Conveyor Considerations

3 Weeks Until MODEX 2018

During MODEX 2018 in Atlanta, April 9 – 12, there are many conveyor manufacturers exhibiting. Over 850 exhibitors will showcase their solutions on MODEX’s two show floors totaling over 300,000 square feet of manufacturing and supply chain solutions. MODEX exhibits will represent solutions that span the supply chain, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems and information technologies. Manufacturers, consultants, third party logistics providers, publishers and systems integrators will be there to demonstrate their equipment, systems, software and services. It will be an interesting event and there are several hundred new exhibitors, discussions of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), and a completely new area MHI announced. The launch of a Transportation & Logistics Solution Center at MODEX 2018 is part of the Smart City Logistics and Connected Supply Chain Solution Center and the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit.

Tom Carbott, MHI Senior Vice President of Exhibitions, announced, “Sustained growth in ecommerce coupled with the progressive digitization of logistics processes and the revolutionary impact of Industry 4.0 is creating enormous opportunities for transportation and logistics. In this Solution Center you will find solutions to bring people, markets and goods together in a way that is faster, more efficient and more sustainable. This is the center where buyers can see, touch and operate these transportation and logistics solutions including solutions for road, rail, sea and air freight transportation, as well as parcel delivery, security, autonomous vehicles, robotics, sensors, supply chain management software, third party logistics and reverse logistics.”

The MODEX show floor in the B Hall will be divided into solution-specific centers: Equipment and components for manufacturing/assembly logistics solutions, fulfillment and delivery solutions, and information technology (IT) solutions. The C Hall expansion area will feature exhibits and town hall style education sessions.

Alfacon Solutions (https://alfaconsolutions.com) will be exhibiting at MODEX 2018 April 9-12, 2018 in Atlanta, GA at booth #B637 and presenting an educational seminar called Adaptive Conveying on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM in Theater I. The presentation will provide attendees an overview of a configurable conveying solution and how to integrate conveying solutions into automated vehicles. John Murdoch is CEO of Alfacon Solutions; a thought-leader in both the manufacturing and materials handling sectors and leveraging more than a quarter century of experience, Murdoch brings a unique perspective to engineered material handling solutions and the role of automation. Schedule a face-to-face meeting with Murdoch at Schedule a face-to-face meeting with Murdoch at https://alfaconsolutions.com/meet-us-modex/.

John Murdoch
John Murdoch is CEO of Alfacon Solutions Ltd., based in Canada. Murdoch is a thought-leader in both the manufacturing and materials handling sectors. Leveraging more than a quarter century of experience, Murdoch brings a unique perspective to engineered material handling solutions and the role of automation. Murdoch can be reached at john.murdoch@AlfaconSolutions.com.