ITW Warehouse Automation Introduces Its Storfast AS/RS Solution at Promat 2013

The cart-based, automated storage and retrieval system will be on display at booth #1223

Chicago, IL - ITW Warehouse Automation (ITWWA), the global supplier of innovative, fully-integrated warehousing solutions, is exhibiting at ProMat 2013 in Chicago, Illinois (Booth #1223). For the first time in North America, the company will showcase its StorFast cart-based, ultra high-density, AS/RS solution. In addition, attendees can learn more about ITWWA's Vertique case-picking system and robotic VTP palletizers.

ITWWA will feature its StorFast AS/RS in-line with ITW Muller's Octopus 'S' Series automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper. The cart-based AS/RS maximizes storage capacity with higher density and throughput than traditional crane-based systems. StorFast designs are modular and can be easily expanded as capacity requirements and SKUs increase. Carts operate on each level of the system and can even change levels. Thus, StorFast has built-in redundancy, resulting in even greater efficiency. Visitors to the booth will see a live demonstration of how the cart system works in a closed loop. The loop also features a live demonstration of the innovative Octopus stretch wrap machine. Long an industry standard, the Octopus has been newly designed and will feature a load stabilizer, new load lift conveyer and the highly anticipated No Touch No Tail (NT²) seaming device- an effective and efficient alternative to heat seal pads or wipe down systems.

"We are excited to introduce StorFast to the North American market," says Jeff Stingel, Vice President of Sales, ITWWA. "We've experienced great success with it in Europe for either optimizing existing facilities or new buildings. Displaying it with the Octopus stretch wrapper further reinforces our ability to offer fully-integrated warehousing solutions."

ITWWA will also highlight its Vertique case picking solution and VTP Palletizers. With over 20 installations and a picking accuracy of 99.8%, Vertique is the most proven and accepted case picking system in the industry. Best known for its flexible solutions, the company offers both vertical tower and horizontal lane buffering solutions, as well as different levels of automation based on a customer's ROI needs.
For attendees looking to maximize warehouse efficiencies and minimize costs of their palletizers, ITWWA's robotic systems enable quick pallet changeover options, gentle product handling and minimal maintenance requirements.

"ITWWA offers proven, scalable systems for a variety of industries," says Stingel. "We are excited to showcase our capabilities and help visitors achieve their warehouse automation needs."

For general information about ITW Warehouse Automation visit: , or call: 1-800-654-7500.


ITW Warehouse Automation (ITWWA) is the global supplier of innovative, fully-integrated warehousing solutions. Whether looking to optimize existing facilities or new buildings, ITWWA provides proven, scalable systems for a variety of industries. ITWWA formed by bringing together Vertique case picking and StorFast AS/RS capabilities under one roof. These solutions are further backed by ITWWA's industry-leading VPS software that manages the entire warehouse operation and robotic VTP Palletizers that provide fast, automated pallet loading.

ITWWA is part of the Illinois Tool Works (ITW) family of companies. ITW is comprised of over 850 decentralized business units located in 52 countries. ITW offers its business units unparalleled access to state-of-the-art testing facilities, knowledge-sharing and a global network of resources.

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