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A first look at innovation

25 January 2013

IMHX offers a comprehensive insight into the products available in the materials handling world and provides a platform for manufacturers to give models a debut. Here, Industrial Plant & Equipment picks out, in no particular order, ten products making their first appearance in the UK at the show...

IMHX offers a comprehensive insight into the products available in the materials handling world and provides a platform for manufacturers to give models a debut. Here, Industrial Plant & Equipment picks out, in no particular order, ten products making their first appearance in the UK at the show.

A counterbalance from Crown

The US manufacturer will use the show to debut a number of products in Europe. These include Crown's first IC-engine counterbalance truck, the C-5. In Crown's traditional heartland in the warehouse, The DT 3000 Series double stacker pallet truck will also make its European debut. This new truck is said to be ideal for high density, heavy duty applications. Other highlights include the ESR 5000 cold store cabin reach truck. Building on the IF Gold Award winning ESR 5000, the cold store cabin version has been optimised for low temperature environments - down to minus 30°C. Each truck on the stand will be equipped with InfoLink - Crown's fleet management system - with visitors able to participate in live and interactive demonstrations. Stand 19J90

New 5t capacity LPG lift truck

Don't miss the first European showing of the 5t capacity model 50L-7A - the first of a new 7A Series of LPG lift trucks from Hyundai. The stand will display 8 models from 1.4 to 16 tonnes lift capacity, including electric, LPG and diesel-powered lift trucks, stackers, pallet and reach trucks. Stand 19J150

Bendi goes mini

Translift Bendi is set to formally launch the Mini Bendi at IMHX. Four other new machines are also scheduled to be unveiled which will bring the total Bendi product range to 17. The standard 220 degree load rotation of the Mini Bendi is said to give operators unrivalled, unobstructed visibility of the forks and load at all times offering a much safer operation than conventional solutions. “We aim to launch five new machines at the show and, as you can imagine, it is a very exciting time for us. Each one is a radical departure from where we are now and, without giving too much away, three of the new trucks will open up new market sectors to us including food and retail, in addition to opportunities in European markets - all of these have great potential in terms of additional volume and income streams for Bendi,” says md Simon Brown. Stand 19K100

Picking tray

Savoye will use the show to debut its new Picking Tray System (PTS) in the UK. The system is described as a high performance compact solution, designed for the storage management for cartons and trays. The main applications are order picking, shipping buffers, provisory storage of returns etc. Savoye will also launch Logistics Manager Suite, which brings Savoye software together into 3 sections: supply chain management; warehouse management; and flow management. Stand 19J85

Tele-handler hits the heights

Doosan will launch the DT160 16 tonne tele-handler at IMHX. The DT160 is available with forks, cranes, platforms and bucket attachments. The high capacity telescopic handlers are said to offer exceptional performance in terms of heavy lifting. Doosan will also use IMHX to showcase its two distinct ranges - the high specification Pro-5 Range and the economy GX Series (capacities 1.5 to 2.0 tonnes). Stand 19H120

Multi-directional reach truck

Among the products to be shown for the first time by Jungheinrich is a new model multi-directional reach truck for long load handling. Other highlights include reach trucks with a lift height of 12 metres; low level order pickers; powered pallet trucks - including a Lithium Ion-powered pallet truck concept - and a range of very narrow aisle stackers such as the recently launched EKS Series of order pickers that use RFID technology to guide forklifts quickly and efficiently around a narrow aisle store. Stand 19L100&142

New terminals

At the show DLoG (UK) will unveil the recently released XMT 5 and MTC 6 industrial computers. The MTC 6 is a 10” industrial PC that is primarily used in intralogistics and port applications. The latest addition to the DLoG product portfolio includes new features designed to reduce the total cost of ownership and support increased process efficiency. The XMT is designed primarily for distribution centre applications such as work time monitoring, warehouse management or stock turnover. Stand 18M175

Pit free loader

Manufacturer and supplier of scissor lift tables and loading bay equipment, Edmolift UK will use IMHX to unveil its new PitFree LoLoader, which requires no civil works and can be put into operation within 30 minutes of delivery according to the company. Stand 18M145

Clever collaboration

Loading bay supplier Easilift Loading Systems has joined forces with access management system manufacturer Traka to offer a solution to the problem of drive-away accidents. Called the Anti-Drive-Off - Loading Bay Management System, the solution synchronises the dock door and associated control equipment with an electronic key control system. Traka Stand 18M185

Bar and long stock

On show for the first time in the UK will be Kasto's Unitower C automated storage and retrieval system. Formerly intended for holding sheet metal as well as other items such as boxes, drums and pallets, the tower is now also available for storing bar and other long stock. Stand 18N150
 
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