Conveyor Gate retracts to increase flexibility and safety.

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Cantilevered Gate is a retractable conveyor bed with self-supporting design and spring/shock technology. Gate section is used to temporarily halt conveyor flow and allow people to pass through line. Conveyor retracts into floor support and adjustable bed angle optimizes product flow and fine tunes for different applications. Typical configurations include gravity wheel and powered roller beds with speeds ranging from 90-330 fpm.



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Siemens Dematic Introduces a Cantilevered Conveyor Gate



GRAND RAPIDS, MI-(April 11, 2003)-Siemens Dematic, Material Handling Automation Division, introduces the Cantilevered Gate, a retractable conveyor bed with self-supporting design and spring/shock technology to increase safety, ensure ease of use and maximize handling flexibility. The gate section is used to temporarily halt conveyor flow and allow people to pass through the line. Applications include operations within distribution/warehousing and manufacturing environments.

The Cantilevered Gate design allows the conveyor to retract into its floor supports, which significantly reduces the necessary clearance height for overhead empty carton conveyor in picking modules, improves ergonomics and maximizes system utilization. The self-supporting design also simplifies planning and installation and requires no special hardware to integrate the gate with the conveyor system.

Safety and ease of use is ensured due to spring and shock technology controlling the speed and amount of exertion required for opening/closing the gate. Consequently, the controlled movement reduces the risk of pinching injuries and improves working conditions. Additionally, the bed angle is adjustable to optimize product flow and to fine tune for different product applications.

Typical configurations include gravity wheel or powered roller beds with speeds ranging from 90 fpm to 330 fpm. Dual and triple wide configurations are available combining power and gravity beds for use in modules with zone routing.

Siemens Dematic
Siemens Dematic Material Handling Automation, formerly Rapistan, is one of Siemens' operating companies in the United States. The company, with its world headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, designs and manufactures integrated material handling solutions for manufacturing, distribution and warehousing, automotive, parcel, freight, postal, air cargo and baggage handling industries. Siemens Dematic Material Handling Automation and its global affiliate, Siemens Dematic AG, supply a wide range of solutions, from individual products and systems to complete turnkey facilities as a general contractor. In addition to Material Handling, Siemens Dematic includes two other businesses: Postal Automation and Electronic Assembly Systems. The company, with approximately 11,000 employees worldwide, has a business volume of around $3 billion. More information on Siemens Dematic may be found at www.siemens-dematic.us .

Siemens AG (NYSE: SI), headquartered in Munich, is a leading global electronics and engineering company. It employs 426,000 people in 192 countries and reported worldwide sales of $77.8 billion in fiscal 2002 (10/1/01 - 9/30/02). The United States is Siemens' largest market in the world, with sales of $21.5 billion in fiscal 2002 and approximately 70,000 employees in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Corporate headquarters for Siemens' U.S. businesses are located in New York City. For more information: www.usa.siemens.com

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