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The world’s most user-friendly, cost-effective mobile robot enters North American market

Mobile Industrial Robots, MiR, announced that it has opened a US office and its award-winning autonomous mobile robot—the MiR100—will be available to North American companies as another tool to drive efficiency. Already in use...

UniCarriers Americas announces winners of 2015 Aftermarket Excellence Awards

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced the winners of its Aftermarket Excellence Program (AEP) Awards for the past fiscal year, ending March 31, 2016. The AEP is designed to reward and recognize those dealers who have achieved the highest...

Clearpath named 2016 Edison award winner

Clearpath , provider of self-driving vehicle technology and services, was named a Silver Winner for their OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle by the prestigious Edison Awards. The award program celebrates 29 years of honoring the best in innovation and...

FLEX-OPS® improves safety against overloads

Overloaded forklifts.  We’ve all seen them.  Counterbalance trucks may be overloaded to the point that steer axles barely touch ground.  Man-up pickers sway dangerously in the aisle.  And side-loaders nervously kneel as a...

The uberization of last mile freight

Uber  has disrupted the taxi industry. Can anyone copy the Uber model and disrupt the freight market?  That question is generating a great deal of discussion among logistics executives with the “last mile” freight market generating...

National Forklift Safety Day – June 14, 2016

National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. This special day provides an opportunity for the industry...

Make an impact and recycle your vehicle's old battery

"Vehicle batteries are by far the world's most recycled consumer product," said Ray Shemanski, vice president and general manager, aftermarket, Johnson Controls Power Solutions. "Up to 99 percent of a standard vehicle battery can be recycled...

MHI announces 2016 Innovation Award winners

MHI recently announced the winners of the 2016 MHI Innovation Award competition. These awards were announced during MHI Industry Night at MODEX 2016 in three categories: Best New Innovation, Best Innovation of an Existing Product and Best IT...

Would you like to increase your market share?

If you are an equipment dealer, you are probably thinking that this has to be the most stupid question you have ever been asked. Hey, it’s an election year; the media is allowed to ask dumb questions. As an equipment dealer you are accustomed...

Beware of the bad sales advice you see online

I was doing some research for a client training program and got a bit side-tracked when Googling.  (Who doesn’t?) I did a couple of searches for “prospecting tips” and “telephone sales tips.” I shouldn’t...

MHEDA’s 61st Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase
“Passion with Purpose”

April 30 – May 4, 2016 Gaylord National Resort National Harbor, Maryland Doing business in 2016 is not just about transactions with customers. It’s about interactions with the world around you. MHEDA’s convention theme, “Passion...

One good one

One good employee is worth three average employees.  And I am absolutely sure you immediately know who that is in your organization. I would also guess you can name the three marginal members of your staff as well. How nice it would be to have...

Thombert moves into 7th decade of operation

Global labor markets may be alluring to some American businesses, but one Midwestern manufacturer has found that nothing compares with its local work force. “Our people in Newton and Brooklyn Iowa can (produce) as cost-effectively as anywhere...

Why should we think about succession planning?

With so many pressing business issues in the mix each day, developing tomorrow’s leaders might take a backseat in your mind. While it’s tempting to simply focus on the present, it’s critical to plan for success in the future as...

FIPA’s latest custom lifting & gripping solution enables safe & efficient palletizing

FIPA Inc. , manufacturer of advanced vacuum technology, gripper systems, air nippers, tube lifters and End-of-Arm-Tooling (EOAT), recently designed and installed a custom palletizing solution for Agro-Norm GmbH, a 60-person company that specializes...

The world’s most user-friendly, cost-effective mobile robot enters North American market

Mobile Industrial Robots, MiR, announced that it has opened a US office and its award-winning autonomous mobile robot—the MiR100—will be available to North American companies as another tool to drive efficiency. Already in use...

Custom pick module, warehouse design key in goal to double sales

Werner Electric Supply achieves zero order backlog at end of each day with four-level pick module system A vital part of Werner Electric Supply’s goal to double sales to $500 million by 2020 is its 200,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art distribution...

Cimcorp installs layer pick system in Glenmore Distillery distribution center

Cimcorp , a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, announces the installation of its Layer Pick system in The Glenmore Distillery’s new, revolutionary distribution center in...

Cabka-IPS introduces the smart solution for transporting bulk bags

With the BigBag Divider, Cabka-IPS brings its latest pallet innovation on the market. It has been engineered as a smart solution for transporting and storing bulk bags, while at the same time, solving a number of identified challenges due to damages...

Dorner’s introduce newly redesigned 2200 series belt conveyors

A high speed nose bar transfer option, redesigned frame, additional belting and expanded guiding make Dorner ’s newly redesigned 2200 Series low profile belt conveyors even better than before. What makes this redesign significant to customers...

Larson Electronics reveals new design of 150 Watt LED pedestal mount work light

Larson Electronics , an industrial lighting provider, has announced the release of a newly designed 150 watt LED pedestal mount work light that produces 14,790 lumens of light capable of illuminating an area 18,000 square feet in size. The BML-150LED pedestal...

Online directory connects industrial equipment users and providers

An online directory, launched in 2014, is welcoming new listings every day at findadistributor.com , putting North America's vast industrial equipment distributor network at the fingertips of manufacturing and supply chain professionals looking for...

Optricity sponsors WERC Conference at Champion Level

Optricity Corp., provider of supply chain optimization software, has signed on as a Champion Sponsor of the Warehousing Education and Research Council’s (WERC) 39th Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals. The Conference will be...

WERC Conference adds Penske Logistics as Champion Sponsor

Global supply chain management and logistics services provider Penske Logistics has committed to the Champion Sponsor level of the Warehousing Education and Research Council’s (WERC) 39th Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals. The...

JDA signs on as WERC Conference Champion Sponsor

JDA —a leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution software—has committed to the Champion Sponsor level of the Warehousing Education and Research Council’s (WERC)  39th Annual Conference...

Smart Factory Iran set for May 23-25, 2016

Iran's premier trade exhibition on smart industrial technologies scheduled for May 23 - 25, 2016 at the Tehran International Fairgrounds. This new hub targets to accompany the country’s industrial upswing in the years to come focusing on the...

Leading futurist and advisor on global innovation announced as keynote speaker at GS1 Connect 2016

Daniel Burrus, renowned futurist and advisor on global innovation, will deliver a keynote speech at GS1 Connect™  2016, the annual conference and exhibit hosted by GS1  US taking place  June 1-3, 2016  at the Marriott...

IMTS –The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 expands offerings

Based on exhibitor sales and current plans, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 is expected to be one of the largest in show history with even more to offer visitors. The show will be held September 12-17, 2016, at Chicago’s...

Intelligrated launches educational On The Move webinar series

Intelligrated ® , a North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the launch of an educational webinar series called "On The Move." The multipart series debuts  Dec. 10  and will continue throughout...

Launching in Europe - The Battery Show 2017

Launching in Europe - April 4-6, 2017 Following continuous growth in North America and high demand from our US partners, we are excited to announce the launch of The Battery Show Europe in Germany,  4-6 April, 2017.  Co-located...

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