Daifuku North America Blog

Why Visit FABTECH?

Posted by Chelsie Spencer on 11/8/16 10:02 AM

FABTECH provides a convenient venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs. The annual event will offer more than 1,300 exhibitors and 28,000 attendees full access to over 550,000 net square feet of floor space.

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, Conveyor, FABTECH

See you at ProMat!

Posted by Chelsie Spencer on 10/14/16 2:54 PM

ProMat 2017 is only 6 months away!

April 3-6, 2017 we’ll be in booth 2603 at the McCormick Place in Chicago Illinois showcasing our latest and greatest innovations. ProMat is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals across North America. 

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, ProMat Show, automation

When to Consider Goods-to-Person

Posted by Chelsie Spencer on 8/10/16 10:34 AM

Lately, many people have been talking about Goods-to-Person systems, and all of the benefits that they offer. But how can you tell if a Goods-to-Person system is right for your Distribution Center (DC)?

Common concerns regarding Goods-to-Person systems include:

  • Is there a minimum rate required to make our investment feasible?
  • Does the amount of SKUs in our system make a difference?
  • What size products can it handle?
  • Does it work for split case, or just full case?

Goods-to-Person systems can be applied to optimize a number of different material handling processes while increasing speed, accuracy and space in the DC. Let us help you determine if a Goods-to-Person system is right for you.

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, ASRS, Wynright Corporation, Goods to Person

Join the #1 Systems Supplier!

Posted by Chelsie Preston on 5/12/15 1:28 PM

Recently Daifuku was named the #1 Systems Supplier by Modern Material Handling! We are honored and thrilled to be the largest material handling systems supplier. As we continue to grow we are always looking for talented people to join our team! Our North American companies represent a wide range of industries; from automotive to cleanroom to warehouse and robotics, we have something for everyone. People Together-1

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, careers, Jervis B. Webb, Wynright Corporation, Daifuku America

Which Chain Conveyor is Right for You?

Posted by Brent Brosch on 4/29/15 2:21 PM

Who has been in the chain conveyor industry for close to a century? You found us… Jervis B. Webb Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company, has been in the chain conveyor industry for close to 100 years! In 1919, Jervis B. Webb adapted the forged rivetless chain conveyor for the automotive industry. This single product revolutionized mass production and changed the way automobiles are manufactured. Along with our vast knowledge and growing product line, we also have dozens of high-quality Webb Chain Conveyor Distributors/Integrators that lead their industry and regional expertise to make our projects a success for customers. This group has been growing for decades and offers our entire line-up of chain conveyors throughout North America.

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, Chain Conveyor, Jervis B. Webb Company

Educating Future Engineers

Posted by Dan Klepack on 4/20/15 1:31 PM

We are always looking for opportunities to teach young engineers about our company and solutions, which is why we jumped at the chance to meet with students at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. Our top engineers presented to several classes of first-year mechanical engineering students providing information about a variety of our innovative solutions at work in airports, plants and warehouses.  We also invited students from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to tour our Demonstration Facility in Wixom, Michigan, to see our solutions in action.

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, Automated Systems, Jervis B. Webb Company, Lawrence Technological University, Education

6 Must Do’s at ProMat 2015

Posted by Sarah Carlson on 3/12/15 12:23 PM

 

There is so much to do and see in the Windy City. What a great place for ProMat, the largest expo for supply chain professionals in North America, March 23-26 at McCormick Place!

ProMat will be the highlight of my trip, and Chicago will be icing on the cake! Here are my top 6 must do/must see while at ProMat!  

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, Jervis B. Webb Company, Wynright Corporation, ProMat Show

Top 6 Tips for This Year’s ProMat Show

Posted by Sarah Carlson on 3/4/15 3:46 PM

ProMat, one of the biggest material handling shows in the world, is just around the corner and we are excited to be part of it. Please visit us at Booth 1013!  As Marketing Director, I attend many shows, but this one is truly my favorite. Below are my five tips for enjoying ProMat 2015, March 23 – 26 in Chicago.

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, Jervis B. Webb Company, Wynright Corporation, ProMat Show

National Engineers Week!

Posted by Sarah Carlson on 2/25/15 2:19 PM

This week is National Engineers Week! The week celebrates the importance of learning math, science and technical skills. Nearly half of our employees are engineers and have developed the best solutions for the material handling industry. From warehouses to distribution centers, and automotive plants and airports our engineers are paving the way with innovative ideas and products.

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, Automated Systems, careers

How Magna Automates with SmartCarts

Posted by Bruce Buscher on 1/22/15 4:56 PM

What does the leading global automotive supplier with 312 manufacturing operations, and 83 products use to automate their manufacturing operations? SmartCart Automatic Guided Carts

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Magna has 36 SmartCarts which form a mobile assembly line for front and rear bumper fascias and front-end modules at their plant in Toledo, Ohio.

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Topics: Material Handling Industry, Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Systems, Automotive, Automatic Guided Carts