Dematic opens new technology center

All new materials handling system showcases increased productivity

By ·

Dematic, supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and the distribution center, has opened a new Technology Center located near Frankfurt, Germany. The Technology Center, which is the third of its kind for Dematic, is a logistics solution demonstration facility that features multiple integrated materials handling solutions designed to optimize logistics processes, increase productivity and reduce operational costs.

The company also has a Technology Center located in Sydney, Australia and one in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

According to Ken Ruehrdanz, Dematic warehousing and distribution market manager, “The three Dematic Technology Centers allow users to test their product on Dematic systems. This allows customers to fully understand how their product will perform on an automated system and how warehouse performance can be improved.”

Dematic can demonstrate typical business critical material flow scenarios in the new Technology Center.

It has been configured so that continuous material flows from goods storage, sequenced picking, order consolidation and buffering, right through to fully or semi-automated palletizing are possible. Depending on specific customer requirements, different scenarios and systems combinations can be demonstrated using WCS software and controls. 

The featured solution sets include:  goods-to-person order selection, mixed case palletizing, automated storage buffers and load sequencing.  The technologies featured include Modular Conveyor System, Dematic Multishuttle, Automated Mixed Case Palletizing (AMCAP), ErgoPAL (Ergonomic operator assisted palletizing), pallet conveyor and DC Director (WCS Suite of software).

The Technology Centers have enabled the company to increase their customer base, Ruehrdanz said, because the dynamic demonstrations allow users to see all aspects of Dematic engineered solutions.

Ruehrdanz also told Modern the company is adding new system solutions to the Dematic Technology Center in Grand Rapids.  “While the Grand Rapids center is existing, new investment and expansion to the center will allow the demonstration of new solutions sets,” he said.


Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

Dematic · Distribution · Technology · Warehouse · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Revisiting Supplier Relationship Management to Boost Real Value in the Supply Chain
Supplier relationship management (SRM) initiatives are on the rise, and companies who successfully implement these programs can realize a significant return on their technology investments.
Download Today!
From the May 2017 Issue
Everyone is talking about terms like digitization, Industry 4.0 and digital supply chain management, but what sort of technologies fall under these broad terms, and how will they change the management capabilities at our disposal? To find out, we talked to some noted supply chain analysts, consultants and technology executives and gathered six digital trends to watch.
Transportation Trends and Best Practices: The Battle for the Last Mile
2017 Technology Roundtable: Are we closer to “Intelligent” Logistics?
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Cross Border 2017: Managing Your Supply Chain for Efficient and Secure Crossings
In this webinar, we'll unveil best practices to establish a world class logistics operation that improves safety, security, efficiency, and customer service levels at a lower cost.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
The Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain
Everyone is talking about terms like digitization, Industry 4.0 and digital supply chain management,...
2017 Salary Survey: Fresh Voices Express Optimism
Our “33rd Annual Salary Survey” reflects more diversity entering the logistics management...

LM Exclusive: Major Modes Join E-commerce Mix
While last mile carriers receive much of the attention, the traditional modal heavyweights are in...
ASEAN Logistics: Building Collectively
While most of the world withdraws inward, Southeast Asia is practicing effective cooperation between...