MODEX 2016: Smart Technologies from Swisslog for Fully Automated Light Goods Handling

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Visitors to MODEX 2016 in Atlanta, GA from April 4-7, will experience first-hand the latest warehouse automation innovations from intralogistics specialist Swisslog. The company will demonstrate new picking technologies integrated with advanced robotics.

The Swisslog booth at MODEX will feature a large, dynamic exhibit that will demonstrate the now familiar goods-to-person technology, AutoStore, as well as a fully automated picking station and a new high-performance shuttle system.

Humans and robots working side by side

Swisslog will present its groundbreaking solution for state-of-the-art light goods handling, Automated Item Pick (AIP). This fully automated picking station teams humans with robots, enabling direct cooperation between man and machine, with no safety fence required. The core component of this solution is KUKA's highly sensitive LBR iiwa lightweight robot. At the Swisslog booth, visitors will be able to see this new solution in action. AIP intelligently complements the AutoStore and other light goods systems from Swisslog and delivers accelerated and significantly improved picking performance.

New Cyclone shuttle technology for top-notch performance

In response to the challenges faced by the retail, pharmaceutical, and food beverage industries, Swisslog has developed a new shuttle technology that offers outstanding performance, flexibility and reliability. Representing the latest generation of shuttle systems, this technology is a natural part of a smart logistics solution that relies on the intelligent "autonomy" of material flow control. The new shuttle system from Swisslog will be one of the centerpieces of the Swisslog booth at MODEX where it will be presented for the first time.

Swisslog to feature FORTE

Acquired by Swisslog in April 2015, systems integrator FORTE will also exhibit within the booth offering expertise for those companies whose automation requirements include traditional picking, conveyor or sortation systems. FORTE is a leading warehouse automation and warehouse execution software (WES) company focused on optimizing distribution centers for many of the world's fastest-growing companies. FORTE's business model brings a completely objective, equipment agnostic approach to planning, designing and implementing automated material handling systems.

Future-proof solutions

"In a world that is rapidly evolving, scalable and flexible solutions that allow your business to grow and respond are of utmost importance," comments Markus Schmidt, Senior Vice President, Swisslog Warehouse Distribution Solutions Americas. "Swisslog is dedicated to enabling our partners to grow rapidly so that they can feel secured in their ability to deliver to their customers now and in the future."

Swisslog at Modex 2016


Swisslog Americas

Megan Wolf

Phone: +1 757-820-3469

About Swisslog

Swisslog designs, develops and delivers best-in-class automation solutions for forward-thinking hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers. We offer integrated systems and services from a single source - from consulting to design, implementation and lifetime customer service. Behind the company's success are 2,500 employees worldwide, supporting customers in more than 50 countries.

Swisslog is part of the KUKA Group, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions.

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