his First Thougths column on Friday, which you can find here: Technology Barriers Almost Gone - ProMat 2015 Full Review and Comment.

This week, we've taken those Day 1 and Day 2 full videos and broken them out into individual clips, so that readers can just view the reviews of any solutions that might be most of interest to them. We start here with the seven solutions covered in Day 1, and will be back next week with the six more clips from Day 2.

We begin with Gilmore and materials handling editor Cliff Holste discussing the show overall and some themes for this year's event:

ProMat 2015 Show Summary

Next up, a new high density storage system from an Indian company called Hi-Tech Robotic Systems that uses AGVs that not only bring product to and from the storage system, but move within its structure - very interesting.

Mobile Case Flow System from Hi-Tech-Robotics

A company called Engineered Lift Systems featured a very cool new product that uses a flexible powered conveyor to assist with the loading and unloading of cases from trailers and container - from the top tier all the way to the floor, as we show in this video.

Container Loading/Unloading System from Engineered Lift Systems

You may be familiar with simulation techniques to better understand likely performance from automated materials handling systems, but do you understand 'emulation" of the same systems, and how it differs from simulation? This video clip may help.

Difference between Materials Handling System Emulation

and Simulation, from Demo3D

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ProMat 2015 Day 2 Video Review and Comment

SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore and Materials Handling Editor Cliff Hostle Back Again from the Exhibit Floor in Chicago

No More Technical Limits to Automated Piece and Case Picking? Dematic Adds Robot to Goods-to-Person System; Daifuku Robot Can Pick Cases from Random Pallets; Honeywell Shows Cool New Analytic Apps for Labor, Truck Management, Drone-based Yard Management; Fork Truck Simulation; More