Press Release Summary:
Miniload System allows direct load handling without using trays or bins to maximize rack space and accurately stage product. Gripper gently handles variety of sizes and styles of cartons and totes, and can be applied to full case and split case picking operations. Single or double deep storage configurations are available. Applications include distribution centers and manufacturing facilities.
Original Press Release:
Siemens Dematic Introduces Gripper Technology for Miniload AS/RS
Gripper handles totes and cartons directly without using trays to maximize rack space and more efficiently, flexibly and accurately stage product.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI-(October 29, 2002)-Siemens Dematic, Rapistan Material Handling Automation Division, introduces the Miniload Automated Storage/Retrieval System (AS/RS) with gripper technology which allows direct load handling without using load handling units such as trays or bins. Totes and cartons can now be stored with minimal gaps between each other allowing for compact system dimensions. Eliminating totes in narrow aisle configurations enables customers to significantly reduce system footprint, associated investment costs and inventory costs.
The gripper gently handles a large variety of sizes and styles of cartons and totes and can be easily applied to full case and split case picking operations. Typical applications include distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. Single or double deep storage configurations are available. Vacuum devices can be added to the gripper for cartons with variable dimensions and properties.
According to Roger Stubbs, AS/RS Product Manager, "The advanced
gripper technology accommodates cartons and totes efficiently because it directly handles the product without using trays. This way our customers can save valuable storage space and eliminate the costs associated with trays."
Siemens Dematic is the world's leading supplier of logistics and factory automation equipment. As a systems integrator, Siemens Dematic supplies a wide range of products and services, from individual products and systems to complete turnkey facilities as a general contractor. Siemens Dematic consists of three divisions: Material Handling Automation, Postal Automation and Electronics Assembly Systems. The company, with approximately 11,500 employees worldwide, has a business volume of around $3.2 billion. For more information about Siemens Dematic, go to www.siemens-dematic.com < usa.siemens.com>.
Siemens Dematic is a subsidiary of Siemens AG (NYSE: SI), headquartered in Munich, a leading global electronics and engineering company. It employs some 450,000 people in 193 countries, and reported worldwide sales of more than $74 billion in fiscal 2001 (10/1/00 - 9/30/01).