Sunday 25th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Dematic opens innovation TechCenter

Dematic has opened a new customer and technology centre at its headquarters in Offenbach, Germany for customers to see and try out material flow solutions.

It has a complete multifunctional installation built on two levels to demonstrate efficient material flow and numerous new products from the solutions specialist.

The installation has been designed to allow continuous material flows from goods storage via sequenced picking, price marking, order consolidation and buffering, right through to either fully or semi-automated palletising and then conveying the shipments to a goods outwards point. Different system combinations can be simulated to meet different customer requirements and scenarios, using various containers such as bins, trays or cardboard boxes.

Uwe Geissinger, chief executive of Dematic said: “With this new customer and technology centre we have implemented a concept that is unique in Europe for allying production and customer-oriented transparency. The TechCenter is dedicated to the research and development of economical and environmentally compatible solutions. Also, together with customers we can conduct live trials with state-of-the-art automation solutions and fine-tune them to the precise requirements of those customers.”