For almost any application and any power requirement, the solution is in the intelligent motor control solutions of the Allen-Bradley family of drives from Rockwell Automation. In addition to stand-alone drives, they offer a complete line of drive enclosures and packaging options. Allen-Bradley drive application software brings together a range of application experience and performance drive products to provide a pre-engineered andcost-effective drive application solution. Manufacturers can rely on Allen-Bradley for industrial automation control and information solutions designed to give a competitive advantage. Visit their website: www.ab.com
Cross Fluid Power
Serving the southeastern U.S. since 1954, Cross Fluid Power is headquartered in a 64,000-square-foot facility in Greensboro, NC, with offices in Richmond, VA, Norcross, GA, and Sarasota, FL. They are a division of Cross Company. Visit their website: www.crossfluidpower.com
FANUC Robotics America, Inc. is a leading supplier of robotic automation in the Americas. Over 200,000 FANUC robots are installed worldwide, and more than 200 robot variations work in a wide range of applications including assembly, material removal, material handling (machine tending, picking, packing and palletizing), painting, dispensing and welding.
FANUC also offers simulation packages, application software, controls and integrated vision products. The combination of reliable and intelligent robots, process expertise and support services provide system integrators like Flexicell with the newest and most reliable technology. Flexicell uses this technology to design and manufacture the complete robotic systems manufacturers need to reduce costs, improve quality, maximize productivity, and increase their competitive position in the global market.
Flexicell is proud to be designated a Level 4 FANUC Authorized Integrator. Visit their website: www.fanucrobotics.com
Hytrol Conveyor Company
Hytrol Conveyor Company is a major manufacturer of conveyors, conveying systems, and conveyor accessories, including fully automated, high-speed sortation systems that dramatically cut material handling costs in many applications. Since its beginnings in 1947, Hytrol has grown into one of the largest manufacturers of conveyors and conveying hardware in the world.
Hytrol maintains a 27,000-square-foot Technology Center in Jonesboro, TN where engineers implement and test ideas for new conveyor models and systems. In addition, they operate a full-developed conveyor stockyard adjacent to their plant to maintain an extensive inventory of conveyors and conveyor accessories. They can ship stock products from the stockyard within 24 hours. Over 50 conveyor models are included in more than 2,400 sizes. Visit their website: www.hytrol.com
For over 35 years, Intralox has been a trusted supplier of high-quality modular plastic conveyor belts and accessories and complete conveying solutions. To provide the best products, Intralox utilizes their specialized knowledge of the industry and technology, identifies potential savings hidden in their conveyors and shows customers how the Intralox technology can positively impact their performance indicators. Each year new innovative technology is implemented.
In 1949 when J.M. Lapeyre invented Modular Plastic Belting (MPB), he was seeking an effective conveying solution for his shrimp-peeling machines (one of his inventions). Metal belts corroded in the application due to saltwater abrasion; thus, he identified plastic as a much longer-lasting conveyor belt material. Not only did this invention pave the way for Intralox, it became the standard belt technology in most food industries across the world. In his lifetime, Lapeyre was credited with 191 U.S. patents. Visit their website: www.intralox.com
Jervis B. Webb Company
Jervis B. Webb Company is a global leader in providing durable material handling systems including: Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), conveyors, baggage handling systems, and Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS). Webb systems are the centerpiece of thousands of manufacturing plants, warehouses, and airports. Webb is a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd., making it part of one of the largest material handling companies in the world.
Webb is known for its innovative engineering and commitment to developing new technologies that improve the way materials are moved. Recent technologies include: SmartCart® Automatic Guided Carts, SmartLoader™ Automatic Trailer Loading vehicles, and Automatic Guided Vehicles.
Jervis B. Webb himself was a pioneer in the material handling industry, helping to create an automobile assembly line chain that revolutionized mass production in 1919. 1,000 employees help make Webb successful today. Jervis B. Webb is headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI. Visit their website: www.jerviswebb.co
Numatics Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of pneumatics and motion control products. Begun in 1945, the company prides itself on generating innovative concepts and technological breakthroughs, with the foundation premise that the failure of pneumatic components was intolerable.
Today Numatics’ product depth covers all major pneumatic component categories: Air Preparation, Motion Control, Valves, and Accessories. Visit their website: www.numatics.com
From gearmotors and heavy industrial gears, to drive electronics, software and complete drive-based automation systems, Sew-Eurodrive tailors its drive solutions to its customer applications. They offer a broad product line including gearmotors and heavy industrial gear units to electronic drives, software and complete drive-based automation system. Products are based on a unique system of modular components that can be assembled in literally millions of different configurations, so every drive solution is custom built to the customer’s exact specifications. Regional assembly centers stock modular inventory for quick delivery of drive solutions and spare parts.
In their more than 75 years, Sew-Eurodrive has been bringing the best drive technology to the marketplace, and has established a reputation for quickly solving the most difficult power transmission and motion control challenges. Today, Sew-Eurodrive operates five regional assembly centers, more than 60 technical sales offices, and a nationwide distributor network. Headquarters are located in Lyman SC, where the complex now includes the U.S. DriveAcademy® training center and a world-class 250,000-square-foot manufacturing plant. Sew-Eurodrive was honored with Plant Engineering Magazine’s 2007 Top Plant Award. Visit their website: www.seweurodrive.com
Since 1977 Wexxar has designed and manufactured leading-edge case erecting, case sealing, and tray forming machinery for corrugated container packaging. Wexxar makes machines for forming or sealing anything from a simple brown box to complex specialty trays. In 2005 Wexxar and Belcor joined forces to offer the combined Wexxar/BEL brand. Together they assemble more than 15 innovations in end-of-line packaging solutions. Count on Wexxar for longevity. Many machines are still running after 20 years. Wexxar’s machines are placed in over 40 countries, and manufacturers like Flexicell rely on their equipment because of its strength, reliability and low operating costs. Visit their website: www.wexxar.com
Wulftec International, a division of M.J. Maillis, is an industry leader in the production of pallet wrapper and stretch wrapper machines. They are known for developing, manufacturing and distributing some of the finest and most durable stretch wrapping machinery.
In addition to unique patented features and European-influenced designs, every Wulftec stretch wrapper comes with the Wulftec Advantage that includes all-steel structural designs, AC-variable frequency drives, and the best warranties available. Behind each handcrafted machine are 180 high-skilled employees who work in a state-of-the-art 136,000-square-foot facility located just minutes from the Canadian-U.S. border.
Wulftec’s stretch wrappers are designed to work flawlessly in any environment under any condition—in even the harshest conditions. Their highly efficient and durable pallet wrappers are easy to set up, easy to operate, and offer extremely tight wraps, load after load, year after year. Visit their website: www.wulftec.com