The Mobile Automation Group (MAG) Industry Group of MHI will host a seminar session at ProMat 2023. The panel discussion, titled "Highflying Automation: How to Maximize Vertical Storage," will discuss use cases for automated compact storage concepts, such as Automated Very Narrow Aisle (AutoVNA) turret trucks), Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), and 3D Shuttle systems.
More and more US metro areas see steadily increasing real estate prices. Combined with supply chain issues likely boosting the trend to more local stock as a safety buffer, warehouses must maximize storage density. AS/RS and 3D-Shuttle systems are automated by nature, but Very Narrow Aisle is often operated with manual turret trucks with or without assistance systems. The audience will learn about the benefits of AutoVNA vs. Manual Turret trucks, AI for storage strategies and inventory management, and real-world applications.
“The Mobile Automation Group is focused on promoting market awareness, growth, and the effective use of driverless industrial vehicles while bringing the value of education and preparedness to the forefront of mobile automation,” says MAG Chairman, Brian Keiger of stow Robotics. “The efficient use of space is a critical success factor in warehousing, and we as a group want to help customers understand that the deployment of AutoVNA trucks is a great way to safely and efficiently revolutionize the storage and retrieval of goods in the material handling vertical space, especially in narrow aisles.”
Panelists include Yanis Harmance of KION, John Hayes of Balyo, and Tim Harrison of Jungheinrich, and will be moderated by Ashley Rhodes from St. Onge.
MAG is one of 18 industry groups within MHI. MAG is a group of system and component suppliers that operate in the mobile automation market for material movement in manufacturing, warehousing, and other industrial applications.
MAG members are the industry’s leading suppliers of mobile automation systems. They supply systems worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector. MAG member companies meet regularly to review, discuss and revise the standards for design, performance and safe operation of automatic guided vehicle systems. MAG members are committed to the development, maintenance and publishing of industry standard specifications for these systems.
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling, logistics and supply chain equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product- and solution- specific groups. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.