It’s always a pleasure to showcase our latest technologies to an international audience – and the return of a full programme of trade shows following the enforced break for Covid is giving us the chance to do just that once again.
The latest on our schedule was one that had previously always regularly formed a key part of our events calendar.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Logimat show has evolved from a local event to become a mecca for buyers, decision-makers and specifiers seeking the very best in efficiency, speed and overall performance when it comes to handling and logistics solutions.
Manufacturers and suppliers of intralogistics solutions from across the globe set out their wares at the Stuttgart Messe at the end of April, bringing together the largest display of innovative solutions.
We were very much among them, with a selection of technologies aimed at catching the eye of visitors from a broad spectrum of sectors keen to streamline their sorting and diverting applications.
Our Multi-Angle Ball Sorter (MABS) took centre stage, with its patented rotating ball transfer technology enabling breakthrough handling capacities of up to 4,300 units per hour, to exits at any angle on either side.
Powered by 24V DC electricity rather than pneumatics, it’s easily integrated into any conveyor application where it is a simple matter to install and maintain. Five easily configurable sizes, able to be linked in combinations of up to eight, enable the processing of loads of up to 30kg in any size and shape.
MABS was paired with the F-RAT NX compact 90° diverter and sorter module which can uniquely transfer products at 90° on either side without needing to lift the product.
Meanwhile, the idPAC (Itoh Denki Point and Click) flexible conveyor platform gave visitors the opportunity to view the modular conveyor plateform, with sector-leading hardware and bespoke software. Also featuring live parcel tracking and new line sensors for flawless detection of even the thinnest loads.
A novelty came in the form of a prototype for a new diverter and sorter module, which will be known as M-RAT. We have developed this as a response to growing demand from our customers for systems able to handle heavier product – M-RAT will be able to cope with individual loads of up to 250kg each.
All of the technologies received great interest from the visitors over the three days of the event, and we’re now in the process of following up with the contacts we have made to hone their requirements and set about delivering the adequate solutions.
Above all, it was fantastic to once again enjoy the face-to-face contact which had become impossible during the time of the pandemic. If you weren’t there and would like to know more about any of the technologies mentioned above, then please get in touch!