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Daifuku Webb Features Live Demonstration of Its Duosys Automated Storage & Retrieval System at Promat Show

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Daifuku America Corp.
5225 Wiley Post Way
Salt Lake City, UT, 84116

Press release date: December 7, 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. - Daifuku Webb Holding Company, which consists of Jervis B. Webb Company and Daifuku America Corporation - will feature a live demonstration of its DUOSYS Automated Storage & Retrieval System (AS/RS) at ProMat 2013, January 21-24, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. A news conference to discuss our latest innovations will be held on Monday, January 21 at 2 p.m. in booth 1512. DUOSYS is a high-performance, super-fast mini load AS/RS that can act as a highly-efficient sortation system, buffering and sequencing items in less floor space with fewer personnel than traditional options. It is more than four times as fast as similar systems because two cranes can function simultaneously in the same aisle to maximize throughput. The cranes operate independently, passing each other without interference to reach every rack position smoothly. Multiple cranes are managed by a single off-board controller for increased reliability. In addition, DUOSYS remains in operation while maintenance is being performed on individual cranes. The modular-designed product allows multiple systems to be stacked on top of each other, providing ultimate scalability.

Daifuku Webb will also feature a Model 100ST SmartCart® Automatic Guided Cart (AGC). The Model 100ST is low to the ground, allowing it to tunnel under customized carriers. It is available with an automatic hitch for coupling and decoupling carriers. SmartCarts are flexible, low-cost Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) that can be used in assembly lines, to deliver pallets to and from stretch wrappers, roller conveyors and palletizers, as well as to simply move loads around a facility. SmartCart's CartTools® and Cart Management System software were recently enhanced making them even easier to use. Customers are able to make their own changes to the system and to troubleshoot problems without outside assistance.

"Our DUOSYS AS/RS will transform the way buffering, sequencing and storing is done in the material handling industry," said Brian Stewart, President & Co-CEO of Daifuku Webb Holding Company. "With its amazing throughput, DUOSYS is an extremely attractive option for customers looking to increase efficiency and reduce costs."

The lightweight design of DUOSYS helps reduce energy consumption. It sends regenerated electricity created during deceleration to other cranes through a regenerative converter. Customers can also deactivate one or more cranes when utilization is low.

Daifuku Webb will be in booth #1512 at the ProMat Show in Chicago, Ill., January 21 - 24.

About Daifuku Webb Holding
Daifuku Webb Holding Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. It consists of Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services and Logan Teleflex, Inc. Daifuku Webb specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Daifuku Webb is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations throughout North America.

SmartCart® and CartTools® are registered trademarks of the Jervis B. Webb Company.

Sarah Carlson, Marketing Director
Daifuku Webb Holding Company,
34375 W. Twelve Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
248.553.1000 xt. 1311

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